Keanu Reeves is a Canadian-American actor and musician. He earned fame for his starring roles in several successful films. So why is Keanu the coolest guy on the internet in 2019? You only need search his name on Google to see a wave of articles pop up, which explain why he’s the nicest man in Hollywood. Keanu’s appeal lies in his composed, humble personality, and the kindness and openness he shows toward his fans.
1. Reeves is known as being one of the most generous actors. He began a charity for cancer, choosing not to attach his name to the organization; he has also supported PETA, the SickKids Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer.
2. In 2011, Reeves published a book of his own poetry, and he teamed up with artist Alexandra Grant for Ode to Happiness, a limited-run book featuring a poem written by Reeves himself and complemented by Grant’s drawings for each line. The writing (“I draw a hot sorrow bath”) is edgy and self-aware which has been likened to a “grown-up children’s book.”
3. One fan noticed that he doesn’t put his arms around female fans and, apparently, Dolly Parton. His numerous admirers were quick to notice. As for the pose, there is a term for it – hover hands, and in South Korea, it’s seen as good manners. ‘Hover hands’ usually refers to instances where guys are captured on camera with their palms hovering over the girl’s shoulder or waist, reluctant of having any bodily contact.
4. Despite his fame, he has stayed humble, Reeves is reportedly worth $100 million and could easily afford a fleet of expensive cars to travel around New York City, yet he chooses to ride the subway just like regular civilians. By taking the subway, it is a testament to how humble he is. The Canadian actor has also been caught giving up his seat to tired commuters. Very few people, celebrity or otherwise, would do that.
5. Reeves has been willing to defer his salary to accommodate other actors in his movies. Reeves has collaborated with an impressive list of actors in his career, including Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, and Jack Nicholson. In two instances, he willingly deferred his full paycheck for the productions to free up some of their budgets to be able to afford the other actors.