Stars Call For Myanmar Icon's Release
Hollywood stars including JENNIFER ANISTON, WILL FERRELL and ELLEN PAGE have joined forces to kick off a campaign calling for the release of imprisoned Myanmar activist AUNG SAN SUU KYI.
The month-long campaign (begs01May08) will see 30 celebrities appear in Internet clips calling attention to human rights issues in the military-ruled Asian nation, formerly known as Burma, and seeking the release of the 62-year-old democracy icon, the world's only incarcerated Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
In Page's skit, she draws a Adolf Hitler-style moustache on a picture of the country's military leader Than Shwe, while funnyman Ferrell's vignette pokes fun at his difficulty pronouncing Suu Kyi's name.
The 40-year-old actor says, "Every now and again, a single person or event captures the imagination and inspiration of the world.
"This moment belongs to Burma (Myanmar), and to Aung San Suu Kyi. Please, honour her courage, honour your compassion and let this be the month you join an effort to change the world."
Organisers for the U.S. Campaign for Burma say the video appeals will be available through as many websites as possible.
Other celebrities lending their star power to the cause include Anjelica Huston, Eva Longoria Parker, Woody Harrelson, Rosanna Arquette, Judd Apatow and Jason Biggs.