Interesting Facts About Keanu Reeves That’ll Make You Swoon.
Keanu Reeves may have wowed us on films like “The Matrix” trilogy or “Sweet November.” But some fans are slowly starting to realize that the actor himself may pretty much be one of the best human beings around. He’s rich. He’s handsome. But he’s also kind, generous and humbled, too. But there are a couple of things about the actor that most people know nothing about. So, here are a few fun facts that are bound to make you fall in love with the actor all over again.
Keanu Reeves almost chose a stage name that might not have fit the actor’s face or personality.
How does Chuck Spadina sound? That’s one of the names that Keanu’s agent recommended. But did you know that Keanu was attained from his great-great-uncle's name Keaweaheulu, which means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian?
Keanu’s DNA is world renowned as he has not one or two ancestries, but five 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. So that’s the recipe to make a perfect Keanu.
Keanu was moonlighting as a musician way back in the 1990s, but was forced to make a choice.
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 dabbled in music, and fans already know that he’s an amazing actor, but he’s 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.
Keanu is like a Jack of all trades who has pretty much dabbled in everything including 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. But by the time he was 15, he left hockey behind when he realized he was destined for bigger things.
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