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15 reasons fans believe Keanu Reeves is the greatest person ever

15 reasons fans believe Keanu Reeves is the greatest person ever

  • In addition to being an accomplished actor, Keanu Reeves also seems like a really good person.
  • His random acts of kindness include secretly donating large sums of money to children’s hospitals.
  • He also made headlines for treating women respectfully when he takes photos with them.

Reeves once gave up his seat on the crowded New York City subway to a woman with a large bag.

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Keanu Reeves has starred in hit franchises like the “Matrix” and “John Wick” films. Christopher Jue/Getty Images

The “John Wick” star made headlines in 2015 when he was filmed giving up his subway seat to a fellow passenger with a heavy bag.

A train announcement heard in the video suggests that the star was on a Brooklyn-bound Q express train at the time.

It was one of Reeves’ first gracious gestures to go viral.

Reeves has made positive headlines for how he treats women when he takes photos with them.

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Suki Waterhouse and Keanu Reeves starred together in 2016’s “The Bad Batch.” Todd Williamson/Getty Images

In June 2019, fans on Twitter noticed that Reeves doesn’t touch or hold women while posing with them for photos — instead, he hovers his hands behind them so as not to invade their personal space.

The actor’s endearing habit quickly went viral, with fans celebrating the star for his choice. People called Reeves a “respectful king” and praised him for being “considerate and respectful.”

In 2019, Reeves went viral for calling the audience “breathtaking” while responding to an enthusiastic fan.

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Keanu Reeves rose to fame with his 1989 film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

A video of Reeves at the E3 convention in June 2019 went viral after Reeves had a heartwarming response to an audience member.

When a fan yelled out, “You’re breathtaking!” as Reeves walked onstage, the star endeared himself to the crowd by responding in kind.

“You’re breathtaking,” the actor said as he pointed to the audience. “You’re all breathtaking.”

Unsurprisingly, the moment quickly exploded online, leading to plenty of memes and heartfelt posts about Reeves.

The “Bill & Ted” screenwriter revealed that Reeves went out of his way to sign a fan’s poster on his way to set.

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Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his roles in iconic films, like “The Matrix” and “Bill & Ted.” Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Not long after the E3 convention, the “John Wick” actor made it a point in July 2019 to autograph a handmade sign that was left for him referencing the moment.

Reeves was in the middle of filming the third “Bill & Ted” movie when he reportedly spotted the sign, which read “You’re breathtaking!” — a callout to Reeves’ appearance at the E3 convention earlier that year.

“Bill & Ted” screenwriter Ed Solomon took to Twitter to share details about the incident, saying Reeves “jumped out of the car” on his way to set so that he could autograph the handmade sign.

Reeves wrote “You’re breathtaking” under the original message, along with his autograph and what looked to be an inscription to the fan.

The “John Wick” star once bought an ice cream just so he could autograph a receipt for a young fan.

Keanu Reeves was born in Lebanon and raised primarily in Canada. Getty Images / Jason Merritt

story about Reeves and a young fan went viral when it was shared in May 2019. writer and producer James Dator took to Twitter to share the experience he had with Reeves while working at a movie theater as a teenager. The writer tried to get Reeves’ autograph, but wasn’t successful. However, things began to look up for the young Keanu Reeves fan.

“2 minutes later there’s a knock on the door behind me that leads into the box office,” Dator tweeted. “I assume it’s my manager. It’s Keanu.”

“‘I realized you probably wanted my autograph,'” Dator remembers the star telling him. “‘So I signed this.’ He hands me a receipt from the concessions stand that he signed on the back. He then casually throws an ice cream in the trash can and sees his movie.”

After a flight Reeves was on made an emergency landing, he took a road trip with his fellow stranded passengers.

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Keanu Reeves recently appeared in “John Wick 3.” Jason Merritt/Getty Images

In March 2019, a Los Angeles-bound plane that Reeves was on was forced to make an emergency landing — but that didn’t stop the actor from kindly posing for photos with his fellow passengers.

Reeves even went above and beyond, helping to organize transport to San Francisco, their destination. He regaled passengers with facts about California along the way, and even played country music from his phone.

The actor reportedly posed on top of a table to secure his role in “Toy Story 4.”

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Keanu Reeves played a daredevil toy named Duke Caboom in “Toy Story 4.” Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

During a meeting with Pixar producers for 2019’s “Toy Story 4,” Reeves decided to climb on a table in order to try and understand his new character — the daredevil toy Duke Caboom — a little better.

The actor had made a strong impression on the film’s executives from the start, but the lunchtime show really sealed the deal.

“[Reeves] climbed on a table and was striking poses in the middle of the atrium,” said producer Mark Nielsen to the Hollywood Reporter. “We thought, that is Duke Caboom!”

In an interview, his “Speed” costar Sandra Bullock revealed Reeves once bought her Champagne and truffles because she had never had them before.

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Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock have been friends since starring in “Speed” together. Twentieth Century Fox

While on the set of “Speed,” Bullock said she told Reeves that she had never tried Champagne or truffles. Not long after, Reeves arrived at her place with flowers, Champagne, and truffles, the actor told Esquire in 2021.

She told Esquire he said, “I just thought you might want to try Champagne and truffles, to see what it’s like.”

