ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the meme that can't be stopped. But unlike planking, or owling, or whatever came after owling, the IBC is doing a lot of good. So far this year the ALS Association has raised nearly $80 million. The uptick has been so sharp that think pieces are being written about if blending narcissism with charity has forever changed the fundraising landscape (for the better).
So behold the power of this fully operational social media challenge. From Han Solo to Luke Skywalker to Chewbacca and beyond, the denizens of a galaxy far, far away are helping raise awareness for ALS.
The elusive Daisy Ridley performed her IBC in the safety of the shower.
Harrison Ford kept it short and sweet.
Mark Hamill adorkably tried to game the system and utterly failed.
Peter Mayhew brought along his wife for moral support. Awwww.
Oscar Isacc allegedly had Adam Driver and Harrison Ford under bedsheets on camera.
And JJ Abrams gave us all a spectacular view for his acceptance video.
But this list is far from comprehensive. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is like Pokemon at this point. We gotta collect 'em all! We're missing Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Max von Sydow, Pip Anderson, and Domhnall Gleeson. Come on guys, peer pressure is on.
In the meantime, have a bonus Warwick Davis! Fingers crossed he's actually in the sequels as surprise casting.
2011 | Horror | NRSummary: A widower is tormented by his own problems, which turn into night terrors, but he begins to suspect that there could be some supernatural origin to what haunts him. Thomas Hedengran and Peter Stormare lead this haunting story inspired by Swedish folk tales.Director: Filip Tegstedt
Cast: Thomas Hedengran, Peter Stormare, Tintin Anderzon
1996 | Action | PGSummary: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy be...Director: Carroll Ballard
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney
2014 | Documentary | NRSummary: The director of Drive is profiled by his wife as he works on his second film with Ryan Gosling, a strange psycho-western set in Thailand.Director: Liv Corfixen
Cast: Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling
1994 | Animation | GSummary: The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Cast: Jodi Benson, Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook, Gary Imhoff
1988 | Comedy | NRSummary: The original Brady Bunch reunites for this Christmas special, and finds their family bond helps them overcome the most difficult trials.Director: Peter Baldwin
Cast: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis
2014 | Family | PGSummary: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuse...Director: Dave Green
Cast: Teo Halm, Astro, Resse Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt
2003 | Adventure | PGSummary: Disney animation centering on a Native American hunter who, after being killed by a bear, is transformed into a beast himself, which leads to a new understanding of the workings of his world.Director: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis
1951 | Thriller | PGSummary: Alfred Hitchcock directs the suspense classic about a wealthy man who meets an unhappily married tennis player on a train, leading to the two talking idly about murdering people each others’ respective lives. Then one of the potential victims actually turns up dead...Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman
2012 | Comedy | NRSummary: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.Director: Brian Dannelly
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, Chris Colfer, Allison Janney
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