Mel Gibson begged firefighters to save his two Oscars when a wildfire threatened to torch his California home.
The actor lives in sun-kissed Malibu, a dry area regularly affected by blazes.
And when one particular fire came close to his sprawling estate, Gibson's first concern was the statuettes he won for Braveheart.
He says, "When the house was threatened by fire in the canyon, I told the firemen, 'Don't let the boys burn.' They thought I meant my kids."