Celebrities turned real-life heroes

Published On: Jan 20 2012 10:58:55 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 28 2016 10:25:36 AM CDT

Hugh Jackman is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have acted heroically outside the spotlight, helping rescue some swimmers caught in a strong riptide Saturday at Sydney's Bondi Beach.

Heroes - Andy Roddick
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In 2004, tennis star Andy Roddick helped lead seven people to safety from a deadly fire at the Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome.

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