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The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges - Updated!
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

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By now you’re definitely getting sick of ice-bucket challenges, at least if you spend any time on social media. But they keep spreading exponentially, and some huge names have gotten involved, successfully raising awareness of and money for ALS (for the equivalent UK charity, the MND Association which offers help to ALS sufferers has taken up the cause; you can donate here). Now it’s not really impressive when sports people take ice baths – they do it all the time to prevent muscle swelling – and it’s pleasant but not relevant to this site when politicians do it, but pampered movie types? That’s more of a result – and here are some of the best…

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IDRIS ELBA

Another nominee who takes the challenge live on late night TV, Idris Elba wins points for nominating royalty and for fitting in a few smooth dance moves to warm himself up afterwards.


BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

By our count, Benedict Cumberbatch gets six different soakings here, although two are almost simultaneous. Any points he loses for taking his challenge outside the 24-hour deadline are more than mitigated by his commitment to originality and thoroughness.


KERMIT THE FROG

Most people risk a touch of chill or mild chaffing by doing the ice bucket challenge. Kermit, however, risks accidentally sending himself into a sort of frog coma, so well done him for going ahead anyway.


TINA FEY

Tina Fey definitely, 100% takes the challenge herself and doesn’t just get her daughter to sub for her, no siree bob.


HENRY CAVILL, AMY ADAMS 

This is a giggly mess, enlivened by Henry Cavill in full Superman gear getting multiple buckets over the head. Bet he wishes he’d used his heat vision before they tipped them up, eh?


DAVID LYNCH 

David Lynch takes the challenge in his own inimitable style, having iced coffee poured over his head while playing the trumpet, and then challenging Vladimir Putin (the answer to the question, "What do David Lynch and Vin Diesel have in common?"). Bravo.

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