Superstars are just like other human beings – are they? The answer is: yes, and sometimes it depends.
While celebrities like Paris Hilton and Kayne West have famously big egos- let’s be honest here- some stars are famous for being kind and empathic. They have managed to attain Hollywood fame without getting a big head about it.
When actors are modest, you automatically like to watch their movies at home with family.
I am not saying they don’t own a giant mansion or they don’t have round-the-clock security, but one way or another they haven’t been completely disconnected. For every Kayne West with ocean-wide narcissist attitude, there is the Keanu Reeves who prove the world that becoming famous doesn’t mean that you have to turn into an egocentric person.
You can appear on the big screen and still be humble.
Canadian actors who are totally down-to-earth
I have prepared a list of top best Canadian actors who didn’t become spoiled by millions of dollars and fame.
- Keanu Reeves
The most down-to-earth Hollywood star at the top of the list is Keanu Reeves. He is known for his iconic roles in The Matrix, John Wick. His fame is offset by his mysterious personal life. I personally feel that he’s both accessible and insanely out of reach.
Keanu Reeves once said in an interview, “Neither fame nor money drives the humble 55-year-old man, who has also said, “Money is the last thing I think about,”.
Here’s the proof that Keanu Reeves is the kindest human being and he didn’t let his money define him.
- He knows the feeling of being homeless
In 1997, he spent an entire day with a homeless person and heard his stories while sharing some snacks and drink. The incident wouldn’t probably have gained media attention if some paparazzi hadn’t passed by the area.
- He uses public transport
He often travels by subway, and his ego didn’t get hurt if he doesn’t find a seat. Instead, he talks to people or just read a newspaper. You’ll find numerous snaps and videos online of his encounters with commuters. In 2011, a video went viral where he offered his seat to a woman carrying a huge bag.
- He can wait in the queue patiently
He doesn’t like created scenes. He waited outside in the rain for 20 minutes to attend his own wrap-up party for the film Daughter of God.
- He does charity
He like simple living and don’t spend money on luxuries. Instead, he is seen giving money to people on his set. He has been donating millions of dollars to children hospitals secretly and owns a charitable foundation without attaching his name to it.
His tragic life failed to stop him from giving back to society.
- He is a puppy lover
The most likeable actor also loves animals. As part of his promotional campaign for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, he gave an interview with puppies who were playing around his very expensive suit.
Saw ‘Sad Keanu’ memes?
In 2010, a photo went viral of the Canadian actor sitting on a public bench in blue eating a sandwich and looks sad. Fans around the globe used the meme format and came up with funny ‘sad Keanu’ meme ideas.
Here’s my favorite one.
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is known for his romantic roles in The Notebook, and La La Land. He’s married to his co-star Eva Mendes and has two beautiful daughters Esmeralda and Amada aged two years and nine months.
His peers and fans believe that he’s the coolest and sexiest man. He speaks very softly even at moments when others like him would shout. He loves his girl and married her. His ‘nice guy’ image gets a boost when he becomes a dad.
He loves dad duties
He is dedicated to giving his girls the normal upbringing. The actor is incredibly private, but when he’s at home, he’s just like any other parent. He doesn’t hire a nanny for his kids.
He is head over heels for his daughters and spends as much time as he can with them with lots of energy.
He also made an appearance is Ellen DeGeneres talk show and talk about his Christmas plans with his two daughters. He was so happy that the cradle the host in his arms. That’s sweet.
For him, the family is everything.
He’s fallen in love with Eva and tied the knot pretty quickly. Why wait when you’ve found the perfect match. In an interview, he said, ‘I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with‘.
If couples can learn one thing from this guy, try to retain this very important bit of advice that your relationship is yours alone, so keep it private.
- Jim Carrey
One of the finest comedian actors I know, is Jim Carrey. He has earned his place into millions of hearts around the world through his funny facial impressions, physical comedy skills, and high commitment to entertainment.
His iconic performance in Dumb and Dumber (1994) and The Mask (1994) offered him new heights of success, but he never takes his success and fame for granted.
He was poor
He is the perfect example of rags-to-riches. He was born in a poor family and worked as a janitor to earn his living. He was dropped out of school because his family couldn’t afford the fee.
Since his childhood, he used humor to cope with anxiety and depression. Today, he’s a successful actor and director trying to spread awareness about what it means to live an authentic life. He’s been doing charity work for many years without the intention to get media attention.
He made many funny tweets
He loves making funny comments. This is something that naturally comes from within.
He loves chatting with fans
During an interview with Hollywood Reporter, he explained why he prefers to chat with his fans instead of taking a selfie with them. He is of the view that selfie stops life.
- Shirley Douglas
Shirley Douglas was a Canadian stage and television veteran actress. She was an extraordinary woman who led a very different life from other female actors, but something tragic happened to her at the age of 86.
We all lost this beautiful gem in April 2020 due to acute pneumonia (not Covid-19), confirmed by his son Kiefer Sutherland.
