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by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Film/TV, Vegan.
Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Less than a week after winning his first Golden Globe, Jared Leto woke up to the news that he had been nominated for Hollywood’s most prestigious award. The “Dallas Buyer’s Club” star will be attending the Academy Awards with the hope that he’ll snag that much coveted Oscar in the category of best supporting actor.

How does one celebrate such an achievement? For Leto, it’s all about the food. He told the Hollywood Reporter, “I’m going back to bed and then wake up and make vegan pancakes.”

Sounds like a plan to us. The longtime vegan, often swooned over for his handsome and youthful looks, actually credits his diet as one of the reasons he stays young. He told British GQ in March of last year, “It’s probably just down to sleep and diet. If you travel long haul a lot or don’t sleep much, it’s not going to last very long, that’s for sure. I’m pretty healthy so I think that helps a lot. I’ve been that way for a long time – 20 solid years of eating vegetarian/vegan and taking care of myself. That probably helps the preservation process.”

We’re glad the actor is back to eating normally now that his role as Rayon has been completed. Leto lost 30 to 40 pounds and waxed his body to best portray the character. We can’t wait until Oscar night to see if he wins! (Although, we would have been even more excited had Blackfish not been snubbed.)

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Jessie

    Vegan or plant-based diet? Nothing at all was said about the rights of animals. It came off as another personal health diet.

    • FatRenaldo

      Oh gosh, nothing makes you people happy does it. He is a vegan BUT I’m a jerk and his answer isn’t good enough.