Keanu Reeves has demonstrated that he is not your typical Hollywood celebrity. He adores performing, but the large quantities of money he earns from it occasionally embarrass him.
One of the actor’s close friends claimed that Reeves is embarrassed by how much money he makes, so he prefers to give it away.
Reeves has been in significant series such as “The Matrix” and “John Wick” and has allegedly earned $315 million from his films.
His close buddy underlined that Reeves is fully aware of how fortunate he is to be able to generate so much money. As a result, it is only natural for him to return the favor to others in need.
The “Speed” actor is known for giving a lot of gifts to his coworkers, friends, and family. Because of this, he has been called “Hollywood’s Most Humble Man.”
One of his earliest viral acts of generosity was when Reeves was caught giving up his seat on a train to a guy carrying a lot of luggage.
Reeves has also made charitable contributions to a children’s hospital and cancer research. Six years ago, he established a private foundation that also benefits a few children’s hospitals and cancer research, but he elected not to put his name on it.
Reeves enjoys being on set and seeing a movie come together, but cost may be a deciding factor, limiting the inventiveness of other departments.
When Reeves started working on the sequels to “The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” he took a significant wage cut so that more money could be spent on special effects and costumes.
This was not Reeves’ only charitable gesture. During the production of “The Matrix,” he presented the stuntmen with brand-new Harley-Davidson motorbikes to express his appreciation for their efforts.
The actor has always been interested in the filmmaking process; in 1997, Reeves was given the opportunity to work on “The Devil’s Advocate” with the legendary Al Pachino.
Nevertheless, due to economic concerns, Al Pacino was almost unable to participate in the production; however, Reeves wanted to work with him so much that he took another major salary reduction.
The “John Wick” actor shows the same consideration for his family. A family acquaintance stated that Reeves has two sisters, Kim and Karina, with whom he is quite close.
Kim, his sister who overcame a cancer diagnosis in 2010, refers to him as her prince. Because of his sister, Reeves was allegedly motivated to give to cancer causes.
Reeves is one of Hollywood’s top stars, yet he had to get his mother’s permission before beginning his acting career.
“Is it acceptable if I’m an actress?” the actor asked his mother when he was 15 years old. Reeves was fortunate in that his mother told him he could do whatever he wanted.
Reeves, at 15, wasted little time in enrolling in acting courses. Although the actor stated that he would have followed a career in acting regardless of his mother’s approval, he valued her encouragement.
In the second grade, Reeves began acting. He recalled his teacher inviting two performers to an improv session, and it became evident to him that he wanted to perform.
Reeves’ terrible history has caused him to put off getting married. He and his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, were expecting a kid in 1999, but the infant died shortly after birth.
The couple called their baby Ava, but the loss caused them to drift apart. Syme was killed in an automobile accident a year later.
According to a friend of Reeve’s, he thought Syme was his soulmate, and losing her caused him to take a step back from love and settle down with anybody.
The actor lived in hotels and short-term rental flats for most of his adult life. He didn’t buy a house until he was 40 years old.
He also rekindled his love life. He fell in love with the artist Alexandra Grant. According to reports, the pair began as friends and business partners.
Grant assisted Reeves with pictures for some of his poetry, and they cooperated on “An Ode to Happiness,” a book of many art mediums, including photos, oil paintings, and more.
However, before purchasing his own home, Reeves first acquired one for his mother and two sisters. As a way to show his mother Patricia Taylor how much he appreciates her, he made her his date to the 2020 Academy Awards.
Even though Reeves was just giving out an award and wasn’t up for anything, his fans liked him even more because he brought his mother with him.