If there's one thing that the internet can agree on, it's that Keanu Reeves is an all-around great guy. From his roles in some of our favorite action thrillers to his more dramatic roles in films like Dracula, he's a multi-talented actor, sure - but that's not why the internet loves him so much. He's also known for being one of the nicest (and least problematic) celebrities on the planet.
Reeves has lived a life marred by tragedy and has only ever come out of it with generosity and kindness for the world around him.
Now fans will be pleased to know Keanu has officially announced his return for the fifth John Wick movie.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1964, Keanu Reeves is one of the world's favorite actors.
via: Getty ImagesHe currently resides in the Hollywood hills after gaining fame in an impressive range of massively successful movies.
He first rose to fame in a pretty unlikely franchise.Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) told the story of two slackers traveling through time. It was so successful that it was followed by a sequel: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991.
But Reeves has never stuck to just one genre.In 1992, he starred in Gothic horror-romance, Bram Stoker's Dracula - although his performance in this rather overblown movie has been pretty much universally panned.
Reeves is perhaps primarily known for his roles in action movies.He starred in buddy-cop thriller, Point Break, in 1991, alongside Gary Busey and Patrick Swayze. It was a commercial smash and went on to garner a cult following.
He continued this trend in 1994's Speed.The suspenseful thriller told the tale of a rigged bus that would explode if it slowed down. Reeves starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper, but has since shaded the film by refusing to star in the sequel. His reason? "The movies I wanted to make were movies I wanted to see." Ouch.
But there's no doubting where Reeves gained most of his fame.His role as Neo in The Matrix franchise is what really made Keanu Reeves into a household name. The movies are still thought of as touchstones within the science fiction genre.
But Reeves isn't just an actor.He's also a talented musician and spent many years playing bass for alternative rock band, Dogstar, in the '90s.
There are many strings to his bow.He's made a name for himself particularly because of his versatility, playing leading men, brooding heroes, and goofy losers with equal panache.
But aside from his professional achievements, Reeves hasn't had such an easy life.
via: Getty ImagesHe's faced a life that one wouldn't wish on their worst enemy. First, he and girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, suffered a tragic loss when their premature baby was stillborn in 1999.
But that wasn't the end of his heartache.
But Reeves hasn't let this tragedy make him bitter.
via: Getty ImagesInstead, he's become an incredible philanthropist. He's well known for supporting a wide range of charitable causes, from PETA to Stand Up To Cancer.
And that isn't all.It was recently revealed that Reeves gave all his profits from the sequel from The Matrix to the crew. And he didn't even want credit for it, saying, "I’d rather people didn’t know that. It was a private transaction. It was something I could afford to do, a worthwhile thing to do."
Reeves has been fairly quiet on the acting scene in recent years.But that's all set to change in coming months as Reeves will be starring in the third part of the John Wick franchise, Parabellum, out this month.
But, in spite of his fame, Reeves is known for being fairly private.In the past, he was always less-than-eager to take part in interviews and was known by the press for being a little difficult to deal with.
But in his latest interview, Reeves has been surprisingly candid.Speaking to the Jakarta Post, Reeves openly discussed his love life, career, dreams, and goals - and the internet is absolutely loving it.
The internet has some pretty strong feelings about Reeves' admittance.
@JustinWhang This thread needs more sad keanu. https://t.co/Mb28CpFtGL— uaeldiin (@uaeldiin)1559272850.0
Reeves had more to say on the subject of his solitude.It seems that he's still hopeful about finding the right person, saying, "if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me".
He was also asked how he feels about his loneliness.And his answer was typically cryptic. He said, "I don’t concern myself with it that much. I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer."
People are feeling pretty bad for the actor.
via: ShutterstockIt's never nice to hear that someone is lonely or in need of someone to love - and when that person seems as kind and big-hearted as Reeves, it somehow seems even worse!
No wonder he's so sad!We can hardly bear it. Quick - someone give this man a hug!
But there is one big plus.
i love keanu reeves, his existence is the greatest thing humans have ever managed as a species— Kwite (@Kwite)1559275175.0
And it seems that our collective obsession isn't going anywhere.
As if we couldn't love him more — behold, Keanu Reeves voicing his new 'Toy Story 4' character https://t.co/FSZkNKbU1y— NowThis (@NowThis)1560310380.0
In fact, the obsession with Reeves seems to only be growing.
Keanu Reeves: *breathes* Me: 😍 https://t.co/1ryB2ZZ9S7— 9GAG (@9GAG)1560286921.0
It's not just that he's good looking.The internet's collective crush on Reeves seems to go far deeper than that. It's more based on his adorable personality and amazing acts of kindness.
Shots like this have become eminently memeable.
ok but this img of Keanu Reeves is high key ethereal https://t.co/EIdwfKZiC6— anu (@anu)1560288185.0
Reeves was questioned about how he felt being the internet's latest boyfriend.And his response? Well, it was as adorable as you might expect.
Reeves assumed that this new legion of fans was based on his recent movies.John Wick: Chapter Three - Parabellum was released last year, and Reeves has earned positive reviews for his role.
But that's not his only recent success.Reeves also made a cameo appearance in Ali Wong's Netflix rom-com, Always Be My Maybe, and everyone loved it.
And now with the latest Toy Story news, Reeves is about to be introduced to a new generation of fans.It's certainly true that the actor is going through something of a career renaissance at the moment.
But we don't think that that's the real reason that everyone's loving Reeves right now.
Define wholesome. #KeanuReeves (Credit unknown) https://t.co/PvTdIzRLR4— Richard's Quest (@Richard's Quest)1560313205.0
But it isn't just that.Reeves has also overcome so much adversity that he serves as something of an inspirational figure to those who are going through similar traumas.
He's come a long way from Sad Keanu.
#KeanuReeves Been there, done that ànd came back 🤟 https://t.co/afcVsznHXT— Mahanatiii (@Mahanatiii)1560283645.0
There's been a good amount of love for Reeves for as long as we can remember.But this latest wave of social media love would be a lot for anyone to handle. We're glad he's dealing with it so well.
But we think that it's well deserved.
My theory about why everyone thinks Keanu Reeves is hot right now is that he seems like the kind of guy who would g… https://t.co/CYoagvcFIs— Brooke Rogers 🌻 (@Brooke Rogers 🌻)1560301110.0