Keanu Reeves has stopped bullets with his mind. He’s tango’ed with the devil on multiple occasions. He’s killed entire swaths of mafia members because they murder-stomped his puppy. He’s traveled through time in a phone booth. He’s killed people with a fucking pencil. Well, of course he hasn’t, but his unforgettable characters have.
But did you know he did pass up starring in Speed 2, a blockbuster movie at the time, so that he could portray Hamlet at a local theatre in Winnipeg, Canada? Or that he has a kick-ass band known as Dogstar? Or maybe that, despite his immense Hollywood success, still returned to LA almost weekly to partake in a local beer hockey league? In a particularly bruising celebrity environment, it’s important to focus on the bright spots sometimes. Keanu Reeves is one of those bright spots, and this post is simply here to showcase why.