17 movie stars involved in charity
With big money comes great responsibility - so you can rephrase the desire not only to movie stars to work up a sweat for huge fees, but also to share earned by those to whom fate is not so favorable. Of course, luxury invariably accompanies the acting life, but also for the fine impulses of the soul in a really bright people money remains. Someone furnishes his charity work and magnificently accompanies help PR-actions, and someone helps a dot, and do not make the event. We remembered a few actors and directors, who is no stranger to charity, for which good deeds - not words, but an essential part of life.
Instead sprayed all over the world, Ben Affleck is focused on his own home - in the range of his interests exclusively the Inter-program, but very versatile. Firstly, Affleck most actively supports Sundance, and not only in its final manifestation - Festival. Bin most actively supports young people and newcomers, still trying his hand at cinema. Second, does not walk around with their attention and actor potential viewers financing organization "Feed America", supporting homeless Americans. Finally, under the supervision of the military and Batman are - Affleck supports community paralyzed war veterans. Courageous and very adult decision.
together with his wife Varya Avdyushko Timur Bekmambetov, the author of "Night Watch" and producer of "trees" seriously concerned about the health of the smallest patients. In 2006, "Sunflower" Fund was established by the director, saving infants and children with congenital immune deficiency and autoimmune diseases. Targeted assistance fund is to buy expensive drugs, payment transactions and financing rehabilitation activities. In addition, along with his fellow actors Bekmambetov regularly visits the hospital with festive performances and concerts.
The well-known not only for his acting, but also politically active Alec Baldwin much time to public life. It is difficult to imagine, but Alec advocates for animals, including through the movie - for example, Baldwin "worked" voiceover in the picture "Meet Your Meat", filmed the famous organization PETA. In addition, Alec Relief Fund supports soldiers injured during military conflicts, and the Foundation is funding the fight against cancer, organized by his mother, Carol.
The demand of Sandra Bullock does not allow this actress a lot of time to devote to charity, but her every good deed goes unnoticed. Actress helps the volunteers of the Red Cross and the Partnership for Health, is investing in the work of the American research organization that seeks a cure for AIDS. At last Bullock "leans" - especially the star repeatedly talked about his relation to this terrible disease, that the fight against AIDS must become a thing of all progressive mankind. Sandra's efforts are not lost in vain, scientists report on progress in the production of medicines for human immunodeficiency virus and a possible expeditious solution to this terrible problem.
It is difficult to name the Hollywood star that his harsh statements would deserve greater obstruction of society than it achieves Mel Gibson - it is accused of religious intolerance, it is blamed for conflicts with their spouses, the suspect of nationalism. But these are just words, deeds actor and director regularly confirms the presence of a large kind heart. From his personal account Gibson sponsored ten million dollars a children's hospital, located not far from his house, and seven million from Mel received a church in Malibu, regular assistance stars receives medical center for troubled teens - this is the real actions that can be proud of.
Some people prefer to support those in need of money transfers from their cozy mansions, and someone with a head plunges into the very epicenter of human ills and misfortunes. Since 2004, Scarlett Johansson is the ambassador of good will of the international association "Oxfam", which includes a lot of companies struggling with global poverty and disease. As part of this honorable position the actress spent a few days in New Orleans, helping victims of Hurricane Katrina, and in 2008 a star comic adaptations of Marvel could be seen in the number of volunteers to help in the hospital for AIDS patients in Rwanda. She is not afraid to get dirty hands - it's a matter of respect.
"inventor" of "Star Wars" could easily rest on his laurels - he already gave the world too much, but George Lucas is not the kind of person that can safely live out their lives. The company with a dozen other people in the world's richest, including Bill Gates, Ted Turner and Warren Buffett, Lucas gave part of his multi-billion dollar state fund in order financier unique global studies, such as, for example, the complete eradication of malaria in the world. However, Lucas and alone strong - it belongs to the Education Fund, which is responsible for promoting innovation in American schools.
