There are just some celebrities that you can’t help but love, you know the ones. They stay out of the typical Hollywood drama; they use their platforms to support marginalized groups and worthy causes; they’re great at their craft and people just can’t seem to get enough of their goodness. In other words, they’re just unproblematic.
In a recent Reddit thread, users shared “that one celebrity that has like no haters” and there are some pretty great answers here.
We’ve got everyone from Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire fame to Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. There’s also everyone’s favorite country goddess, Dolly Parton, and the internet’s pride and joy, Betty White. Of course, not everyone could agree and there were some surprisingly controversial mentions, like late Jeopardy! show host Alex Trebek.
Check out the list for yourself and see if you agree with the other names mentioned.
1. Rick Moranis
The guy stopped acting to take care of his kids after his wife’s death.
2. Maggie Smith
Professor McGonagall is the most underrated Harry Potter character in the series.
She is so funny, even when she is strictly serious! But I mostly praise Maggie Smith for her line delivery in general.
3. Andre the Giant
I was fortunate enough to catch a screening of The Princess Bride in Nashville a couple of years ago; Cary Elwes (who plays the love interest) was there after the show and told some stories about working with different cast members. when he got to Andre, he recounted how he was the “mood maker” of the cast and always had a smile on his face. he even broke his foot during one of the last scenes but powered through it because the other actors had been filming all day and wanted to go home.
4. John Candy
Polka polka polka! This man was a gem and we didn’t appreciate him nearly enough.
5. Grant Imahara
Man, I grew up watching him on Mythbusters. I remember being so happy to see him there, because he’s Asian, and when he started Mythbusters there weren’t a lot of Asians doing stuff that he does on screen. Gone too soon.
6. Julie Andrews
I effing LOVE her story about how Walt Disney waited for her to give birth before filming Mary Poppins. Keep in mind at that stage Julie Andrews was nothing more than a mildly successful West End/Broadway actress. The fact that one of the biggest film producers at the time wanted her specifically to play Mary Poppins AND he was happy to wait until after her pregnancy is a true testament to her phenomenal acting and singing ability.
7. Bob Ross
There’s a twitch channel called Bob Ross that streams reruns of his shows. It’s amazing.
8. Mads Mikkelsen
He’s probably the only actor whose films I will seek out and watch just because he’s in it. There’s something about him just strangely captivating
9. LeVar Burton
I wish I was LeVar Burton.
10. Viggo Mortensen
He once gave my mom some chocolates, she still talks about it haha. In an industry rife with ego and jerks, he’s a great guy.
11. Dolly Parton
She had me at, “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!” She does plenty of good in this world.
12. Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek was a absolute genius and there will never be someone like him again and plus he made jeapordy what it is now it will not be the same without him RIP
13. Betty White
That’s because all her haters are dead.
14. Cookie Monster
Best AMA ever.
15. Dev Patel
Seems like the most lovely of people and everyone that works with him sings his praises.
16. Danny Trejo
Suprised I didn’t see this higher, he kinda is the whole rehabilitation package and actively gives back alot. Won’t play villains that win, actively gives talks in prison and has tried to give Mexicans it’s very own super hero via machete.
17. Hugh Jackman
I’ve literally never read or heard a bad thing about him.
18. Weird Al Yankovic
Patton Oswalt once said that Weird Al is the lone exception to the phrase “never meet your heroes.”
19. Brendan Fraser
He’s so good in Scrubs! Briefly, but a great performance.
20. Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito saved the life of a thirteen year old, who says (he’s an adult now) that he was suicidal from the abuse he was enduring at a boarding school. On a ski trip, he was on a lift and DeVito, who sat next to him, noticed something was wrong and offered support, referencing the abuse he also endured at a Catholic School. This guy says everyone ignored his cry for help, but DeVito saw a defeated teenager and was the first person to listen to him and believe him.