Actor Keanu Reeves is known for his humility. Where most celebrities have a reputation for thinking they are above everybody else, Reeves seems to have shown time and time again that he considers himself just like many average folks.
He once perfectly showed just how humble he is during a press conference in 2019 for his film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. According to the Jakarta Post, when he was asked about the reports that he gave up his profits from The Matrix to help the production crew, Reeves did not hype up his charitable action. Instead, he went the opposite route.
Experienced movie and television fanatics may this but, back-end points correspond to a percentage of earnings from a movie or television show. So basically, if the movie makes a profit, the stars who have back-end points written into their contracts will get a piece.
Reeves gave away a large chunk of his back-end points for The Matrix to the special effects and costume design crews. Given the fact that a lot of The Matrix is known for its cool effects and sleek costumes, this makes sense.
According to a movie executive, “He felt that they were the ones who made the movie and that they should participate.”