first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “EVERY DAY for the last few weeks of filming, Keanu treated the stage hands and ‘grunt workers’ (including myself) by taking us out for free breakfast and lunch. He was genuinely a very nice guy to work with.“Since then, I’ve worked on about 30 different sets and have never met an actor as generous and friendly as him. Most actors I’ve seen and worked with are total d——- who always think they are better than us. Keanu on the other hand, at the very least, was socially approachable and definitely kindhearted.”Keanu Reeves qualifying for the 2016 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on Oct. 22, 2016. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)This is just one story amongst hundreds, but Keanu isn’t the type of guy who makes a habit of turning his generosity into a PR stunt. He doesn’t need to be recognized for his charity, as evidenced in a revelation that he’s been secretly financing children’s hospitals around the world.According to Snopes, in 2009 he told the Ladies’ Home Journal: “I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research. I don’t like to attach my name to it; I just let the foundation do what it does.”This level of humble generosity is not a surprise coming from the man who, according to Mail Online, silently gave $100 million of his proceeds from the Matrix trilogy to the costume and special effects teams. Do these good deeds make Keanu Reeves the nicest man in Hollywood? We’d like to think it does, so move over, Tom Hanks!US actor Keanu Reeves poses for photographers on the red carpet ahead of the premiere of the film “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” in Berlin, Feb. 9, 2009. (Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)BY DAN, ET Facebook Advertisement Twitter Few people are as acquainted with loss as Hollywood superstar Keanu Reeves. Despite all of his success on the big screen, the actor’s off-screen life can aptly be described as tragic. However, he’s made it his life mission not to let these tragedies deter him from giving back and helping others as much as possible.Actor Keanu Reeves accepts the Vanguard Award during the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas, April 14, 2016. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)When Keanu Reeves was only 3 years old, his father abandoned his family. Keanu spent his school years at four different high schools while struggling with dyslexia. He eventually graduated but lost his best friend at the age of 23 to a drug overdose, his first child to a miscarriage, and the love of his life to a car accident. When it seemed like things couldn’t get any worse for Keanu, his sister was also diagnosed with leukemia.Thankfully, his sister recovered, but Keanu has dedicated his life to helping others. The internet is resplendent with stories of his generosity. One Reddit user, bo2dd2, explains: “Back in the late 90s and fresh out of college I got my first job as an assistant prop designer on the set of Chain Reaction (Keanu was a supporting actor with Morgan Freeman). Advertisementlast_img

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