Keanu Reeves has had a very long and successful career in Hollywood. His next movie John Wick III is all set to release next year and he’s also appearing in the video game Cyberpunk 2020. But before we get to see all that, there are a lot of forgotten things about his older movies that we’d like to refresh. Read on!
1. Most Of The Money He Earned For The Matrix Was Given Away Voluntarily By Him
The only way Keanu Reeves likes to show off his wealth is by giving it away. He gave away a huge chunk of his paycheck which he got for The Matrix to the special effects team working on the movie’s CGI.
2. Keanu Reeves Was Blacklisted By 20th Century Fox For Two Decades!
Why? All because Keanu refused to come back for Speed 2. 20th Century Fox had even offered him $12 million to do the movie but he didn’t budge. Fox ended up banning Keanu for 14 years from their production house. Needless to say, Speed 2 without Keanu Reeves was a complete disaster. Fox ended up settling their differences with Keanu in 2008 and offered him a role in the sci-fi movie The Day The Earth Stood Still.
3. Keanu Reeves And His Co-worker Crushes
On the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Keanu had let it slip that he had developed a crush on Sandra Bullock while working on the sets of Speed in 1994. Even Sandra herself has talked about her romantic feelings for Keanu in the past. These two should be together!
4. The Calculations Done On The Board In The Day The Earth Stood Still Were Pre-written
The equations did by Keanu on the board along with professor Barnhardt. Were already done by two physicists before the scene was shot. And here we thought Keanu was a genius who could solve complex equations!
5. He Appeared In A Movie Called Freaked
In which he was called Ortiz The Dog Boy and looked like this. To top off the weirdness of the role, he had no dialogues. Very few people know about this movie and we’re pretty sure Keanu wants to keep it that way.
6. He Was Unable To Kick During The Matrix’s Shooting
Keanu is an easygoing and laidback kind of guy. Prior to the shooting, he had undergone surgery for two damaged discs in his back. Due to this, he could not even lift his legs to land a decent kick which frustrated him very much.
7. He Has Been Nominated For Multiple Razzies
Not all of Keanu’s movies have been a commercial success. Some of them were really bad too. He’s been nominated “worst actor” for multiple roles such as Chain Reaction, Sweet November, Hard Ball and many more.
8. He Got A Bad Smoking Habit From His Role In Feeling Minnesota
Keanu picked up a bad smoking habit while shooting for Feeling Minnesota. He was also shown to be a chain smoker in Constantine.
Numerous fans have snapped a picture of Keanu smoking up at random places.
Seems like he really likes beverages with his smokes.
9. He Doesn’t Mind Slashing His Paycheck To Work With His Favourite Idols
He lowered his fees for the movie The Devil’s Advocate to help cover the budget so that he could act with Al Pacino, one of his favourite movie stars. What a guy!
10. His Friend Pressured Keanu Reeves To Act In The Watcher
His friend FORGED Keanu’s signature on the contract! And being the nice guy he is, Keanu decided to comply.