7 stories about the good actor in Hollywood
Keanu Reeves is not sad - he really rare good man
We publish Wonderzine magazine article that we were surprised and even a little touched.
Keanu Reeves has become famous for his modesty and deservedly considered to be almost the kindest man in Hollywood. Of course, we can judge only by the stories that walk on the Internet, but I want to believe that they did not appear out of nowhere. We tell all that we learned about Reeves, who wrongly considered the most depressed person in the world because of the popular meme "sad Keanu".
1. Keanu and film set
The most famous story associated with the shooting, there was in the days of "The Matrix." After the success of the first film actor has decided to give up part of future earnings, which, according to outside estimates, amounted to approximately $ 80 million, in favor of the special effects and costume team. Reeves felt that they deserved praise for his work on the most. Do not forget about it and stuntmen - absolutely everyone working on a sequel, "Matrix", he bought a motorcycle. Reeves and he loves bikes, so that the "Harley" for the stunt team were a real gift from the heart.
One of the workers involved in the construction of scenery, Reeves decided to establish a prize for Christmas, knowing that that problem. So man received an unexpected gift - 20 thousand dollars, which is later told his friend on Reddit. At other times, the actor just loved to buy all those working on the set lunch and have always tried to meet with everyone with whom he worked, and always remembering names. Money is, in his own words, is not important for him. The star of "The Matrix" believes that he already has more than enough "for the next couple of centuries." Given the jokes about the fact that Keanu vampire, or at least immortal, he may put it literally.
2. Keanu and homeless
The main event documented for posterity the paparazzi. The story is simple: in the 1997 Keanu spent the morning with the homeless in Hollywood. The actor was walking, I saw a homeless person and decided to sit down and talk to him about life, and at the same time to have breakfast and a drink together. History shattered captioned "Keanu refers to the homeless as an equal." The case really exceptional in their kindness. Before indignant, they say, would be better if it had bought an apartment, think about it: few of us ever really helped or just to communicate with the homeless without any neglect. This approach - the best illustration of the theory of small cases: changes do not begin with grand gestures, and with humane treatment to each other.
3. Keanu and other stars
When it comes to work, usually two stories emerge about how Keanu refused to part of the fee in order to be able to invite more expensive and coolest actors to work on tape. We will not take into account that it can be, there is not the most prominent of his films, this approach demonstrates a responsible and conscientious attitude to work. The "stand-ins" Reeves agreed to a significant reduction in the fee - 90% to be able to call Oscar Gene Hackman. A similar thing happened in the planning of "Devil's Advocate". Reeves was willing to give up part of their earnings in the amount of several million, but there was a possibility to call in the movie Pacino Al's why he undoubtedly won.
4. Keanu and sister
Reeves, to put it mildly, not very lucky for life. It hit thirty-three misfortunes. When there was a meme "sad Keanu", everyone remembered that the actor was not just a difficult childhood: his best friend River Phoenix died of an overdose, and the girl Reeves died in a car accident shortly after they had lost the baby. It seems that the actor was able to get out of all this hell only because of its altruism: the more he lost, the more give. When his sister became ill with leukemia, he moved to live with her, and has invested more than $ 5 million to study the disease in hopes of a potential drug. Reeves donated the money to the hospital where she was treated, to contribute to the study of a terrible disease. In moments of exacerbations he postponed filming and devoted all his time taking care of his sister, the latter is close to the person who he was. Reeves also founded the Cancer own fund.
5. Keanu and Metro
Contrary to the wacky headline "Good or asshole?", Everything is as simple as possible. Keanu saw a woman with a heavy bag and asked if she wanted to sit down. She agreed - so that the actor gave her place. Separately, we note that Reeves did not scruple to use public transport, and so well done, and the black man, crouched in the neighborhood, there is clearly nothing to do with.
6. Keanu and crazy fans
As with any movie star, Reeves is regularly confronted with his band is not very healthy admirers. For example, to his house several times climbed stalkers. On one of those visits, he solved the problem without resorting to shouting or radical measures: a desperate reassured the fans, just to talk to her, and only then called the police to report the incident. Another woman with whom Keanu never met, said he cranked the trick is in the spirit "of the American horror stories", disguised as her husband to conceive with her four children. Scandal, obviously, was not followed. Instead of senseless bickering Reeves chose the most simple way out - agree to pass a genetic test to verify paternity. As expected, no surprises did not happen, and the proceedings initiated by the woman, immediately come to naught, as the requirement of maintenance of three million dollars.
7. Keanu and "Ode to Happiness"
Despite his misfortunes, Keanu loves yoga and trying to maintain a positive outlook on life. Together with artist Alexandra Grant, he released in 2011, "Ode to Happiness". "Ode" is a "picture book for adults", consisting of poems Reeves. The actor initially wrote it as a joke for friends, inspired by his friend Jamie, loving the most sad music. Each page is devoted to a single line, over which there is a simple illustration made with ink. Pictures deliberately look as if washed away their tears, but at the end of the life-affirming book - all these words about "a shampoo disappointment" and "a hot bath sadness" is actually written with irony to the Eater own grief. "Always be worse," - he recalls the actor, for which many thanks to him.