Real-Life Celebrity Heroes

From Heidi Klum to Ryan Gosling, meet 13 stars whose real-life heroics make headlines

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Updated: Tuesday Apr 02, 2013 | 12:00 PM EDT By: Michael Y. Park


The good deed: Rescued five people stranded in the Mediterranean
There is no Mission: Impossible for Ethan Hunt or for Tom Cruise, for that matter. The actor has had a long history of coming to the aid of innocent bystanders, but one of the most notable incidents was in the Mediterranean in 1996, when he ordered the crew of his yacht to pick up five people in a drifting raft who had to abandon their own burning sailboat.