21 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves has had a much more eclectic career than most blockbuster stars. He went from landing a leading role as a surfer-bro stoner in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure to starring in major action features as the male protagonist. From Point Break to Speed to The Matrix, everything seemed aligned for Reeves to dominate Hollywood's action heroes. But a string of obscure and eclectic acting choices quickly dimmed Reeves's star. And that's perfectly alright with him, because Reeves has never been interested in money. In many cases, Reeves has rejected large lumps of cash in favor of doing more oddball productions, such as a gig as Hamlet in Winnipeg. 

Very much still a household name, whether because of meme-ification or his cult classic role as The One, Reeves has taken a sidestep to Hollywood's back burner in recent years. Stories, quotes, and anecdotes provide obscure and intriguing details about Reeves's current life. But most who know the actor will agree that he's one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. Despite the trail of tragedies that have defined his youth and later years, Sad Keanu isn't as sad as most would assume. In fact, he's perfectly happy doing exactly whatever it is Keanu does. Understanding Keanu Reeves is likely impossible unless you know him. He's a true Hollywood eccentric and has garnered enough oddball stories to write a biography. But after learning as much as possible about Reeves, we've gathered trivia and facts that might help give you a little insight. Here are 21 interesting facts you may not know about Keanu Reeves and that might change your perspective on him.