What could be better than spending all day with some of the most gentle and incredible animals on the planet? That’s what we thought. One zookeeper doesn’t only get to care for his giraffes, but he had built a really special bond with them, too.
Spotting The Group
A visitor was busy exploring a zoo in Skopje, North Macedonia when they happened to notice a zookeeper in with the giraffes. Although they are the tallest animals in the world, giraffes are usually pretty peaceful toward humans. However, these giraffes took their loving nature one step further with their zookeeper friend – and the world is now lucky enough to see their friendship.
Creating A Bond
It wasn’t long before the guest knew they needed to take out their camera and get snapping. While the zookeeper was trying to go about his business and make sure that the animals were cared for, they couldn’t help but follow him around. It was almost as though the giraffes were pleased to have their favorite human back by their side.
A Lasting Trust
Sometimes, the most touching photos are the ones that are taken when someone has no idea. It appeared as though the zookeeper was so caught up spending time with his long-necked friends that he had no idea someone else had spotted their bond. Instead, he spent the time playing with the giraffes, making sure they all got some love, and feeding them one by one.
Some of us are lucky enough to have a bond with our animals. However, one zookeeper has taken things to a new level thanks to the way he had built a relationship with his giraffes. Not all of us ever get to experience what it’s like to be so close to the animals, let alone how it feels for them to love us back.
Robin Williams was known for his upbeat and wacky behavior in such roles as the eponymous Patch Adams and the Genie from Aladdin. Although he struggled with depression for most of his career, he never seemed to fail in making people laugh. You have to wonder what the Jumanji reboot would have been like if Williams was around to reprise his role as Alan Parrish, the boy who was trapped in the board game for almost thirty years.
Alan Rickman started his career quite late in his life. Although he had a long stage career, his first film role was the villain Hans Gruber in the original Die Hard, at the age of 42. Since then, he has gone on to become an international icon among actors as Snape in the Harry Potter series. His characteristic deep voice and unmatched stage presence would have been a perfect match for films like Dunkirk or Logan.
Brittany Murphy was another stereotypical blonde beauty. That didn’t mean that she was stereotypical where actors are concerned. Murphy’s performances in a myriad of roles were typified by her emotive way of speaking, and captivating beauty. Her most memorable role was probably in Clueless in 1995. She is also well known for playing the ditzy but lovable teenaged cousin Luanne Platter on King of the Hill.
Paul Newman is a prime example among very versatile actors. His filmography includes significant roles in The Hustler (1961), Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), and Slap Shot (1977). Aside from being an actor, he also directed, produced, and raced cars. His final acting performance was as the voice of Doc Hudson in Pixar’s Cars. With such a storied life and filmography, it’s hard to think that we won’t see Newman doing any more charity or philanthropy work. It would have been nice to see a second The Sting movie, as well.
John Candy is remembered as the jubilant and versatile actor from the Canadian Second City improv enterprise. He appeared alongside a wide range of co-stars such as Katherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. He was the driving force behind many successful comedies such as Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. It definitely would have been interesting to see what Candy would have done if he was cast as an actor in a modern comedy, such as Guns Akimbo or The Wrong Missy.
After getting his start on the TV soap opera The Young And The Restless, Paul Walker garnered international stardom as the main protagonist of The Fast and the Furious franchise. He’s remembered by actors such as Vin Diesel as being a close friend and co-star. The remaining scenes for Furious 7 were completed using footage of Walker’s brothers, who stepped in to help complete Walker’s participation in the series. The series itself lives on as well, with a planned ninth installment to follow 2017’s The Fate of the Furious.
Audrey Hepburn is one of the most prominent actors and humanitarians from the world of film and fashion. Born in Brussels, she became one of the foremost icons in the world of both fashion and film. She starred in several prominent Hollywood movies like Roman Holiday and My Fair Lady. She studied ballet early in her life under Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam and lived in a myriad of places throughout her life, including Belgium, England, and Wales.
Patrick Swayze is remembered for kicking some serious backsides in films such as Roadhouse. He also proved to be a versatile actor in more somber pieces like Ghost. Either way, it would be nice to see a resurgence of Patrick’s style and presence, especially considering the recent popularity of action films like The Expendables. Recently, a documentary was released in 2019 entitled I Am Patrick Swayze. The film recounts the life of this phenomenal actor along with testimonials from co-stars who were close to him.
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan was another example of an actor with serious acting chops. He was famous for playing the gentle giant John Coffey alongside Tom Hanks in The Green Mile. He’s also remembered for playing a myriad of influential roles with deep voices in films such as Sin City and Daredevil. Although we’ve still got plenty of muscle-bound men starring in movies nowadays, it would be nice to see Duncan in something like Extraction or The Gentlemen.
