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Hello everybody. Im trying to create a web page that will contain a list of references of vegetarians characters in films. I have this list so far.<br><br><br><br>
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Trainspotting<br><br>
A Civil Action<br><br>
Jurassic Park<br><br>
Green Card<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone know of anymore? Acutally it doesnt have be even vegetarian characters just a reference to something vegetarian in a film will do. Ill give ya credit for the reference if you leave your name.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
The page will have the address of<br><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/patrickhat2000/veggiesinfilms.html" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/patrickhat2...esinfilms.html</a><br><br>
Once I get enough sources to launch it.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks.
 

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Someone was saying Julia Roberts character in Notting Hill is a vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
Good thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Patrick, I put your question into google and... there you were!<br><br>
I wondered if Dr Doolittle was one. He feels like one, but I haven't seen DD2, so who knows? There were veggie dinosaurs in Jurassic Park I think.
 

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Are you compiling a list for TV too, or just movies? Because Lisa Simpson is a classic veg TV character. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I would put Phoebe Buffet from Friends, too, but it's not for sure, since she ate meat while she was pregnant with those triplets...
 

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What a great thread!<br><br>
You've already assembled a great collection of veggie references in films on your website Patrickhat:<br><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/patrickhat2000/veggiesinfilms.html" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/patrickhat2...esinfilms.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Well, I keyed in 'movie script vegetarian' into Google and here's what I came up with (from the first 20 pages of results):<br><br><br><br><b>My Big Fat Greek Wedding</b>:<br><br>
Toula's Aunt Voula to Ian: "You're a vegetarian? That's OK. I'll make lamb."<br><br><br><br><b>Pulp fiction</b>:<br><br>
JULES<br><br>
Well, if you like hamburgers give<br><br>
'em a try sometime. Me, I can't<br><br>
usually eat 'em 'cause my<br><br>
girlfriend's a vegetarian. Which<br><br>
more or less makes me a vegetarian,<br><br>
but I sure love the taste of a good<br><br>
burger.<br><br><br><br><b>Friday The 13th</b>:<br><br>
BRENDA is making a salad for herself. She is a vegetarian.<br><br><br><br><b>"The Great Bamboosical"</b> :<br><br>
World's First Vegetarian Musical Comedy Film<br><br><a href="http://www.TheGreatBamboosical.com." target="_blank">www.TheGreatBamboosical.com.</a><br><br><br><br><b>Maybe Baby</b>:<br><br>
Emma Thompson does a short turn as a benign vegetarian nut<br><br><br><br><b>Shallow Grave</b>:<br><br>
JULIET (VO) Alex is a vegetarian. Do you know why?<br><br><br><br><b>Blood Diner</b>:<br><br>
Flash forward twenty years. The boys have opened a diner in which they serve the best vegetarian food in town. To prepare this vegetarian food the brothers ruthlessly kill vegetarians, dismember and disembowel vegetarians and cook the various vegetarians remains up to be served to their vegetarian clientele. Its a viscious cycle but it makes for cheap overhead in the operation of their restaurant business.<br><br><br><br><b>The Bridges of Madison County</b>:<br><br>
The hero of the best-selling book, The Bridges of Madison County, is a muscular, sexy cowboy photographer who shocks chubby small-town farmers because he won't eat the animals they raise. In the movie version, Clint Eastwood cooks a meal with Meryl Streep, but any reference to his vegetarianism is missing from the screenplay.<br><br><br><br><b>Green Card</b>:<br><br>
The other stereotype is exemplified by Andie MacDowells mousy boyfriend, who loses her to Gerard Depardieu in Green Card. Depardieu's appeal, in contrast to the pale, skinny aesthete with whom MacDowell had been wasting her time, apparently comes from his insistence on preparing her a beefy dinner over her objections. Depardieu disparages his rival as "that vegetarian" and teaches MacDowell a lesson of carpe diem expressed through the holy trinity of sex, wine, and meat, as if the three were somehow connected.<br><br><br><br><b>Stray Voltage</b>:<br><br>
MTV Films has purchased Patrick Ranahan and Todd Johnson's strange comedy STRAY VOLTAGE about the true story of reports that dairy cows were contaminated by stray voltage from power lines. The story follows a vegetarian environmentalist who works for a power company and has been assigned to a small Texas town to investigate these brownouts. This spec script was purchased for the low-against mid-six figures and has Paul Rosenberg lined up to produce.<br><br><br><br><b>Death To Smoochy</b>:<br><br>
It is the story of childrens TV star Smoochy the Rhino -- think Barney the Dinosaur -- whose alter ego is Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton), an endlessly polite vegetarian who has no idea what a dork he is.<br><br><br><br><b>The Brothers McMullen</b><br><br>
