Daelyn Fortney

Daelyn Fortney

Posted December 1, 2009

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Vegetarians Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman star in Brothers

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brothersmovie-thumb-260.jpgVegans Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman headline in Brothers, a movie about a complicated and unexpected love triangle. "When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home--with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family."

Tobey Maguire is best known for his role as Peter Parkman/Spider-Man in the Spider-Man movies. Maguire has been a vegetarian since 1992 and went all-out vegan last year. In recent months, Maguire penned a letter to Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi addressing his concerns about unhealthy school lunches. He encouraged Pelosi to add healthy lunch options to an upcoming reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. The actor writes, "My wife and I just had our second child, so this issue is tremendously important to us. Vegetarian school options are supported by the American Medical Association and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Let me ask you please to ensure the Child Nutrition Act provides more fruits, vegetables, and healthy vegetarian foods. Young people deserve healthful food, and I can't imagine a better investment in the future of our country."

Natalie Portman, who has been a vegetarian since childhood credits Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals for her recent decision to switch to the vegan diet and lifestyle. Portman writes in an article for The Huffington Post, "The human cost of factory farming -- both the compromised welfare of slaughterhouse workers and, even more, the environmental effects of the mass production of animals -- is staggering." She continues, "Factory farming of animals will be one of the things we look back on as a relic of a less-evolved age." The Academy Award nominated actress is best known for roles in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, The Professional, and Closer.

Brothers will be in movie theaters Friday, December 4 Read the whole story here.


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