Sandra Bullock Says She Is ‘In Awe’ Of Keanu Reeves — Reveals His Thoughtful Gift To Her 27 Years Ago

Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor who began his career by appearing in theater performances and television movies. In 1986, he made his cinematic debut in the film “Youngblood.” Reeves rose to fame in 1989 with the comedy “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” and has since appeared in all of the sequels. He received great recognition for his role in “My Own Private Idaho,” which he co-starred in with his pal River Phoenix. Reeves, a master of many genres, is also an action star who has starred in films such as “Point Break,” “The Matrix,” and “John Wick.”

He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on September 2, 1964. His mother is English, while his father is Hawaiian, having departed when he was three years old. Reeves grew raised in Toronto, Canada, and attended four different high schools until dropping out at the age of 17 to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He relocated to Los Angeles when he was 20 after obtaining a green card through his American stepfather.

Reeves and Sandra Bullock co-starred in the action picture “Speed” in 1994. He portrayed police officer Jack Traven, who is entrusted with stopping a bus from exploding by maintaining a constant speed of more than 50 mph. River Phoenix died of a heroin overdose during the making of “Speed,” and the shooting schedule was changed to allow Reeves time to grieve his friend’s death.

Bullock got to know Reeves better over that period and discovered that he is an excellent listener and an even better friend. He once surprised her with champagne and truffles because she had never experienced them before. Continue reading to discover more about this poignant story.

During the production of “Speed,” Bullock was present while Reeves processed the death of his friend. “I witnessed how Keanu grieved,” she told Esquire. And boy, did he lament the loss of his pal. He’s a recluse, yet he couldn’t keep it hidden. And just to witness a man of that caliber be able to grieve. And I remember thinking to myself, “God, if that’s the top of the iceberg, and his degree of love and concern for a friend—that just sucks you in.”

The actress was so taken by Reeves that she expressed her want to work with him again. “Before we die, I’d want nothing more than to make a comedy with Keanu.” Simply laugh along with him. He’s amusing. It’ll be even better when we’re seventy-five, like an old-“Cocoon” people’s thing. We portray two amusing senior citizens. A road trip is planned. Just put us in an RV and pretend we’re elderly. It’ll serve as “Speed’s” bookend. We’ll simply take it very carefully. I’m pissed up with the world. “That concludes our film,” Bullock concluded.

Reeves is one of a kind because he is a gentle person who always allows others to speak and be heard. Bullock remarked, “He’s a listener.” “It also drives.” People. Crazy.”

While Bullock and Reeves never had a romantic connection, the actress did comment, “But who knows?” Keanu is one of those guys who seems to be buddies with every woman he’s ever dated. There isn’t a single person who has something negative to say about him. So it’s possible that we may have made it. “I’m not sure.”

“But we didn’t have to withstand anything,” Bullock continued. We basically get to grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, tip our hats, meet for dinner, and attempt to work together. And the longer I live, the more I am awestruck by human beings. Would I be able to say that if he had dumped me and angered me? “I doubt it.”

One of Bullock’s favorite memories of Reeves is when he surprised her with champagne and truffles after learning that she had never had them before. “I just thought you may like to try champagne and truffles, to see what it’s like,” Reeves remarked at her door one day as she was at home doing her nails with a friend.

Bullock was shocked to see him since when she first told him the tale about the champagne and truffles, Reeves remained mute and didn’t respond. Reeves wanted to do something kind for his friend even though he was on his way to a date since that is the type of person he is. Bullock elaborated:

“That’s what I’m talking about when I say it drives you insane.” I used to spend as much time as I could filling silences when I first met him, simply to feel at ease. And the longer I talked, the quieter he became. And here I was thinking I had no idea what was going on!

He has a puzzled expression on his face as he looks at me. He’s not saying anything. Is it possible that I said something that irritated him? Then, a day or two later, he’d show up with a message or a small item, saying, ‘I was thinking about what you said.’ And then he’d get his reply. How many of your acquaintances are like that?”

It may surprise you to learn that Reeves and Bullock never dated, and the two stars only discovered they had a mutual infatuation on one other when filming “Speed” years later.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bullock admitted in 2018 that she had a crush on Reeves while they were filming the movie. According to Harper’s Bazaar, she stated,

During an appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” she stated, “I think about how wonderful Keanu Reeves was and how lovely he was,” and added, “It was hard for me to actually be serious because he would look at me and I’d be like,” before laughing.

Bullock also stated that the two never dated, implying that she had something “that he didn’t like” about her.

When Reeves was shown this tape in 2019 while chatting with Ellen Degeneres on her show, he went on to say,

“I’m sure she had no idea I had a crush on her, either.”

Many fans were surprised to learn about this, and it sparked a lot of interest. Reeves went on to say that he didn’t tell Bullock about his infatuation at the time because they were both so focused on their jobs. For Reeves, their (possible) love relationship came before their professional one. The actor, on the other hand, has nothing but wonderful things to say about Bullock and has done so for the past two decades.

“It felt good to get back to work,” Reeves remarked. “She’s such an amazing person.”

Reeves and Bullock have the kind of friendship that many people dream for, and it’s good that they can lean on each other for support.



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