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.

Celebrity Heroes - Patrick Dempsey
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"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey rescued a teen trapped in a car wreck April 24 near his Malibu., Calif., home.

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