PROVIDENCE, R. I. – Robert De Niro says that “in movie terms,” the country “is an inspiring and uplifting drama” but now it is changed to “a tragic dumbass comedy.”
The two-time, Oscar-winning actor spoke to Brown University graduates Sunday at the Ivy League school at the start of the ceremonies. He urged them to “work to stop the madness” and to strive to make the world better.
De Niro received an honorary doctorate of fine arts.
Actor and rapper Daveed Diggs, who won a Tony Award for his role in the phenomenon of “Hamilton” was also among those to whom honorary degrees. Diggs told the graduates that the country needs their new ideas “, because the old one made a mess of things.”