Veteran Hollywood actor, Keanu Reeves has shown yet another act of kindness as he donates a big share of his ‘Matrix’ movie earnings to cancer researchers.
Keanu Reeves was reportedly paid $10 million dollars up front, and then $35 million when the movie became a blockbuster.
According to Lad Bible, the 57-year-old actor donated 70% of the money, a whopping $35 million to leukemia research.
The report has it that Reeves “was inspired to fund research into the blood cancer after his sister Kim, now 55, was diagnosed in 1991.” She reportedly spent a decade in and out of treatment before finally entering remission in 2001.
He also created a cancer charity foundation, revealing to the Ladies Home Journal back in 2009 that he has ” a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research.” Reeves, however, doesn’t “like to attach” his name to it and just lets “the foundation do what it does.”
This is one of Keanu Reeves’s philanthropic acts as, according to Daily Mail, he also gave out a significant portion of his second and third Matrix film earnings to the VFX and costume design teams.
There have also been smaller gestures along the way, such as buying $9,000 Rolex watches for members of the John Wick 4 stunt team back in the Fall.