We must give a round of applause to Batman: The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale.
Without being pressured by movie studio Warner Bros., Bale visited Aurora, Colorado to show his support to the victims who were killed and injured last Friday during a midnight showing of his latest film.
The English-born actor, who joined by his wife Sandra Blazic, visited both the hospital where victims were healing, and the memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theater where the massacre occurred.
Bale has come a long way since his infamous on-set tirade, in which he uncontrollably yelled and screamed at a director of photography on the set of Terminator Salvation in 2008.
Since then, Bale has won an Academy Award and followed in his father’s activist footsteps, as late last year he filmed himself being assaulted while he tried to visit Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng.
Bale is turning into the Dark Knight himself as he continues to do the right thing in the wake of tragedy.
It’s inspiring to see celebrities come out of their shells and do the unexpected while helping those in need.
Take a look at a few other celebs who’ve lent a helping hand in the face of adversity.
Sean Penn was front and center as the world watched while Haiti crumbled in the wake of the 2010 earthquake that ravaged the island nation.
Through his efforts, Penn was awarded with the annual Peace Summit Award by Nobel Peace Laureates.
It’s also worth noting that Penn was heavily involved in the efforts in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit.
Jamaica Queens, NY emcee 50 Cent has been on a mission in 2012. His efforts to end hunger in Somalia have catapulted the former gangster into philanthropy-hood. As 50 says:
“I’m in Somalia to show the world the devastation that is taking place. Children going hungry everyday, even dying everyday from hunger…. The world needs to see what is going on.”
George Clooney and his father started work in Darfur, Sudan in 2005 and haven’t stopped since. George even went so far as to get arrested for leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C. earlier this year.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visited Damascus, Syria back in 2009 to meet with Iraqi refugees in the suburb of Jaramana.
Not to mention that between her efforts in Haiti and New Orleans, Jolie plans on healing the world of all its ills.