50 Details You By no means Knew About Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves

“I cried over magnificence, I cried over ache, and the opposite time I cried as a result of I felt nothing. I am unable to assist it. I am only a cliché of myself.”

1. Many actors need to smoke cigarettes on the massive display screen for a job, and Keanu Reeves admitted that it wasn’t till he was 30 that he truly developed the dangerous behavior in actual life, because of his starring function in Feeling Minnesota. Requested about it throughout an interview with Particulars Journal, he mentioned; “I obtained hooked making a movie.Feeling Minnesota. I did not begin smoking till I used to be 30. Now I am simply in jail.”

2. Early in his profession, his agent thought his identify was too unique. He has been credited in some movies as Ok.C. Reeves, Norman Kreeves or Chuck Spadina.

3. Keanu Reeves loves ballroom dancing.

4. His English mom, Patricia Taylor, designed costumes for rock stars like Alice Cooper.

5. He reportedly wrestled with Alice Cooper as a toddler. His childhood good friend mentioned that Alice “tied us up like a human knot.”

6. He was greatest buddies with River Phoenix, who handed away in 1993.

7. He’s not too involved with how a lot he earns. He took pay cuts on The Replacements (90%) and The Satan’s Advocate ($2 million) in order that Gene Hackman and Al Pacino could possibly be forged in every movie.

8. In truth, he gave $50 million of his $70 million earnings from The Matrix sequels to the particular results and make-up employees, saying “Cash is the very last thing I take into consideration. I might reside on what I’ve already made for the following few centuries.”

9. He’s devoted. He realized over 200 martial arts strikes for The Matrix Reloaded.

10. He’s nonetheless good buddies with Alex Winter from the Invoice & Ted motion pictures.

11. After the success of the primary ‘Matrix’ film, which Keanu reportedly made some $35 million, together with his wage and again finish deal, the actor made a decidedly beneficiant flip when negotiating for the 2 sequels.As a result of Keanu felt that the particular results staff and costume designers on The Matrix motion pictures have been a massively integral a part of the film’s success, he additionally felt that they deserved a chunk of the earnings. Keanu handed over a big portion of his again finish revenue sharing deal, reportedly freely giving greater than $75 million to crew.Whereas the precise quantity that was divided among the many crew has lengthy been a supply of debate, it has been agreed {that a} sizable portion of his revenue sharing was handed over. He additionally gifted the stunt staff with Harley Davidson bikes.

Keanu Reeves in Matrix

12. The Simpsons’ Jimbo Jones is predicated on his character from Invoice & Ted’s Glorious Journey.

13. He nonetheless has the coat from The Matrix.

14. Keanu Reeves performed bass within the bands Dogstar and Becky.

15. He’s left-handed, however performs the bass right-handed.

16. He performed an on-and-off once more hockey recreation that lasted 10 years with strangers he occurred to fulfill on the road someday.

17. Earlier than that, he performed ice hockey in highschool.

18. His hockey nickname was “The Wall”.

19. He has a humorousness in regards to the Unhappy Keanu meme, saying “”My first experience with [memes] was Unhappy Keanu, and I assumed it was humorous!”

20. Keanu Reeves speaks French.

21. He loves bikes, and has been using them for years.

22. He claimed to see a ghost when he was a toddler, saying “I keep in mind simply observing this go well with which had no physique or legs in it because it got here into the room earlier than disappearing. It was a double-breasted go well with in white and I checked out my nanny, who was simply as shocked as me. I simply couldn’t get again to sleep afterwards.”

23. He turned his sister’s caretaker when she was identified with leukemia.

24. Keanu Reeves has additionally donated tens of millions of {dollars} to most cancers analysis and hospitals.

25. Keanu Reeves stays diplomatic in terms of severe debates:

@lastkajen: “Hello, what do you want essentially the most, cats or canine?”
@_KeanuReeves[S]: “Apples and oranges. I’m going to say some days cats, some days canine. Will depend on the cats and canine you meet.”

26. Not solely does he journey the subway, however he additionally provides up his seat.
27. He as soon as gave the stunt crew of The Matrix Harley Davidsons.

28. He turned down a job in Warmth to play Hamlet at a small theater in Canada.

29. He wrote the textual content for “grown-up’s image ebook” Ode to Happiness.

Keanu Reeves photo

30. Some folks assume Keanu Reeves  is immortal.

31. He’ll flip down roles that he feels are too violent, such because the function of Pvt. Chris Taylor in 1986’s Platoon.

32. His movies have impressed him to select up associated hobbies, like horseback using and browsing.

33. He hand delivered the movie remedy for My Personal Non-public Idaho to co-star River Phoenix in 1990, after River’s agent refused to point out it to him. Keanu did this by using his bike from Canada to Gainesville, Florida.

34. Keanu Reeves misplaced his daughter Ava, who was stillborn, in 2000.

35. He misplaced his ex-girlfriend the next yr in a automobile crash. He later remarked that “Grief adjustments form, however it by no means ends”.

36. He starred in a Coca-Cola industrial when he was 16.
37. He borrowed one in every of Bruce Lee’s signature strikes, rubbing his nostril with a thumb and forefinger, for The Matrix.

38. Regardless of having dyslexia, Keanu loves books and is a voracious reader.

39. Whereas the ‘Unhappy Keanu’ meme has gone viral world wide, Keanu would love you to know that he’s, actually, a really comfortable individual. When requested throughout his Reddit AMA in regards to the ‘Unhappy Keanu’ meme he replied;My first expertise with that was Unhappy Keanu, and I assumed it was humorous!

Sad Keanu Reeves meme

40. He’s not solely an actor and musician, however he’s a director as effectively. He directed Man of Tai Chi in 2013.

41. He purchased the Holy Shotgun prop from Constantine and gave it to director Francis Lawrence as a present.

42. He initially turned down the lead in Velocity as he discovered the unique script to be an excessive amount of like a Die Exhausting clone. He signed on after Joss Whedon was introduced in to retool the script.

43. To arrange for his function in The Satan’s Advocate, Keanu frolicked hanging out with protection attorneys in New York.

44. Do not forget that scene in The Matrix the place Neo climbs out of the workplace window whereas on the telephone with Morpheus? Keanu carried out this scene himself, 34 tales up.

45. He has performed Ohio State quarterbacks in two motion pictures, Level Break and The Replacements.

46. Keanu Reeves is aware of find out how to reside effectively. When requested in 1995 about his concept of happiness, he replied “Mendacity in mattress with my lover, using my bike, sports activities, comfortable instances with my buddies, dialog, studying, the earth, filth, a ravishing repast with buddies, household with wine and superb meals and comfortable tidings and vitality and zest and lust for all times. I like being within the desert, in nature, being in extraordinary areas in nature, excessive in a tree or within the filth, hanging out with my household, my sisters.”

47. Though he’s half English and was born in Beirut, Lebanon, he has each US and Canadian citizenship.

48. He obtained his star on the Hollywood Stroll Of Fame in 2005.

49. One among his bass guitars, a yellow fender, was utilized by Kim Gordon in Sonic Youth’s video for “100%”.

50. Maybe now that he’s 50, we’ll get one other Invoice & Ted film. Keanu Reeves has mentioned “I’ve spoken about it to Alex (Winter), who is an efficient good friend of mine, and we got here up with this concept of the characters of their forties,” he says. “Now that I’m already in my mid-forties, we would have to attend till we’re in our fifties to do it. Nonetheless, it might occur.”

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