Hollywood filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has praised 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, calling her “an icon for the climate crisis” in a New York Times editorial article.
Aronofsky, who directed Black Swan, Noah, and Requiem for a Dream, is the latest Hollywood personality to throw his support behind Thunberg. Stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen DeGeneres, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have publicly backed the young activist.
In his Times article Monday, Aronofsky said he was struck by Thunberg’s ability to make the debate over climate change more relatable for average people.
“Ms. Thunberg has brought the conversation on climate change out of the theoretical,” he wrote. “She has made it human, tangible and urgent. Her protest is stark in its simplicity and brilliant in its lack of frills; she’s merely telling the truth. And for the first time, it feels as if people are listening.”
Aronofsky concluded: “I have no doubt that she will