One of his girl friends keeps wanting him to convert to Judaism and the other describes herself as a pro-life, vegetarian, ex-Catholic.<br><br><br><br><b>The Doors</b>:<br><br>
They start getting rowdy and the Captain comes down and threatens them that he'll have them arrested when they land. When he asks them if they have any questions, Dog asks, "Who's flying the plane?" (verry funny scene). Also we see Jim consoling a child who's crying. We see them getting arrested when the plane lands at Miami. Cuts to the Dinner Key Auditorium where we see the vegetarian guy with the lamb pleading with the crowd not to eat meat.<br><br>
This entire scene was brilliant.<br><br><br><br><b>Gosford Park</b>:<br><br>
Bob Balaban plays a sensitive American vegetarian who winces and ducks during the hunting party all while wearing a garish fur coat.<br><br><br><br><b>About A Boy</b>:<br><br>
As an actress, Toni is also a very fine singer. She gets to sing but is required to sing very badly, which she does very well, in her other latest film About a Boy. In the movie, Toni plays a depressed, vegetarian, new age hippy, single mum.<br><br><br><br><b>Scooby Doo</b>:<br><br>
As smoke rolls out of the sunroof of the Mystery Mobile and the words "primo stuff" are uttered by a major character, finally, we're led to think, someone is coming clean about Scooby-Doo's psychedelic roots.<br><br>
It would explain a lot, from Shaggy's reefer-smoking demeanor to the talking dog. Of course, no explanations are offered, only flirted with, as the next shot reveals an in-van barbecue of vegetarian burgers shared by a boy and his dog.<br><br><br><br><b>The Van</b>:<br><br>
Larry pushes his daughter's services into the business while Bimbo pleads that he should have been consulted. When Larry's daughter must quit, Larry blithely pulls his vegetarian son (who refuses to work with meat) into the operation.<br><br><br><br><b>Return of The Living Dead</b>:<br><br>
Tagline:They're Back...They're Hungry....And They're NOT Vegetarian!"<br><br><br><br><b>Wallace and Gromit: The Great Vegetable Plot</b><br><br>
Nick Park has been talking about the in development Wallace and Gromit movie and specifically The Great Vegetable Plot subtitle "That was the working title of the Wallace and Gromit feature. I can tell you that in the way we often borrow movie references (Ealing comedies, Hitchcock, etc.), this one borrows most from B-movie horror and British horror. But it's also about vegetables, so we often describe it as a vegetarian horror movie. The rest you'll have to imagine."<br><br><br><br><b>Ice Age</b>:<br><br>
One of the vegetarian beasties says to the other, "You can't get fat on a Vegan diet."<br><br><br><br><b>Dinosaur</b>:<br><br>
"One day we'll turn our backs," he warns, "and the next thing we know, he'll be picking us out of his teeth."<br><br><br><br><b>Face Off</b>:<br><br>
When Archer (as Troy) tells his wife about their first date, he remembers that she's a vegetarian. Earlier in the film, though, she didn't say anything about Troy (as Archer) cooking her lobster.<br><br>
But the baby grows up to be a vegetarian iguanodon, which they name Aladar (D.B. Sweeney).<br><br><br><br><b>Burn, Hollywood, Burn</b>:<br><br>
Producers James Edmunds (Ryan ONeal) and Jerry Glover (Richard Jeni) want to get their hands on Smithee and the master cut. Edmunds is a short-fused, vegetarian bully, who calls blacks "shvartzer" and has a reputation for causing mayhem wherever he goes.<br><br><br><br><b>Hannibal</b>:<br><br>
Most of the truly gruesome is implied, at least early on. When the gore takes center stage, "Hannibal" takes the final plunge into ludicrousness.<br><br>
By that point, everything is a joke, even the vegetarian cookbook prominently displayed as Hannibal and Clarice dance a deadly tango.<br><br><br><br><b>The Animal</b>:<br><br>
His antics get the attention of Rianna (Colleen Haskell) a volunteer at a local animal shelter. A hardcore vegetarian, Rianna finds Marvin's ability to catch a Frisbee with his mouth and regurgitate a worm for a motherless baby turkey endearing.<br><br><br><br><b>Shooting Vegetarians</b>:<br><br>
His next film, Shooting Vegetarians with Didi Conn, is just starting to make the festival rounds. According to Guillermo Diaz, "It's about this punk-rock vegetarian who kills his father, chops him up, and sells the meat in his butcher shop."<br><br><br><br><b>High Fidelity</b>:<br><br>
Tim Robbins' cameo as Laura's new love interest- a new age, vegetarian Fabio<br><br><br><br><b>Toil and Trouble With Fries on the Side</b>:<br><br>
Of Walken's comic turn as the vegetarian detective, McDuff, Tierney quips, "I don't know what drew him to the material. But I'm glad something did."<br><br><br><br><b>Citizen Ruth</b>:<br><br>
But as this film moves up the economic ladder--first to the home of a middle-class lesbian pro-choice couple (Swoosie Kurtz and Kelly Preston) plastered with leftist and vegetarian slogans and filled with dresses from Guatemala, then to the hotel room (and boy masseur) of a wealthy pro-life minister (Burt Reynolds) and the helicopter of a wealthy pro-choice celebrity (Tippi Hedren)--its derision never varies.
 

