Someone happened to tweet today a photo of a Native American accepting – refusing to accept, in fact – Marlon Brando’s “Best Actor” Oscar in 1973 for “The Godfather.”
Rejecting the award for Brando was Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache. She was quite eloquent, and just had the perfect tone. She even apologized. You couldn’t have done a better job of getting the point across in a way that could win people over.
It was interesting to hear a few people boo at the beginning.
Also, it’s interesting to see that this is now posted on the official Oscar YouTube account.
Here’s the video. And here’s the follow-up story about Littlefeather, forty years later.