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It's no secret that we live in a culture of celebrity worship. Sure, they're genetically gifted, incredibly wealthy, and impossibly charming. But, our adoration of movie stars is rooted in something far deeper.
How many times have we watched Bruce Willis prevent all-out nuclear war or Will Smith single-handedly thwart an alien invasion? In between trying to save the world IRL, Angelina Jolie has done it time and time again on the big screen and never seems to break a sweat. Even the long-retired legend Sean Connery is owed a serious debt of gratitude from all of humanity for the number of times he's put his neck on the line for us.
Okay, so we may be blurring the line between art and reality a little. But, it's hard not to feel some sense of comfort knowing that if an army of tentacled creatures from the planet Zandar ever do decide to make Earth their home, Tom Cruise will put down his glass of Prosecco and come to the rescue.
What other movie stars can we count on when the chips are down and the planet is on the brink of total annihilation? Well, when it comes to saving the world, these 10 movie stars are straight-up pros.
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