Proof That Keanu Reeves Is The Nicest Guy In Hollywood

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It’s easy to see Keanu Reeves and think of him as the dimwitted, tubular dude from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure or the chill, wannabe surfer from Point Break. But forget what you think you know about the Canadian actor; the following stories prove that he's super thoughtful. Those who've worked with him insist he's one of the nicest celebs to encounter.

The star of The Matrix hasn't let fame and fortune get to his head, either; he doesn't crave attention. Reeves has been in the industry for three decades, but fans really don’t know much about his personal life. He has managed to stay out of the tabloids and off social media in an era when many celebrities have no clue how to maintain distance between their public career and their private affairs. Because of his discretion, Reeves's kind acts are even more heartwarming.

If you haven’t heard these legendary tales about Keanu Reeves and need further proof that he's one of the most helpful fellows in Hollywood, read on and prepare to be impressed by the actor’s generosity and kindhearted nature. Reeves is more than just one of the world’s biggest movies star, he’s a down-to-earth guy who doesn't take himself too seriously.

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    He Drove 50 Miles Out Of His Way To Take A Stranger Home

    Not many movie stars would drive 50 miles out of their way to take a total stranger home. But, of course, Keanu Reeves did, according to Redditor /u/lovemyax:

    A friend of mine told me that she was once stranded on the side of a highway outside LA when her jalopy broke down. She had no cell phone (that was before most people had cell phones) and no way to call for help. Then a nice black porsche pulls over and as you can guess, it was Keanu. He tried to help her jump start the car and when it didn't work, he called AAA for her. When they towed her car, he offered her to drive her home, which she accepted. He drove about 50 miles out of his destination just to drive her home. She told me she hoped he would hit on her but he didn't, he was just a gentleman, dropped her at her house, gave her his phone number and told her to call him if she needed further help.

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    He Engaged With An Eager Young Fan At The Airport

    Twitter user Andrew Kimmel delighted Keanu fans in 2022 when he shared a story of his run-in with the actor in an airport. According to Kimmel, Reeves was being persistently questioned by an eager young fan:

    Keanu Reeves was on my flight from London to NYC today. A young boy asked for an autograph at baggage & then began to fire off a series of rapid-fire questions. Keanu happily responded to every single one…

    Kid: Why were you in London?

    KR: Filming a documentary. 

    Kid: I saw online you were at the Grand Prix (pronouncing the x). 

    KR: Yes, the Grand Prix (in a French accent, without correcting him). F1! Race cars! 

    Kid: Do you drive? 

    KR: Not F1, but I like riding motorcycles.

    Kid: Do you live in NY? 

    KR: I live in LA. 

    Kid: How long are you gonna be in New York? 

    KR: Four days! No… five. Five days! 

    Kid: Why are you in NY? 

    KR: Gonna see a broadway show!

    Kid: What broadway show? 

    KR: American Buffalo! Mamet! 

    Kid: Where are you staying in NY? 

    KR: Midtown! 

    By this time the kid was running out of questions, so Keanu started grilling him… Why were you in Europe? What galleries did you go to in Paris? What was your favorite?

    The man could not have been nicer, especially after an international flight. I thought I’d share this because the dude is a class act and little moments like this can make such a big difference in people’s lives. We need more Keanus!

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    He Befriended Fellow Travelers When Their Plane Made An Emergency Landing

    Keanu Reeves made the best of a bad situation when a United flight from San Francisco to Burbank, CA, had to make an emergency landing in Bakersfield. Reeves and his fellow passengers gathered in a van and drove the remaining two hours to Los Angeles. During the impromptu road trip, Reeves recited facts about the desolate farm town they landed in and played country music from the '50s that originated in Bakersfield purely for the sake of educational entertainment. 

    Reeves took charge and made the trip efficient and fun for everyone involved. He managed to turn what could have been a frightening flight and miserable drive into a night none of his fellow passengers are likely to forget. 

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    He's Generous With His Money

    It's not unusual for actors to buy gifts for crew members when a project wraps, but Keanu Reeves went way above and beyond that norm. While rumors that the actor personally gave around $80 million of his Matrix earnings to the trilogy's makeup and special effects crew are untrue, the deal he signed before the sequels relinquished his profit-sharing points to the special-effects and costume-design team, according to an ABC News report on a story from the Wall Street Journal.

    "He felt that they were the ones who made the movie and that they should participate," a film executive said.