Charitable Celebs Who Lend Their Famous Names to Worthy Causes (PHOTOS)

By: Gabrielle Chung / May 13, 2012

George Clooney Arrested!
The actor gets cuffed during a protest in D.C.
Who says celebrities only blow their millions on mansions and cars?

A-listers like Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have all pitched in and contributed time and money to charitable causes over the years. Lately, Oscar-nominee George Clooney has been making waves with his activism — even getting arrested with the CEO of Jewish World Watch after protesting at the Sudanese embassy on March 16, 2012.

Who else has been using their fame to help the world? Click through the gallery to find out!

Now more than ever, celebs are rolling up their sleeves and speaking out for a great cause. Along with Lisa Edelstein and How I Met Your Mother‘s Josh RadnorHotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle is continuing his work against injustice in Darfur by partaking in the Walk to End Genocide happening this May.

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