Keanu Reeves is considered one of the most friendly and down-to-earth Hollywood celebrities, and it is almost unheard of that he might get angry. Images and memes of the legend have been circulating online for years, depicting the actor in benevolent encounters with fans. In some, he is seen sitting on a subway train just like everyone else, with no airs about him. Then there are those of him sitting alone eating his food on a public street. These and plenty of other stories from gushing fans testify to how nice and polite he is.
Often, Hollywood celebrities can seem larger than life, but Keanu bucks the trend and seems to put fans and people at ease. The Matrix and John Wickstar doesn’t let stardom go to his head, and the media images and social media posts over the years are a testament to this.
Reeves Finally Loses His Cool!
In an Instagram post by the handle talent agency guide, Reeves leaves what looks like a shopping mall. According to the description in the Instagram post, the person harassing Reeves was not a typical fan but a reviled professional autograph hunter. Autograph hunters are notoriously aggressive in pursuing official autographs by celebrities. These craven hunters are known to want autographs for sale purposes, selling them for exorbitant price tags on places like eBay.
Perhaps Keanu was keenly aware that the ‘fan’ was, in fact, one of these autograph hunters. With this knowledge, it would make sense why Reeves lost his cool with the individual. There have been plenty of other instances where Keanu was calm, friendly and recollected as he happily signed autographs.
Things Get Heated Between Keanu Reeves and The Autograph Hunter
As Keanu leaves the building in the video, you can hear him shouting at the person, “…I need some f***king time for myself, leave me the f**k alone!” The individual pestering Reeves responds to his outburst by saying, “I see your point, man.” An exacerbated and highly annoyed Keanu replies, “No, you don’t see the f***king point, man!”
In the same online post from Talent Agency Guide, most fan reactions are livid and annoyed with the guy for harassing Reeves. One handle named stonelovestone commented, “He (Keanu) is notoriously friendly and cool with his fans; this dude (autograph hunter) must’ve sucked!” Another fan of Keanu was even more upset, wwestgate_s1, said, “You finally did it. Congratulations, you pushed a notoriously nice guy into dropping the f-bomb; hope you’re proud of yourself.”
Keanu Breaks His Easy-Going Image
Fans have been held captive by Reeves and his image for decades. His breakthrough roles in the 90s with films like Speed and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, as well as his explosion into popular consciousness with iconic roles like Neo in The Matrix and his current wave of success with John Wick, have all kept him at the top of Hollywood as an A-lister as well as boost his popularity with legions of fans and admirers.
All while cultivating a quiet, guy-next-door persona. Keanu is considered very approachable and someone we can all relate to. He has a quiet charisma and mystique that adds to his charm and likeability, but we could never imagine Keanu could lose his calm demeanour and drop vitriolic f-bombs on someone.
Reeves has proven to be a genuinely lovely guy over the years, so for him to lose it to this extent with someone in public means the person must have been annoying the actor for some time. Another factor to consider is recently, TMZreported the actor had filed a restraining order against a stalker who claimed he was the actor’s family. The strain of dealing with a crazed stalker and the constant pursuit by autograph hunters might have taken their toll on the star.
Online video surfaces of an alleged ‘fan’ pestering Keanu Reeves for an autograph.
Keanu Reeves gets angry and shouts, “Leave me the f*ck alone!”
According to the original online post, Reeves was harassed by an autograph hunter, not by a fan.
What do you think? Did Keanu Reeves overreact when he got angry, or was the fan or autograph hunter in the wrong? Comment down below.