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.
So, it's no surprise that pretty much anything the actor does makes headlines everywhere, and it seems his latest move is no exception.
The star, who's working on the Bill and Ted 3 movie right now, has been seen donning a new clean-shaven look in the reprisal of his role as Ted, and, as you can imagine, the internet has mixed feelings about it...
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1964, Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor.
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 travelling 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 changed in recent months, with Reeves starring in the likes of the third part of the John Wick franchise and Pixar's Toy Story 4.
Acting hiatus or not, the internet can't get enough of him.He has found himself at the center of countless memes.
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.Honestly, it seems as if Reeves can actually do no wrong at this point - and every day, our collective obsession grows.
But what does Reeves make of all the attention?Well, he initially appeared to not have heard about what was going on online - until he was confronted on the red carpet for Toy Story 4.
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 in May, 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 Toy Story 4 under his belt, 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.
And it seems there's no stopping him.Reeves has just been spotted filming another movie.
The actor is currently filming for the third installment of the Bill And Ted franchise.Production was announced earlier this month, nearly thirty years after the previous installment.
And it seems like he's been sporting a brand new look for it.
via: GettyIn recent years, his beard has become a bit of a trademark.
But that's all changed. Take a look at the new, beardless Reeves...
Of course, fans had something to say about his look.It seems that there are mixed feelings about Keanu's lack of facial hair.
Some fans took to the change well.Many fans still agreed that Reeves looks handsome, beard or no beard.
Others were entirely distraught.
why did keanu shave the beard https://t.co/09RuBalMEC— laura 🧸 (@laura 🧸)1561928982.0
But, if it means we see more Reeves on our screens, surely it's worth it?
via: gettyBeard or not, we still love him.