Keanu Reeves quietly waited in the rain to get into his wrap party: amazing?


I would never say that Keanu Reeves is average. I would say that he’s a 50-year-old vampire who manages to be both humble and cool. He’s a low-key guy and he always has been. But if you saw Keanu Reeves walking down the street or standing in line outside a party, you would recognize him. You would notice him. You would say, “OMG, I love you, Keanu!” So how is it that Keanu Reeves literally waited outside in the rain for 20 minutes, patiently trying to get into a wrap party for HIS film, and no one noticed that it was Keanu?

Keanu Reeves was more like his chill character from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” than any pampered movie star Friday when he waited patiently in the rain for 20 minutes to get into his own wrap party for “Daughter of God.”

Chauffeur Ronny Sunshine — once known as the “Mad Limo Czar” for driving bands including The Beatles, he claims — was also on the scene outside Chelsea lounge the Leonora.

“Keanu was really patiently waiting,” the driver told us. “I don’t think he said anything to the bouncer, like, ‘I’m Keanu.’ No one recognized him.”

Sunshine added: “Keanu looks very ordinary. It was raining, but he just waited for his two friends to come. He didn’t act like he had money. I just thought he was a rock ’n’ roller.”

The club’s owner Noel Ashman told us: “I didn’t know he was kept waiting, and he didn’t say anything to me.”

He added, “He’s a very relaxed person.”

Once inside, Reeves even announced from the DJ booth he’d found another guest’s credit card on the ground and wanted to return it. Totally excellent!

[From Page Six]

How rare is this? In an era of childish tantrums, diva demands and ego run amok, there’s Keanu Reeves, just chilling out and waiting patiently. That’s probably why he’s a vampire – he never gets stressed out. He never gets angry. He’s just quiet and cool.



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  1. becks says:

    Gah, I love this man! Keanu forever!!

  2. aims says:

    He’s the best! I adore him.

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      Adore adore adore. good men can be hard to find let alone in Hollywood with all those egos flying around

  3. Loopy says:

    I totally believe this story, does he even have PR people to plant such stories,he genuinely seems lovely.

  4. Kitten says:


    I love him so much.
    He seems like such a kind, gentle dude.

  5. Shijel says:

    He did an AMA on Reddit a month or a few ago. Dude was just… completely chill, while being super enthusiastic about sandwiches, (lots of) ice cream (apparently a guilty pleasure?) and A Scanner Darkly and… it was a delight to read. He’s one of the cases where personality triumphs talent. He’s a niche actor – good at one or two things, not a lot of range, but damn it if I am not absolutely thrilled to see him everywhere. He’s a cool dude.

  6. AuroraO says:

    That probably helps him with aging, too, being so mellow. Ugh I want his babies.

    • lower-case deb says:

      and being kind 🙂
      i think there are many people who remember him in their bedtime prayers.
      he’s been through a lot, could’ve ended up… etc etc, use “martyrdom” as an excuse.
      but he ends up really kind. he might not be the best actor in the world, and a lot of people likes to take the mick out of his performance/characters, but i enjoy every single one he’s in. i often watch reruns of his films on tv too. it’s not stressful to watch him.

      • Lucy2 says:

        I think tragedy and hardship can push people one way or the other, and his seems to have pushed him into being appreciative and not sweating the small stuff.

  7. V4Real says:

    I would also wait patiently to get inside his wrap party. He is a forever dong.

    I have never heard anything about this man having an inflated ego. I also will never forget that he gave away more than half his salary to the crew who worked on the second and third Matrix.

  8. Mindy says:

    .. and this is why I still adore him. He thinks of himself as just a normal guy with a really cool job. I will wait very patiently for the Keanuaissance to begin.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I actually suspect it’s on the verge of happening. He apparently has always been able to work steadily because he has a good reputation on set, and it seems like there’s a ton of people in a certain age group who have lasting affection for him. I suspect one of these days he’ll happen into the right movie and will be a huge thing again.

      • K says:

        I would so love that. He’s just someone you want good things to happen to.

        And as you so rightly point out, with the right vehicle that will eventually translate into box office again, because so many of us root for him.

      • vauvert says:

        I so wish that for him. Beautiful man inside and out. It is true, he may not have the biggest acting range, but what he does, he does well and without drama or diva fits – just humble and awesome. He really needs a new huge hit. Not many stars you can say that about. And yes, he is immensely watchable in the stuff he did make.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      He would have been a great choice for Dr. Strange.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        OH, THIS +1,000,000,000!!! I’ve always been #KeanuForever as an actor, and I think he is the perfect age and vibe for the role. He can convey a mystic gravitas that isn’t heavy (as opposed to Idris’ perfect Heimdall gravitas, IMO, which is meant to be the stolid weighty sort.)

