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    9 Moments When Celebrities Became Heroes

    alternately titled: celebrities doing heroic things

    by Yasmeen Gharnit 2016-02-03T19:00:00-05:00

    Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

    Celebrities are treated like heroes on a daily basis. A star trips on the red carpet? They're a hero, for making a human mistake. Another person flips off the paparazzi while walking their dog? They're a hero for standing up for themselves and the rest of Hollywood. It's the state of media: Spectacles thrive. But, for some reason, when celebrities do real heroic things—like, say saving a man from a burning car, for instance—these stories become mere fun facts for people to dole out at cocktail parties. 

    Ahead, we celebrate those who have done extraordinary things in extraordinary circumstances. 

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