A true advocate for humanity
She moved to California with her husband and played an active role in the American Rights Movement. In the 60’s and 70’s, she joined a campaign that was fighting against the Vietnam War. She also took part in various protests for social causes without thinking for a second that it can affect her career.
Active participating in fundraising
She played a leading role in establishing the famous fundraising called Friends of the Black Panthers. Her US work permit was rejected after that she was also arrested in 1969 for alleged conspiracy charges. The case was dismissed later.
Here’s how the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau shared his sympathies to the late actor’s family.
Role in promoting healthcare
The late veteran actress was a promoter of public health for which the whole country is appreciative to this day. She made unpaid appearances in any women and kids health events where she talks about health issues and how to prevent them.
- Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynold, a 34-year-old Canadian-American actor, is an accomplished A-lister and another incredibly down-to-earth celebrity in our list.
He loves trolling like any other guy
He’s a nice and normal guy who finds joy in little thing. He’s a good looking established man but gets extra million points because he’s very down-to-earth and brags self-deprecating jokes. If ‘spousal trolling’ was a game, then Ryan Reynold would definitely win a gold medal.
Her wife Blake Lively From ‘Gossip Girl’ put a provocative photo with the movie actor (which is not Ryan) in September 2018 to promote her movie ‘A simple favor’. This is where Ryan stepped in and made a humorous comment ‘He seems nice’.
This is how he wished Blake on her birthday. He cropped her completely from the shot.
This is proof that he is an easy-going guy.
He does household chores
In an interview to Contact music, former wife Scarlett Johansson revealed that she leaves the tasks for Iron Man 2 star Ryan. He also loves cooking and irons his clothes.
He also added that ‘I love to bake and cook because this helps me know what is going into my food. I find cooking alone, very therapeutic’.
He bakes a cake for his wife Blake on her 33rd birthday as well.
His Bromance moments with Hugh Jackman
No one doe’s bromance better than Ryan Reynolds. I feel that this is Ryan’s way of showing undying love for his co-actor and friend.
He loves children
He really worked hard to get in shape for Deadpool. On the set of Deadpool, he met many cancer patient kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He even makes a young patient’s wish come true by giving him his mask and gloves.
He’s a true hero
A burn victim posted his picture in the Deadpool costume and said ‘It would make my dream come true if Ryan Reynolds got to see this post. I learned to do the splits just for this photo’.
To my surprise, Ryan actually WOWED by this post and replied in his epic way.
He’s so so funny
Look at his tweets. He’s such a dedicated father. I must say he’s a true role model for all the dads out there.
- Cobie Smulders
If I have to name one actor who cleverly treads the line between elite and down to earth, I would definitely mention Cobie Smulders from ‘How I Met Your Mother‘. She’s bold, beautiful, and has a heart of gold.
She’s among the list of those superstars who aren’t a part of big controversies. She’s a simple woman with a lot to achieve.
She’s a complete home person
She doesn’t like glamorous parties and VIP events. It has been highlighted by various celeb magazines that she declines party invites because he doesn’t like dressing up and going out.
Instead, she prefers watching a movie with her husband while enjoying pizza. She still loves reading comic books. When she was a child, she wishes to become a mermaid. This is lovely!
Look what a famous software game developer tweeted about her.
She loves nature and natural things
A lot of people are using YouTube as a platform to promote their products, even custom essay.
On September 2020, a video was uploaded On YouTube by the Associated Press. The video features the actress where she is encouraging people to ‘don’t throw trash outside’.
A symbol of ‘women empowerment.’
She’s an empowered woman who doesn’t hide away her pain. In 2007 at the age of 25, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was too young to fight this disease, but after undergoing several surgeries, she’s now a living a life of a true survivor.
She also kicks off an important movement to empower women suffering from ovarian cancer so that they can make informed decisions and manage their disease effectively. According to a personal statement help provider, 1 in 78 women is affected by ovarian cancer.
She doesn’t shy away from sharing her story and see it as a responsibility to support other women.
Association with Planet Oat Project
Her partnership with Planet Oat is no surprise as she is a true environmentalist and often posts about preserving Mother Nature on her social media accounts.
She used a pair of tongs and picked up pieces of trash and plastic wrappers in the vicinity. She posed for various photos in her denim shorts and a white National CleanUp Day T-shirt.
Most big-screen actors and celebrities have influential personalities. They have touched the public audience’s life in many ways. It doesn’t matter if they accept it or not they have a huge responsibility towards the society as well.
Without a doubt, finding, down-to-earth actors and celebrities are hard to find in today’s world. The biggest reason is that they prefer enjoying their lives privately and focus on what is profitable for them. It is important for the new celebs to realize that it is us who made them famous. Money and fame don’t make a person better than others.
I hope now you’ve got a good idea about some great down-to-earth celebs who less like to engage in scandals and more in good and practical things in life.
Claudia Jeffrey is currently working as a Sr. Research Analyst & Lifestyle Blogger at Dissertation Assistance UK, the best place for students to get assistance for complex research projects and assignments. She is a WordPress blogger and writes on diverse niches from health to entertainment.