5 Best Celebrity 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Videos for ALS

RealClear Staff

            

The ALS ice bucket challenge has been sweeping the nation, and social media for the last few weeks. To participate in the challenge someone must nominate you to do it via video, then they pour a bucket of ice water over their head; the person nominated then follows suit, and so on.

The ALS Association has raised over $15 million since the start of the challenge, thanks in part to the awareness raised by the gaggle of celebrities who have taken to social media to voice their support for the cause.

While every video helps to raise awareness for the ALS movement, some celebrity posts are definitely more epic than others.

Check out the best celebrity #IceBucketChallenge videos!

5. Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al made the most EPIC nominations when he called out US President Barack Obama, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

Well played, Weird Al, well played.

4. Bill Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates was challenged by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and the resulting video is genius. 

Gates designs a fancy contraption to dump the ice on himself and makes it humorous along the way. Who knew he was such a cool guy?

3. Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt, star of 'Parks and Recreation,' did a very unique ice bucket challenge— by drinking 2 different alcoholic beverages with the name "ice" in them. Oh, he also got tons of ice water dumped on him, but he wins for one of the most creative. 

2. Oprah Winfrey

It's OPRAH, people! If there was anyone least likely to pour a bucket of ice water over their head, except maybe Queen Elizabeth II, I couldn't think of one.

1. Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen's video blows everyone else's out of the water...Literally.

He didn't dump ice on himself, he dumped $10,000 in cold, hard, CASH that he is donating to the ALS Foundation.

"Lets face it, ice is gonna melt, but this money is actually gonna help people." 

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Lou Gehrig, famous New York Yankees player, suffered from ALS. The condition is commonly referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease."

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