  9. scout says:

    Cool, calm, handsome human being and much respected by me!

  10. littlestar says:

    Yes, amazing! I WILL LOVE HIM FOREVER. He is truly a kind person inside.

  11. jinni says:

    I don’t see how this is amazing. I don’t see how saying he is in fact himself( not in a “do you know who I am?” sort of way) would have made him (or any other actor in that position) a diva especially since it was for his wrap party. But if he wants to stand in the rain, more power to him. All this story really says to me is that he’s probably not that impressive to look at in person, since everyone pretty much couldn’t recognize him/ overlooked him.

    • Mean Hannah says:

      When famous people don’t behave like famous people, some staff just assume they are not – so it’s not necessarily that he didn’t look like himself nor was ordinary looking.
      I would never stand in line at my own part though, so as nice and easy going as this makes him seem, I also think it’s a bit dumb. He could have also gotten their door or PR person in trouble for being incompetent.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      I have a friend who has met him. She says he is beautiful. Like… Unearthly beautiful. She thinks that’s why he dresses so scrubby most of the time with lots of scruff. Because honestly, according to her, without it he is almost painful to look at. They likened it to looking at a biblical angel. And this person is a lesbian… So she never had a thing for him. She just said he is shockingly ridiculously almost terrifyingly beautiful.

      • Jag says:

        That’s great! 🙂

      • chloe says:

        I can totally second that. Saw him on the street in NY once (not too long after the whole Sad Keanu thing… he was doing some post production work at an office in my area), and he was gorgeous. Like, AMAZINGLY so. Caught eyes with him on the street… he smiled at me and I was giggly jello for the rest of the day.

        I realize how Mean Girls/ Regina George montage that sounds, but it’s true.

  12. Coco says:

    O loved him so much in Speed…

  13. Diana B says:

    He’s so perfect!

  14. manjit says:

    The epitome of a gentle-man.

  15. InvaderTak says:

    Fifty? Geez he could be my big brother, not my dad!

  16. j.eyre says:

    I am curious if, while waiting in the rain, any raindrops actually hit him or did the raindrops recognize him, politely pull to the side so as to avoid hitting him and then just pool at his feet to admire him.

    Stories of his generosity and compassion constantly pop up – what a lovely balm to most of Hollywood.

  17. Nopity Nope says:

    He could still get it. Lord, could he get it.

  18. Lurker says:

    I have loved him for so long. I can’t believe Speed was 20 years ago. I still love that movie. And Point Break too.

  19. notlistening says:

    That´s so sweet. There is really nothing more than attractive to me than humble/gentle personality.

  20. magda says:

    I’ve seen yesterday John Wick. Honestly, I don’t remember the last time when I was sitting in the cinema enjoying myself so much. It was was not the best film of the year or something like that – just fun (well, “fun”) story told with style. Zero claims to be artsy-fartsy, but also zero money-grabbing stupidity. It was just perfect experience in the pure entertainment category.

  21. Jaderu says:

    I honestly adore Keanu.
    However, I don’t think we should be rewarding him for simply acting like a decent human being. If we pat Keanu on the back then all the other famous people will start doing it. You know how most of them are bandwagon jumpers. Do we really want a decent Leanne? A lovely Blohan?Then there will be no need for Celebitchy. I’ll stop getting up before 10 am. Floods. Famine. Mass hysteria will ensue.

    • j.eyre says:

      Heavens – you are right, Jaderu. I never want to be in the middle of an argument with my daughter and yell, “WHY CAN’T YOU BE MORE LIKE KIM KARDASHIAN?!?”

      I got a little faint just writing that.

      • K says:


  22. Dani2 says:

    He just seems like such a wonderful person. Marry me already, Keanu.

  23. Green Is Good says:

    Dear Jonny Depp,

    Kindly note how Keanu Reeves, a mature, secure man who is a world famous actor behaves. No public, embarrassing drunken antics at awards shows. No attempts at dressing hipster cool with fraking awful hats, 30 scarves and assorted, try-hard-to look effortless jewelry .

    Your Mid-Life Crisis

  24. Ginger says:

    Oh I would definitely say “I love you Keanu!” Because it’s true!

