Heroes in life and on screen: 12 Hollywood stars famous for their heroic deedsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/heroes-in-life-and-on-screen-12-hollywood-stars-famous-for-their-heroic-deeds
We are used to seeing actors in action movies strong, brave and courageous, but we are well aware that they are actually ordinary people, and most of the" cinematic " stunts are performed by stuntmen. However, there are still Hollywood celebrities who have become famous for their bold actions not only on the screen, but also in real life. It is about them that we want to tell you.
Of all the Hollywood stars, Tom Cruise is the closest to the heroic image that he usually presents on the screens. In 1996 (by the way, the year of the release of the film "Mission Impossible») the actor promptly helped a woman who was hit by a car. First, Cruz called an ambulance and the police to the scene of the accident, and then nobly paid a substantial amount for treatment, because the victim did not have insurance.
Later, during a trip on his yacht, Cruz rescued the passengers of the ship that caught fire and sank from the water. But even this is not all! During the premiere of "Mission" in Britain, the actor pulled out of the crowd two small boys, who were pressed against a metal fence by curious spectators and journalists. In addition, Cruz once had to drive away bandits from a resident of London — they wanted to steal diamonds worth 150 thousand dollars from her. True, he was with his bodyguards at the time, but we still believe that this act can be included in the list of his selfless exploits.
Ryan Gosling often appears in films in romantic roles, but a couple of action movies on his account are also available. For example, the films "Nice Guys" or "Gangster Hunters".
But in life, Gosling managed to prove himself as a real hero! Once, the actor pulled the famous feminist journalist Lorrie Penny right out from under the wheels of a car. It happened in 2010 in New York. A woman originally from Britain and used to left-hand traffic looked in the wrong direction of the road and almost got hit by a car. By the way, she was not too happy about her miraculous escape from the hands of Gosling — the very idea that a man helped her was repugnant to an ardent feminist.
Johnny Depp does not even need to be a hero to win the hearts of women, nevertheless, one very brave act is present on his account. Once during the filming of the film "Johnny D.", where he played a narcissistic and clever villain, there was a dangerous incident — a stunt driver lost control on an icy road and his car at full speed almost drove into a group of extras.
Johnny himself, of course, helped to avoid the tragedy. Risking his life, he rushed to the unsuspecting extras and pushed them out of the way of the car. The actor acted very quickly! One awkward move and he could have been run over by the wheels himself.
Cuba Gooding Jr. failed to achieve great heights in the acting field, except for the fact that he won an Oscar for his supporting role in the film "Jerry Maguire". But he proved to be a real hero in the summer of 2007, when he saved a young guy from death.
Cuba was sitting in a car near a restaurant waiting for his takeaway dinner when he heard several shots and someone shouting. Soon, a guy appeared in the parking lot, holding his neck and bleeding profusely. When the young man lost consciousness, Gooding ran to him, stopped the blood with restaurant towels and waited until the wounded man was taken away in an ambulance. Fortunately, the attacker did not try to finish the case, otherwise the actor could also be in the line of fire.
Most often, dangerous stunts in films for Harrison Ford are performed by professional stuntmen. But in life, the elderly hero of" Indiana Jones " behaves, if not heroically, then very nobly! For example, he regularly helps the police in rescue operations in Wyoming, exploring the territory in his helicopter (who didn't know, Harrison is also a skilled pilot!).
One day, Harrison Ford found a 13-year-old scout Cody Clawson lost in Yellowstone National Park from the air, and after a while he took a 20-year-old girl from the top of the mountain, who became ill during the ascent. Fun fact: This girl threw up right in Ford's hat while they were flying in a helicopter!
Two-time Oscar nominee John Malkovich is a very interesting personality. It's not for nothing that the comedy "Being John Malkovich" was made about him, where the main characters organize excursions into the actor's mind. But to understand how kind and brave he is, you don't even need to get into Malkovich's brain. It is enough to recall one situation.
One day, John Malkovich was walking down the street when he suddenly saw a man who slipped, fell and severely injured his neck. The blood was literally spurting out! It became obvious that the poor man had damaged one of the important aorta. Many would be confused in such a situation or began to call the ambulance, but our hero is not one of them. The actor quickly ran up to the victim and skillfully tied his scarf around his neck, thereby stopping the bleeding. Malkovich's help was so appropriate that the victim was discharged from the hospital the same day after receiving stitches.
In Hollywood movies, we often see cars after an accident almost immediately burst into flames and explode. In real life, this happens very rarely (almost never), but still such cases are not excluded. So, one day, Jamie Foxx witnessed such an accident. The car, driven by a certain Brett Kyle, crashed into a barrier right in front of the actor's house.
Fortunately, Jamie Foxx was not at a loss. He helped the drunk driver to break the window, cut the seat belt and quickly get out. If Fox hadn't been there, the tragic consequences would have been inevitable. But thanks to his help, the guy got off with a broken collarbone and a punctured lung.
Female celebrities are also on our list. Especially distinguished was the star of "Titanic" Kate Winslet, who almost always plays fragile and romantic heroines on the screen.
Once the actress was visiting with her children at the estate of businessman Richard Branson (uncle of her husband Louis Dowler). The mansion was struck by lightning, and a strong tropical hurricane sharply fanned the flames. It was necessary to act quickly, so Kate carried Branson's elderly mother and, of course, her children in her arms. The billionaire himself did not see the fire immediately, as he and his wife spent the night in a guest house.
Actor Tay Diggs is currently involved in the filming of the TV series "Murder in the first degree", where he plays a police inspector. But it turns out that the man is able to detain criminals not only on the screen!
One day, Tay and his wife returned home from the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony and found a thief there. The cat burglar ran away, but the actor chased him, caught up with him, tied him up and held him until the police arrived. The partner of the criminal, who was waiting for the guy in the car, did not contact the hero of "Chicago" and hurriedly disappeared.
Actor Hugh Jackman, known for his role as Wolverine, proved his masculinity during a vacation on one of the Australian beaches, where he was with his family.
When the so-called "rip current" began in the ocean, forcefully carrying people away from the shore, Jeman did not lose his head and pulled his daughter and son out of the water, and then helped several other vacationers.
The eccentric Steve Buscemi usually plays comical or criminal characters, but in real life, the man is very far from his stage images. Before starting his career, Steve worked as a firefighter in New York for about four years and literally saved the lives of defenseless people every day.
Twenty years later, when the 9/11 tragedy struck the United States, Buscemi returned to his fire department to help clear the rubble and search for survivors. Like everyone else, the actor worked 12 hours a day and flatly refused to communicate with the press, so as not to be distracted from saving people.
It would even be strange if the great Arnie was not included in this list. On account of Schwarzenegger so many roles in action movies that the craving for heroism is already in his blood! One of the brave deeds "governor" made during a vacation with his family on a Hawaiian beach. The actor saw how a man who was riding on a surfboard suddenly became ill, and he fell into the water.
Schwarzenegger immediately rushed to save the poor guy. To do this, he had to swim more than 300 meters and pull the surfer to shore.