Hugh Jackman Saves His Two Kids From A Dangerous Riptide, Is Officially A Real-Life Superhero

Not content just playing a superhero in the X-Men movies, Hugh Jackman saved people in real-life from a dangerous current. According to E! Online, while Jackman was swimming with his children and others at a Sydney, Australia beach, a dangerous current took hold of him and his fellow swimmers. Per the reports, Jackman is said to have assisted his 15-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter to shore, and helped alert others to the danger. Jackman's representation confirmed the incident took place, and reported the Jackman family is fine, before adding, "it looks a lot more dramatic than it was." Additionally, footage of the rescue was obtained by the Nine Network.

Understandably, now everyone is more in love with Jackman than ever before. Because of his legacy as the Wolverine, Jackman is being heralded as a real life superhero following this story — and I, mean, it makes sense. The notoriously chiseled actor looks the part of a lifeguard in images from the rescue. But, Jackman is not the first celebrity to save someone's life in a surprising way. From similar beach rescues to smart emergency calls, here are other times celebrities have reportedly saved someone's life.

Jennifer Lawrence Helped A Fainting Woman

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When a woman passed out on the lawn of her apartment complex, Lawrence called 911 and stayed by her side until she made sure the girl was OK, as reported by X17 in June 2012.

Dustin Hoffman

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According to The Telegraph in 2012, like Lawrence, Hoffman rushed to the assistance of a jogger who collapsed in London's Hyde Park, and called an ambulence. He stayed with the man as the paramedics performed CPR.

Harrison Ford


Not unlike Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford has been known to rescue folks from obscure locations. According to ABC News, he rescued a 13-year-old Wyoming Boy Scout who got lost near Yellowstone National Park back in 2001.

Clint Eastwood Saved A Choking Man

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As The Hollywood Reporter reported in 2014, while he was at an event in February 2014, the actor and director noticed a man choking on a piece of cheese and performed the Heimlich maneuver on him. Eastwood was 83 at the time, which makes this extra impressive.

Kate Winslet

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Whilst she was staying at Virgin Group owner Richard Branson's house during Hurricane Irene in 2011, it caught fire — and Winslet wasted no time helping Branson's 90-year-old mother out of the burning home by carrying her outside, Branson himself revealed. "My mum is 90 and can walk, but it was more just to speed the process up than anything else. But anyway, she was great. She swept her up into her arms and got them out of the house as fast as possible," he told The Telegraph.

Hall And Oates

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While on tour, a restaurant that Darryl Hall and John Oates were eating in was robbed by a man with a rusty gun. John Oates tackled the man and held him down until the cops came. Oates later told the story to Urban Daddy:

One of the craziest stories was probably the first time we toured Australia. After the show, a bunch of us went to a restaurant. We're sitting at this table, and the restaurant was basically empty. Through the door walks this guy with a ski mask on and a sawed-off shotgun. He starts screaming, and we thought, okay, we're in Australia and somebody decided that they were going to screw with us. All of sudden he comes to the table and we realize that it's a real gun, and he was actually trying to rob us. He ran over to the other table, and one of the guys at the table clocked him, and we all rushed him, knocked him through a plate glass window. The police came, and it turned out that we apprehended this guy called the 'Rusty Gun Bandit.' He had been robbing places in Melbourne for years.

Prince Harry

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According to CBS News, the British royal's fellow polo player was knocked out during a match, so Prince Harry helped turn him over and remove him from the scene to assist him in regaining consciousness.

Ryan Gosling

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In 2011, TMZ reported that Gosling broke up a street fight. The video's pretty great, but Gosling later told MTV that he's embarrassed by the whole thing.

Celebrities: they're not just heroes in the movies!