In Hollywood, there are more than a handful of celebrities who aren’t as nice as they appear to be on-screen. They can be drama queens, spoiled, and sometimes even conceited with their self-proclaimed good looks and Hollywood money. So don’t be fooled by the parts they play, because although they appear sweet and dreamy in their romcom roles, they may be true blue “bad boys” in real life.
However, there are some winners in Hollywood. They are the guys who are genuine throughout their entire core. Their personality shines through to us even from behind the fake and plastered walls of “celebrityville.”
One such man is Adam Sandler. Sandler has starred in romcoms like Mr. Deeds and 50 First Dates, and I think it is safe to say that the roles he plays reflect how kind he is in real life. Although he always plays the funny guy, he also always manages to show is warm heart.
In Mr. Deeds, Sandler plays Longfellow Deeds, a regular guy from New Hampshire. After his long-lost uncle dies, he inherits a fortune as well as Preston Blake’s company, which carries him to New York.
While in New York, Deeds falls for the journalist-in-disguise Pam Dawson (played by Winona Ryder). And even though she breaks his heart by lying to him about her true occupation, Deeds finds it in himself to forgive her.
Besides the fact the Sandler and Deeds are both extremely funny (Deeds writes comical greeting cards in the movie), Sandler and his on-screen character have a few more things in common. First, they have lived a significant part of their lives in New Hampshire; and second, both Sandler and Deeds are very charitable. In Mr. Deeds after Sandler’s character receives his fortune, he is more than generous with the wads of cash that he hands out to random people. In real life Sandler is just as giving, which was made apparent with his $1,000,000 donation to the Boys and Girls club of Manchester, New Hampshire back in 2007.
Will Smith is another one of those guys who you can’t help but love. In many of his movies, like I Am Legend, Hancock, and Men in Black, he plays a rough-n-tough “manly man.” Fortunately, we got to see the sweet side of him when he took is guard down in the romcom Hitch.
In Hitch, Smith plays Alex Hitchens, a consultant for men who want to make the woman of their dreams fall in love with them. As he demonstrates his natural ability to speak with girls throughout the film, even we can’t resist his charm. In this movie, what makes him different from most guys is that he actually is interested in finding true love, not just another one-night-stand.
Unfortunately, it takes Sarah Melas (Smith’s co-star in Hitch played by Eva Mendes) a long time to figure out his authentic personality.
Luckily it didn’t take long for Jada Pinkett to realize his warm heart; for in 1997, she became Jada Pinkett-Smith.
The chemistry that this famous couple exudes is nothing short of bona fide love. Whether on the red carpet or simply out to eat, it is clear that Smith cares for his wife with the utmost respect. That is the kind of treatment that every girl desires, making Will Smith another one of the nicest actors in Hollywood.
Rounding out the list of the nicest guys in Hollywood, Paul Rudd is an obvious candidate. On-screen or off-screen, he looks like the kind of guy that you would want to be best friends with.
In 2009, Rudd starred in the romantic comedy I Love You, Man as Peter Klaven.
At first it seems that Peter has the perfect life: he is close with his family, he has a gorgeous fiancé (Rashida Jones), and a job selling real estate in California. However as plans for his wedding to Zooey Rice commence, he quickly realizes that he doesn’t know who to ask to be his best man. In fact, he realizes that he doesn’t have any best friends at all.
This movie quickly turns into a quest for Klaven to find the perfect person to stand with him at the altar. When he finds Sydney Fife (played by Jason Segel), you know you are in for some laughs.
The fact that Rudd is so outrageously and awkwardly funny in this romcom transcends into his real life. Nobody can fake the kind of humor he displays, making him easy to get along with and loveable. Only just entering the Hollywood scene in the 90s, I’m sure there will be more comic relief to come from this Hollywood nice guy.
Contrary to what many people may think Hollywood is not completely full of spoiled brats. There are some genuine people who don’t believe they can get away with anything because they are Hollywood royalty (a.k.a Lindsay Lohan).
These three guys have proved that status is not everything in their lives. Although they are internationally known, they stay true to their roots and disprove the cliché that nice guys finish last. In my book they always finish first.