10 Actors Loved by Animals and the Oscars
With the Academy Awards approaching (the show airs Sunday, February 26), we compiled a list of 10 actors who have not only nabbed an Oscar nomination or award during their careers but also garnered our praise for their compassion for animals. And the winners are…
A “best dressed” list favorite, Academy Award–winnerPenélope Cruz
won’t be wearing fur to this year’s Oscars—or ever!
Six-time Oscar-nominated George Clooney
has won millions of hearts around the world—and first among them is his rescued shelter mutt
Academy Award–nominee Jessica Chastain
is sure to shine on the red carpet—thanks in part to her vegan diet
Two-time Academy Award–nominee Woody Harrelson
took time out of his busy schedule preparing for the much-anticipated blockbuster The Hunger Games
to ask his California senator
to ban the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments.
Academy Award–nominee Taraji P. Henson
would rather go naked than wear fur—and posed in asexy nude ad
for PETA to let the world know!
Oscar-nominated Anne Hathaway
may have hosted last year’s awards ceremony, but the real party is any dinner that this vegetarian hosts since it would likely include vegan desserts
—and never any flesh
is the youngest person to score six Academy Award nominations, and among her many credits is PETA’s shocking foie gras exposé
Beginning with his Oscar-nominated performance in the animal-friendly film Babe
through his latest role in this year’s Academy Award–nominated film The Artist
, James Cromwell
continues advocating for animals—by protecting racehorses
, narrating PETA’s pig farm investigation
, and simply not eating them
Oscar-nominated heartbreaker Ryan Gosling
deserves an award every year—even if he hasn’t appeared in a film!—for condemning McDonald’s, KFC, and factory farms
for breaking animals’ hearts in the cruelest ways possible.
When Glenn Close
isn’t busy racking up Academy Award nominations (she has six!), this proud shelter-dog guardian actively promotes dog adoption
While you may not be walking down the red carpet with these actors, you can still be a star for animals. Join the many Academy Award winners and nominees who care about animals by going vegan, pledging never to wear fur, or adopting—never buying—a companion animal!