Another classic Hollywood man’s man, Gregory Peck is famous for his performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mocking Bird. He also starred in several other Oscar-nominated roles, like in The Keys To The Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman’s Agreement, and Twelve O’Clock High. He was also granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. He definitely brought an element of class to the often scandalous world of Hollywood stars. It would be nice to see him in a new venture like First Man, or even Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
English-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian Elizabeth Taylor are one of the most enduring names in Hollywood history. She got her start as a popular child actress in the 1940’s and went on to become one of the most famous classic Hollywood actors in the 1950s. Taylor had major roles in several Hollywood films, as well as a series of cameos and smaller roles in later films and television performances, such as her appearance as herself on The Nanny.
Heath Ledger became an international sensation when he starred in The Dark Knight as the film’s villain The Joker. Ledger’s spirited interpretation of the character and his phenomenal method-acting performance is well known for bordering on legitimate insanity. Even still, it’s undeniable that the man had some serious acting chops. Although they were able to finish his footage in The Dark Knight with some creative CGI, it would have been nice to see Heath continue his promising acting career.
Although he was best known for his lengthy and accomplished singing career, Sinatra starred in several films alongside stars like Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Cliff in From Here To Eternity. He was also nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as an addict in The Man With The Golden Arm. Another one of his most famous roles was as Danny Ocean in the original Ocean’s Eleven. It would be cool to see him in one of the new Ocean’s movies as a cameo.
Another big-name comedian who was taken before his time, Chris Farley is remembered for his spirited performances on Saturday Night Live as a variety of off-the-wall characters. He also played several minor film roles such as the bus driver in Billy Madison and the security guard in Wayne’s World. We don’t exactly have a shortage of off-the-wall character actors in today’s Hollywood climate. But still, that doesn’t mean that Farley would have been out of place in films like The Hangover.
Carrie Fisher lives on in the memories of many men who were boys in the ’70s. Seeing her as Princess Leia in Star Wars was definitely a sight to see. She also had an extensive and lesser-known career outside of the Star Wars franchise. Fisher even wrote a book herself and wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation in 1990. Much like Heath Ledger, Carrie’s posthumous performance as Leia in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was completed through a crafty combination of archived footage and CGI.
The Duke himself. John Wayne is one of the most (if not the most) legendary actors in the entire western genre. His performance in films like True Grit and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. His performances went beyond the western film genre, as well. He is also famous for his political views and personal life. If the western film genre ever sees a major resurgence, it will be a shame not to see The Duke back where he belongs. Of course, he definitely would have fit right in with the recent film The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.
Marlon Brando is best remembered today for his role as Don Corleone in The Godfather series. Of course, he had a long and storied career well before that role. He was one of the foremost actors of the 20th century, starring in great classics like A Streetcar Named Desire. He also is a pioneer of the method acting philosophy. He was also well known for his activism, playing a large role in supporting the civil rights movement.
Another classic Hollywood hunk, Cary Grant made a name for himself in Vaudeville acts throughout the ’20s before moving to California in the 1930s. He is remembered for his pretty face, transatlantic accent, and sense of comic timing. He starred in a wide range of Hollywood productions and was considered one of the foremost leading men in the film industry for his time. He is perhaps best known for his role alongside Jimmy Stewart and Katharine Hepburn in Philadelphia Story.
What can be said about Marilyn Monroe that hasn’t been said already? She had one of the most glamorous presences of all time. She even remains a mainstay in the hearts of Hollywood lovers everywhere. Although her foray into film was often less-than-well-received, it goes without saying that she would be a welcome presence in today’s cinematic climate. She definitely would have been welcome among actors in recent romantic pieces like Last Christmas or Irresistible.
James Gandolfini is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in HBO’s The Sopranos. However, he had actually enjoyed a relatively successful career prior to this. He appeared in films like True Romance and Crimson Tide before landing his breakout role as Tony in HBO’s classic psychological mobster series. Gandolfini was a much better actor than his career lived up to. It would have been nice to see him in a recent Ocean’s movie, or something to that effect.
Best known for his role as Jack Tripper on the TV comedy Three’s Company, John Ritter was also the son of country singer Tex Ritter and the father of the actors Jason and Tyler Ritter. He also had a long film career spanning from 1970 to his passing in 2003. Some of his work was even posthumously released up until 2006. Ritter would have been right at home in such modern films as The Hangover or The Wrong Missy.
One of the most famous rebels in the history of cinema, James Dean is easily one of the most iconic names on this list. He started his career early on as a teen heartthrob in East of Eden. He also went on to star as an iconic angsty teen in Rebel Without a Cause. To this day, he is still considered one of the foremost heartthrobs in Hollywood history. He would fit right in with modern hunks like Ryan Gosling.
