Heroes in Hard Times 2009

Hollywood's Heroes

Whether it's dishing out food to the homeless or campaigning for children, Hollywood's A-List – Brad, Oprah, Leo, George and more – take time to give back. By Cara Lynn Shultz


Charity is almost a full-time job for the actor, who founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill kids. To date, more than 114,000 children have attended the camps free of charge. Newman also created the Newman's Own Foundation, which donates all profits and royalties from Newman's Own grocery line. To date, the foundation has given more than $200 million to charities around the world.