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10 Heroic Celebrities

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Cruise is also credited in 1996 with saving two young boys from being crushed against a fence by crowds of fans and paparazzi at one of his premieres, and for sending help to a sinking ship while vacationing with then-wife Nicole Kidman. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

There are many different kinds of heroes, both famous and not famous.

Some celebrities fit that description simply by donating a portion of their vast fortunes to charities.

Others happen upon dangerous situations, but instead of running away, they run towards it to see if they can help.

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