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Woody Harrelson wears hemp to the Oscars ceremony

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Woody Harrelson wears hemp to the Oscars ceremony

Squall 15, Summer 1997, pg. 12.

ACTOR Woody Harrelson is best known for his part as the barman in the sit-com Cheers and for roles in films such as Natural Born Killers, Kingpin and The People Vs Larry Flynt for which he was nominated for an Oscar at this year’s Hollywood glitz blitz ceremony.

The Oscars ceremony is as much about fashion as it is golden statuettes. With an estimated global audience of two billion, fashion empires such as Armani and Versace fall over each other to dress the stars and gain extremely lucrative free publicity.

What is little known about Harrelson are his environmental credentials. Harrelson is a vegan who hung off the Golden Gate Bridge in November with a bunch of American Earth Firsters to draw attention to the destruction of an ancient Redwood forest.

Earlier he had been arrested for planting industrial hemp seeds in Kentucky.

So, come Oscar time, Harrelson snubbed the fashion empires and paraded himself in an extremely stylish black evening suit - made from hemp!