10 Vegan Actors

Posted by Rebecca on November 4th, 2010

I’ll be the first to admit I can’t live without a good hamburger, so these celebrities (or, culinary oddities) are of particular interest to me.  Here’s a list of assorted actors who you may know are vegan (we’ve seen Alicia Silverstone spout her anti-meat jabber) and some you may not have known!  Enjoy, but without animal product.

1. Gillian Anderson

Photo by: DP/AAD/starmaxinc.com  2010  10/13/10 Gillian Anderson at the premiere of Never Let Me Go during the London Film Festival. (London, England)  Photo via Newscom

The truth is out there…and it’s comprised of tempeh soy butter.  Gillian Anderson with always be Dana Sculley in my heart, but probably thanks to her Vegan lifestyle she still looks pretty good post-X-Files.

2. Jared Leto

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Jared Leto poses in the press room during the MTV Video Music Awards at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

I may just hate Jared Leto, but I feel like his veganism is like a, “Look at me and how cool and interesting I can be” type of Vegan. Well, I have news for you, Leto: vegans have been around for ages.  In India.  Do you know where India is? Didn’t think so.

3. Tobey Maguire

NEW YORK - MAY 24: Actor Tobey Maguire attends the The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 37th Annual Chaplin Award gala at Alice Tully Hall on May 24, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)


4. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman attends the Toronto International Film Festival press conference for 'Black Swan' at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto, Canada on September 14, 2010. UPI/Christine Chew Photo via Newscom

Duh.  She was on Top Chef for some vegan challenge and jesus, she designs a line of earth-friendly sandals or some crap.  This is a vegan gimme.  Moving on.


5. Joaquin Phoenix

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives at PETA's 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards at The Hollywood Palladium on September 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Isn’t Joaquin vegan because he grew up with River and his twelve other siblings on some cult or some crap? Well, that’s one way to go. Another way is CRAZY.  “I’m Not Here” much?


6. Alicia Silverstone

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: Actress/author Alicia Silverstone speaks during the 15th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA on April 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Yep, still vegan. Though I don’t think she’s held up as well as dear Gillian Anderson. Thoughts?  I mean, what has she done nowadays? Actually, what has Gillian Anderson done nowadays? Eek. Is it vegan employment discrimination???  I’m on the case.

7. Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler attends the G-Star RAW Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show at Pier 94 on September 14, 2010 in New York City. Fame Pictures, Inc

This goes to show vegans can still be terrible actresses.

8. Emily Deschanel

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actress Emily Dechanel attends the 'Whale Wars' party at a private residence on October 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Vegan. Apparently Zooey used to be vegan, too. Do you think they passive-aggressively talk about it at the dinner table during thanksgiving, or some such thing? God, I hope so. Nothing is sexier than a vegan and an ex-vegan fighting. Am I right, people?

9. Woody Harrelson

July 27, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - WOODY HARRELSON.on movie set ''Friends with Benefits'' in .Battery Park, NYC. 07-27-2010. 2010..K65397JBB. © Red Carpet Pictures

This was surprising to me.  I mean,  Woody from “Cheers” and “Kingpin” doesn’t get cream in his coffee, but some sort of girly vanilla soy product? Still, its kinda growing on me.  It’s like a sexy Zombieland battle against meat product…a war…for justice. JUSTICE!

10. Darryl Hannah

BERLIN - OCTOBER 06: Actress Daryl Hannah attends the Prix Montblanc 2010 at Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt on October 6, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

I’m sorry-   I still think Darryl is kick-ass, but she does NOT look good according to hot vegan standards.  Probably all that late night hamburger-binging, but you know, I’m no doctor.

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