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List of Famous People Who Don't Drink

I thought this might be a little bit of a fun thread. I did a bit of research and found a list of celebrities who do not drink alcohol. My two personal favourite musicians - Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen - both do not drink or do drugs. Steve Earle is a former addict, and Bruce was never really into it ever. I think it's becoming a "cool" thing to be sober. Who knew... I'm "cool". Haha

Bradley Cooper - "If I continued drinking, I was going to sabotoge my whole life."
Russell Brand - "Anyone can get clean, one day at a time."
Edie Falco
Kim Kardashian
Christina Ricci - "I made a chocie, because drinking wasn't a good addition to my life."
Matthew Perry - hasn't had a drink since rehab in the late 1990s
Eminem
Jennifer Lopez - believes drinking ruins your skin
Ewan McGregor
Colin Farrell - "Seven years sober, I'm really grateful, it's great to be present in my life."
Keith Urban
Jada Pinkett Smith - found herself drinking two bottles of wine a night and then quit cold turkey
Gerard Butler - quit drinking 15 years ago and recently went through rehab for prescription pain medication
Tyra Banks
Tobey MacGuire
Rob Lowe
Eva Mendes
Kat Von D "Six years of sobriety today! Hooray for not being a drunken *******!"
Robert Downey Junior - "I think of myself as someone who has no desire, use for, or conscious memory of that life."
Tim MacGraw - gave up drinking for his daughters. "When it gets to a point where it affects your relationships, it's time to make a change."
Ben Affleck - His rehab stint in 2001 helped him change his life for the better. Affleck says his rehab stint in 2001 helped him change his life for the better. "Simple as this, I quit drinking. It’s really not that big a deal. It has no real bearing on anything else in my life," he explained to The Mirror. "Your lifestyle changes at a certain age. Like me, a lot of my friends are married with kids. When you are in your 20s and you’re not married with kids, you’re having fun. But when you’re in your 30s and you’re not married and don’t have kids, you begin to develop a Peter Pan complex. As you grow older, you have more responsibilities and you have to step up to them."


Steve Earle
Bruce Willis
Bruce Springsteen
David Beckham - England ambassador and all-round role-model Becks abstained from alcohol years ago, like many athletes (but unlike many footballers).
Tom Cruise
Ryan Adams
Akon
Muhammad Ali
David Bowie
George W. Bush
Jim Carrey
Eric Clapton
John Coltrane
Dane Cook
Alice Cooper
Roger Ebert
Brett Favre
Craig Ferguson (Talk show host and comedian)
Henry Ford
James Franco
Robert Griffin III
Che Guevara
James Hetfield
Bill Hicks
Anthony Hopkins
Ice-T
50 Cent
Samuel L. Jackson
Jaromir Jagr
Jesse James (Monster Garage)
Elton John
Stephen King
Kendrick Lamar
Bruce Lee
Chris Leben
Kenny Lofton
Nelson Mandela
Chris Martin (Lead singer for Coldplay)
Floyd Mayweather
Dr. Phil McGraw
Eddie Murphy
N.O.R.E.
Ted Nugent
Al Pacino
Natalie Portman
Prince
Albert Pujols
Lana Del Ray
Henry Rollins
Sarah Silverman
Dee Snider
Tim Tebow
John Travolta
Donald Trump
Shania Twain
Tom Waits
Denzel Washington
Frank Zappa
Angus Young
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This is great. Not sure why but it really helps to read this list. All the successful, desirable, and role-model type people ... Great post.

Thanks
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:03 AM
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Why Tom Waits Quit Drinking
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Thanks, NoAlcohol.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:05 AM
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Gene Simmons of Kiss

Pete Weber, Hall of Fame professional bowler.

Jake "the snake "Roberts
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Wow-pretty impressive. We are part of an elite group!
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[QUOTE=FreeOwl;4669040 Why Tom Waits Quit Drinking[/QUOTE]

This is an amazing article. Thanks for posting it
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I'm not sure this list is accurate - Springsteen for example, in an article earlier this year with The Telegraph, stated he has 'the occasional whiskey' but never did drugs.

But the bottom line is that it's nice to see examples of people living revered lives and people in places we normally think of as 'successful' who have chosen sobriety and are still - whoa... SUCCESSFUL.

I know that for me, it can sometimes feel like not drinking will make me lesser and looked down on and seen as someone not to be looked up to. That's not at all true, and it's cool to see people acknowledge that in a society that so glamorizes booze.

The Tom Waits article and so many like it from musicians in particular are inspiring to me.
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here's another guy I find inspiring....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bHIQ5jGJ6Q
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This makes me feel good - I might print the list to keep looking at. Thank you :-)
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I'll contribute a few fighters -

Benson Henderson (former UFC / WEC lightweight champ)
Jon Jones (current light heavyweight champ and #1 p4p fighter)
Royce Gracie (MMA legend)
Mark Munoz (pro middleweight and former title contender)
Matt Brown (recovered addict and hot-streaking wleterweight)
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Originally Posted by Thanos View Post
I'll contribute a few fighters -

Benson Henderson (former UFC / WEC lightweight champ)
Jon Jones (current light heavyweight champ and #1 p4p fighter)
Royce Gracie (MMA legend)
Mark Munoz (pro middleweight and former title contender)
Matt Brown (recovered addict and hot-streaking wleterweight)
I'm sure there are a crazy amount of professional athletes who don't drink alcohol considering how bad it affects your body
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a few more former alcoholics/addict musicians who have been sober for many, many years:

Jimmy Page
Pete Townshend
Ringo Starr
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This list is awesome. With drinking so much a part of our marketing culture, it's easy to think that everybody does it.
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Nile Rodgers, 20 years sober.

Bowie has the serenity prayer tattoo'd on his ankle since the 80ties BTW.
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Warren Buffett and Donald Trump don't drink.
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Great post, thanks!

Thanks, also, FreeOwl, for the Tom Waits link.
Tom Waits is cool! Has anyone ever seen Tom Waits and Iggy Pop (also sober) in their scene from "Coffee and Cigarettes"? Very funny. I'd post the link, but it might bother some who may be quitting cigarettes.
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Also, Demi Lovato has a little over two years of sobriety.
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My hero Paul Weller been sober a few years now.

Sober is cool and getting cooler.
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Jason Bateman has 4 or 5 years. I love hearing about sober stars, not sure why.
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