  25. Pants says:

    Years ago when I was a kid, my friend was in the city with her mother and met him walking down the street. We must have been in like, junior high. Probably a year or two after Speed came out and he became known. Anyway, she was so excited and wanted his autograph but didn’t have anything on her for him to write on. He waited outside with her mother while she ran into a nearby store and bought a notepad, pen and disposable camera. Every time I hear about him, I think about this story. Class act and nice guy all around.

    • Chrissy says:

      I remember him signing up to play Hamlet here in Manitoba
      just before Speed came out and he became greatly in demand.
      But instead of bailing out to capitalize on his new-found popularity, he honoured his contract, played to packed theatres and won a lot of respect in our part of the world. He even spent the Christmas holidays in town. What a class act and lovely person. Hollywood could learn from him.

  26. Lucy says:

    This is so cool. He is so cool.

  27. Penelope says:

    I’ve always loved him and think he’s a pretty good actor, too. What a sweetheart.

    Oh, and he’s HOT. What’s not to adore about this man?

  28. Ag says:

    keanu forever! he rules. he seems like a kind, generous, no-drama person. and a vampire. more power to him.

  29. Nanea says:

    There’s something there that rubs me the wrong way in this story:

    “Keanu looks very ordinary.”

    No, he doesn’t. Especially not now, because he had the Jack Traven haircut for “Daughter of God”. He has aged in those 20 years since “Speed”, matured, filled out. He may look many things, but ordinary isn’t among them.

  30. FLORC says:

    I passed him once on a side walk. There was nothing that would make you think it was him. And he was said to be really polite to all who encountered him. Just an average guy. An average hot vampire guy. So Hot.

  31. Emily says:

    Keanu is a boss.

  32. Green Eyes says:

    He was one of my first internet crushes back in the 90s. I remember going to all his movies (no matter how meh), belonging to a Keanu discussion board and buying every magazine with a Keanu pic. This is why I “get” the Cumby and Hiddles fangurls and can’t really put them down for their obsessions. However, I would like to think that Lord Cumby could really learn a thing or two by taking a page from the Keanu Reeves Playbook.

    • delorb says:

      Both guys are nice, IMO. I too remember the Keanu wave back in the 90s. It was so much fun, just as its fun now with Benedict. Keanu always has been a class act. I can remember when Charlie and Emilio took cracks at him. “How did he get in?” When asked, Keanu didn’t really lower himself to their level. Jump 20 years later and look at their careers and lives. While not perfect, I’d still take Keanu over Charlie. Or the time when calling an actor ‘gay’ (which is still fun to do in a trolling kind of way), meant the end of the world. When he finally got around to addressing it his response was deep and philosophical, which of course the media hated.

  33. kibbles says:

    More stars should be like Keanu. There are so many entitled celebrities who can’t even hold their own umbrellas and need an assistant to do it for them. They would pull a huge temper tantrum if they had to wait even a minute in line. It’s nice to see that there are a few celebrities who haven’t allowed fame and fortune to go to their heads.

  34. Cindy says:

    He seems like a lovely, kind man. Not just in this instance either.

  35. Pix says:

    the definition of cool. i love keanu.

  36. danielle says:

    Keanu is lovely.

  37. Jezza says:

    He is such a kind, gentle soul. A truely humble and decent man. I will love him forever! Take note, celebrity assholes, this is how it’s done!!

  38. Kori says:

    I just saw John Wick and he was really good in it. I actually enjoyed the movie as a whole and it’s not really my type of film. But it had a dry sense of humor to it and the scenes were great and Keanu was awesome in the role. It fit him to a tee. And the man still has got some moves! I love the scene where he’s in a hand-to-hand fight with another assassin in his t-shirt and boxers. Yum. I was glad that it was at least a mild success–I was surprised at how solid it was and it has a great cast.

    There was also a story, and I don’t know if it’s true, about his wealth. It says that he’s worth tons but that he could have been worth even more but he gave a large chunk of his Matrix millions, like tens of millions (I guess a percentage deal) to the behind-the-scenes guys who made the movie what it was. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was true. He strikes me as the type who is like ‘what do I need even MORE money for’ and who just isn’t in to living the high life and wanted to show some appreciation to the folks who contributed to the success of the trilogy.

    • vauvert says:

      Totally true, read the articles from back when it happened. He felt they deserved it more than him.

      • delorb says:

        He also did the same with Al Pacino. He wanted to work with Al, but the production couldn’t afford him, so Keanu took a pay-cut. I want to say ditto for Hackman, but I can’t remember those details.

