Keanu Reeves’ life has been the opposite of what we might imagine from a famous Hollywood actor. In fact, Reeves has been labeled as the only atypical Hollywood actor ever imagined.
The cruel and difficult life of Keanu Reeves, an actor who goes beyond Hollywood fame
The lifestyle led by this mogul is completely out of the reality of all the stereotypes that mark the film industry. And according to experts, they have never known or documented a life story like that of the Matrix star.
Only fans and true followers of this man know that his life has not been at all easy. Born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon, he suffered a very hard childhood.
His father was a geologist who mistreated his mother and sister, publicly humiliated him and although he abandoned them when he was two years old, they continued to see him until he was six.
The mother had to work as a stripper in nightclubs to support her children. During this process Keanu had three stepfathers, who unfortunately also treated him very badly.
Now he has a good relationship with his mother and is grateful to her for having taken care of him.
The constant moving of cities caused this Hollywood heartthrob a series of problems at school. He was not a good student and even had temporary dyslexia throughout high school.
It was in Canada where his life started to change a little
When everything was starting to work in theater acting, he learned that his little sister, Kim Reeves, was suffering from leukemia. It was one of the most difficult moments of her life.
However, she managed to get away with the disease for the rest of her childhood.
She started filming some commercials and movies for television, and one of them was My Private Idaho, where she participated with her best friend River Phoenix. This film brought them even closer together.
Their brotherly friendship had made them brothers; however, in 1993 when River was found dead from an overdose. Reeves still blames himself for the death of his great friend; he believes he could have avoided it by being closer to him.
After the loss of his best friend, life looked better for him even with his partner Jennifer Syme, with whom he would have a little girl named Ava.
However, the circumstances of fate led to yet another loss, as Ava died in her mother’s womb in her eighth month. The death of his unborn child devastated him.
And even in the midst of the sadness for the loss of his daughter, and in the midst of filming the Matrix in 1999, one more tragedy would strike…
It was a weekend night when the whole world was notified about the terrible accident on a Los Angeles freeway, where his fiancée Jennifer would die.
Filled with grief and sadness, he finished filming Matrix, and was never seen again with a romantic partner.
Apparently he has not been able to overcome the departure of the great loves of his life. And from that moment on he was recognized for something more than acting: his big heart.
It is well known that the star of Constantine has a fortune of just over 350 million dollars, and that much of it goes to donations to cancer hospitals, scientific studies and other charities.
We will never see Reeves in the midst of eccentricity enjoying a luxurious and expensive life. In fact, he lives in a simple apartment in New York City and walks around like any of us. He dresses in the simplest, most unremarkable clothes, rides the subway and eats in popular public places.
On one occasion he celebrated his birthday in a very simple way. He went into a café and bought a muffin with a candle and a cup of tea; and when he was about to light his candle to celebrate, some fans came up to greet him and take pictures with him. He agreed in the best possible way and even invited them to eat a muffin with him.
There are those who claim that the 52-year-old actor suffers from a terrible depression, which is the reason for his unkempt lifestyle and appearance, a theory held by most specialists in the world of cinema; however, he has silenced them on more than one occasion with this simple phrase: “Many need happiness to be able to live, I don’t”.