Tue, September 11, 2012
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Celebrity heroes

2012-09-11 03:26:26 GMT2012-09-11 11:26:26(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Actor Christian Bale proved himself a real life hero by taking a young leukemia patient out to California for a trip to Disneyland. Four-year-old Jayden Barber and his relatives were flown to Los Angeles for a trip to Disneyland on Sept. 5 and treated to lunch with Bale and his family. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

The 21-year-old recently showed real-life heroics when a young woman, who was walking by the star's Santa Monica apartment building, suddenly collapsed. Lawrence, who played Katniss in The Hunger Games, raced to the victim's side and called an ambulance. A group of six police offers and a paramedic turned up to assist the woman, who was later cleared by medics. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Not only a voice for change, but an activist trying to help rebuild Haiti after devastation. The actor, who stormed onto the scene of one of the worst natural disasters in history two years ago, has certainly not lost interest. Defying skeptics, he has put down roots in Haiti, a country he hadn't even visited before the January 2010 earthquake, and has become a major figure in the effort to rebuild. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Kate Winslet carried billionaire Richard Branson's 90-year-old mother to safety after his mansion on his private Carribean Necker Island caught fire. she also ensured her boyfriend and children were safe. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey helped pry a teenager from a car wreck in April. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

The two-time Oscar winner was strolling through London's Hyde Park in May when a 27-year-old jogger collapsed. Hoffman, 74, raced to the victim's side and rang for emergency help. (Reuters)

Perhaps hero is a tad of an overstatement, but isn't it nice to know celebs can play good samaritans not just scofflaws.

(Agencies)

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