Keanu Reeves is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. Everyone around the world loves him because he is kind of the whole package. He is rich, handsome, kind, and one of the best human beings on the planet. However, there is still a lot about the actor that not many people know. Knowing these facts about Keanu Reeves will actually just make you love him even more.
He Has Five Ancestries In Total
Keanu Reeves’ DNA has five ancestries in total. His mom, Patricia Taylor, is from Essex, England and his dad, Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., is from Hawaii. But his ancestry includes English, Irish, Native Hawaiian, Portuguese and Chinese.
He Was Once A Back-Up Vocalist
Both he and Robert Mailhouse became the founders of a band called “Dogstar” and Keanu himself was a back-up vocalist for the alternative rock band. But in the early 2000s, he had to leave his music career behind to concentrate on his acting.
He Is Also A Writer
With the help of artist Alexandra Grant, Keanu was able to publish a poetry book named “Ode to Happiness.” Every page has a line of one of Keanu’s poems with one of Grant’s blotted ink drawings.
He Also Played Hockey
As a teen, Keanu loved playing hockey. He was also a pretty decent goalie and wanted nothing more than to play at the Canadian National Hockey team at the Olympics.
Sandra Bullock Had A Crush On Keanu
She confessed it during an interview on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show. But when Keanu was asked on the same show if he knew about how she felt. He admitted he had a crush on her too.
Jan de Bont Did Not Like Keanu’s Long Hair In Speed
The director felt Keanu looked like a hippie, so the actor became a badass rebel and shaved his head, but this caused everyone around him to be scared of him. They were also forced to wait until his hair grew back to film the movie.
He Is Also A Director
It turns out that he’s not just a Hollywood actor, but also a director. The film named “Man of Tai Chi” was Keanu’s directorial debut. The film’s plot is based on the life of Tiger Chen, a stuntman, who also happens to be Keanu’s friend.
Keanu Is Very Generous
He gave $75 million to the costume design and special effects teams from “The Matrix.” And if that wasn’t enough to make you wish you worked for him, he also bought the film’s stunt team Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Hovering Hands For Taking Selfies With Female Costars
Hover hand is a gesture where someone awkwardly pretends to put his arms around a woman but doesn’t actually touch them. His hands just hover over them like Keanu’s hands are doing on the back of this woman.
Not Laying A Hand On Dolly Parton
While taking a few selfies with Dolly Parton, Keanu managed to look cute alongside the country singer and actress without actually laying a hand on her. But we’re sure she wouldn’t have minded a hug from one of Hollywood’s most adorable actors.