Keanu Reeves shows off a slight weight gain in Cannes: would you still hit it?

Here are some photos of Keanu Reeves in Cannes over the weekend (the light grey blazer) and at the Monday photocall for Man of Tai Chi (the dark blazer). I glanced through these photos yesterday and I thought to myself, “Huh, I wonder why he looks so different…?” It’s because Keanu has had a scruffy beard for most of the year! The beard hid whatever is happening to his chin(s). The beard covered up his weight gain, sort of.

So… Keanu gained weight. Which I feel fine about noting since we (as a society) always note when a woman gains weight and my personal motto is “what’s good for goose is good for the gander.” Keanu is 48 years old and he’s finally getting some of the middle-age spread, either that or he just stopped working out and began a love affair with donuts. In an interview last year with GQ, Keanu was asked about aging and he said: “My knees are well aware of it. Mortality is very different when you’re 20 to when you’re 50. It creeps in here and there, doesn’t it? You look out the f–king window and then you think about your eyes closing.” He’s so… Zen. I really mean that.

So, would you hit it? Are there enough people out there who look at these photos of Keanu and think, “STFU, he just needs a few Pilates classes and of course I would hit it”? Because honestly, this isn’t as bad as it could be. Despite the recent weight gain (which I personally think is just “more to love”), Keanu still looks really good and well-preserved. It’s his crazy gene mix, I think. And his Zen-like existence. I imagine him meditating on the donuts.

PS… The shaggy Mick Jagger hair isn’t helping either, right? He needs a real haircut.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Val says:

    More cushion for the pushin! I would be all up on that.

  2. marie says:

    no, but to be fair I wouldn’t have hit it way back when either.

    • Chrissy says:


    • gg says:

      haha, hello and thanks for saying this. Same here. Anyway, it doesn’t look to me like he’s gained all that much, it just landed in his chin. All he needs is a shave. The patchy look is not good.

    • RocketMerry says:

      +2. He just isn’t my cup of tea. He seems like a nice guy, though.

    • Izzy says:

      +3. Never been a huge fan of his acting either. The best performance he ever gave IMO was in Something’s Gotta Give. But I guess when you’re sharing screen time with Nicholson, Keaton and McDormand, you’ve got to bring your A-game.

  3. smee says:

    I would completely renovate him!

    He looks ruff – drinky, drink, drink??

  4. Yellowshaba says:

    I would love to secretly follow him around for one day. He’s the secret weird enigma person

  5. T.Fanty says:

    He’s Keanu. Thanks to Point Break and all the leather in The Matrix, the answer will always be yes.

  6. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    After looking at these pictures, I don’t think so lol

  7. mkyarwood says:

    Yep. He’s cute with some weight.

  8. j.eyre says:

    Bring it all here, Keanu. My door is always open to you. And by door, I mean legs… which, unfortunately makes that sentence grammatically incorrect – forgive me

    • V4Real says:

      LOL! Like 7 Eleven we never close.

      • Lulu.T.O. says:

        And we always leave the light on…

        I’ve never seen Lake House. What am I missing? *clutches phone too hard while tapping*

  9. Sabrine says:

    He looks like he smells. The hair looks dull and dirty for one thing. So…no.

  10. bored_01 says:

    Still love me some Keannu

  11. Adrien says:

    He looks like Timothy Hutton. He still looks good, just slightly overweight.

  12. tracking says:

    He’s adorable. And seems kind and low key.

  13. trudibell says:

    Um if he was a woman showing up to Cannes like that you wouldn’t be saying “slight” weight gain. He looks fine, but that’s at least a 30 pound gain which is way more than “slight.”

  14. GoodCapon says:

    TBH I’ve never seen him as the shaggable type, but just as someone I could stare at for hours and hours… *shrugs*

  15. sarah says:

    Bottom line, yes. It’s KEANU REEVES. There’s never been a time and there will never be a time, I wouldn’t hit that if I could.

  16. Barrett says:

    Please if he lived in your town and was a guy you knew he still would seem HOT. Even with a little paunch, he is much superior to your average guy!

    • Jen34 says:

      Exactly. If he were a 48 year old dad whose kids went to my kids’ school, I would think he was hot. Plus, he is tall. So, yeah, I would hit it.

