Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Neurosurgeon

It isn’t brain surgery. Yet, watching movies can mean a lot to a second-generation Indian American growing up in small-town America (Chelsea, Mich.), where the name Sanjay Gupta is about as exotic as it gets.

“I love the rah-rah movies like ‘Rocky’ and ‘Remember the Titans.’ They’re the classic underdog stories,” says the Atlanta-based neurosurgeon, who moonlights as a health correspondent for CNN. “In Philadelphia, I’ve run up the ‘Rocky’ stairs.”

Some Oscar-winning movies get better over time. Gupta saw Roberto Benigni’s “Life Is Beautiful” when it was released in 1998 and once again more recently. “I found it even more emotionally powerful now that I have two kids of my own,” he says. In the film, “The father endangers his own life in the World War II concentration camp so that his son can survive. That’s the ultimate for any parent.”

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