We keep hearing about how great of a person Keanu Reeves is, but..it doesn't seem to be a current thing. He's kind of always been a nice dude. At least according to SBNation writer James Dator.
All went down back in 2001 at a movie theater in Sydney, Australia, Dator explained. Reeves was in town working on the Matrixseries at the the time, and had apparently stopped into the movie theater on a Wednesday morning to seeFrom Hell, the Johnny Depp film.
Working at the box office was a “bored as hell” 16-year-old Dator. “…Suddenly this dude walks up in jeans, a leather jacket and a horse riding helmet. A full ass, weird equestrian looking helmet. It takes me a solid 30 seconds to ignore the helmet and realize it’s Keanu Reeves,” Dator recalled.
Dator was instantly “star struck” and wanted Reeves’ John Hancock. So he came up with a quick scheme to get it.
“I do what any sensible 16-year-old does and tell him I’d like to give him my employee discount. This means he needs to sign my sheet and therefore I have his autograph,” Dator said.
Sadly, Reeves wasn’t biting. “‘I don’t work here,’ ” Keanu says, seemingly confused by my offer,” Dator remembered.
Flustered, Dator charged Reeves the normal price and kicked himself “for not getting his autograph.”
Luckily, Reeves saved the day. “Two minutes later there’s a knock on the door behind me that leads into the box office,” Dator said. “I assume it’s my manager. It’s Keanu. ‘I realized you probably wanted my autograph,’ he says. ‘So I signed this.’ He hands me a receipt from the concessions stand that he signed on the back. He then casually throws an ice cream cone in the trash can and sees his movie.”
Only later did it click with Dator: Reeves “bought an ice cream cone he didn’t want, just to get receipt paper so he could scribble his autograph for a 16-year-old idiot.”
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