Steven Spielberg has withdrawn as artistic adviser to the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
The 'Berg accused China of neglecting to pressure Sudan to cease the "continuing human suffering" in the troubled western Darfur region.
Sudanese rebel leader Abdul Wahid Mohammad Ahmed al-Nur said: "This is a noble move by Spielberg - he will certainly go down in history as someone who gave human lives precedence over fame and money."
Steven Spielberg, we salute you. Not only are you bringing us Indy back in May, but you've decided to become a bit of a hero yourself.