How Does Keanu Reeves Keep Getting Better With Age?

Actor Keanu Reeves attends a red carpet event
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Keanu Reeves has been a star since the late 1980’s, though these days, he does not seem to be slowing down one bit. In fact, at 55 years old, Reeves seems to be getting better with age. He is still appearing in popular movies and gaining new fans around every corner. Read on below to learn about Reeves’ secret to maintaining a youthful aura in his 50’s.

Keanu Reeves is more popular now than ever

Hollywood is not an easy place to have a long-lasting career, and it’s common for actors to be popular for a few years before no longer being in demand. However, Reeves seems to have had the opposite experience.

He rose to fame in the late 1980’s after appearing in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Then, in the 1990’s, he starred in the box office hits Speed and The Matrix. Throughout the years, Reeves also appeared in many other popular movies and earned himself a name as an actor with longevity.

Yet, nowadays, Reeves seems to be gaining new fans, especially among the younger demographics. He recently was in the third John Wick film as well as Toy Story 4. There are also reports that both Marvel and DC want him in their movies.

Keanu Reeves is known for being a kind and humble actor

A part of Reeves’ recent rise in popularity is due to his wholesome personality. Over the years, numerous people have come forward to share their experiences with Reeves and how nice and generous he is.

A fan once shared on Twitter: “Keanu bought the house and property that is now my son’s preschool and handed it all over to the kids … not because he himself had a kid that went there. He had no connection to it at all. He just heard they needed a place and so bought it for them.”

Even Octavia Spencer had a good experience with him. She once recounted a story of when she was stranded on the side of a road and Reeves helped her.

“No one would help me because my car was so dirty – I had been parking my car underneath a tree so birds were just having a field day all over my car and I never washed,” Spencer shared. “It wasn’t until Keanu Reeves came by. He was on a motorcycle, wearing his motorcycle helmet and sunglasses and I didn’t recognize it was him when he pulled over. And he was like, ‘Hey, do you need some help?'”

Spencer revealed that she will always be forever grateful for him and, to this day, she would go to every opening weekend of his movies.

Keanu Reeves has a lot of wisdom to share

Reeves has actually lived a very tough life, though clearly the hardship has not made him into a bitter person. Instead, Reeves simply has accumulated a lot of wisdom through his experiences.

In the 1990’s, he suffered the losses of two people very close to him – his best friend, River Phoenix, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Syme. He definitely knows a thing or two about grief. When Stephen Colbert asked Reeves for his thought on what could happen to us after we die, Reeves responded: “I know that the ones who love us will miss us.”

Keanu Reeves also leads a healthy lifestyle

Anyone who has seen photos of Reeves from a decade or two ago might notice that the actor does not seem to age. Despite being 55 years old, he still looks similar to when he was in his 30’s or 40’s.

It seems that a part of this is because Reeves does not dwell on negative thoughts. He has a positive outlook on life and tries to be an optimistic person.

However, Reeves also keeps himself physically fit as well. He has a balanced, healthy diet and works out often (both for his movie roles as well as for his general health). There is clearly a lot that everyone can learn from Keanu Reeves.