We’ve seen and heard Keanu Reeves on the Internet, social media, TV shows and even in real life more than we would ever think we would! But you know what? The world still cannot have enough of this fascinating person. Most of us know him for his legendary Matrix and John Wick performance, but we have recently learned what makes Keanu Reeves such a beloved person, and the answers are overwhelming. Let’s see why Keanu is so popular right now and hear it right from people that got to realize Keanu is actually the hero this world needs. He is indeed a person that truly inspires others to be kind!
You become a hero when others witness your acts of kindness, and Keanu was not a man to back down from helping others around him. He didn’t want anything in return, he didn’t want to be noticed and neither did he tell who he was. Here are some testimonials of people that saw Keanu’s kindness in person!
The actor who played Neo and John Wick can definitely be a superhero! In real life, he actually is! The internet also sees him as a vampire because he does look like centuries-old people from paintings and, let’s face it, he doesn’t visibly age at all! Before we see 10+ deeds that made Keanu an internet sensation without him even knowing about it, let’s see what he’s been up to this year and what are his future plans.
Maybe Keanu Reeves hasn’t had a huge breakthrough before Matrix, but now after the third movie in the John Wick saga, he also got a role in Toy Story 4, and his voice acting is amazing! But what really made everyone crazy was his appearance in a video game that will be launched next year: Cyberpunk 2077. Here’s what made the crowd go insane…
If you haven’t seen E3, then you should look up “Keanu Reeves E3” – you will not be disappointed. At the end of the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, we saw none other than Keanu impersonating a character from Cyberpunk lore – Johnny Silverhand. As soon as Keanu took to the stage, people went crazy, and at one moment, he said that the feeling of playing the game would be breathtaking. And from the silent crowd, one guy shouted “You’re breathtaking” – and again, the internet just went crazy again, with Keanu being trying to scramble for a comeback: “You’re breathtaking! You’re all breathtaking!”
Later in an interview with BBC, the movie star from John Wick said that gaming and Hollywood are interconnected now and gaming doesn’t need to be legitimized through actors. He then said that his friend that has two sons texted him while he was at E3, telling him: “She was just writing like ‘My sons have been waiting so long for this game, and then they saw that you’re in it and they just went insane!’ That’s fun.” What’s next in store for Keanu?
There is a petition for TIME Magazine to make Keanu the Person of the Year. And with the stories from people that met him and witnessed his good deeds, he definitely deserves to get the title and more! The actor was even hunted for years by Marvel Studios to act in their movies, and in the past, Keanu really wanted to be Wolverine! Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios president, revealed it himself: “We talk to him for almost every film we make. I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”
The Canadian actor dreamed of being Batman, but then gave up and set his mind on becoming Wolverine – that was before we had Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman got their roles in the movies. “Of the two, I’d love to play Wolverine,” Reeves said in an interview. Now let’s see those “Keanu Stories” everyone is talking about – we have some photos of the awesome considerate man, and they are going to make your day!
When he was interviewed on the red carpet of Toy Story 4, Reeves was asked how he feels about being the internet obsession. His answer was: “I’ve been what?” The actor had no idea that social media was in love with him, dubbing him as the Internet’s boyfriend. “That’s, uh, that’s wacky. Well, the positivity’s great,” he added.
In the late ’90s, when he was filming with Morgan Freeman in Chain Reaction, Keanu Reeves would take workers from the set of the movie to free breakfast and lunch: “EVERY DAY for the last few weeks of filming, Keanu treated the stagehands and “grunt workers” (including myself) by taking us out for free breakfast and lunch. He was genuinely a very nice guy to work with.” But what was really surprising was what was caught on camera in 1997 – check it out at #8!
“A family friend builds movie sets, doesn’t design, is one of the poor dudes that just builds. Anyways he worked on the set for the Matrix, and Keanu heard about family trouble he was having and gave him a $20,000 Christmas bonus to help him out.” The person telling this story also revealed that Keanu asked people’s names, always greeted them and talked to them, regardless of their status, concluding that indeed, Keanu is the “nicest person in Hollywood.”
“A friend of mine told me that she was once stranded on the side of a highway outside LA when her jalopy broke down. She had no cell phone (that was before most people had cell phones) and no way to call for help. Then a nice black Porsche pulls over, and as you can guess, it was Keanu. He tried to help her jump start the car, and when it didn’t work, he called AAA for her.” Believe it or now, he offered to drive the woman home, driving her 50 miles out of his destination and dropped her house like a gentleman, leaving her his number and telling her to call if she needed any further help. And he didn’t hit on her! Talking about being a gentleman, have you noticed how he takes photos with other women – #5?
