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


"A consensus has emerged in our scientific community that global warming is no longer merely a theory but a reality, a crisis with truly global implications for planet Earth and all of us who share it," DiCaprio told the thousands at the New Jersey concert for Live Earth this summer – just one of his many high-profile gigs as an environmental activist. Since 1998, his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants worldwide for eco-friendly causes, and most recently co-produced the climate change film The 11th Hour, which DiCaprio himself narrated.

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters