Keanu Reeves has won legions for his acting skills, but also for his generosity.
Over the years, we’ve heard many stories about the actor performing acts of kindness—big and small—and it seems he has no plans of stopping anytime soon.
The recipient of Reeves’ most recent kind act was his four-man stunt crew on “John Wick: Chapter 4.” The 57-year-old actor was out to dinner in Paris with the team when he surprised them with personalized Rolex Submariner watches.
Reeves gifted Bruce Concepcion, Jeremy Marinas, Dave Camarillo, and Li Qiang with the watches—which retail for a little less than $10,000 each—shortly after wrapping up filming for the upcoming Hollywood action flick. It was Reeves’ way of showing gratitude for all their hardwork.
Each timepiece contained a personal note from Reeves engraved inside.
Marinas shared a closer look at the watches in his Instagram Stories, saying it was the “best wrap gift ever.” Engraved on the inside of his watch were the words “The John Wick Five” along with Reeves’ personal message, “Jeremy Thank you Keanu JW4 2021.”
Concepcion also shared a snap of his customized Rolex in his Instagram Stories, writing, “Got that new new thank you bro KR.”
This isn’t the first time that Reeves has given generous gifts to his stunt crew. When he filmed the first “Matrix” film, the actor gave his entire team Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He also split his profit-sharing deal for the trilogy with the production’s costume and visual effects departments.
The box office revenues from the two films earned them more than $1.2 billion worldwide. While the exact amount has yet to be confirmed, many believe Reeves gave out an estimated $75 million-100 million.
“Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I’ve already made for the next few centuries,” Reeves said about his decision at the time.
Reeves isn’t new to performing heart-melting gestures. In July 2019, during the filming of “Bill and Ted Face the Music,” Reeves spotted a handmade sign on the front lawn of someone’s home in Louisiana, where they were shooting. It read, “You’re breathtaking.”
The message was about a viral moment in E3 where Reeves said the words to the crowd after a fan shouted it at him.
Reeves jumped out of the car when he saw the sign. Kneeling on the grass, the actor wrote, “Stacey, You’re Breathtaking!” along with his signature.
Soon, a Twitter user shared a photo of herself and her sons with Reeves, revealing that she was the woman behind this sign.
“Wow! Yesterday was a dream! We knew Keanu Reeves was filming up the street so my son said we need to make a sign that says ‘you’re breathtaking’ so we did! He was seen by a few cars, but then another car stopped. He actually stopped! Oh my heavens!” she wrote.
“John Wick: Chapter 4” will hit theaters in May 2022. Luckily, fans of the franchise don’t have to wait too long for the next film. Lionsgate last year announced that the fifth sequel would be shot back to back with the fourth installment.
“We’re also busy preparing scripts for the next two installments of our John Wick action franchise, with John Wick 4 slated to hit theaters Memorial Day weekend 2022. We hope to shoot both John Wick 4 & 5 back to back when Keanu becomes available early next year,” said the studio’s CEO, John Feltheimer, on a 2020 earnings call, according to Deadline.
John Wick films have been a huge success for the studio. The first three installments brought in $584.2 millions.
We’ll see more of Reeves on the big screen as “The Matrix Resurrections” releases in December.
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