She said this type of listening was common for Reeves. “When I first met him, I would spend as much time as I could filling a silence, just to feel comfortable. And the more I jibber-jabbered on, the quieter he would get.

“And I thought, I don’t understand what’s happening!” she continued. “He’s looking at me with eyes of confusion. He’s quiet. Did I say something to offend him? And then a day or two later, he would arrive with a note or a little package, saying, ‘I thought about what you said.’ And he would have his response.”

The actor secretly donates huge sums of money to children’s hospitals.

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Keanu Reeves. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Reeves has also donated money to children’s hospitals and to cancer research.

The star reportedly runs a private charitable foundation that aims to help sick kids, but his name isn’t attached to the organization.

“I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research,” Reeves told the Ladies Home Journal in 2009.

“I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”

He hasn’t let his fame go to his head and seems charmingly humble.

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Keanu Reeves played a heightened version of himself in the Netflix film “Always Be My Maybe.” Netflix

Even though Reeves is a world-famous actor, he doesn’t appear to take himself too seriously. Whether it’s voicing a character in “Toy Story 4” or playing an exaggerated version of himself in the 2019 Netflix rom-com “Always Be My Maybe,” Reeves isn’t afraid to have fun.

He also seems modest for an actor of his stature. When asked in June 2019 how he felt about his status as an “internet boyfriend,” Reeves was nonplussed.

“That’s wacky,” the star told Entertainment Weekly and People TV, adding, “The positivity’s great.” He also took the opportunity to praise his “Always Be My Maybe” costars, Ali Wong and Randall Park.

Reeves gave an honest, poignant answer when asked about death and the afterlife that went viral.

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Keanu Reeves on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” CBS

During an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in May 2019, Reeves was asked by Colbert what he thinks happens when we die.

“I know that the ones who love us will miss us,” Reeves answered honestly — wowing Colbert and subsequently fans alike.

He once refused to let two talented “John Wick” stuntmen be killed off (in the movie) after an intense rehearsal.

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Keanu Reeves played a hitman out for revenge in the “John Wick” movies. Lionsgate

Film critic Hanna Ines Flint shared on Twitter in August 2019 that during an interview with Reeves, the actor mentioned how he was so impressed by his “John Wick 3” costars — martial artists Cecep Arif Rahman and Yaya Ruhian — that he didn’t want them to be killed off.

“He was knocked down so much by them in rehearsals, and pulled up off the floor,” she tweeted. “They included that moment in the film + Keanu refused to let them be killed by John.”

Reeves has no problem taking pay cuts if it means talented actors can join the production. He also gifted crew members with motorcycles during the “Matrix” filming.

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Keanu Reeves. Getty

Reeves’ contract for the “Matrix” sequels “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” included a significant pay cut for the actor, so that more money would be available for costumes and special effects in the films.

After he was cast in the 1997 “The Devil’s Advocate,” Reeves found out that Al Pacino wasn’t able to work on the project due to the film’s budget. Reeves, however, was so eager to work with the legendary actor that he took another sizable pay cut.

And one of Reeves’ more famous moments of generosity came during the filming of “The Matrix,” when he gifted a dozen stuntmen with Harley-Davidson motorcycles to thank them.

“I just wanted… to give a bigger thank-you to all these guys who helped me make this,” Reeves said at the time.

Reeves treated a group of friends, co-workers, and professional advisers to an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco for the “Matrix Resurrections” premiere.

Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski smile onstage together while presenting a film at CinemaCon.
Keanu Reeves and Chad Shahelski in 2022. Greg Doherty/Getty Images

According to a January 2022 report in The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves paid for a private jet, hotel rooms, and premiere tickets for his group of friends, and even organized a special post-premiere brunch for them.

The lucky group reportedly included Reeves’ personal trainers and professional representatives.

Chad Stahelski — who was Reeves’ stunt double in the original “Matrix” trilogy and went on to direct the star in the “John Wick” films — confirmed the trip to The Hollywood Reporter.

“He flew a bunch of us up here,” Stahelski revealed. “He’s incredibly generous. In the audience tonight will be so many people that helped him, from his martial art trainers to jiu-jitsu trainers to hair and makeup to his stunt crew. He makes sure that his friends and family are here. He’s epic.”

And when THR asked Reeves himself about the kind gesture, the “Bill & Ted” star said in response: “Yeah, it’s great to be able to share our experiences and lives together.”

A TV producer shared an interaction between the “Matrix” star and a young fan at an airport.

Keanu Reeves, wearing all black, smiles with his hand in the air while onstage at CinemaCon in April 2022.
Keanu Reeves in 2022. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

TV producer Andrew Kimmel tweeted about Reeves’ interaction with a boy at baggage claim after the three of them were on the same flight from London to New York.

“A young boy asked for an autograph at baggage & then began to fire off a series of rapid-fire questions. Keanu happily responded to every single one,” Kimmel captioned a photo of Reeves and the fan (both wearing masks) chatting at baggage claim.

Kimmel then included some of the questions the boy asked Reeves, as well as the actor’s thoughtful and enthusiastic responses. And according to Kimmel, after the young fan began “running out of questions,” Reeves began “grilling him” in return.

“The man could not have been nicer, especially after an international flight,” Kimmel wrote on Twitter. “I thought I’d share this because the dude is a class act and little moments like this can make such a big difference in people’s lives. We need more Keanus!”

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