We often think of celebrities as pampered individuals whose sole contribution to mankind is doing very little work for enormous sums of money. Sometimes, however, these heroes of the silver screen can be heroes in real life, stepping in at somebody’s hour of need and offering a helping hand – a helping hand that in many cases saves these people’s lives. Here are twenty very famous faces who have been heroes in real life. Hats off to every single one of them.

Ken Jeong

The Hangover and Community star Ken Jeong was actually a doctor before he decided to try his hand at acting and stand up comedy. This came in very useful when a member of the audience attending one of stand up shows suddenly started having a seizure. Spotting the woman was in distress, Jeong stopped his act, jumped off the stage and went to her aid, staying with her until an ambulance arrived.