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Why We Love Keanu Reeves! His Name Means "Cool Breeze Over The Mountains"

There are not so many genuine or humble Hollywood actors but Keanu Reeves is one of them.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves: A Cool Breeze Over The Mountain

Keanu was born on September 3, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon, to Samuel and Patricia Reeves. He was, however, raised in Toronto, Canada, by his mother and relatives, as his father abandoned them when he was only three tears old.

Keanu began his prolific career in theater and TV. It took some time before he got his first real break in Youngblood, then he appeared in such movies as The Devil's Advocate, Constantine, The Matrix, ill and Ted, Toy Story, and finally, John Wick Series.

Some Hard Times For Keanu Reeves

Life hasn't always been so easy for Keanu. He and his long-time girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, were expecting a baby in 1999. Sadly, their daughter Ana Archer Syme-Reeves was stillborn. Eighteen months later, Jennifer was killed in a car crash. Both are buried in Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Ca.

Keanu had recently dealt with his close friend River Phoenix's death in 1993. A lot was happening in his life, yet he kept going, losing himself in work.

In 2007 as he was driving his Porsche, he "grazed" a paparazzi, Alion Silva, who sued him for $700,000, resulting in medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Keanu's attorney played a video of Silva climbing a fence with his hands, contradicting statements he couldn't use them. The jury found Reevea was "not responsible."

In 2009, he dodged a paternity suit when Karen Sala accused him of fathering her four children by using hypnosis and disguising himself as her ex-husband to impregnate her. She demanded three million a month in spousal support and another $150,000 in child support. Fortunately, a DNA test proved he was not the father of her four children.


Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Keanu is not only a great actor, but he is quiet and low-key, avoiding crowds and media much of the time. When he received his 'Star' on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, he only invited a handful of friends to the ceremony.

Keanu has established a private charitable foundation to help sick children, cancer research, and children's hospitals. He donated 30 million dollars to leukemia research after his sister was diagnosed in 1999.


Keanu Reeves Walk of Fame Star

Keanu Reeves Walk of Fame Star

A Few of Keanu's Good Deeds

Keanu has taken pay cuts of his salary in his career. In 1997, he found out Al Pacino couldn't work in The Devil's Advocate due to the budget, so he took a pay cut. He did the same thing when working with Gene Hackman in The Replacement. His generosity didn't stop there. While filming The Matrix, he gifted a dozen stunt performers with Harley Davidson motorcycles to thank them. At the premiere of the Matrix, he treated a group of friends, co-workers, and advisors to all-expense trips to San Francisco for the premiere.

After working with four stunt performers on the set of John Wick, he bought each of them Rolex watches.

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While filming Speed in 1994 with Sandra Bullock, the two became friends, and she had told him she never had champagne or truffles. The next day, he showed up with champagne and truffles. They remain good friends, today. Bullock often commented on how sweet and quiet he was.

Reeves believes his monetary gains should be to help others rather than use people for financial gains.

John Wick Series

John Wick Series

John Wick Series

John Wick Series

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock

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Keanu Reeves and Alexander Grant

Reeves and Grant have been together for several years, appearing on the Red Carpet and at fashion shows. They formed a publishing company called XArtist Books, which launched in 2017.

What is not to like about Keanu Reeves? One wonders if he could be cloned. The world needs more Keanu Reeves.

The Movie John Wick, Chapter 4, is due for release in March 2023. I, for one can't wait.

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