17 Movie Superheroes Who Are Even Bigger Heroes In Real Life




Source: distractify.com

Robert Downey Jr.


In case you missed it, he also recently did this. He may be the Iron Man, but he’s got a heart of gold. RDJ regularly crops up on “Most Charitable AND Stylish” lists the world over, supporting at least 11 different charities for 12 different causes.


Chris Pratt



Just when you thought you couldn’t love Chris Pratt any more than you already do… you discover that he’s become a regular fixture at Children’s Hospitals around the country, appearing as Star Lord and brightening the day for sick kids everywhere.


Chris Evans



Class act and the other half of Hollywood’s most charitable bromance, Chris Evans is pretty outspoken about using his celebrity for good. A proud supporter of a number of charities (including ICAP), Captain America’s recent Superbowl bet with Chris Pratt resulted in the pair not only visiting kids at two Children’s Hospitals in-costume, but also managing to raise $27,000 for their causes.


Christian Bale



When the Aurora, Colorado shootings occurred at the premiere of the final Batman film, Batman himself rushed to aid of those that were injured. Bale spent the entire afternoon meeting with victims, doctors, and responding officers (while being very insistent the media not be notified about his appearance). Bale has also flown terminally ill children around the country to meet with him, and may even be partially responsible for one child’s rare form of leukemia going into remission.


Christopher Reeve



The original Superman, Christopher Reeve had a riding accident in 1995 that left him paralyzed from the neck-down, and inspired him to launch one of the most successful foundations for spinal injury research in the world. Though Christopher Reeve passed away nearly a decade ago…his legacy, and the Christopher and Diana Reeve Foundation For Paralysis, live on.


Hugh Jackman


More than just the Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is an avid supporter of giving to charities, and recently took to Twitter with $100,000 AUD to crowdsource how best to donate the money. Thereafter, Jackman visited Ethiopa, where he was inspired to co-found Laughing Man Worldwide, a company that sells gourmet coffee and tea and uses the revenue to give back to the global community.


George Clooney



Though he may have recanted his time as Batman (and the whole Bat-Nipple fiasco), George Clooney is one of the most charitable and active supporters of humanitarian causes in Hollywood. He’s donated to over 35 charities, supporting over 25 causes, and is also the co-founder of Not On Our Watch (an organization aimed at ending all forms of mass atrocities worldwide).


Andrew Garfield


From “Amazing Spiderman” to just “amazing guy,” Andrew Garfield is wasting no time turning his 10 seconds of fame into an opportunity to do good IRL. He’s raised tens of thousands of dollars for children’s charities, visited non-profit after-school programs in costume, and even takes advantage of paparazzi (by covering his face with signs for his favorite charities and organizations).

Mark Ruffalo



Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo proved he’s got a big green heart after recently spearheading one of the most successful celebrity fundraising pushes in history. Ruffalo single-handedly raised $182,000 for Water Defense, an organization whose mission is to preserve the world’s drinking water. And after watching the above video of Ruffalo being adorably candid and outlining the rules of his contest, it’s easy to see why people were ponying up to support the cause.


Chris Hemsworth


Thor and family-man Chris Hemsworth has recently become the celebrity spokesperson for the Australian Childhood Foundation (an organization that seeks to combat child abuse).


Scarlett Johansson