  17. Pam says:

    I can’t figure out how rich people get fat. they have millions of dollars, which provides access to trainers and chefs. its not like they have a real job that they have to go to from 8 to 6. their job as stars is to look good. I just don’t get it.

    • mytbean says:

      I think it’s because rich people also have access to everything else; the best food, the best booze, the most relaxing, private locations to laze around in while basking in the tropical sunshine.

      I never got the impression that Keanu worked out due to vanity. He likes functional work-outs…

      I think he’s just softened up a bit because for years he was so strict with himself – all of that sacrifice and resistance to temptation isn’t living if you don’t give in once in a while.

  18. L says:

    He was never my type, but other than the weight gain, he looks like he’s aged pretty well.

  19. Gwen says:

    Yes. It’s Keanu! And we still not even close to the Val Kilmer territory (*sigh*).

  20. Mia says:

    Love for Keanu is more than just physical at this point. This is a two decade long obsession for some of us.

  21. turningviolet says:

    Honestly I have no shame in saying that I so would. What’s not to like about a bit of scruff? He is so much more hittable in the grey blazer pics than in the others.

  22. Hipocricy says:

    He looks unkempt more than anything.

  23. ElodieDeSade says:

    RIP to his hotness…. T.T

  24. els says:

    He looks a bit like Alan Rickman.

  25. Hautie says:

    Is it wrong, that I am happy to see he finally bought a new pair of booties?

    Of all the odd things about him… and none of them bad… he has some type of love for ratty ugly worn out booties. 🙂

    I do love my Keanu with a haircut and shave.

    And to this day I will stop whatever I am doing… if I come across Speed or Point Break on TV.

    Both movies where he is rocking the hell out of a good haircut and shave!

    • Belle says:

      Gah! He is crazy-hot in Speed… ma’am 🙂 Love him in Point Break as well… and the Matrix movies. All are on my ‘stop and watch’ list!

  26. grabbyhands says:

    Yes, I still totally would. But don’t be fooled-he’s not really unkempt, he’s just trying to fool everyone into thinking he’s not immortal, which we know isn’t true.

  27. Madpoe says:

    YES!!! Attack the block! I love me so Keanu no matter what!

  28. Ann says:

    Nope, don’t go for double-chins and moobs.

  29. moon says:

    Nah. Sorry Kea, you’re sweet but I’m superficial.

  30. bee says:

    He is still a very handsome man. Dont forget he is around the same age as Pitt, Clooney and Depp and his skin is a lot younger looking. If he cleaned himself up he would look amazing for his age.

  31. JulieM says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Keanu. Cool guy. But would it kill him to wash his hair once in a while? I get the down time between films, but he always looks like he smells.

    • Belle says:

      Once again, I volunteer to wash his hair…. I shall cleanse every part of him, and then dirty him up again and start over!!

  32. Alexandria says:

    Hahahaha meditating on donuts! Classic! I’d still hit chubby Keanu, he’s on my dong list to bang of shame.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I think the donuts went straight to his chin because the rest of him seems fine. And honestly Chubby Keanu looks more cuddly. Chubby Keanu and I could lay around all day, snacking on unhealthy items and watching bad TV.

  33. MissNostalgia says:

    I would leave my husband for Keanu; he is weird and out there but I love him!

  34. Fefe says:

    He doesn’t look that good, but I love him anyway…

  35. Christina says:

    These pictures show the blatant double standard between men and women in the film industry. Imagine any actress turned up for a Cannes photocall with unwashed hair, jeans and an (old) t-shirt as well as wearing no make-up (which I’m going to use as a rough female equivalent for being unshaven). They’d be the talk of the town. But Keanu gets away with it.

    Would I hit it? Not looking like he does in these pics. That said, if he laid off the pies for a few weeks, I reckon he’d scrub up just fine. But he is not looking good here.

  36. Ai says:

    Surprised me totally to see him gain weight like this when he has always been in shape but I think he can get back in shape if he wanted to. I have always been a fan so happy to see some news about him.

  37. Kim1 says:

    I’ll pass

  38. K-rock says:

    I would hit that seven ways to Sunday!

  39. Reece says:

    That’s how I’ve always pictured Snape in his 20’s. Yet Alan Rickman didn’t look like that in his 20’s…hmmm…haha!

    I like him but no I wouldn’t have hit it before or now. He still looks good with a little pudge .We could hangout though.

  40. CosmicGirl says:

    He looks drunk to me, but I still <3 him!

