Celebrities turned real-life heroes

Published On: Jan 20 2012 10:58:55 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 30 2014 09:46:02 PM CDT

Mike Tyson is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have acted heroically outside the spotlight. Here are some of the other celebrity turned real-life heroes.

Heroes - Tom Cruise
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Tom Cruise has performed several heroic deeds, coming to the aid of a woman hit by a car in LA in 1996 (and paying her $7,000 bill when he found out she didn't have insurance), and saving two boys from being crushed against a fence at one of his premieres that same year.

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