Celebrities Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble  

Rebecca High
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Humble: to have or show a low estimate of one's own importance. Humility is a rare virtue, particularly in a social media-saturated world where narcissism reigns, and it's often associated with trustworthiness or being "down-to-earth." An icon who by definition is always in the spotlight, isn’t the typical poster child for someone with an unassuming demeanor. As Kendrick Lamar ironically raps to his competition: “Sit down, be humble” …in theory so that Kendrick can then have the stage to himself. That’s how NOT to be humble.

There are, however, some notable celebs who are not only exceedingly famous (and often wealthy), but who also tend to shy away from the spotlight and live simply while generously working behind-the-scenes for philanthropic and social justice causes. From movie stars to former presidents to musicians, 

Is anyone missing from the list who should receive a shoutout for thankless heroism? Or have you observed one of these celebrities boast once too often to be considered humble? Vote and re-rank this list!

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 59 Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...more

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
louisa added age 33 Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 37 Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She gained critical acclaim as the title character on ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 68 Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Dec. at 89 (1908-1997) James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 53 Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden ...more

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
bridgetchristine1.0 added age 59 Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is a Danish American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many ...more

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 29 Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 52 Shania Twain, OC is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Twain is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 75 million albums worldwide. She is also the best selling ...more

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 41 Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, Adams has featured in listings of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Her ...more

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Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 57 Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show. Lynch's television cameos include an ...more

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Kim Novak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 85 Kim Novak is an American actress. She began her career in 1954 at age 21, and came to prominence almost immediately with a leading role in the film Picnic. Other films from this period of her ...more

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
BobMcFiggins added age 78 Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial ...more

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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 35 Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American-German actress, singer, model and director. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. At ...more

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Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
beukeboom added age 48 Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress, producer and voice artist. Her film debut was in the well-received romantic comedy-drama Empire Records. She first gained widespread ...more

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Dec. at 91 (1901-1992) Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally ...more

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Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 49 Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the television series Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ and Home and ...more

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Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 91 Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role ...more

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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 57 Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. ...more

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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 35 Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has set and broke several records ...more

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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 33 Lindsey Caroline Vonn is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the United States Ski Team. She has won four World Cup championships—one of two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie ...more

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Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added Dec. at 85 (1923-2008) Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played the leading role in The Ten Commandments; Touch ...more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 38 Sarah Michelle Prinze is an American actress and producer. After being spotted by an agent at the age of four in New York City, she made her acting debut in the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of ...more

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 62 William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 93 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
yomn added age 49 Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...more

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Fred Rogers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Dec. at 75 (1928-2003) Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928-February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was known as the creator, ...more

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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 48 Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, ...more

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Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012) Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming ...more

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John Krasinski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Down in Florida added age 38 John Burke Krasinski is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He is known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. His film credits include Away We Go, Leatherheads, ...more

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
mattzeroable added age 53 Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, musician, and author. Reeves is most well known for his acting career, beginning in 1985 and spanning for more than three decades. ...more

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Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 71 Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the ...more

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Matt1345 added age 45 Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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Laura Dern is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 51 Laura Elizabeth Dern is an American actress, film director, and producer. Dern has acted in such films as Mask and Smooth Talk, Blue Velvet, Fat Man and Little Boy, Wild at Heart, Jurassic Park, ...more

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
TheWelshGuy added age 64 Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress. Lauper has sold over 50 million albums and 20 million singles. She has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New ...more

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Melinda Gates is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 53 Melinda French Gates, is an American businessperson and philanthropist. She is the wife of Bill Gates, and the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She worked at Microsoft, ...more

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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
LindeVanWonteghem added age 24 Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band One Direction after a 2010 audition as a solo artist for ...more

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Jeff Tweedy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
beukeboom added age 50 Jeffrey Scot "Jeff" Tweedy is an American songwriter, musician, record producer best known as the leader of the bands Wilco, Tweedy, Golden Smog, Loose Fur, and Uncle Tupelo.

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Down in Florida added age 30 Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more

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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 39 John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Academy Award. In 2007, ...more

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Mahershala Ali is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 44 Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, commonly known as Mahershala Ali, is an American actor best known for his role as Remy Danton in the television series House of Cards, Colonel Boggs in The Hunger Games: ...more

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
bridgetchristine1.0 added age 36 Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream ...more

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Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
beukeboom added age 28 Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence playing the title character in the Harry Potter film series. Radcliffe made his acting debut at age ten in ...more

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 55 Steven John "Steve" Carell is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. After a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell found greater fame for ...more

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
Spector404 added age 80 Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more

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Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 50 Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, filmmaker and producer. He first became known for appearing in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. He is best ...more

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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 50 Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He portrayed the Marvel Comics character, Bruce Banner / The Hulk in The Avengers, and will reprise his role in ...more

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 49 Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 27 Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films ...more

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Ava DuVernay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
age 45 Ava Marie DuVernay is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature ...more