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Hollywood stars who stand with refugees and the IRC

Photo: Thomas Wolf, via Wikiimedia Commons

The International Rescue Committee has a long history of support from Hollywood, from Marlon Brando filming an appeal in 1957 to help Hungarian refugees fleeing Communism, to the United Talent Agency (UTA) cancelling its annual Oscars party in 2017 to rally its stars in the wake of the Trump Administration's refugee ban. 

Here are some of the actors, including our dedicated IRC Voices, who have lent their public support to the IRC and refugees over the years:

Marlon Brando

George and Amal Clooney

Romola Garai

Rashida Jones

 

Mandy Patinkin

 

Stars who support the IRC

Meet some of the Hollywood stars who are standing with the International Rescue Committee and refugees, and helping to raise awareness of the worst refugee crises of their times.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart speaks onstage at the Annual Freedom Award benefit hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 4, 2015 in New York City. Photo: Brian Ach/Getty/IRC

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  • George Clooney meets with IRC aid workers in southern Sudan in 2006. He also spoke with dozens of people who fled the brutal conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region. Photo: Melissa Winkler/IRC

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  • Actor, writer, producer and IRC Voice Rashida Jones and IRC medic supervisor El Noon talk with Burmese refugees in the Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand in 2011. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC

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  • Actress Liv Ullman visits refugees fleeing conflict in southeast Asia in 1990 as part of an IRC Board delegation. Photo: IRC

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  • Tony and Emmy award–winning star of stage and screen Mandy Patinkin carries a young refugee onto a beach in Lesbos, Greece in 2015 after her family made a perilous crossing of the Aegean Sea to seek safety in Europe. Photo: Bill Megalos/IRC

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  • Actress and IRC Voice Piper Perabo greets refugees arriving on the island of Lesbos, Greece in 2015 with water and fresh fruit after their dangerous voyage on an overcrowded raft.  Photo: ZEpaminondas/IRC

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  • Musician, actor and IRC Voice John Legend visits the IRC’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York in 2011. The programme helps prepare refugee and immigrant children for school in the fall. Photo: Eric Williams/IRC

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  • Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies visits the Milas family from Syria at a refugee assistance point in Serbia near the Croatian border in 2016. Photo: Monique Jaques/IRC

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