He’s talented, noble, humble, down to earth, generous, a nice guy and a drop-dead gorgeous actor, what more can one look for in a human being that Keanu Reeves doesn’t have already?
Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician, Keanu Charles Reeves is known for many blockbuster movies and does not hesitate to share his success with co-actors and crew. He once gave away most of his earnings from the blockbuster trilogy “The Matrix” to the special effects and costume designer team of the movie because according to him, they were the real heroes of the movie which was a box office darling.
Reeves has also given up on earning millions just so his production team could afford ace actors for his movies like Al Pacino for “The Devil’s Advocate” and Gene Hackman for “The Replacement”. He has been able to achieve a lot in the entertainment industry despite having an emotionally unstable childhood. This because his father left him and his mother when he was just 3 years old and his mother went on to marry three more times after that.
Keanu Charles Reeves was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon. His biological father was American. After his parents’ divorce which happened when he was just a child, his mom subsequently married and divorced 3 other men, exposing him to a variety of stepfathers. As a result, Reeves and his mom moved often. They lived in Sydney, New York and Toronto.
Reeves attended several high schools. In one of them, he played in the hockey team and was nicknamed “The Wall”. However, he suffered from dyslexia which made him lesser than average in his academics. He had hoped to play hockey for the Canadian national team, but unfortunately, that dream was cut short by an injury.
Details Of His Acting Career
Reeves made his acting debut at the age of 9 in a theater production of “Damn Yankees”. He also played in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet. At 17, he dropped out of high school and left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. While in LA, he lived with Paul Aaron, one of his stepfathers who was a Hollywood director. He began starring in commercials and small TV roles.
His first studio movie was “Youngblood” (1986) and later “River’s Edge” (1986). Reeves’ fame began when he starred in comedy movie series Bill & Ted which was highly successful. He went on to land bigger roles in movies such as action thriller “Point Break” (1991) and “Speed” (1994). The later grossed over $350 million in the global box office, establishing Reeves among the ace actors. Next up was the action film series “The Matrix” which was as popular as it was successful.
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He made his directorial debut in 2008 with “Man of Tai Chi”. Apart from acting, Reeves has also been involved in music and literature. He has been part of two rock bands; Dogstar and Becky where he played the bass guitar. Reeves wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness. Some of his recent movies include “Knock Knock” (2015), “Exposed” (2016), “Keanu” (2016), and “The Neon Demon” (2016).
Does Keanu Reeves Have A Wife or Girlfriend?
In as much as his looks can attract assorted types of women, Reeves has not been so lucky with them. For what it’s worth, he’s 53, never been married and has no living children.
Reeves’ former girlfriend Jennifer Syme, gave birth eight months into her pregnancy to their daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, who was stillborn. As a result of the strain it brought upon their relationship, the duo broke up a few weeks later. Syme was later killed in a car accident on April 2, 2001. She was reportedly being treated for depression and was on prescription drugs, which police found in her car. This had a bad effect on Reeves who was scheduled to begin shooting back-to-back Matrix sequels.
In 2008, it was said that Reeves was dating a 38-year-old actress, China Chow after he made a formal appearance with her during the Cannes Film Festival. However, they broke up soon after and Reeves was romantically involved with an actress called Parker Posey.
Despite the challenges in his personal life, Reeves has maintained his status as the nicest man in Hollywood. He’s often spotted riding the subway and was once caught on camera giving up his seat for a woman who was standing in a train. He lives in a Los Angles house with a swimming pool. The house is worth $5 million.
Is He Gay?
He may have had a somewhat strained relationship with women in the past, there’s no confirmation that Reeves has entirely given up on the womenfolk. He has dated Hollywood divas Sandra Bullock, Sofia Coppola & Jennifer Syme and befriended some other stars in the industry but there’s no confirmation that he is gay or might be interested in men.
What Is His Net Worth?
The Canadian actor, musician, producer and director wasn’t lying when he said: “I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries.” Despite giving up millions for the greater good, Reeves still has an attractive net worth of $350 million. For the most part, he made his multi-million dollar fortune with “Speed”, “The Matrix” and by endorsing brands like Coca-Cola.
Giving Back To The Society
Keanu Reeves is a spectacular philanthropist. He has given for a number of causes including cancer and Leukaemia. Reeves reportedly gave away $80 million of his $114 million earnings from “The Matrix” franchise to the special effects crew and makeup staff of the movie. He has once said that money is the last thing on his mind as he has already made enough to last him the next few centuries.