Aside from that huge bonus he gave the worker on Christmas, Keanu also bought all the motorcycles used in Matrix for special effects: “I had a few friends working special effects jobs on the Matrix movies, he bought all of them HARLEYS for Christmas during the shoot for the second one.” One of the guys in the crew said that “Keanu was the most sincere, humble and lovely dude he’d ever met,” and even hanged out with the crew instead of with the cast. He said that the actor “was the only guy the martial arts coaches respected out of the whole cast and was the bravest man he’s ever met.” Here are more facts about Matrix at #7 that you didn’t know.
Keanu Reeves walks into a coffee shop and orders a coffee. No, that’s not the plot of a new movie, it’s what he did in New York, where he asked the barista about the way they make their coffee: “My brother works at a coffee shop in New York, it’s got pretty alright coffee but the real draw is that they roast their own beans and all the beans are sucked through pneumatic tubes into a machine that grinds and brews all at once. […] Anyway, Keanu comes into the store and orders a coffee, asks my brother how the whole system works and immediately after he finishes, he pauses, looks surprised and says ‘Whoa.’ It was perfect.” Yes, Keanu was perfect and of course, breathtaking!
Many celebrities think they are above others, but not Keanu Reeves! He is a down to earth man who enjoys simple things in life: “So my neighbor was out camping and met Keanu Reeves who was also camping (I guess he likes dogs because he came up and said ‘I love these dogs!’ about her rottweiler) and she said she thought she was crazy for a minute because no one else knew he was there and it turns out Keanu was just there chilling with a one-man tent and a cooler and his little Dodge.”
The most famous weird place where Keanu was seen was in 1997 when he was walking on the streets of Hollywood and spotted a homeless person. Keanu sad down, shared some drinks and snacks with the man, even lying down on his back and listened to the man’s stories. This moment could have gone unrecorded if not for some paparazzi that noticed the two talking.
Believe it or not, but Keanu Reeves invested some of his money into the Matrix trilogy to make sure that the crew could work on the franchise. It was similar to what he did for The Devil’s Advocate and The Replacements when he gave up part of his salary so that the studio could afford to hire Al Pacino and Gene Hackman in the movies. Now let’s see the time when he was spotted in the subway…
Keanu Reeves was caught riding a subway on his own, sitting and making room for a female passenger to sit next to him. As the train got crowded, he noticed a woman carrying a heavy bag and jumped out of his seat to let her sit in his place. He stood for the rest of the journey…
Keanu Reeves waited for 20 minutes in the rain to enter his wrap party. He didn’t tell the bouncer who he was and just waited for his friends to show up. Later, the club’s owner said: “I didn’t know he was kept waiting, and he didn’t say anything to me.” He added, “He’s a very relaxed person.” Later at the party, he even got in the DJ booth to announce that he found a credit card on the floor and whoever lost it to come to get it!
When you think of emergency landing, you’re just annoyed for wasting your time. But add one excellent Keanu Reeves to the mix, and everyone is happy! The plane he was in had to make an emergency landing at Bakersfield, and he dealt with the airline staff and informed the stranded passengers about the situation. Then, he waited for 3 hours for the bags and went to LA in a van, next to the New York Times illustrator Brian Rea who posted footage of Keanu reading facts about Bakersfield and played them some music on the phone!
Back in 2010, Keanu Reeves was spotted on a bench in New York, eating a sandwich. While he didn’t look like he was enjoying his sandwich, the photo was dubbed sad Keanu and became a meme that is now worth being added in the history books. He even received a Sad Keanu figurine and had a good laugh about it! Who knew he would later become the Internet’s boyfriend? Did you know Keanu is sort of… married?
Back in 1992, when Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves were filming Dracula, they had to go through a wedding ceremony conducted by a Romanian priest. The thing is that the entire ceremony was real because an actual priest conducted it! “We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life,” Ryder said. However, they are not actually in a relationship. “We said yes? Oh my gosh, we’re married!” said Keanu. From time to time, he even gets text messages from her, calling him “hubby.”
Although Keanu is like a closed book, keeping his life secret, we love how he is down to earth and, as GQ puts it, Keanu does pull of “the nearly impossible feat of remaining an enigmatic cult figure despite having been an A-list actor for decades.” Everything new we find about Keanu makes us love him even more! He is generous, has a lot of charities, donating millions of dollars to children’s hospitals, and inspires others to be kind. Keanu is really a role model for everyone!