7 Great And Completely True Stories That Keanu Reeves Ever Told

The nicest guy in Hollywood, the greatest person ever, basically the nicest human being ever – they are just among the beautiful words that people worldwide give to Keanu Reeves, our talented actor. He has made it big in Hollywood both with his talents and personality. Living a pretty hard life filled with a lot of tragedy, Reeves never lets it stop him from “being excellent to each other." He once had breakfast with homeless people, and he also donated millions of dollars to the crews of his films. There are some other completely true stories about Reeves that you will love to know. Keep scrolling!

Money Is Not A Big Deal

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It can be said that Keanu Reeves is the greatest celebrity philanthropist around (that doesn't have to do with giving millions to charity). He has inspired us to be kind and nice to people around us.
Working in The Matrix, Reeves earned $35 million total after the film became a huge hit. However, the actor decided to hand over some of his points to the franchise's special effects and costume design teams. He donated over $75 million to people he worked with because he thought they deserved it.
"Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries," said Reeves in an interview with Hello! Magazine in 2003.

His Generosity Has Inspired Even The Most Unexpected Fans To Give

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Have you ever heard of 4Chan? It is a web community that has had people commit suicide with their coaxing and has cyber-bullied countless underaged girls. However, a miracle comes. Keanu Reeves’s very existence changed this community’s mind. They gave money for cancer research.
That’s not all, they decided that a day in July of 2010 was going to be "Cheer Up Keanu Reeves Day".
“On June 15th, we plan on sending letters, emails, gifts, and any other niceties and kind words to a real bro, Keanu Reeves…”

Hangs Out With Homeless People

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We do believe that you’ve seen the picture of Keanu Reeves hanging out with homeless people somewhere on the Internet. It is not a scene in a reality show. It did happen off-screen. In September of 1997, Reeves, who became a big Hollywood star at that time, decided to spend a West Hollywood morning with a homeless man. They had time talking, sharing together as equals.

Is Incredibly Well Read

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Keanu shared in an interview with Details Magazine that he read all of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. (Just for context, the work is 1,500,000 words and 3,000 pages long and about 7 volumes). Not just that, he also recited Shakespeare's Sonnet 30 from memory. Admirable!
The actor has been described as "one of the most voracious readers" by Scott Derrickson, director of The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Had Life-threatening Accidents

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Keanu Reeves is an avid motorcycle fan and came off the bike a few times while riding.
One of the most life-threatening motorcycle accidents he had is on a "demon ride" (that means riding at night with no headlights) in Topanga Canyon. Reeves smashed into the side of a mountain, causing him broken ribs and a ruptured spleen.
Another motorcycle accident in 1996 left him with a broken ankle and a wide, curved scar on his right leg.
You can watch his interview with BBC below!
The actor also had a serious accident on the set of A Walk in the Clouds. He took a hockey puck to the face, requiring six stitches right the night before shooting a love scene.

Met A Ghost

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This sounds weird but it did happen with Reeves. He had a terrifying encounter with a ghostly suit when he was a child. He recalled in an interview with the British tabloid The Sun: "I remember just staring at this suit which had no body or legs in it as it came into the room before disappearing. It was a double-breasted suit in white and I looked at my nanny, who was just as shocked as me. I just couldn't get back to sleep afterwards."
Even when he is an adult, Reeves still sees the figure in his dreams and nightmares.
He once noticed a ghost appearing behind him while having lunch with a lady friend in Austin, Texas.

Wrestled Alice Cooper

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As a young boy, Reeves once lived with his mom in the Yorkville quarter of Toronto, a funky, bohemian kind of neighborhood comparable to the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco. At that time, his mother was working with a well-known costume designer who would frequently have celebrities come over to the house to visit.
Rock legend Alice Cooper was among the guests who would stop by the Reeves household. When Cooper challenged the two young men to a little rug wrestling match, little Keanu jumped in. He even wrestled the rock legend.
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