With their famous onscreen personalities and Billboard hits, it’s easy to forget that actors and artists are people, too. They have typical everyday experiences just like everyone else. They’re also at risk to be subjected to crime or other dangerous situations, and that’s what happened to these celebrities. Outside of their careers as entertainers, these people have helped save lives and stop crime. See which celebrities have acted like true heroes and the stories behind their courageous deeds. See how Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman helped save a shipwrecked family.
John Oates Subdued a Gunman
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John Oates and Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates were touring in Melbourne, Australia back in the 1980s. One night, as the two were having dinner, a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a shotgun entered the room in an attempt to rob the restaurant.
However, before the robber could do any harm, Oates and others overpowered the man by throwing him through a window. He was arrested, and it was later discovered that the was the “Rusty Gun Bandit” who had been going on a crime spree for some time.