It’s Keanu’s birthday and he looks happy but deep down we know, as a popular meme describes, Keanu is sad.
Keanu Reeves is at the top of his game in 2019. John Wick has gathered tremendous numbers at the Box Office and fans can’t wait for the next instalment. We’d wish him well, but it seems our beloved Baba Yaga has the worst life so far. Our condolences are with you, Mr Wick. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out why it’s Keanu Reeves’ worst Birthday ever.
Keanu’s Worst Birthday Ever Reason 1- Loneliness
One reason why this is Keanu Reeves’s worst Birthday Ever is that he doesn’t have the loving arms of his daughter to embrace him when he goes back home. Keanu’s then-wife, Jennifer Syme gave birth to Ava Archer Syme-Reeves who was stillborn. The mother couldn’t take the pain of their loss and the pair separated later that year. She would’ve been 20 now and Keanu would’ve had someone to care for once the cameras stop rolling.
Keanu’s Worst Birthday Ever Reason 2- Eternal Separation
An important reason why this is Keanu Reeves’s worst Birthday is that even after all the success in the world, he doesn’t have anyone to share it with. After their separation following their daughter’s unfortunate death, Jennifer went into a downward spiral with depression. She took solace in prescription pills and drugs. While coming back from a party, Jennifer drove into parked cars and died at the spot. It’s been 18 years since the love of Keanu’s life, left him alone.
Keanu’s Worst Birthday Ever Reason 3- Movie ‘jailed’
Keanu Reeves made his name among the biggest Hollywood names after Speed became a monumental success. However, Reeves didn’t want to do two action films back-to-back. Consequently, he turned down the role for Speed 2 and taken up The Devil’s Advocate opposite Al Pacino. The film grossed millions at the box office while the former tanked. Needless to say, Fox Studios, the production house behind Speed 2, were unhappy with Keanu’s decision. As a result, Reeves was blacklisted by Fox and he was not be cast in any of the movies produced by the studio including X-Men, The Phantom Menace and Minority Report. Imagine the direction Keanu’s career would’ve been to had he agreed to do that one film.
If Keanu Reeves had given a nod to the studios, we would’ve seen him starring in some of the biggest blockbusters of the 21st century. But alas, he decided to choose a different path and ended up being typecast as an action hero, which he would’ve been 2 decades prior. Here’s a toast to a shining career which wasn’t. Keanu, happy worst Birthday ever!
Keanu’s Worst Birthday Ever Reason 4- No Oscars
Here’s yet another reason why this is Keanu Reeves’s worst Birthday ever. The main cinematic event of the late 90s and early 2000s — The Matrix — has collected an incredible number of prizes over the years, and without Keanu Reeves, it is difficult to imagine how it could have been so successful.
However, Reeves has not won a single Oscar for any of his iconic portrayals. I mean come on, even DiCaprio finally bagged in the black knight! So why Keanu, even after giving such massively successful franchises, has not able to win one is beyond us. Why would you do that to our good man, dear Academy, why?
Keanu’s Worst Reason 5- No Fruits Of Life To Enjoy
What’s the best thing you’ve done on your birthday? Went out with friends? Had a couple of drinks? Met a cute girl at the bar? Well, lucky you! Thank god You’re not Keanu.
What is success if you can’t enjoy it? As for Reeves, the man lives a lonely life for crying out loud. He gives more than half of his earnings to animals and sick kids. Now, we know that charity is a good thing, but charity begins at home, right? Even the aforementioned DiCaprio has remained single. But he’s dated some of the biggest supermodels. You can do that too, Keanu. Get out there playa! Get the game going.
Enjoy the fruits of life! There’s no reason for a genuinely nice bloke like you to stay at home having your worst Birthday ever, Keanu. Walkout on the streets and witness the tonnes of love they’re ready to shower on you.
Our Final Word
This is indeed Keanu’s Worst Birthday ever. We can feel the air full of sorrow and grief. We can’t see a reason for him to enjoy this day. The actor has all the riches in the world but can’t seem to enjoy them. And we sympathise with him. We can see that behind that tough-guy demeanour lies a lonely lover, a grieving father and a wronged artist.
His charitable activities might be a facade he wears to hide his bitter reality. And we hope things change for him. With upcoming projects like next instalments in John Wick and Matrix franchises Reeves might be able to witness a new era of success and perhaps bag an Oscar. Who knows we might be able to see him sharing with a superstar or a supermodel. Here’s wishing Keanu Reeves a very Happy worst Birthday ever!
By Chetan Mehrishi