It’s well known: Keanu Reeves has been an actor for almost 40 years, but he has always remained humble, known for his great generosity and his approachability to fans.
It’s now, incidentally, almost 40 years since Keanu Reeves has shown his character on the small and big screen. The 58-year-old actor has never adopted the demeanor of a diva. On the contrary, he is known for being a very humble and very approachable person wherever he is. For his already very large fan community, who keep telling of encounters with their idol at the red traffic lights.
Equally respected and respected in the industry, he is known for his generosity and genuine generosity. Examples of this abound. With his stamps for the Matrix saga, he has donated several million dollars to research against leukemia in addition to establishing a foundation. A disease her sister Kim was diagnosed with in 1991 and which she battled for ten years before going into remission in 2001. Also note the story of 70% of their donated fee was beaten by his artistic agent earlier this year. The fact remains that the man is very generous.
An actor adored by film crews
“A family friend builds film sets […]reported one user on Reddit. “He was working on ‘The Matrix,’ and Keanu heard about his family troubles. He gave him $20,000 in Christmas bonuses. He was also one of the few on set who really wanted to know the names of the people who greeted them and who spoke to them as if they were his own kind […]”.
Luxury watches (Rolex Submariners) offered to John Wick 4 stuntmen when they are not real motorcycles offered to Matrix stuntmen, truffles and champagne for Sandra Bullock during the filming of Speed… Quite not to mention that he very regularly takes his pay cuts so the producers of his films can hire other talent.
Given in an interview total movieIn 2008, he said he was paid $2 million less than planned to star in The Devil’s Associate, which allowed the studios to hire Al Pacino.
“A rather noble gesture of yours” commented the journalist. “For real? To do this movie and play Al Pacino in this role, it was…” Is that all I have to do? Secure ! What else am I supposed to do? Because I will!” When I found out he said yes, my blood boiled. Working with him, being able to shoot those final scenes between him and me… I’ll be lucky to get to those heights again, you know.” replied the actor.
And to give another example. On the film The Replacements, he flatly agreed to take a 90% pay cut to work with another legend, Gene Hackman. “We had some lighter scenes to do together. But to spend time with him and see how – both actors – craft their craft… They are such fabulous actors.” Keanu Reeves earns his nickname as the nicest man alive.