8 Stories About the Kindest Actor in Hollywood
Keanu Reeves differs from other Hollywood actors, while his modest way of life and difficult path has generated a huge number of rumors. One thing is true — he is a talented actor who has an extraordinary personality.
Bright Side decided to collect some true stories about the most mysterious Hollywood actor that he deserves a huge amount of respect for.
- He was born into a problem family — his father left them when Keanu was 3 years old. Later he was arrested for selling drugs. His mother first moved to Australia and then afterward to the USA and Canada. Within this time, Keanu had several foster-fathers. Due to frequent relocations, Keanu often changed schools and his dyslexia complicated the educational process even more. In his childhood, Keanu dreamed of becoming a hockey player but an accident prevented him from fulfilling this dream.
- His girlfriend Jennifer Syme died in a car accident and shortly before this event, they lost a baby. Reeves has never had a serious relationship since then. Additionally, his best friend River Phoenix died from a drug overdose.
- They say he refuses big roles if he feels that the character is too cruel. At some point, Reeves reduced his salary to $2 million so that Al Pacino could act in the movie The Devil’s Advocate. Later he did the same for Gene Hackman.
- Reeves younger sister had leukemia and he donated a big part of the money he got from his role in The Matrix to her treatment and to the fund for fighting leukemia. This is not typical for Hollywood celebrities. Also, he doesn’t have a huge wardrobe, bodyguards, and he is often seen taking the metro.
- 8 years ago, on his birthday, Keanu bought himself a cupcake and coffee. That’s another outstanding feature of Keanu Reeves — he treats himself, with a pinch of self-irony.
- Reeves moves around freely on public transport and gives up his seat whenever necessary.
- Once, 2 guys who were trespassing near the famous ’Hollywood’ sign in Los-Angeles were running from authorities and accidentally ended up in Keanu’s backyard where the actor was listening to ’Metallica’ and cleaning his pool. They asked him how to get out of there and where they could get a taxi. Keanu pointed at the exit and apologized that he couldn’t give them a lift because he was dirty from cleaning his pool.
- And remember his words, “A photo can say more than a thousand words but sometimes words mean nothing. I am an absolutely happy person.”
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