Guy Thought He Was Taking Photos With Keanu Reeves, Turns out He Definitely Wasn't | 22 Words

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... 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.

Fans all around the world are eager to meet him and get a candid photograph, but one fan made the biggest mistake recently.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

 

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1964, Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor.

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He 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...

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) told the story of 2 slackers traveling through time. It was so successful, in fact, that it was followed by a sequel: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991.

But Keanu 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.

Keanu is perhaps primarily known for his roles in action movies...

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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.

But there's no doubt where Keanu gained most of his fame...

His role as Neo in The Matrix franchise is what really made him into a household name, and the movies are still thought of as touchstones within the science-fiction genre to this very day.

But aside from his professional achievements, Keanu hasn't had such an easy life...

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And it's safe to say that he's faced a life that one wouldn't wish on their worst enemy.

He encountered grief at a very young age...

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Keanu's father walked out on the family when he was just 3-years-old, and he was ultimately arrested for possession of drugs in 1994, leading to Keanu not wanting to ever contact his father again.

Keanu looks back on that time in pain...

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"The story with me and my dad’s pretty heavy. It’s full of pain and woe and f****** loss and all that s***," he told Rolling Stone in 2000.

Despite leaving high school without a diploma...

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Keanu went on to make his big break in acting during the 1980s, and it's safe to say he managed to do pretty well for himself whilst dealing with difficulties in his family life.

But in 1991...

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His younger sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia aged just twenty-five. Keanu devoted himself to her care, suspending filming 2 Matrix sequels to be by her side.

Thankfully, she was in remission by 1999...

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And this was around the time Keanu met actress Jennifer Syme at a party for his rock band Dog Star.

The pair fell in love and were expecting a baby together...

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They had already named their unborn daughter, Ava, when tragedy struck. The baby was stillborn on Christmas eve, which was a month before the due date.

The pair were left devastated.

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Heartbroken, Jennifer is said to have suffered post-natal depression before grief tore her and Keanu apart. They split soon after but were rumored to have been trying to work things out just before her sudden death in 2001, aged just twenty-eight.

Keanu was completely broken by grief...

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Jennifer was killed instantly in a car accident en route to a party at Marilyn Manson's house. A grief-stricken Keanu carried her coffin as she was laid to rest beside their daughter.

But the actor didn't let this tragedy make him bitter...

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Instead, 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 Keanu 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."

Keanu also settled with a temporary hotel lifestyle for quite some time...

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For 4 years he called Los Angeles' Châteaux Marmont home. "Sounds quite bohemian and gypsy-like, doesn't it?" he joked of his lifestyle in 2010, "I'm down to one bag now, and smaller rooms in hotels."

He has now settled in his Hollywood Hills...

People deal with grief in very different ways, and by living out of his suitcase, Keanu dealt with his grief quietly and privately.

Keanu is now in a happy relationship with his long-term girlfriend...

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And if Keanu is happy... we're happy.

Keanu is very popular with his fans...

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Because let's face it, what's not to love?

He's posed for many photographs with his fans...

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But one man has recently gotten things very wrong.

A motorcycle show was held in Maryland over the weekend...

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Active Donald Trump supporter Bill Montanary believed he had run into Keanu and, of course, he asked for a picture.

Bill posted his pictures onto a Facebook group...

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And people were instantly baffled at the Keanu stood beside him.

Now that isn't the Keanu we all know and love...

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It turns out that this man is called Nick German, and when he posed for the photographs, he didn't at all realize that he had been mistaken for Keanu.

Nick decided to straighten things out...

"Ok - this is insane. Some jerk took my photo last weekend at the Timonium Bike Show and now posting on Instagram that he met Keanu Reeves," he wrote. "Jesus. Really people???? Yes, that is ME on the right. What is wrong with people? And it received IG 250,000 hits. Smh."

It's an easy mistake to make...

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But we are safe in saying that we know Keanu when we see him!