'Forks Over Knives' Turns Russell Brand Vegan

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PETA's "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity" for 2011 is taking his diet in a greener direction after being inspired by the film "Forks Over Knives."

“I’m now vegan, goodbye eggs, hello Ellen,” Russell Brand tweeted yesterday, sending a shout-out to longtime vegan Ellen DeGeneres. The 36-year-old then went on to RT a message that wife Katy Perry sent out: “Me & the Mr. just watched 'Forks Over Knives.' You can get it on Netflix!”

For those who have yet to see this fantastic documentary, the film take a hard look at rejecting animal-based and processed foods as a means to control common diseases and ailments.

“The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes,” the official site reads. “Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments – while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.”

Brand, a vegetarian since age 14, has a very simple answer for people questioning whether or not to go vegetarian. "You shouldn't eat animals, it's mean to them," he said after receiving the PETA honor.

Check out a trailer for "Forks Over Knives" below: