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Marlon Brando protests the Oscars, sending Sacheen Littlefeather to accept his award
The stunt: Marlon Brando refused to accept the Oscar for his performance in " The Godfather," sending American Indian representative Sacheen Littlefeather in his place.
Did it work?: Her appearance at the Academy Awards dramatically brought Brando's protest to light, highly publicizing what he felt was the misrepresentation and poor treatment of American Indians by the film industry.