For some, talking about the meaning of life Rasta Cole by Matthew McConaughey in "True Detective" seem strange, but those who know the actor is good enough, this immersion into spirituality did not surprised - Matthew lot of attention to internal development. Participation for McConaughey - not just words, the actor actively supports children through its nominal fund focused on education and promotion of healthy lifestyle among the younger generation. Part of earning Matthew invests in organizations that protect children from violence in children's hospitals and clinics. "Get" from the actor and animal - McConaughey is a supporter of the organization, to protect the nature of the Mississippi River basin.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
It seems, have no place on the map, which would not have reached the hands of the main Hollywood couple - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. And it's not only about adoption from different parts of the world children, funds for charity Pitt and Jolie also send, paying no attention to borders. Angelina, for example, finances the organization of women's rights in Pakistan, Brad, in turn, builds houses to flood victims in New Orleans. Together, the couple protects forests in Namibia and co-financed by Doctors Without Borders. That's really really want to hide from "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and you can not.
The star of the series "The Vampire Diaries" Ian Sommerholder sees its mission not only to deprive girls of feelings one his languid eyes, - the actor is busy protecting the environment, and very professional. In Jena has its own fund, the funds which go to support environmental advocates, but he Sommerholder away is not necessary. In promoting the ideas of nature protection Ian came up to the American tops, and even made re the US Congress with a keynote address of legislative initiative to reallocate the powers of organizations engaged environmental protection. It says, applause congressmen.
One of the most outstanding actresses of the modern wonder Meryl Streep is an example for all women in the world - it really pays much attention to the place of "the weaker sex" in modern society. Its main achievement in this field can be regarded as active cooperation with the National Women's History Museum, in which Streep won the position of the official representative. Together with her husband actress invests in the development of the museum and attraction of the extra attention. In addition, Merrill helps colleagues through funds to support young talents, scholarships in acting school and special inspections of young talent. Streep is not afraid of competition and she is preparing a shift.
"Twilight" star Kristen Stewart is not particularly advertise their public acts, although a Red Cross ambassador and "Oxfam". And a very good reason - her work deserves attention, as an important part of life vnekinoshnoy Stewart was opposition to sex trafficking within the US and abroad. Along with several other celebrity Kristen opposes prostitution, violence against women and trafficking in human beings, which is still thriving in the US criminal market. Commendable gusts!
Faced with a world-famous stars are often forgotten about their roots, dissociating himself from the "small country", but not Charlize Theron. Until now, the actress, who was born in South Africa, enjoys spending time at home, but not just resting and provides all possible assistance to the citizens of South Africa who are less fortunate. Actress organized a big educational foundation in his own name, which supports educational and awareness projects in the country. But Charlize gets attention, and those who live outside of the Black continent - in the framework of activities of the Red Cross, after which is Theron, the actress has traveled all over the world.
Michael J. Fox
Becoming a superstar after the release of the adventure movie "Back to the Future" Michael J. Fox was not able to fully enjoy the success and develop his career - too soon the body of the actor broke the terrible disease, Parkinson's disease. Heavy diagnosis could not take away from the joy of Fox's work with the audience, but the main activity of the stars became public, including the funding of research through foundations. Mainly the brainchild of Michael in 2000, became the name of a fund aimed at combating "Parkinson" - over the past fifteen years with the foundation through a fund has been more than $ 450 million on research and finding cures for disease.
Personal tragedy Constantine Knightley greatly affected his outlook - in 2008, the actor lost his wife, who died from a brain tumor. Charitable Foundation, which supports children suffering from serious diseases of the brain, has a simple but very correct motto: "One life saved - it is one life saved." Their responsibilities in their own fund Konstantin believes the purchase of medicines, the organization of psychological support, search treatment beds for children. But the fund does not only address personal support, funding from it are and clinics involved in the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders.
The fund "Give Life", who for most of his life dedicated to Chulpan Khamatova and Dina Korzun, is one of the most famous examples of philanthropy in Russia. Acting since 2006, the Foundation supports children with hematological and oncological diseases, on account of the organization of thousands of saved and extended lives. Dozens of hospitals are obliged to "Give Life" timely supply of unique expensive drugs and equipment, hundreds of volunteers each year go to work in the hospital with the most severe patients, thousands of blood donors provided assistance to children solely because of agitation and Khamatova Korzun.