In contrast to some of his tough guy screen roles, PETA’s Sexiest Vegan 2012 is all heart in real life.
A long-time vegan and raw food advocate, the star of Zombieland, Natural Born Killers, True Detective and, of course, Cheers, is an outspoken environmentalist, passionate hemp activist and has teamed up with PETA on projects such as securing the release of research chimpanzees.
He’s not afraid to put his money where his mouth is either, having recently invested in organic/vegan beer garden Sage which offers delights such as the Jamaican Jerk (veggie) Burger, raw tacos, Goatless Greek Quinoa Kale Salad and vegan pizzas.
Woody has been vegan a since he was a struggling twenty-something actor in New York when a woman on a bus diagnosed his streaming nose and acne as lactose intolerance. He followed her advice to give up dairy, was symptom-free in a matter of days and has never looked back. “I used to eat burgers and steak but I would just feel knocked out afterward; I had to give them up. Dairy was first, though” he told Metro magazine in an interview in 2014.