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Donn Saylor
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Whenever something doesn't have an easy explanation, it's inevitable that conspiracy theories will soon follow, especially in the age of the internet. People have an innate need to understand, and they want that understanding to fit into a logical framework. But sometimes, it takes a leap of the imagination to create an even remotely plausible explanation.

From politics to pop culture, from ancient history to modern world events, the human race is never in short supply when it comes to out-there conspiracies. One of the stranger ones to emerge in recent years is the suggestion that actor Keanu Reeves, star of The Matrix and John Wick as well as very his own internet meme, is immortal. Sure, it sounds absolutely bonkers, but there is actually some evidence to support this theory. After all, Reeves has stayed almost freakishly youthful, and bears an uncanny resemblance to a number of historical figures.

He's Lived As Multiple Different People Over Time


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One of the main arguments supporting the theory that Keanu is immortal is the suggestion that the actor has lived as various people throughout time. He bears a striking resemblance to a number of historical figures and subjects of paintings. It makes sense—if Reeves has really been around since time began, he's probably wanted to try on a few different hats. Even being Keanu Reeves would get boring after a while.

He Doesn't Seem To Age


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Another point in favor of Reeves being immortal is the obvious fact that he simply and bafflingly does not seem to age. In 2018, Reeves looks practically identical to how he looked in the early '90s. Sure, that could just be the work of a good surgeon. Or it could be the nefarious machinations of some cosmic evildoer intent on destroying our collective sense of space and time. You decide!

His Fashion Sense Doesn't Age Either


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There are certain classic looks that will always be in fashion. But most people are products of their time and culture, something that usually influences how one dresses. Keanu, however, doesn't follow by those rules. Ever since he rose to prominence in the '80s, Reeves has maintained a more or less consistent, ageless fashion sense. Is it more proof that he's immortal? Or is he just a smart dresser?

His Generosity Comes From Living A Long, Perhaps Very Long, Life


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In recent years, stories have emerged showcasing how kind and big-hearted Reeves is. This generosity has added more credence to the notion that the actor is immortal. His kindness, the theory goes, could only come from living a long life. Reeves once said, "Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries." Erm... centuries, Keanu? Few people think centuries in advance—unless, perhaps, they have good reason.