Some celebrities are famous AND brave! Several celebs have saved the lives of strangers, but after Jamie Foxx pulled a man from a burning car on Jan. 18, we had to honor our faves. See 8 of the most heroic celebs here!
When danger strikes, never fear — a celebrity may be there to save the day! Ryan Gosling, Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Lawrence are just a few of the A-listers who have rescued complete strangers from life-threatening situations, and now Jamie Foxx can be added to the list of celebrity heroes. Jamie saved a man’s life after witnessing a car go up in flames! So what other acts of bravery have Hollywood’s heroes committed? Find out below!
Many celebrities happened to be in the right place at the right time when they became heroes, but Jamie just happened to be home! When Jamie heard a horrific crash occur outside of his Hidden Valley, Calif. home on Jan. 18, he saw a car flipped over in flames and immediately sprung into action. Jamie noticed the driver was still buckled in the driver’s seat, and despite the flames, he pulled the man to safety. Although the man suffered major injuries, who knows what would have happened if Jamie hadn’t jumped to the rescue!
Another celeb who witnessed a scary incident with a car was Ryan — except he managed to save the day too! While out on the streets of New York City in April 2012, Ryan noticed a woman almost step out in front of a speeding taxi, but grabbed her before the situation became fatal. Plus, during a stroll one year prior, he broke up a street fight! Can you say swoon?
Along with Ryan, Tom is another hunky celeb who been a hero in multiple situations. He witnessed a hit and run in 1996, but instead of letting someone else handle it, Tom took matters into his own hands. He not only accompanied the female victim to the hospital, even paying her $7,000 medical bill! Tom has also been credited for helping a woman who was being mugged, saving a boy from a mob of people, and rescuing a boat from sinking while he was on vacation!
Harrison Ford is another noteworthy celeb hero, as he has used his airplane piloting license to help others. The actor has successfully completed several aerial rescue missions! Another big name who has a big heart is Prince Harry, who also saved someone while doing what he loves. During a polo match in 2012, Harry immediately jumped off his horse when a man fell off after a collision. Even royalty can come to the rescue!
But it’s not just the men who have saved the day — plenty of actresses have too! When Jennifer saw a woman collapse outside of her apartment complex in 2012, she rushed to her side and called paramedics. J.Law even stayed with the woman until authorities came to help! Sofia Vergara had a similar situation that same year, helping a collapsed woman outside of a Las Vegas nightclub. Perhaps the most heroic actress, though, is Kate Winslet. During a trip to Richard Branson’s Caribbean mansion in 2011, Kate helped Richard’s 90-year-old mother to safety when the house went up in flames!
Even though they may be famous, celebs really are heroes among us! Remember, these eight are just some of our faves, but there are plenty more celebrity heroes out there. Jamie has kicked off 2016 as the latest celeb hero, and we’re sure to see more as the year goes on!
What’s your favorite celebrity hero story, HollywoodLifers? Which celeb were you most surprised to hear has saved a stranger’s life? Let us know in the comments below!