Why Casey Affleck Became Vegan (VIDEO)


Casey Affleck is a successful actor and director from Massachusetts who’s played supporting roles in such critically acclaimed works as Good Will Hunting and Ocean’s Eleven-Thirteen. He was even nominated for an Academy Awards for his portrayal of Robert Ford in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Over the years he’s established himself as a quiet heartthrob and arguably as talented of an actor as his older brother, Ben. With a lovely wife and beautiful son, he’s got a lot going for him. Oh, and one more thing – he’s vegan!

That’s right, a passionate vegan for more than 15 years, Casey Affleck has lent his voice to animal rights causes from PETA to Farm Sanctuary. In this video, he discusses why he became vegan, gives steps towards becoming vegan for the benefit of yourself and the animals and even talks about getting married in faux leather shoes from Payless!

Take a look at the clip and feel refreshed to see a celebrity use their status to help better the world we live in.


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Colin Wright
Past Member 4 years ago

Casey, you're awesome.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Shoba Daniels
Shoba Daniels6 years ago

good job

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright6 years ago

Thank you.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Linda J.
Linda J6 years ago

I think Paul McCartney could do a hell of a lot more than he already does! And also some people become vegan for th wrong reasons! ie because its the in-thing and not for the sake of all the animals who suffer so much.

Manuela B.
Manuela B6 years ago

i'm struggling to be a vegetarian let alone a vegan....good luck to him

Lisa S.
Lisa S.6 years ago

Yeah! It's certainly wonderful that people use their "fame" to help encourage and inspire others. These people certainly have the money to do whatever they want and have the life of "Riley" Yet, they are down-to-earth, aware, concerned and conscious people that want to make a difference and NOT just "bask in the limelight". Instead of "soap opera" crap we get REAL life issues when the camera and media are focused on them- VERY refreshing and admirable too! I admire them and would do the same if I were "famous"!! Clearly this society puts alot more focus on celebrities than is healthy and "normal", like the American Idol crap, the "reality" shows that are anything BUT reality, etc. So I wouldn't call this hype what so ever, this is real and I think gives a whole new and better meaning to fame. I have to ask, Ellen M., what do you think of Pink and of Lady GaGa?? How about Paul McCartney? They are using their influence on their fans in a much more constructive, positive way than just smiling for the camera and strutting around Hollywood!!

Peggy M.
Peggy M6 years ago

much ado about nothing.

Eddie C.
Past Member 6 years ago

You are right Ellen, it is a personal choice, just like it is my choice to smoke cigarettes, and blow smoke in little kids faces. That is very fair comparison.
Your attitude is sorely laking, and your bitterness against people who have compassion is not called for here.