Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor and musician known for portraying Ted Logan in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Neo in The Matrix Trilogy (1999–2003) and John Constantine in the 2005 film adaptation of the DC comic book, Hellblazer. He has also appeared in successful films such as Point Break (1991), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Speed (1994), the John Wick Franchise (2014-2017) and The Devil’s Advocate (1997). Keanu has also starred in several independent films, including Dangerous Liaisons (1988), My Own Private Idaho, Little Buddha, Feeling Minnesota, A Walk in the Clouds, Thumbsucker, Hardball and Street Kings.
Keanu has earned rave reviews for his roles in various independents movies like “My Own Private Idaho”, “Little Buddha”, “Feeling Minnesota”, “A Walk in the Clouds” and more; however, he never won any of them an Academy Award nomination or Golden Globe Award nomination. Keanu’s performances are always praised by critics but it seems like his acting career will probably never get him any major awards. Keanu is also an avid musician who has released two albums titled “My Own Private Idaho” and “Becky”. Keanu Reeve’s net worth is estimated to be $360 million.
Reeves is a generous person for he donated millions of dollars for cancer research. Keanu Reeves has donated $80,000 to the Children’s Oncology Group in Canada and United States. Moreover, Keanu Reeves did a great job donating his time and money to be a part of the ice bucket challenge campaign with the help of his sister Kim who nominated him. In addition, Keanu Reeves was present at the Avaaz.org foundation party in 2010 which raises money for environmental causes.
Not only does Keanu Reeves donate abundantly financially but also physically, emotionally, and mentally. In 2006, Keanu Reeves while being on vacation in Acapulco helped save a south Korean student who got swept out to sea by using Keanu’s surfboard. Moreover, the next year Keanu Reeves came to the rescue of a New York City cop by helping him chase down a bicyclist in Central Park.
Furthermore, Keanu Reeves is an inspiring person for he maintains his good looks and great physique just like when he was in his twenties. Keanus has never been married nor has any children which leaves more time for himself to focus on getting into shape just like he did in The Matrix Reloaded in 2003 where Keanu had to take six weeks off so Keanu could get in shape by doing pull-ups under your legs in front of your hips for one hour everyday for six weeks. Keanu Reeves body fat percentage is 3.3% which means Keanu keeps his six pack abs at most times despite only sleeping five hours a night and eats lots of protein, vegetables, and fruit.
Moreover, Keanu Reeves is an avid reader. He often mentions his favorite authors in some interviews. During one interview, he said Paulo Coelho is one of the most inspiring writers because he only writes seven pages a day to make sure it’s not too much work. Coelho writes simple English that doesn’t need a dictionary to decipher the words and sentences. I admire Keanu Reeves for his patience while reading a book or script before acting on screen.
Reading has been an important part of my life since I was young, and this article reminds me how I can incorporate it more into my everyday life again through Keanu Reeves’ wisdom. When Keanu says “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage,” – This is a great statement. That’s why Keanu Reeves as a role model is important to me as I am trying to pursue my dream in being a writer and not give up on what I believe in.
Keanu Reeves is a national hero for people who lack the means to achieve success. Keanu Reeves teaches all of us we can be wealthy and generous at the same time. Although Keanu’s net worth is only $350 million, he still gives millions of dollars each year to those in need.
Keanu Reeves shows poor people they don’t have to make excuses for failures or mistakes even though one may come from humble beginnings. Keanu Reeves role model behavior should encourage everyone to support charities if they are financially able. I recognize Keanu Reeve’s humanist philosophy where money doesn’t determine one’s value as a person by showing that giving back counts more than any amount of wealth could ever buy.
In Keanu Reeves’s many film roles, from Ted Logan to Neo, he has been the protagonist of action films. To date, every Keanu Reeves movie tends to be a good one because Keanu himself is a very hard worker. Even though Keanu didn’t have a formal education in acting and was only educated at a few high schools in Toronto, Keanu proved his talent as an actor through his wonderful performances.
Keanu Reeves’ first real role was that of Alex Winters in the teenage drama “Young Again.” In this film Keanu played a character who is paralyzed after being involved in an accident. It was because of the positive buzz surrounding Keanu’s performance that brought him to Hollywood’s attention and got him his first television role in the series “Class of 96.” Keanu then appeared in another television series, “Acapulco H.E.A.T.,” where Keanu starred alongside Erik Estrada.
Keanu gained further recognition with his critically acclaimed performance as an Amish farmer in the comedy “Thumbsucker.” Keanu’s role was notable for its lack of dialogue, so he really had to act using his wonderful facial features and body language alone, which Keanu did easily because Keanu is such a talented actor that he truly shines when performing roles like these ones.
After this movie, Keanu’s career skyrocketed. He appeared opposite Denzel Washington in the 2001 crime thriller film “The Heist” where Keanu played one of two criminals (the other one played by Gene Hackman) who intend to rob an armored car depository, only to find the job isn’t exactly as easy as they thought. Keanu’s performance in this film was great and garnered Keanu a lot of praise from critics and fans alike. Keanu then went on to play a gay hit man in the action comedy “The Whole Nine Yards” where Keanu starred alongside Bruce Willis. The film proved Keanu’s ability to bring laughs just as well as tears when Keanu played the emotional role of Danny de Vito’s character long-lost lover.
In 2005 Keanu Reeves decided to take a step back from acting for awhile so that he could spend with his family instead of being on a movie set. Keanu Reeves has been married twice and Keanu’s children both live in Hawaii with Keanu, which Keanu says is very important to him because he wants them to have good values and guidance from their parents. Keanu Reeves is a very well known person in Hollywood today who carries a lot of influence because of his many roles that continue to inspire the world even now.