Who says you can’t be an athletic vegetarian? Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan sat down with the animal rights organization, PETA and revealed that he has been a vegetarian for 3 years. The ‘Green Mile’ actor talked about how he read books about the lifestyle (i.e. Skinny B*tch) and saw films like Meet Your Meat about the slaughtering of animals, which made him switch over to the vegetarian lifestyle.
I’m a lot healthier than I was when I was eating meat. The best thing about being a vegetarian for me, number one is I know I’m not harming any animals. I have cats and dogs at home and I know I’m not doing that [anymore]. The number two thing is increased strength. I’m a lot stronger than I was when I was eating meat. I found out that most of your most powerful animals in the wild are vegetarian. So I’m trying to get my strength to that level. I don’t know if I’ll make it or not, but elephants are vegetarians – they’re pretty big. [SOURCE]
The 6-foot, 5-inch titan also pointed out how big guys like him and men in general don’t need 12 oz. of meet to be strong and masculine. He shared that he gets his daily dose from various whole foods like vegetables, legumes and fruit juice. Duncan joins the likes of Russell Simmons and Forest Whitaker when it comes to male vegetarian celebrities. Check out what he had to say in the interview below. Could you give up meat for the rest of your life?