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21 Reasons Why Keanu Reeves Will Always Be The Boy Next Door Of Hollywood

Keanu Reeves is one of the most phenomenal actors Hollywood has ever seen. The 'Constantine' actor has been ruling the film industry for more than three decades, giving remarkable performances in several blockbuster movies. This handsome actor created a sensation with the science fiction-action trilogy 'The Matrix' which bagged him a worldwide fan following.

We have a list of 21 super obvious reasons why Keanu Reeves is the nicest guy in Hollywood. Trust me, this set of facts about 'The Man of Tai Chi' actor will make you love him more and more!

21 Reasons Why Keanu Reeves Will Always Be The Boy Next Door Of Hollywood

21 Reasons Why Keanu Reeves Will Always Be The Boy Next Door Of Hollywood

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1) Reeves gave $50 million of his $70 million earnings from THE MATRIX sequels to the VFX team and makeup staff.

1) Reeves gave $50 million of his $70 million earnings from THE MATRIX sequels to the VFX team and makeup staff.

Adding more to it, he gifted a Harley Davidson motorbike The Matrix's 12-strong stuntman team. 

2) He keeps his roles happy and badass even though his life has been full of tragedies.

2) He keeps his roles happy and badass even though his life has been full of tragedies.

His father left his family, his best friend River Pheonix, let the world in 1993, and his sister was diagnosed with leukemia.

3) Keanu means 'cool breeze over the mountains' in Hawaiian.

3) Keanu means 'cool breeze over the mountains' in Hawaiian.

4) He's really not into the money he earns from his movies.

4) He's really not into the money he earns from his movies.

The 'Speed' actor took pay cuts on The Devil's Advocate ($2 million) and The Replacements (90%) so that the producers can cast Al Pacino and Gene Hackman in each of the movies.

5) In his early career, his agent changed his names in a few movies as he felt the actor's name was too exotic.

5) In his early career, his agent changed his names in a few movies as he felt the actor's name was too exotic.

Some of his movies carry his credits as K.C. Reeves, Norman Kreeves or Chuck Spadina.

6) He learnt more than 200 martial art moves for THE MATRIX RELOADED.

6) He learnt more than 200 martial art moves for THE MATRIX RELOADED.

7) He is very clear about his idea of a happy life.

7) He is very clear about his idea of a happy life.

When asked in 1995 about his idea of a joyful life, he replied, "Lying in bed with my lover, riding my bike, sports, happy times with my friends, conversation, learning, the earth, dirt, a beautiful repast with friends, family with wine and glorious food and happy tidings and energy and zest and lust for life. I like being in the desert, in nature, being in extraordinary spaces in nature, high in a tree or in the dirt, hanging out with my family, my sisters."

8) His sense of humor is too good when it comes to sad Keanu meme.

8) His sense of humor is too good when it comes to sad Keanu meme.

He says, "My first experience with [memes] was Sad Keanu, and I thought it was funny!"

9) He used to play an of-an-on hockey game for ten years with random strangers on streets.

9) He used to play an of-an-on hockey game for ten years with random strangers on streets.

10) For THE MATRIX, Keanu borrowed one of Bruce Lee's moves, rubbing his nose with a thumb and forefinger.

10) For THE MATRIX, Keanu borrowed one of Bruce Lee's moves, rubbing his nose with a thumb and forefinger.

11) Patricia Taylor, his English mother designed clothing for rock stars for Alice Cooper.

11) Patricia Taylor, his English mother designed clothing for rock stars for Alice Cooper.

12) In a span of 5 years, Reeves attended four high schools and even got expelled once.

12) In a span of 5 years, Reeves attended four high schools and even got expelled once.

He recalls his memories of the high school days: "I was just a little too rambunctious and shot my mouth off once too often. I was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school. I was just getting in their way, I guess."

13) He claimed to see a ghost in his childhood. 

13) He claimed to see a ghost in his childhood. 

"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."

14) He spent his early days of stardom living in rented houses and hotels, including Chateau Marmont.

14) He spent his early days of stardom living in rented houses and hotels, including Chateau Marmont.

He bought his first house in 2003 in the Hollywood Hills.

15) He celebrated his 46th birthday with a cupcake outside warehouse.

15) He celebrated his 46th birthday with a cupcake outside warehouse.

He gladly took photos with the fans who stopped to take photos with him!

16) High school going Reeves was never interested in academics but loved playing ice hockey.

16) High school going Reeves was never interested in academics but loved playing ice hockey.

The actor was the team goalie which earned him the nickname 'The Wall.'

17) Reeves is a voracious reader despite having dyslexia.

17) Reeves is a voracious reader despite having dyslexia.

18) He was a bass player for the grunge band Dogstar.

18) He was a bass player for the grunge band Dogstar.

19) Keanu's father earned his GED in prison in Hawaii.

19) Keanu's father earned his GED in prison in Hawaii.

He was caught selling heroin at Hilo international airport.

20) Keanu was initially the movie 'Heat', the role which eventually went to Val Kilmer. 

20) Keanu was initially the movie 'Heat', the role which eventually went to Val Kilmer. 

He opted to play Hamlet at a 789 seat theatre in Manitoba.

21) Tragedy struck Keanu once again in December 1999 when his girlfriend Jennifer Syme gave birth to a stillborn daughter.

21) Tragedy struck Keanu once again in December 1999 when his girlfriend Jennifer Syme gave birth to a stillborn daughter.

The premature baby, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves was born after an eight-month pregnancy. One and a half year later, Syme died in a car accident. She was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

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