When it comes to celebrities, we often take them for billionaire-booze loving-spoiled people, which may well be true if your celebrity world revolves around the likes of Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa and so on. But not all of them are the pampered, egotist human beings, we think they are. Here’s a long list of celebrities who are played the roles of good Samaritans in real life.
After witnessing a hit-and-run accident in L.A., the Jerry Maguire actor called 911 and stayed with the victim until help arrived, and followed her to the hospital.
After finding out that the victim had no health insurance, Cruise paid up the $7000 medical bill all by himself with a wide smile. Later that year, Cruise and his former wife Nicole Kidman were on their yacht near Capri when they spotted a boat nearby that caught fire and was sinking. The couple rescued all five people aboard the devastated ship.
Vin Diesel was once riding his motorcycle when he suddenly noticed that the car in front of him had lost control, which went on to roll over several times and finally burst into flames. Working fast and furiously (pun intended), Diesel ran to the burning car and pulled the two children from the backseat. He then calmly instructed the driver to climb over the back seat and get out of the car. Minutes later, the car was engulfed in flames.
The Titanic actress was among 35 guests at billionaire Richard Branson’s estate in 2011 when a fire broke out around 4am. Although most of the guests were able to move immediately to safety, after making sure her two children were safe, the Oscar-winning actress went back in and saved Branson’s 90-year-old mother.
While walking along a New York City street, actor Ryan Gosling spotted a brawl between a street vendor and another man. Without saying a word, Gosling stepped in and broke up the fight, using his intimidating muscles as incentive to stop the conflict from becoming physical. Gosling then gave the vendor $20 to end the dispute over a $10 painting, and carried on with his business as if nothing happened.
While vacationing in Hawaii with his family, the former California governor and action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger noticed a man in the water who seemed to be struggling. Schwarzenegger swam out to the man, who was having cramps and wasn’t able to swim back to the shore. Schwarzenegger then helped the man get on a boogie board and swam him back to shore, where he sat with him until he regained his breath and composure.
Han Solo is an avid flyer, who often accepts rescue missions to save his town the $1,000 fee for an airlift. His exploits include the rescuing of a hiker suffering from altitude sickness and dehydration, a 13-year-old Boy Scout who was lost for 19 hours and was shivering after spending a rainy night in the elements, and two young women who were hiking on Table Mountain when one of them fell ill and could not make it down the mountain on her own. Her friend called for help on a cell phone, and was able to move the injured hiker to a nearby meadow to await rescue. Soon their ride came, courtesy of Indiana Jones.
Hugh Jackman, aka the “Wolverine” has been seen saving people’s lives on-screen for years now. However, the actor recently showcased his superhero traits in real life. The recipient is none other than the High School Musical actor Zac Efron. Jackman saved Zac from a burning set that was getting out of control. The incident took place during the filming of their upcoming feature together, The Greatest Showman.
A year ago, the Australian actor helped rescue swimmers from a dangerous rip ride at Sydney’s Bondi beach. Being the Wolverine of the X-Men, Jackman has had his fair share of on-screen heroism, but as it seems, he is a real life hero as well.