In 1994, Keanu Reeves starred as the leading role in Speed - and the world has been enamored with him ever since. The Canadian-born actor has gifted our screens with many memorable roles since most recently even playing himself in a cameo role in the Netflix rom-com "Always Be My Maybe."
While fans love his acting, that is not the only reason they stan Reeves so hard. A quick Google search you will find stories that showcase his humble, generous, and down to earth nature. To celebrate all the gloriousness that is Keanu Reeves Bored Panda has compiled a list of all the best memes from the internet that feature this acting icon. Scroll down below to check them out and don't forget to upvote your favs!
His first popular role was cool guy "Ted Logan" in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). Eventually, the wacky time-travel movie became such a cultural phenomenon that audiences would confuse Reeves' real-life persona with that of his doofy on-screen alter ego.
In 1991, he also immersed himself in music, playing bass guitar for the grunge band Dogstar. And even though the band is no longer together, music has remained a huge part of his life.
But people love Reeves off-screen and off-stage just as much. One of the most 'Keanu things' that he has done was rejecting $12 million to do Speed 2 since he was already committed to his role in an on-stage Shakespeare production in a small Canadian theater. And that's the kind of human being he is.
And that's not the only time when he proved he's a man of his word. While most actors would jump at the chance of getting to star in a movie opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, Keanu actually turned it down. He was initially offered the role that eventually went to Val Kilmer in the movie Heat, instead opting to play Hamlet at a 789-seat theatre in Manitoba.