Keanu Reeves has gone on record to say that “Money is the last thing I think about” which makes sense seeing as he’s gifted personalised Rolex Submariners to the stunt team of the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4.
With principal photography wrapped, Reeves took the stunt crew including Bruce Concepcion, Jeremy Marinas, Dave Camarillo, and Li Qiang out to dinner in Paris. There he handed out the Submariners which reads on the caseback, “The John Wick Five – [Name] | Thank you | Keanu | JW4 2021,” thanks to Marinas’ Instagram post.
Reeves’ penchant for generosity is well-recorded. During the 1990s, he established a fund to help children suffering from cancer after his younger sister was diagnosed with leukaemia. Reeves has allegedly donated millions of dollars to the charity but without his name attached.
“I don’t like to attach my name to it,” said Reeves, “I just let the foundation do what it does.”
On a less sombre note, Reeves gifted all 12 members of the stunt team on The Matrix Reloaded with Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It has been reported that Reeves is a favourite amongst stunt mean as one source stated, “Trust me, stunt guys are all dying to work with Keanu.”
“Not just for the gifts,” continued the source. “It’s because he takes them so seriously and credits them with helping contribute to his success. Stuntmen, fight trainers – these people rarely get that.”
While the rumour that Reeves donated 70-80% of his salary on The Matrix: Resurrections turned out not to be true, a family friend told the media that, “Keanu’s given away a lot of money and done a lot more for people than most will ever know.”