Keanu Reeves went peak Keanu and got the whole 'John Wick 4' stunt team an expensive gift

More proof the Canadian is the nicest guy in the biz.
October 27, 2021 11:19 a.m. EST
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Is Keanu Reeves the nicest actor alive? Well yeah, maybe. At the very least, there's a lot of evidence he’s a genuine, good person. Case in point? The swanky wrap presents he just gifted his stunt team on the set of John Wick: Chapter 4.

Clearly, Reeves appreciates the stunt crew on the popular action series he leads because during a recent Parisian dinner at Le Bistro Paul Bert, he gave each member of the four-person team personalized Rolex Submariner watchers. It’s certainly a generous parting gift; in Canada, a basic model of that specific timepiece retails for about $9,500.  

Reeves had “The John Wick Five” engraved on the back of the watches for Bruce Concepcion, Jeremy Marinas, Dave Camarillo and Li Qiang. The rest of the message reads “Thank you, Keanu, JW4,”  followed by each man’s first name.

In the past, it’s been reported that Reeves isn’t afraid to tackle many of his own stunts, so it’s clear he has a personal understanding and appreciation for what these guys do to elevate the films. The expensive custom watches are particularly meaningful considering Reeves wasn’t paid mega-millions to helm the John Wick franchise (he only made between $1-2 million for the first film and $2-2.5 million for the sequels).

Sure—Reeves has certainly raked in money with other franchises over his career (ahem, Matrix), but he definitely didn’t have to pony up such expensive parting gifts. That’s just the kind of dude that he is.

For those who need a refresher, this isn’t the first time we've heard about Reeves being an all-around kind human being. For years, he’s run a private foundation that supports children’s hospitals and cancer research, but he’s never attached his name to it.

Plus, Reeves has a history of sticking up for and appreciating his crews. Before the Matrix’s third and fourth installments, he famously signed a deal ensuring the special effects and costume design departments would get his profit-sharing points, inking away about $75 million dollars that he could have kept for himself.

In fact, he often reminds us that money isn’t everything. When filming The Devil’s Advocate, he took a smaller salary so the production could afford Al Pacino. And he did the same thing when he worked on The Replacements so Gene Hackman could board that film.

Back in the mid-1990s, when Reeves was working on Chain Reaction, there were personal anecdotes some of the crew shared that he took the stagehands for a free breakfast and/or lunch every day for the last few weeks of filming. And as for the stuntmen who worked on The Matrix Reloaded? He gave all 12 of them the parting gift of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Add in the fact that the guy still rides the subway (where he gives up his seat to the elderly), once bought an ice cream cone he didn’t eat just so he could give a fan an autograph, and that he’s been known to help stranded drivers and stranded flyers alike, and we don’t need any more proof. Reeves is officially, 100 per-cent, the nicest guy in Hollywood.

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