Keanu Reeves a man of kind heart, breathtaking personality, sheer dedication and someone who most people know a very little about.
So in this post, we are gonna featuring 15 breathtaking Keanu Reeves facts that will blow up your mind and change your opinion on Keanu forever.
So let’s jump into them.
It may be surprising but films are not only the thing he is good at. Keanu’s career consists of him playing Hockey well in his childhood days in addition to that he also earned a nickname ” The Wall” for his defensive skills in Ice Hockey. His career also consists of him playing the bass guitar for Dogstar for 9 years and for band Becky for 1 year too. Here I mentioned only 2 of his talent’s but you will find many more in this post so make sure check them all.
14. Olympics Freak
Not a TV guy but the Olympics is an exception for Keanu Reeves. When asked about his favourite TV show Keanu stated that; “You know, I don’t have a favourite TV show, but I do know that I love watching The Olympics”. and further added the reason he loves Olympics is due to “the moments that you get these incredible athletes dedicating so much of their lives to the moments that happen in the Olympics, and it is great to be able to witness that.”
13. Keanu Reeves vs Smoking
Keanu didn’t initially smoke until he was 30 but like many other actors, the role in Feeling Minnesota as Jjaks Clayton made him smoke and due to that role he actually developed the bad habit in real life. when asked about this bad habit he shared that it just feels like he is in prison due to smoking. He also stated that he wants to quit this bad habit but he is not able to do it. So, If you are a fan of him he wouldn’t recommend smoking to you.
12. A Cinephilic
Most people know Keanu only as an actor if you are one of them you are completely wrong buddy. Although Keanu is well known for his acting his contribution to the film industry goes well beyond acting. Apart from acting Keanu is also a producer cum director. He is the co-founder of the production company named company films which helped to produce Henry’s crime in which Keanu is starred as Henry Torne. As of now, Keanu directed only a single movie “Man of Tai Chi” and in this movie, he played the role of a villain named Donaka Mark.
11. Had a Crush on Sandra Bullock
On Dec 21, 2018, Sandra Bullock admitted that she had a crush on Keanu Reeves with Ellen on The Ellen Show and also Keanu admitted that he too had a crush on Sandra Bullock during promotions of john wick 3 on May 17, 2019, with Ellen on The Ellen show but its disappointing that though both admitted their feelings with Ellen they were unable to confess those feelings with each other and continued their relationship as good buddies..
10. He is immortal
There is a funny fan conspiracy that states that Keanu is immortal. Even so, you cannot blame Keanu Reeves fan’s for having such a weird fan conspiracy because although the actor is in his ’50s still looks pretty young and resembles French actor Paul Mount. There is also meme posted by 9GAG that went viral where the meme says “There’s nothing I fear more than ageing like Brendan Fraser.” and captioned as I would rather prefer ageing like Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves is a live example of phrase Ageing like a fine wine wouldn’t you agree with me let me know in the comments.
9. A Gear head
If you have observed Keanu Reeves lifestyle clearly big mansions, costly jewellery and designer outfits doesn’t hold a spot in his heart but when it comes to cars and bikes his love towards them is on whole new level. As a matter of fact, he is an avid fan of Formula 1 and IndyCar racing. Keanu sure has a good collection of cars but they don’t even stand a chance when they come against his motorcycle collection. Keanu’s love for riding made him even to start his own motorcycle company called “Arch Motorcycle Company”. Wanna see what Keanu got in his Arch Motorcycle Company then make sure to visit his company’s website to visit what you got to do is simple just click on it and believe me, if you love motorcycles it’s a must-visit site to check out his bike’s collection.
8. Sad Keanu
Even though there are many memes on Keanu Reeves. The meme that went most viral and made his fans sad was the Sad Keanu meme without a single thought. Sad Keanu is a photoshop meme based on a paparazzi photograph of the sullen-looking Keanu Reeves sitting on a park bench and enjoying a sandwich by himself. On June 3rd, 2010, a Reddit user named rockon4life posted an image with the caption “I really enjoy acting…Because when I act, I’m no longer me” in a thread entitled “Keanu. More sadness in comments”. The thread fastly made it to Reddit’s front page with over 281,000 page views. But the actor reaction was unusual he said that it was funny and it’s so lovely that people care about his welfare. Check out Reeves had to say about Sad Keanu meme in this video.
7. Movies over money anytime
Keanu is definitely not an actor who gives his first priority to money than films and he proved it many on numerous occasions. While filming “The devil’s advocate”, Reeves took a big pay cut of few millions so that the producers could be bringing Al Pacino. He made it as a habit and once again he agreed to pay cut on “The Replacements”, which allowed the producers to bring in Gene Hackman on sets he actually took a jaw-dropping pay cut of 90 %. I mean 90% of his paycut seriously name another actor who does the same thing other than Keanu Reeves in comments I will wait
6. He is Breathtaking
Though Reeves is considered as one of the most popular Hollywood actors he always has a soft side for his fellow beings whether it’s a fan or a crew member. He never looks old on anyone whoever they maybe he treats everyone with love and respect. He is that kind of person when he says hello he means it. Maybe he follows the quote “Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you’re not enough cool to look down on anyone ever” by Paul Walker. He never lets his stardom come between him and others that makes his fans go crazy for him.
5.Had a Rough childhood
Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut on September 2, 1964, Patricia a costume designer and performer and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, jr. Unfortunately, their marriage did not last his father abandoned his family when Keanu was just 3. Years old. But fortunately, the decision made by his mother was right as Reeves father earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport. since then Keanu, his mother and younger sister, Kim Reeves, to Australia where his mom worked as a costume designer. The family then moved to New York City, then Toronto. The family moved around a lot and he lived with various stepfathers
4. A Ravenous reader
It was revealed in an interview that he had read all of the Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. It comprises of 3000 pages long and it is about 7 volumes. The director of The Day the Earth Stood Still tagged him as “one of the most voracious readers”. The 55-year-old Canadian actor also penned two books under his name “Ode to Happiness” in 2011 and “Shadows” in 2015.
3. The Reality was too harsh on him
After dealing with a rough childhood when things started to get settled in Keanu’s life then came the toughest phase in his life. On December 24, 1999, Keanu Reeves partner Jennifer Syme whom he wanted to marry gave birth 8 months in her pregnancy to her daughter Ava Archer Syme- Reeves with Keanu Reeves. Sadly the Keanu Reeves child was stillborn. This lead the couple who were going to marry a mountain of despair and they eventually broke up. After 18 months of their child’s death, Jennifer Syme met with a car accident and died. After seeing his loved one’s death, Keanu avoided serious relationship since then. After the death of both his partner and daughter in short span of tragedy struck him again but this time with his beloved sister Kim Reeves who was diagnosed with leukaemia, he spent 4 million dollars for her recovery and took care of her thankfully she was alright
2. Man with a heart of gold
Even after everything that happened to him in real life he was able to show kindness towards others. Although Keanu reaves has a net worth over 350 million dollars he prefers travelling in public transports like subway, Bus and trains just like commoner instead of spending all his wealth over celeb luxuries he setted up a cancer foundation to help children fight against cancer additionally he also supports PETA, the SickKids Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer.
1. Legend for a reason
Keanu reportedly gave 80 million dollars of his 114 million earnings for his work on the matrix sequels to makeup and special effect staff. In addition to that Keanu gave each stuntman of the Matrix movie a Harley-Davidson bike for their hard work as a thanksgiving just cause he thought they deserved it. Keanu worked so hard on matrix he even learnt Martial Arts for sake of fighting scenes in this series.
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