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Steven Spielberg to Harvard grads: Be a real-life movie hero

Steven Spielberg spoke to Harvard graduates in Boston on Thursday. In an “unapologetically sentimental” speech, Steven Spielberg told Harvard graduates how to be real-life cinematic heroes. The legendary film director’s message: Speak up when you disagree with voices of authority. “A hero needs a villain to vanquish, and you’re all in luck. This world is full of monsters. There’s racism, homophobia, ethnic hatred, political hatred and religious hatred,” Spielberg said at Harvard’s 365th commencement ceremony Thursday. To combat those evils, Spielberg said, people need to study history in order to understand humanity — and learn to use a moral compass. “[That is] the reason I so often make movies based on real life events,” Spielberg added. Lookin’ good, Mr. Spielberg. #Harvard16 #Harvard 🎓 A photo posted by Harvard University (@harvard) on May 26, 2016 at 10:12am PDT The Jewish director added it was his own experiences with anti-semitism that led him to make movies like …

May 26, 2016 3:46 pm

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