Hollywood raised Natalie Wood. Her first significant role was at the age of eight as the little girl in Miracle on 34th Street. From that starting point, she went on to star in many major roles throughout her teenage and adult years, such as Rebel Without A Cause. Nowadays, we might even be hard-pressed to find a male lead to match her energy like James Dean could in Rebel.
Bruce Lee is a veritable legend when it comes to martial arts and film making. When he was still alive, he was passionate about martial arts philosophy and the power behind films as a medium. It comes as no surprise, since he was a major teacher and philosopher in the field of fighting. He was involved in a few different interesting projects around the time of his passing, including the incomplete movie Game of Death, in which he plays an actor targeted by assassins for calling out corruption in the film industry.
Grasping early success as a Broadway actor, Henry Fonda quickly rose to fame after his breakthrough role as Bettie Davis’ fiancee in the film Jezebel. He went on to have several successful roles, and even won an Academy Award for Best Actor. His best-known part is probably as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath. During World War II, Fonda famously enlisted in the United States Navy, claiming that he “didn’t want to be a fake in a war studio.”
Everybody’s favorite tramp. Charlie Chaplin started his acting career at the young age of five, starring in stage performances between his own childhood hardships after his mother succumbed to mental illness. He went on to become an international sensation and one of the most fondly remembered actors from the silent era. Unfortunately, his career did not translate well into talkie productions. That being said, he would be a welcome presence today, when a lot of major actors seem to take themselves all too seriously.
Katharine Hepburn was a leading lady in the Hollywood actors scene for over sixty years. She appeared in a range of different roles and genres, from wacky comedy to literary drama. Mostly remembered for her role as Jo March in Little Women, she also famously starred in The Philadelphia Story alongside Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. Fewer literary titles are getting made these days, but it would still be nice to see Hepburn in a recent title like Dunkirk. She also could have had a cameo in the remake of Little Women.
Although Christopher Reeve appeared in several acclaimed films (such as The Bostonians and The Remains of the Day), his best-known role is easily as the Man of Steel himself, Superman. His performance as Clark Kent and his super-powered alter-ego is part of one of the most enduring classic superhero movies. If he was alive today, it’s quite likely he would have gotten in on the explosion of modern superhero films in some capacity.
The King of Rock and Roll is known for being one of the best selling musical artists in the history of humanity. However, some people don’t know that Elvis also had a storied acting career. Although he was not exactly famous for his acting chops, he occupied a certain space in the Hollywood psyche that has generated a cult following. If he were alive today, he would likely enjoy some pretty significant cameos in some recent musical comedies and dramas.
Jack Lemmon was a very prominent actor throughout his life, starring in a myriad of roles between 1949 and 2001. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor a whopping eight times. Known for his sense of comedy, his most famous role was probably as Jerry in Some Like It Hot. He worked with director Billy Wilder several times. Wilder is famously quoted as saying, “happiness is working with Jack Lemmon.”
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Ingrid Bergman is one of the most famous women in the history of Hollywood. Known for her captivating looks and commanding presence on the screen, she starred in such major films as Casablanca and For Whom The Bell Tolls. She even won a total of three Academy Awards throughout her career. Today, she would encounter some stiff competition from stars like Glenn Close or Tilda Swinton. That being said, she had a certain classical charm that, honestly, many stars cannot match.
Another one of the good ones, Bernie Mac is known for his semi-autobiographical depiction of himself on the sitcom The Bernie Mac Show. He also appeared as Frank Catton in the remake of Ocean’s Eleven, and the titular character in Mr. 3000. He also had a long and successful stand-up career. Today, he would fit right in alongside comedians like Cedric the Entertainer or Kevin Hart. Heck, he could even appear in a Tyler Perry venture, if he felt like it.
Another entry from classic Hollywood. James “Jimmy” Stewart was famous for his almost neurotic drawl, which allowed him to play a myriad of soft-spoken characters and everymen. His most iconic performance was probably as George Bailey in the Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life. He also starred in The Philadelphia Story alongside Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, all three of whom have made this list.
The “King of Cool” Steve McQueen was well known for his many antihero character personas. He was, at times, combative with various directors and producers. Even still, he managed to earn a name for himself in such roles as Virgil Hilts in The Great Escape and Doc McCoy in The Getaway. He also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1947 to 1950. McQueen had a reputation for misbehavior and was demoted back to private rank seven times in total. He was honorably discharged in 1950.
One of the famous masterminds behind the smash-hit supernatural comedy Ghostbusters, Harold Ramis has his name behind several different famous productions throughout the years. He was involved in a number of National Lampoon productions like Caddyshack before he began to focus his attention almost exclusively on directing. If he was alive today, it would be pretty neat to see Ramis and his old pal Bill Murray get together for something like a sequel to Stripes. They probably also could have had cameos in the new Ghostbusters feature.