His father left him at the age of 3 and he grew up with three different stepfathers. His dream of becoming a hockey player was shattered by a serious accident. His daughter died at birth. His wife died in a car accident. His best friend River Phoenix died of an overdose. His sister has leukemia.
And with all that has happened, Keanu Reeves never misses an opportunity to help people in need. When he was filming The House on the Lake, he overheard two costume assistants talking. One cried because she would lose her house if she did not pay $ 20,000, and on the same day, Keanu would deposit the required amount into the woman’s bank account. He also donated astronomical sums to hospitals.
In 2010, on his birthday, Keanu went to the bakery and bought a cake with one candle, ate it in front of the bakery, and offered coffee to people who stopped to talk to him.
Earning astronomical sums for the Matrix trilogy, the actor donated more than $ 50 million to employees who worked on costumes and special effects – the real heroes of the trilogy, as he called them.
He also donated Harley-Davidson motorcycles to each of the stunt backups. The total cost is several million dollars. And for many successful films, he even lost 90% of his salary to allow the production to hire other stars.
In 1997, some paparazzi found him one morning in the company of a homeless man in Los Angeles, listening to him and sharing his life for several hours.
Most of the stars, making a charitable gesture, declare this to all the media. He never claimed to be involved in charity, he just did it in terms of moral principles and not to look better in the eyes of others.