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.

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Boxing legend Mike Tyson may be known for his aggressiveness, but he showed compassion last week when he came to the rescue of a motorcyclist who crashed on a Las Vegas interstate. Tyson stopped and stabilized the injured man before paramedics arrived. Here are some of the other celebrity turned real-life heroes.

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