Interesting facts about Keanu Reeves

The life of the Canadian actor Keanu Reeves is interesting, but not easy. Despite his fame and glory, he had a lot to go through, so he is very different from most other Hollywood stars. Which, however, does not prevent him from being one of the most talented actors of the turn of the millennium. Although his talents are not limited to acting alone – he is indeed a very versatile person.

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1. The actor has a mixed origin. British, Hawaiian, Irish, Chinese and Portuguese blood flows in his veins.

2. Keanu’s father left the family when the future star was only three years old. The actor does not support relations with him.

3. As a child, he used to live in the USA, Australia and Canada, as his mother have been moving in search of work.

4. He was expelled from the Canadian School of the Arts “for rebellion”.

5. Like Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves suffered from dyslexia.

6. In his youth he was fond of hockey and played well.

7. Keanu Reeves got his first role at the age of nine, playing a cameo role in the  musical.

8. In his youth, he tried to combine part-time actor and school, but in the end abandoned his studies.

9. Keanu Reeves loves motorcycles. Like another famous actor – Hugh Laurie, he has more bikes than cars

10. Currently, the actor owns a bicycle manufacturing company.

11. His favorite writer is Marcel Proust.

12. Already being famous, for nine years, Reeves lived in hotels and rental homes.

13. Keanu Reeves loves solitude. He often walks alone in the park. He has been seen more than once in the usual metro, which he often uses.

14. He does not like the extra hype around him. He even celebrated his 50th birthday at home with his sister.

15. Reeves set up a cancer fund that donates large sums. His sister is sick with leukemia, and he spent more than $ 5 million on her treatment.

16. For the Matrix trilogy, Keanu Reeves earned $ 114 million, 80 of which he shared between crew members, make-up artists and special effects creators. 

17. During his career, Reeves has starred in more than 70 films and TV shows.

18. The actor has never been married. He has no children.

19. The current state of Keanu Reeves is estimated at about a third of a billion dollars.

20. He repeatedly appeared in commercials, in honesty, for the Coca-Cola company.

21. When filming in Devil’s Advocate, Reeves’ fee was reduced at his own request, so that the producers had the opportunity to invite Al Pacino to play in this film, for which he did not have enough money to pay.

22. In Hawaiian, “Keanu” means “cool wind over the mountains.”

23. The actor refused the role in the film with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino, so as not to interrupt the theater tour, where he played in the production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in front of less than 800 viewers.

24. He never received a certificate of graduation and secondary education.

25. In matters of religion, Keanu Reeves is an atheist.

26. In the 90s, he played bass in the Dogstars grunge band.

27. All stuntmen who participated in the filming of The Matrix, Keanu Reeves presented with a brand new motorcycle, Harley-Davidson.

28. People who have worked with Reeves say that he is always very polite and courteous with everyone, without exception, including the smallest employees. He always remembers the names of everyone he works with, and behaves in a very friendly manner.

29. His girl lost their common child who was born dead. Soon she herself died in a car accident. This shocked the actor so much that since then he has earned himself the fame of “the saddest celebrity.”

30. He is interested in yoga.

31. In 2011, in collaboration with one artist, he released a book, which is a collection of illustrations for Reeves’s poem. One page is one picture with one line of text. The book is called “Ode to Happiness.”

32. The actor has repeatedly stated that, in principle, he never reads fan letters, as he does not want to bear any responsibility for what he can learn in this way.

33. No doubt, many Hollywood stars are engaged in charity, but Keanu Reeves is deservedly called the most generous person among them. 

34. Once he said that in childhood he saw a ghost which itself walked around the room.

35. Keanu’s hobbies include surfing and horse riding.

36. He is left-handed. This can be seen in some of his films.

37. After the death of his girlfriend in a car accident, he shot a social video about the use of a seat belt in a car.

38. In “The Matrix was originally supposed to play Tom Cruise, but he refused, considering this film unpromising. Then the role went to Keanu Reeves.

39. Microsoft unveiled a new trailer for one of the most anticipated video games of the decade – Cyberpunk 2077. The most surprising part was that the game was presented by actor Keanu Reeves, who not only received his in-game virtual release, but also revealed the release date of the project – April 16, 2020, so less than a half a year.

The role of Keanu Reeves appeared at the end of the trailer, which surprised the audience. The character of the Hollywood actor in the game will be represented by “Mr. Fusion”, who will help the protagonist in achieving the main storyline.

He is so proactive in all that we are unlikely to be surprised if we see his face representing some other brand like King Billy live Casino in Australia or sports betting in Canada.

Author: Serg Dum 

Almost 3 years I am devoted to work as a Chief Content Editor at King Billy Casino

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