Friday, February 27, 2009

marlon brando wins the oscar for the godfather, refuses

One of the most famous moments in Academy Awards history is Marlon Brando's decision to refuse his Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather in 1973, sending Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American activist, to decline the award for him. It's a piece of Hollywood legend more discussed than actually witnessed, but the good people at the Oscars YouTube channel have the clip up currently. Of course, you can't embed it, but it's certainly worth checking out. (P.S. There are a lot of good clips up on the channel -- I'll be watching Diane Keaton's Annie Hall acceptance speech next.)