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The Night We Never Met<br><br><br><br>
It's about people who are time-sharing the same apartment and are assigned different days. Sam Lester (Matthew Broderick) has a date with a militant vegetarian (Brooke Smith) and she's portrayed as a wacky, new-age-y, sort of disgusted, angry, holier-than-thou character. She won't drink the wine because of the yeast, she divines that she's been in the apartment before but not in this lifetime and says that her chiropractor feels it has something to do with her alignment, and then flips out when Sam offers her the veal he's made for dinner. I think he offers her something with eggs and she says, "Eggs don't combine. I'm combining now." I can see the humor in blowing this stereotype out of proportion but the screenwriter managed to offend me on just about every level (being the vegetarian, spiritual, chiropractor-going person that I am)!<br><br><br><br>
Don't quote me exactly, though. I don't remember the exact dialogue, only the gist.<br><br>
 

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What about The Road to Wellville, about early (and rather famous) vegetarian Dr. John Harvey Kellogg?
 

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i don't have time to read all the responses, but there was a very clever insertion of a vegetarian cookbook in one of the scenes in "hannibal" with anthony hopkins.
 

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the scooby doo reference is missing something else though, when shaggy meets the girl (can't remember her name) and they find out they both love scooby snacks she says something along the lines of "..and they're totally vegetarian"
 

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<a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0179116" target="_blank">But I'm a Cheerleader</a><br><br><br><br>
Natasha Lyonne's character is suspected of being a lesbian in part because she's a vegetarian.
 

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Thanks for all of the responses everyone. If you've visited my site lately you'll see that it hasn't been updated in about a year because I haven't had the time and because it's been so much work. However, I'll update it soon thanks to the help of you folks who responded, and give you credit too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks<br><br><br><br>
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<span>home for the holidays</span><br><br><br><br>
holly hunter's charactor is vegetarian<br><br><br><br>
"i dont eat meat mother"
 

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the movie " heart breakers"<br><br><br><br>
starring jennifer loove hewlit<br><br><br><br><br><br>
her mom is veg and makes comments about jennifer eating meat , mom also has to eat meat in one scene ( just watch the movie youll know what i mean <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )
 

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April Burns from <i>Pieces of April</i> is a vegetarian, but still cooks a turkey for her family. There's also a pretty crazy vegan lady in the movie too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Harvey Pekar from <i>American Splendor</i> says "there's an awfully a lot of meat on this menu" and that "because he's so close to his cat, he finds it hard to eat other kinds of meat."<br><br><br><br>
Don't forget Bruce the great white shark from <i>Finding Nemo</i>. ;P<br><br><br><br>
And I'm sure I'll be back with some others as I think of them.
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What about The Road to Wellville, about early (and rather famous) vegetarian Dr. John Harvey Kellogg?</div>
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Oh definitely! Lots of veggies in that film, and some throwing of stuff on furs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
Beware, 'tis a strange and sexual movie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/moonpie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":moonpie:">
 

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Albert Brooks' character in "Mother" was vegetarian. There is some good interaction on the topic, along the lines of 'just pick the meat out' comments which we all can relate to, I'm sure.
 
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