There seems to be no end to the positive stories that surface about beloved actor, Keanu Reeves, and this week is certainly no exception.
Winona Ryder spoke out about the star in a recent interview, revealing yet another wholesome side to actor...
Can we love Keanu Reeves any more than we already do?
via: Getty ImagesWell, wait until you hear about his latest act of kindness before you decide.
Keanu Reeves is perhaps one of the most loved actors of our time.
via: Getty ImagesBorn in Canada, the actor 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.
via: Getty ImagesBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) told the story of 2 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.
via: Getty ImagesIn 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.
But Reeves is primarily known for his roles in action movies.He starred in the 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 he 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.
via: Getty ImagesHe'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.
via: GettyHe's made a name for himself particularly because of his versatility, playing leading men, brooding heroes, and goofy losers with equal panache.
But, in spite of his fame, Reeves is also known for being notoriously private.
via: GettyIn the past, he has always been less-than-eager to take part in interviews and has happily lived a quiet life out of the camera eye.
Maybe it's because Reeves hasn't had such an easy life.
via: ShutterstockHe'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.
via: ShutterstockSoon after this tragedy, in 2001, Syme crashed her car into 3 parked cars and was thrown from the vehicle, dying instantly.
But Reeves hasn't let this tragedy make him bitter.
via: GettyInstead, 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.
via: GettyReeves 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."
It's not hard to see why fans love him so much...
via: Getty ImagesWhich is why the latest revelation about the star isn't entirely surprising.
Reeves starred alongside Winona Ryder in the 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic Dracula.
via: imdbDuring filming, Ryder recalled in a recent interview that the director was hurling insults are her to try and make her on-screen crying "believable".
Ryder spoke about the scene where Dracula - played by Gary Oldman - transformed into a pile of rats.
via: imdbMeanwhile, behind the camera, the director repeatedly shouted insults including "You wh*re!" "To put it in context, I'm supposed to be crying," she explained.
He then tried to get her fellow castmates, including Reeves, in on it.
via: Getty Images"Literally, Richard R Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu... Francis was trying to get all of them to yell things that would make me cry."
But Reeves refused to do so.
via: Getty Images"But Keanu wouldn't, Anthony wouldn't ... It just didn't work. I was, like, really? It kind of did the opposite." Ryder went on to clarify that, despite the incident, she and the director are "good now," and that the incident solidified her friendship with Reeves.
Never change, Keanu.
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