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    After hearing a distress call from his yacht off the coast of France, "The X Factor" judge Simon Cowell sent a small vessel to save nine people on a sinking boat, according to The San Francisco Gate. Learn more about real heroic feats on two hours of "20/20" Friday, starting at 9 p.m. ET.
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    While filming a movie in Scotland in 2011, Brad Pitt saved a woman from being trampled. He pulled her to safety after she stumbled and landed in the path of a crowd of extras surging down a street for a film scene, The Scottish Sun reported. Learn more about real heroic feats on two hours of "20/20" Friday, starting at 9 p.m. ET.
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    In 2009, Demi Moore reposted a tweet from a woman threatening suicide, adding, "Hope you are joking." Word of the tweet reached the San Jose Police Department, which found the woman and took her into custody for evaluation.
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    Harrison Ford spotted a lost Boy Scout in Yellowstone National Park from his helicopter in 2001 and picked him up. In a separate, earlier incident, Ford also used his helicopter to rescued a stranded hiker.
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    In 1994, Howard Stern may have helped stop a man from jumping from a bridge. The man called Stern's radio show and said he was about to jump; Stern kept him on the phone until police arrived at the scene.
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    Kate Winslet poses with her trophy at the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Cali. on Feb. 22, 2009. Winslet was credited with saving mogul Richard Branson's mother during a house fire at Branson's British Virgin Islands' mansion in August 2011.
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    Mark Harmon is seen on set of NCIS in this April 25, 2012 file photo. Harmon broke the windows of a burning car with a sledgehammer to help two teenage boys out of the vehicle, the Associated Press reported in 2006.
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    Mila Kunis turned a worker's head to keep him from choking during a violent seizure and volunteered to ride in the ambulance with him when paramedics arrived, TMX reported in May 2012.
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    "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey used a crowbar to pull pry open the doors of a flipped car and pull a teenage boy to safety in April 2012.
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    Rapper/Actor T.I. is seen outside The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Aug. 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, Cali. In October 2010, T.I. drove to the scene of a reported suicide attempt and recorded a video message to a man standing on a building ledge. A negotiator showed the video to the man, who later stepped back from the ledge and met with T.I.
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    In 2011, a bystander's video captured Ryan Gosling breaking up a fight on a New York City street.
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    Sean Penn took a boat to help rescue those stranded when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
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    In 1996, while vacationing on his yacht in the Mediterranean, Tom Cruise sent a boat to rescue people who had escaped their burning sailboat. Two years later, Cruise was a hailed as a hero after chasing away muggers attacking one of his neighbors in London. Learn more about real heroic feats on two hours of "20/20" Friday, starting at 9 p.m. ET.
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