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Another Top 10 Surprisingly Down To Earth Celebrities

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Script written by Laura Keating Man, don’t some celebrities just seem like the snobbiest, rudest, meanest people on earth? Well, not all of them are like that! In fact, some celebrities are some of the most genuine, kind and patient people – that happen to be famous – that you will ever meet! Some super nice celebrities include Jimmy Fallon, Emma Stone, Keanu Reeves, Dave Grohl, Amy Poehler, and John Cena!

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Another Top 10 Surprisingly Down To Earth Celebrities

Just because you made it big doesn’t mean you need to get a big head. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for Another Top 10 Surprisingly Down-to-Earth Celebrities.

For this list, we’re looking at famous folks who might be stars, but still seem to have their feet planted firmly on the ground. If you don’t see someone you think should be here, make sure to check out our first list on the subject.

#10: Matt Damon

His roles have covered a spectrum of personas, topics and genres, from action to sci-fi, historical pieces to dramas. But even after an Oscar win, and many more nominations, this Massachusetts native hasn’t seemed to let his A-list status get to his head. Coming from a modest background, the versatile actor always seems to remember where he came from, whether he’s showing some Boston pride, or sticking up for the little guy. Interviewers have also reported that he is “down to earth” and - as they might say in South Side - “Wicked smaht.”

#9: Jennifer Lawrence

After breaking out in a big way, the world fell in love with this talented actress. She just seemed so NORMAL: geeking out at her first Oscar gala, never taking questions - or herself - too seriously. But that was just an act, right? Part of the “Katniss doesn’t play by the rules” persona to help market “The Hunger Games,” perhaps? Seems not. With this lady, what you see is what you get. Sure, it probably doesn’t hurt that she’s typecast as authentic characters, but it’s something she could run with in real life. But if being typecast as “real” because you’re real is wrong, who wants to be right?

#8: George Takei

He used to be just a Trekkie favorite, but since taking to social media he has become a beloved household name everywhere. Coming from both humble, and tragic origins – his family was held in Japanese internment camps in America during WWII – Takei rose to stardom as helmsman Mr. Sulu, on the original Star Trek series. But these days, he loves to spend time with his fans. He happily answers questions, signs autographs, and is always gracious. Not to mention, he is an avid human rights advocate and is not afraid to speak up against injustice when he sees it.

#7: Eddie Redmayne

Just because you’ve won an Oscar doesn’t mean you don’t want to do normal things - like run some errands, talk with local shopkeepers, or even deal with a flat tire. None of this should be shocking, but when you get used to seeing celebs that seem to want to perch on the highest pedestal they can find, it’s nice to see actors like Eddie Redmayne doing just those things after all “The Theory of Everything” hoopla. He’s one of those artists that reminds us that when you see their faces on the big-screen, they are at WORK. It’s just a job; it’s fun and glamorous, but it’s a job. And like any job, you still have a life to live around it.

#6: Amy Poehler

Not only is she an amazing comedian and feminist icon, but it also turns out she is really nice and normal in real life! This is coming from just about every single person who’s ever come in contact with the actress and comedian, saying she’s funny, gracious, and extremely easy to work with. Fans got a bit more of this in her sincere, thoughtful, and of course hilarious memoir “Yes, Please,” in which she chronicles her life, shares stories about friends she made along her way to stardom, and doles out practical advice. All in all, Amy Poehler is the sort of person you wish were your best friend.

#5: Jimmy Fallon

Former SNL cast member turned host of The Tonight Show, this actor/comedian/writer has been tickling our funny bones for some time. Fallon has never let his status get in the way of interacting with his fans, the same fans who frequently report how willing he is to snap a quick photo, or sign an autograph when he’s spotted out on the town. Others have commented on how modest he is. A hard worker, Fallon seems genuinely grateful for the opportunities he’s had, and remains grounded whether he’s making people laugh with an amazing lip-sync battle, or laughing his way through a round of Wheel of Musical Impressions.

#4: Daniel Radcliffe

Best known for his breakout role as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has been taking on some interesting roles since hanging up his wand. Despite being one of the most recognizable people of his generation, Radcliffe seems to have stayed pretty normal – due in large part, it seems, to the fact that he never takes himself very seriously. Whether he’s mocking his own status as a superstar, taking part in elaborate pranks, or accepting movie roles that might make others gag, he’s still the Chosen One to us.

#3: Emma Stone

Despite being one of the highest paid actresses in the world by the age of 28, this Academy Award winner has not forgotten about others. It’d be easy to point out how charming she is, or how slick her mad lip syncing skills are, but the moment that nabbed her spot on this list has got to be the infamous paparazzi signs. After noting that they were being tailed by photographers, Stone and Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield decided to put their star power to good use, with Stone quickly making signs to direct people’s attention to charities and organizations that could use more attention than them.

#2: Dave Grohl

Considered one of the coolest people in the music industry, here’s a musician who knows how to keep it real. He’s had this reputation for over 20 years, so it’s safe to say it’s legit. Foo Fighters founder and front man Dave Grohl has consistently been called funny and easygoing, not to mention a down-to-earth dad. Also, he gives often to charity, has been known to leave $1000 tips, and even performs in the garages of ardent fans, as a strong advocate of garage bands himself. Plus, if he promises a show, he gives a damn show – even if his leg’s broken! He’s basically a normal guy living an extraordinary life, and he seems all too happy to give back.

Before we unveil of number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Emma Watson
- John Cena
- Meryl Streep

#1: Keanu Reeves

So much more than a seemingly ageless/pretty face, the Chosen One of the Matrix is also one of the kindest, most sensible people in Hollywood. For YEARS, fans have reported on how warm and friendly he is upon meeting them, but more than that he goes out of his way to interact with and help people. In 1997, he famously spent the day talking, sharing food and hanging out with a homeless man - just to be a decent human being. Never on a high horse, he’s been known to offer seats and assistance to those in need while taking public transportation, proving you’re never too famous to be a good person.

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