Actors not only bring characters to life in a film, but sometimes they can be an inspiration. Some of them are so likable because they are very down-to-earth, others have mesmerizing smiles. You know the feeling, with some idols you would love to go for a drink and to chat with them.
Actors also sometimes support charities, and that is sometimes more than just investing money. No, they also devote their attention and work to this. That can be anything, for the protection of nature, human rights, fighting against trafficking, etc.
10. Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock’s heart is as big as her talent. Above that, she is one of the most generous celebrities around. She donated to many charities like for example $1 million to the Red Cross for relief efforts after an earthquake devastated Japan in 2011. And that was the fourth known time she donated $1 million to that disaster relief organization.
In 2005, she adopted Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, which sustained $4 million in damage when Hurricane Katrina hit. The latter was one of the main reasons Sandra won the first-ever People’s Choice favorite humanitarian award in 2013. Humble as ever, Sandy said, “I’m just blessed that I get to do what I do because of what you guys make me do, and that’s writing a check and be a really good cheerleader and that’s it.”
On top of that, she just seems like a decent woman with whom you can have a great time with while hanging out.
9. Henry Cavill
One of DC’s perfect casting choices was Henry Cavill as Clark Kent. Not only does he acts the part, the actor himself feels like a Clark Kent. Every time I get to see his face in an interview, it just makes me smile. From some people, you can just tell that they have a good, well-educated heart.
He’s also a God. And with God, I mean he’s a God to all the gamers and geeks. Why? Well, because he’s a gamer himself and broke the stereotype of a gamer look. He even missed his first phone call to become Superman because he was playing World of Warcraft.
Henry Cavill is also the kind of guy who gives you tips on how to act if you’re a beginner. He’s always out there to help someone out.
8. Will Smith
Everybody knows Will Smith. If you don’t, well then you must be living in a cave. In the late 1980s, Smith gained modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity rose dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Will Smith is not only popular worldwide because he can act and rap, but he’s just a super blissful guy. He even makes vlogs about life and then fans get an inside look at his life. On top of that, he is a great person who is fun to hang out with. He does all kinds of fun things and has fun with them.
Also he has used his fame and wealth to support various charities and even bungee jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon for his 50th birthday to raise money for charity.
7. Robert Downey Junior
Robert Downey Jr. has gone through a serious transformation Robert Downey Jr. Initially, he played many unnamed roles, but that all changed after Weird Science in 1985. Since then, he has proven that he can portray the sarcastic yet charming character Tony Stark all the way to the drama of the iconic Charlie Chaplin.
He is funny with a sarcastic tone. He’s making jokes all the time, but it all works in his favor.
The Iron man star uses his fame to support as many great causes as possible. Robert Downey Jr., known as one of the most popular superheroes, can make the dreams of many children come true. Together with his wife Susan, they founded the organization Random Act Funding to promote kindness and distribute financial support to those who need it.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio loves the planet, and he’s letting it be known! In Hollywood, Leonardo is one of the most fervent activists standing up for the environment. In 1998, the actor became involved in the fight against global warming and preserving biodiversity.
In 2007, he produced the documentary “The 11th Hour” in which he alerted the population about the risk of natural disasters if nothing is done to save the environment. The actor also took advantage of his long-awaited Oscar coronation in 2016 to deliver an inspiring speech on the urgency of the climate issue, stating that we “should not take our planet for granted.”
5. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is funny, charming, chooses roles that suit his minor acting abilities and is always unfailingly nice to fans. On top of that, he is a big muscular man with a smile of gold.
Dwayne Johnson has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide. He has become one of the most influential people in Hollywood and is recognized around the world as one of the best entertainers. He inspires us to become the best version of ourselves. Many fans follow him on social media for a positive mindset.
The Rock is one of the most hardworking and down-to-earth actors you can ever find. He has made so many brilliant movies and sometimes it feels like that he doesn’t have a moment of peace.
4. Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is very approachable, I can’t imagine not getting along with him. This may be a carefully cultivated media personality, but who knows?
He is also a talented actor and people tend to respect people who, at least by consensus, are good at their jobs. He looks interesting. Like someone who has a lot to say about life and can give you golden advice. If people would ask me: “who is the perfect narrator?” Well, my answer would obviously be Morgan Freeman.
In addition, his view on racism is similar to mine. I feel like a lot of people are using it like an excuse for not getting there. Also, you only keep the topic alive by talking about it.
3. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. He treats his fans, friends and co-workers really well. He is widely regarded as the most delightful, friendly, “directable,” team-oriented and generous actor in Hollywood. Hank is so beloved by crews (thousands of people) as well as studios and directors that no matter how many flops he has, he will always, ALWAYS have work.
That said, I think Hanks is one of the most sincere actors in the film industry and I think he exudes that in his personal life as well.
For decades, he has been married to the same woman, actress Rita Wilson, whom he met on the set of Volunteers. He does excellent charity work.
2. Robin Williams
There are so many reasons to love Robin Williams. For years I saw him as a kind of father figure who starred in movies. Robin Williams taught people a whole new and creative way of looking at life, people and fame. He was not the typical Hollywood actor: he did not look down on people, preferring to encourage them rather than despise them.
A man who gave the world something to laugh about, a man who made you laugh at any age. A successful career could easily have changed Robin’s personality, but empathy was strong in him. He could feel the emotional pain around him. This motivated him to laugh more, which makes him pretty down-to-earth and grounded in my eyes.
Robin Williams was a source of inspiration, and not afraid to speak his truth or even shock people. Somehow, he always ended up being loved and admired. People were drawn to him for who he was but mostly for how he made them feel.
1. Keanu Reeves
If Keanu Reeves were an animal, he would be my spirit animal. He is so down-to-earth that he is the most likable actor ever. I think a lot of nice guys look up to him since he doesn’t spread evil but love.
Even when he gets recognized for movies and such, he always thanks his colleagues first and never puts himself first. On top of that, he works as an actor because he loves acting. In The Devil’s Advocate, he himself gave up part of his salary so he could work with Al Pacino. On the internet, you can find numerous videos where he is just sweet towards other people.
I personally look up to him and try to be kind to everyone I meet. After all, this world needs more kidness.
Y is Johnny not in the list?
I do love Johnny Depp. However, he wouldn’t be in my top 10.
Probably because he abused his wife…
This list is incomplete without Captain Jack Sparrow…!!!