Keanu Reeves is very different from many Hollywood actors, and his modest way of life and the tragic fate generates a huge number of rumors. But one thing for sure — he’s a wonderful actor and an extraordinary person.
We decided to gather credible stories about the most mysterious actor in Hollywood, for which he deserves respect.
• He was born in troubled family: his father left them when Keanu was 3 years old, and later his father was arrested for selling drugs. His mother moved first to Australia, then in the United States and Canada, during which time he had several foster fathers. Because of all the moving Keanu often changed schools, but dyslexia still harder training. In his childhood he dreamed of becoming a hockey player, but the injury prevented.
• His girlfriend Jennifer Syme died in a car accident, and shortly before they lost the baby. Since then, Reeves has not had a serious relationship. And his best friend river Phoenix died of a drug overdose.
• They say he’s refusing big roles if he believes that character is too cruel. At the time, Reeves cut his fee by $2 million to al Pacino could play in the movie “devil’s Advocate”. Later did the same for Gene Hackman.
• The younger sister Reeves had leukemia, and he donated a substantial portion of his royalties from “the Matrix” for her treatment and to Fund the fight against leukemia. It’s not uncommon for Hollywood stars, but he doesn’t have a huge number of things, he has no protection, it is often possible to see in the subway.
• Four years ago, in his birthday Keanu bought himself a cake and coffee, and any passerby could congratulate him. And it is also a distinctive feature of Reeves: he refers to himself with a pinch of self-irony.
• Reeves calmly goes to public transport, and if necessary — will give way.
• One day, two guys illegally visited the famous inscription Hollywood in Los Angeles, and on the way back accidentally was in the yard Keanu, who listened to Metallica and fumbled with his bike. They asked him how can anybody get out and catch a taxi, and Keanu pointed towards the exit and apologized, which now, unfortunately, cannot drop them off because he was covered all over.
• And remember his own words: “a Picture can say more than a thousand words, but none of them will be true. I am a happy man.”