  41. dcypher1 says:

    Of course I’d still hit that he’s freaking Keanu Reeves. He’s just gained a few lbs. Who cares rite? Keanu forever. I think he looks good for his age. He’s like winona an ageless vampire plus a few pounds.

  42. Samtha says:

    He’s starting to look his age, but yep. I’d still (and always) hit it.

  43. Miss M says:

    I have a soft spot for Keanu, but I would not hit it.

    • Ag says:

      Me too/me neither. He’s a pretty awful actor (although I love Point Break and the first Matrix), but I have a soft spot for him. I want him to do well and be well. 🙂

      • Miss M says:

        @Ag: I wish he would end up dating either Sandra Bullock or Charlize Theron.

  44. Dredz says:

    Could be for a movie role. He did put on weight for Chain Reaction. Google his picture at the Oscars few years ago, he can clean up very well if he wants to. When he does, he looks 30 and no other actor in his age group is better looking.

    • Nareeman says:

      that’s probably for the movie with Reese W. he plays the role of a space traveler who wakes up before arriving to destination- and he is not in shape by the way- then he wakes up a female to keep him company…..

  45. JM says:

    YES! Keanu is my forever dong since way back when in Parenthood & Bill & Ted. He’s beautiful inside & out.

  46. Severine says:

    Love Keanu !

  47. Isabelle says:

    He’s my forever dong and thats not fat. Its actually nice to see the grey in the beard, guess he will age eventually just like the rest of us. Maybe he’s preparing for a role?

  48. Fancy says:

    He looks more bloated and ill than weight gain from too many pastries. Hope he’s ok!

  49. Emily says:

    I like chubby guys, but he really needs a haircut. And he looks so sad all the time. Sad-looking guys do not do it for me.

  50. RobN says:

    I would still hit it, but I’d have my eyes closed and I’d be thinking about “Speed” Keanu.

  51. lamgirls3 says:

    Love him! Love him! Love him!

  52. skuddles says:

    Booze bloat?

  53. Helvetica says:

    Oh I would still snuggle up with him, with those extra pounds.

    Oh my I have so many Keanu fantasies.

    I don’t ever think he’s had weight gain like this before but he is almost 50 and maybe he isn’t working out or eating right.

    I still would though. Over and over and over again x 1000.


  54. StormsMama says:

    Yes. Again and again. Forever. And ever. Amen!!!

  55. holly hobby says:

    If he cleaned up (shave, decent haircut), he would still look very good for his age. He’s not Val Kilmer shocking. Yes I would hit it and come back for more.

  56. Melissa says:

    He’s lovely. What I love about him is that he just doesn’t give a s**t. Lots of actors try and act cool and act like they don’t care, but he actually IS cool because he really DOESN’T care. He just does the work, picks up the paycheck, and then does his own thing. Good on him!

  57. CM says:

    Never really thought that much about him, although I do think he’s handsome. However, I do like a well-groomed man, and the first two pics ain’t doin’ it for me. Also, (and my fellow posters can hate me for saying this), but he looks like a male, middle-aged version of Ashley Tisdale to me.

  58. Mairead says:

    I had a huge, life-sized poster of him on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager (God bless “Smash Hits”), so take from that what you will. 😉

    It as this one in fact:

    (I don’t know what’s rare about it – SH was hardly a small indie rag)

  59. lisa2 says:

    I’m use to him being slim.. I never understood him. but liked him

    He makes me think of Luke Wilson. Who I adored for so long. He changed over the years. and I this pic of Keanu make me think if Luke.

  60. Dirty Martini says:


  61. erin says:

    He doesn’t bother me, one way or the other. Never found him attractive, never thought that much about him. Never really cared for his movies.

  62. lettylynton says:

    I miss his ‘Bill and Ted’ look. He’s still a hottie!

  63. VioletCrumble says:

    Sorry, Keanu, it’s over.

  64. Lexi says:

    I have never felt that way about him, i like him but not in a sexual way

  65. sharron says:

    Yes, I would shag that man until I passed out ….. but I’d also love to just hang out with him, quaff some beer, talk some zen! So, that’s a YES from me.

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  68. Jolinda says:

    Yes. and I would hit it again.

  69. Bam Bam says:

    Could it be for a movie role? He seemed to gain some weight for Street Kings. He’s still awesome.