  39. Maria says:

    I adore this guy. Simply adore him. I would love just to hang out and chat with him.

  40. Angie says:

    I used to frequent a celeb gossip message board that we nicknamed ‘”the place where crushes go to die.” I would check the threads of my fav celebs with trepidation. lol. There was always some awful story about him/her being petty, mean, rude to fans/waitstaff, etc.
    The LONE exception to that rule was Keanu. lol
    There are literally no bad stories out there about the man.

    • delorb says:

      Back then I can remember plenty of nasty gossip about him. The gay rumor, the drug rumor, the dumb rumor.

      I believe David Geffen (of all people) had a boy-toy who looked similar to Keanu, so all the gossip rags said it was him. Even though Keanu said he’d never met David, that didn’t stop the tongues from wagging. He finally had to say that there is nothing wrong with being gay and if he raged that he wasn’t, it would send the wrong message. Pretty deep and way ahead of its time, IMO.

      The drug rumor because he did My Own Private Idaho with the beautiful River Phoenix, who later died of a drug overdose (something I blame on River of course, but to a lesser extent Judy Davis). If memory serves, Keanu didn’t even live with the main cast during that shoot. They jammed throughout the night and experimented with different drugs. One young man, who also died of an overdose, chronicled his downward slide through a series of before and after pictures. He did this years before those Meth mug-shots.

      The dumb rumor came about because he played a string of air-head characters that the media couldn’t differentiate (but the fans could). Then, when he passed up on Speed 2, the media had a field day of confusing him with his youthful parts. After the movie was released and laid a giant egg, several media outlets gave him kudos for declining the part. Some even said he was ‘gasp’ smart.

  41. Max says:

    Love Keanu and these kinds of stories are always coming up. The one I remember best is him sharing out his profits (% of box office) among the special effects and stunt people on the Matrix franchise.

  42. Cruxcurio says:

    Sheer class of a man. Always had a beautiful soul. Love him.

  43. Noone says:

    He has always been one of my favourites, he seems kind and considerate.

  44. weAreamused says:

    Keanu once passed me on opposite escalator for the Skytrain, just a guy in a baseball cap, coming off the train. I went back to work and reported I’d seen him and no one believed that a “star” would ride public transit so I got ridiculed for my apparent stupidity, but I knew he was low key enough that I was 98% sure it was him. (I live in Hollywood North (Vancouver).
    Love this man!

    • Max says:

      I believe you, as I’ve seen that almost-viral meme of Keanu – video’d by a smartphone owner – giving up his seat for someone else on the subway. Youtube it.

  45. J-G says:

    I want to comment so we continue to see Keanu stories. I love him. He comes off amazing.

  46. vauvert says:

    Stories like these make me feel that there is hope for Hollywood. Not a lot, but some. And after all the Sony emails crap, the shameless nomination chases, it is so refreshing to read this. Hope he films in Toronto again so I can run I into him and have a cool story too!

  47. MtnRunner says:

    I missed this post earlier and having been a longtime fan of Keanu’s, these stories made my day. What a lovely man. Give me him over any man getting the majority of clicks on this site.

  48. Laura says:

    I absolutely love Keanu! He is the embodiment of what I would like my children to be, kind, humble, generous, good to his family (and friends, and everyone else for that matter), and intelligent to top it off, I hope he continues to have a successful career and that he is happy and fulfilled in his personal life.

  49. Greta says:

    You all are making him sound like a modern day Gary Cooper. The movie I loved him in was Something’s Gotta Give, hmm-hmm.

  50. GeekLuva says:

    I just want him to be happy. After reading about all the horrible things he’s gone thru in his life, I want him to have every happiness known in life. He deserves it!

  51. ickythump says:

    I adore Keanu – always have – would LOVE to hang out with him – wish him health and happiness always xx

  52. Granger says:

    I stayed at a youth hostel in Paris about 15 years ago, and there was an autographed photo of Keanu on one wall. I asked the bartender (yes, this hostel was above a very cool bar) where it came from, and he said Keanu had stayed at the hostel a couple of times over the last few years. HE STAYED AT A YOUTH HOSTEL! IN PARIS!!!! I have always loved thinking about that. And it goes without saying that I’ve always wished he’d been there when I was…

  53. Rachel C says:

    I’m sick of hearing and reading about him.

  54. Isabelle says:

    So many good stories about Kneanu from the public & even Hollywood. kneau seems to be humble & considerate. Beatiful man inside & out.