He's always been a heartthrob with an irresistible gaze, and now he's doing with a dashing leather jacket and charisma.
It might seem like just yesterday when you were amazed by Keanu Reeves' suave as he starred in Matrix or Speed. But decades after he mastered those roles, he still continues to be a dashing heartthrob at the age of 54.
Fame and stardom didn't change his humble persona. He's always managed to steal the hearts of people with his kindness and, of course, the irresistible gaze. And now, he's doing it once again, but this time with a leather jacket and a bad*ss attitude.
Keanu Reeves is the new face of Saint Laurent for the Fall Winter 2019 collection campaign, according to Huffpost. He remained true to his personality and looked dapper as always. Anyone seeing him for the first time would find it really hard to believe that he's crossed the age of 50. He's following Travis Scott, who appeared in the SS19 menswear campaign of Saint Laurent, according to Dazed.
Those who know him personally know that the stardom hasn't protected him from many sorrows. He was 3 when his father walked out to never return. He was raised by his mom, someone he takes after when it comes to being generous. He lost his best friend, Actor River Phoenix, to a drug overdose when the two were 23 years old. He later lost his daughter and also one of his girlfriends tragically. Such pain has made him understand the pain of being human, and it is this vulnerability makes him so raw and inspiring.
He knows how to make his celebrity count for the right causes. And he knows how to play his looks well. Fans loved what they say in the campaign and praised Saint Laurent for choosing Keanu Reeves. "Yey. No more 15-year-old sons of famous people but someone who stands on his own merits!!" said one comment while another said "Oh, I've loved him for nearly 3 decades- just keeps getting hotter!"
When he started doing action movies, he probably didn't think that he'd still be doing it decades later. His latest movie, John Wick 3, which is also packed with action is coming out on May 17, 2019. Recently, he even came on the cover of GQ, where he said he's ready to make more of movies like these if there's a demand for it. “As far as my legs can take me,” said Keanu Reeves. “As far as the audience wants to go.”
But those intense looks and his commanding onscreen presence aren't the only reasons why people adore him. What's most attractive about him is how he does ordinary things and has the heart to spend his money for noble causes. He has even been filmed once where he gave up his seat for a fellow passenger on the subway.
“I’m not looking for a red carpet to walk, and I’m not trying to have a celebrity footprint,” he said, according to Men's Journal. “I can see the appeal—it’s just not to my taste.”
He frequently donates his money to important causes. In a 2009 interview, he said, "I have 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. I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does," according to Snopes.
He doesn't boast about a huge circle of friends either, but the few friends he has, he keeps them close. “I don’t feel lonely. I don’t socialize a lot but I have good friends and I have a very good life," he said, according to square mile. "I just don’t do anything to attract any attention to myself and I find it’s much easier to live that way.”
All the world's fame and all of Hollywood's success can't change Keanu Reeves. And as one comment on the Saint Laurent's post succinctly put, "Hubba Hubba" is still the best way to describe the new face of Saint Laurent.