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The entertainment industry knows how to celebrate mom, taking her to red carpets, casting her in movies and writing songs with her in mind.
In honor of Mother’s Day, here are five big gestures Hollywood has made in honor of their mothers.
1. Martin Scorsese puts his mom in Goodfellas
Catherine Scorsese was at the center of among the most memorable scenes in Martin Scorsese‘s crime drama. She played the mother of Joe Pesci‘s Tommy DeVito, who comes to her house with his friends with a body in the trunk of their car.
“She doesn’t care what her son has done,” Scorsese recalled in 2010, saying most of the scene was improvised. “I didn’t tell her a body was in the trunk.”
2. Kanye West
Kanye West’s “Only One” is a tribute to his dauther North from the perspective of his late mother Donda, who died in 2007.
“My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter,” he said of the track, which is a collaboration with Paul McCartney. The song was well-recieved, with the simple video also earning praise.
3. Ashton Kutcher remodels mom’s home.
For Mother’s Day 2015, Ashton Kutcher surprised his mother and stepfather by remodeling the Iowa home he helped build as a young boy. See all the details below:
4. The Rock buys his mom a car.
Dwayne Johnson melted hearts in 2012 when he posted a photo of his mother, Ata, with a Cadillac he bought her for Christmas.
Kenny Rogers pens poem for his mother
In the 1980s, Kenny Rogers wrote the poem “How Long Has it Been” in honor of his mother. He recently shared it for the first time with Billboard.
“She told me something one time that has sustained me through this business: ‘Son, be happy where you are. Never be content to be there, but if you’re not happy where you are, you will never be happy,’ ” he recalled. “I thought that was such a great piece of advice. It has stuck with me, and because of that, I’ve always basically been very happy.”
Here’s an excerpt from the poem:
How long has it been since you kissed your mother?
How long since you held her hand?
How long since you took the time and the trouble To show her how straight you stand?
How long has it been since you’ve kissed her cheeks?
How long since you made her proud?
6. Cesar Millan gives his mom credit
One of the former Dog Whisperer star’s trademarks is the “tsk!” sound he uses to train dogs. In Mother’s Day 2014, he gave a big hat tip to his mother for making it happen.
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