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10+ Celebrities Who Are Also Real Life Heroes

There are people on this earth who play superheroes in movies which, you know, is pretty cool.

However, there are celebrities who not only have the potential to play superheroes in movies, but have also done real-life things that you'd think only a superhero would do.

The following are some real-life celebrity heroes.

Idris Elba

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While doing a performance on stage, one of the members of his audience started to have a seizure.

He rushed to her aid, stayed until she came to, then accompanied her to an ambulance.

Tom Holland

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Spider-Man himself was at an event when suddenly, his fans started pushing this girl up against a railing, crushing her. According to her, he screamed:

"I'm literally going to throw your [expletive] on the floor if you keep pushing that girl. You're literally crushing her."

And then he saved her.

John Malkovich

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The legendary actor was visiting Toronto on a tour, when a man slipped through scaffolding and slit his own throat.

John Malkovich rushed over and stopped the bleeding, saving the man's life.

Kate Winslet

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Kate Winslet didn't just save any aging woman from a fire caused by a bolt of lightning.

She saved the mother of Richard Branson, the billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group.

Melissa Errico


She's the star of Billions, and she once saved a man on the subway tracks.

As she tells the story:

"I literally hopped into action. I came running over. I was like, 'You can't lift him? We got this.'"

Michael Rapaport

He's a famous actor, he's got a big podcast, and he saved people on a plane. A guy randomly tried to open the emergency exit door on the plane, and Michael stopped him.

Apparently, the dude thought it was the bathroom.

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick didn't just play a hero on Grey's Anatomy, he lived out that reality by dragging a teenager out of a wrecked car!

According to People, the first words Weston Masset said as he was being pulling out of the wreckage were, "Are you famous?"

Patrick replied, "Yeah, I'm a doctor."

Okay, that is... iconic.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Did you know Leo once saved a drowning man?

One New Year's Eve, he joined the search for a man who had fallen overboard, found him, and saved his life!

Tom Cruise

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Not only did Tom Cruise stop when he saw a victim of a hit-and-run and wait with the person who was injured, but he also did something amazing even beyond that.

He covered the victim's hospital bill.

Jennifer Lawrence

When Jennifer found an underage woman passed out on the lawn in front of her apartment building back in 2012, the actress stayed with her until paramedics arrived.

The LA Times reported that Jennifer and other concerned neighbors stayed to make sure everything was alright.

William Daniels

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William Daniels saved himself on one important night.

Apparently, a burglar broke into Daniels' house and he was able to scare him off.

Dr. Mehmet Oz

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Or Dr. Oz, as he's more commonly known.

He helped some kids on the New Jersey turnpike after their bus had just caught fire. Not only is he a doctor, but he's also a hero on the streets as well.

Harrison Ford

We all know Harrison Ford is a great actor, but did you know he is also a licensed pilot?! That's right!

Harrison used his pilot skills to locate and rescue a 13-year-old Boy Scout, Cody Clawson, after he became separated from his troop in Yellowstone National Park. In addition to that, Harrison saved two hikers who suffered altitude sickness at the top of Table Mountain in Wyoming.

Tom Hardy

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Yeah, we could see Tom Hardy stopping a real-life thief.

After two thieves stole a moped and crashed it, Hardy chased one of them down and kept him down until the police arrived.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Dr. Strange saved a delivery guy from four muggers, no magic needed.

Apparently, Cumberbatch was in an Uber when he saw four guys mugging a delivery guy. He jumped out, pulling the muggers off and screamed, "Leave him alone!"

Ryan Gosling

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Even Ryan Gosling has saved a life.

He stopped a British woman from walking into oncoming traffic (she forgot to look the right way when she was about to cross).

Danny Trejo

One time, Danny Trejo was driving in his car when he witnessed a nasty collision that caused one of the cars to flip.

He pulled a baby from the seat and distracted it until paramedics arrived.

John Krasinski

John Krasinski is more than just a funny guy and a handsome face! The actor once saved a drowning woman while he was living in Costa Rica working as an English teacher.

He told Playboy, "There was no one to help me. I just went out and tried to save her. And then of course when I got out there, I was in a crosscurrent with her. It was one of those moments of 'Oh my God, you just made a poor choice and it might cost you your life.' [...] But I got her back. [...] Granted, not everybody needs to have life-or-death experiences, but that changed my entire life. All of a sudden I grew up."

Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx saved a man from a burning car in 2016, and all I have to say is, why didn't I know that?!

According to ABC News, Foxx was driving through Moorpark, California back in 2016 when Brett Kyle veered off the road into a ditch, causing his car to roll over and catch on fire.

Jamie, along with an off-duty EMT, cut Brett out of his seat belt and saved his life before the car was fully engulfed in flames.

Steve Buscemi

Many fans may not know that Steve Buscemi worked as a firefighter in New York City in the '80s before he was an actor.

After the 9/11 attack, Steve took up the job again and worked in Little Italy, spending several days helping search through the rubble for survivors.

Gerard Butler

Back in 1997, Gerard Butler was having a picnic at Taymouth Castle in Scotland when he heard a young boy screaming out for help. Gerard ran to the riverbank and found a 14-year-old boy struggling in the water. Quickly, the actor pulled the boy out, saving his life.

Zoe Saldana

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People reported that Zoe Saldana helped a woman after a severe car accident in 2012.

"While waiting for help to arrive, Zoe returned to the woman's car and picked up the woman's handbag and sweater," an onlooker told the publication. "Zoe was very caring and sweet to the woman."