It’s Official, ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Star Keanu Reeves Is an ACTUAL Angel

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is one of the most beloved actors out there — known for being refreshingly down to earth despite his celebrity status.

Now, there’s one more reason to love the Matrix: Resurrections star, with a report from LADbible that he donated around 70% of his salary from the first Matrix film to charities supporting the research of leukaemia. For those of you playing at home, that equals about USD $31.5 million.

Reeves’ motivation for the generous donation stemmed from his younger sister, Kim, who was battling the disease at the time, having previously been diagnosed with blood cancer in 1991. The actor went on to start his own foundation to continue raising money for important research into the illness along with some children’s hospitals.

Considering how much tragedy Reeves has faced in his life, it makes it even more impressive that he has been able to remain so humble and altruistic. In 1999, his then partner Jennifer Syme, gave birth to the couple’s first child but, tragically, she was stillborn. Syme passed away on April 2, 2001, after her car collided with three parked cars in Los Angeles.

The actor can currently be seen in the fourth instalment of the Matrix films, Matrix: Resurrections, which sees him reunited with co-stars Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith along with new faces such as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci and Neil Patrick Harris.

His upcoming film, John Wick 4, has had its release date pushed again with the action film now set for a March 24, 2023 release — almost a whole year later than its scheduled drop of May 27, 2022. The delay marks the second time the film has been pushed, after its original premiere date of May 21, 2021, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reeves is also apparently in talks to star in Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming limited series, The Devil in the White City. The project, which is being developed for US streaming service Hulu, is a television adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 book of the same name.

The plot tells the true story of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago from the viewpoint of the designers, including architect Daniel Burnham, while also examining the tale of Dr H. H. Holmes — a pharmacist who lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed ‘Murder Castle’. Holmes is widely credited as being the first modern serial killer.

There is no word yet as to who Reeves might play in the series.

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