Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro spoke in front of a group of Brown University graduates Sunday and described, “in movie terms,” how the country went from being “an inspiring uplifting drama” to “a tragic dumbass comedy.”
During his speech the renowned actor urged the new graduates to “work to stop the insanity” and to strive to make the world better.
“But if you do leave, work for the change. Work to stop the insanity. Start now so the class of 2018 will graduate into a better world.”
De Niro received an honorary doctorate of fine arts.