Friday, February 11, 2011

Depressing Facts about Keanu Reeves

1. His first name means "the coldness".

2. Dad abandoned the family when he was 3, never reconnected with him.

3. Mom was a showgirl.

4. Had a long string of stepfathers, constantly moving.

5. Different high schools.

6. Dyslexic.

7. Had a keen interest in hockey but the Olympic dream ended after an injury.

8. Dropped out of high school to become an actor.

9. His daughter died stillborn.

10. Girlfriend died in a car crash.

11. His best friend is his sister...she's dying of leukemia.

12. His remaining money probably pays for her medical bills.

13. Never married.

14. His best friend died of...drugs?

15. Avoids most relationships.

16. Turns down big roles if he believes the character's too violent.

17. Gave $50 million to the crew of the Matrix.

18. Donates most of his money to charities for cancer research.

19. Took a 90% pay cut on his salary on The Replacements (2000) so Gene Hackman could be cast. Previously, he had deferred $2 million of his salary so that Al Pacino could be cast on The Devil's Advocate (1997).

20. Gives most of his earnings to charity and the backstage people who help on the set.

He is quite humble when he speaks of himself. These are some of his memorable depressing quotes;

- I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.

- I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy.

- I am not handsome or sexy. Of course, it's not like I am hopeless.

- I used to have nightmares that they would put "He played Ted" on my tombstone.

- It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth.

- I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit.

- I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.

- It's fun to be hopelessly in love. It's dangerous, but it's fun.

- Grief changes shape, but it never ends.

Kah kah kah!
Kah kah kah!
Kah kah kah!


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