Entertainment 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
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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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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Kim Novak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Adele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble
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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