Daily Mail (UK), September 3, 2010
What a way to spend your birthday! Keanu Reeves marks his 46th with a solitary cupcake outside a warehouse
He's developed something of a reputation for the recurring images of him pictured cutting a downcast, lonely figure.
And today another such brooding photograph emerged of Keanu Reeves, sat outside a prop warehouse on his 46th birthday alongside a cupcake with a solitary candle.
The Matrix movie star was seen talking on his phone as he hung around the loading dock in New York, dressed casually in jeans, a shirt and blazer.
From pictures of him eating a sandwich on a park bench, to shots of him walking the street, bearded and looking miserable, it is such images that have turned him into something of an internet meme, with bloggers and chat forums playing up the 'sad Keanu'.
Today, however, the actor was soon joined by some workers from the warehouse, who he was seen chatting to and having coffee with.
A passer-by also appeared to take interest, and stopped to talk to the star, apparently using his phone to take a picture.
Still, it's not exactly the most exciting way to spend your birthday, so let's hope Keanu has something more exciting planned for later.
Reeves, whose first name means 'cool breeze over the mountains' in Hawaiian, was born in Beruit, Lebanon.
His mother was a showgirl and his father was a geologist who deserted Reeves and his mother when Reeves was three years old.
He never reconnected with his father who once served time in jail for selling heroin.
Reeves shot to fame playing Ted in the wacky time travel comedy, Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure.
He went on to become a big budget action hero, staring in Speed, which he acted in opposite Sandra Bullock, and cyber adventure series, The Matrix.
Reeves was paid a whopping £10 million a piece for the last two Matrix instalments, Reloaded and Revolutions.
According to reports, he is considering making a third Bill and Ted movie, following the 1991 sequel Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.
1. Happy birthday: Keanu Reeves, who turned 46 today, was pictured cutting a solitary figure outside a pop warehouse in New York, with a cupcake and candle
2. Sending a text: Later he was joined by some workers as he hung around the loading dock in casual jeans, shirt and a blazer
3. Say cheese: A passer-by approached the star and appeared to be taking a photograph of himself with The Matrix actor
4. Animated: Seen here chatting on the phone and waving his arm around
|Guest|| (2010-09-03 22:47:32)|
| ||HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEANU!
How good is he looking nowadays?
|nafsunaek||Happy birthday!!! (2010-09-03 22:51:11)|
| ||None of us have our birthday declared 'personal holiday' to be spent partying or whatever, so why should he? We go on with our lives doing whatever it is we have to do, and that's probably what he does, too.|
He looks excellent, by the way!!
|Guest||ability (working on birthday) (2010-09-03 23:04:28)|
| ||Yeah, and he's "outside a prop warehouse"? So, he's getting ready for another gig? Cool! Re: the solitary cupcake -- who's to say it wasn't just 1-of-46 cupcakes, that were on the table inside? And he just stepped outside to take the call, courteous gent that he is.|
|Guest|| (2010-09-03 23:11:03)|
| ||LOL it's so funny how old he's getting but he still looks great...I dream of marrying this guy but in reality he's old enough to be my dad...and like 4 years in age difference from my MOTHER.|
Anyway I hope he's happy, that's all. <333
|ShadowSpark|| (2010-09-04 05:50:15)|
| ||He's probably better at texting than me. He looks no different that like 10 years ago... the rest of us can only hope to look that good when we're his age...|
|Guest|| (2010-09-04 11:50:36)|
| ||happy birthday keanu. i agree that he probably is going about his day and maybe doesn't care to make a big deal out of it. he looks great. hope he had a nice day.|
|Guest||Caroline (2010-09-09 13:08:10)|
| ||So my question is how does a few pictures snapped during a very brief moment of this gentleman's special day constitute a media report of how he "sadly" celebrated his 46th Birthday?
For someone just a few+ years shy of age 50, he barely looks age 35. So handsome and amazingly youthful at that! He cannot be that "sad" and look that great, sincerely.
Sad is the person that writes so disparagingly of him. May we all grow to one day be blessed with this gentleman's unpretentiousness, generosity, and kind spirit. That, afterall, is his true beauty. Happy Birthday, Mr. Reeves!
"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance." Albert Einstein
|mc_girl|| (2010-09-10 09:39:16)|
| ||He is gettin better and better!!!|
|Guest||bday (2013-03-25 23:24:58)|
| ||he wants to spend w/ guys. you know male/men? i bet he's tired of being chased around by femal fans.|
|Anakin McFly|| (2013-03-25 23:29:42)|
|1. where did you get that idea from the article? :/ I mean, it's talking about Keanu and a cupcake, and you somehow concluded from that that Keanu is sick of being chased around by fans? maybe he's just sick of not being able to spend some time alone with a nice cupcake. it happens.
2. what's a femal? Is it a kind of femur? I didn't know those had fans, but oh well; I guess there are all kinds of people in this world, and bones need appreciation too. i find this humerus.
3. idk, what exactly did you hope to achieve with that comment?
|LucaM||sheesh, (2013-03-26 23:34:46)|
| ||paid internet shills are getting desperate... |
|Anakin McFly|| (2013-03-26 23:36:28)|
|Trying to sell cupcakes? :D :||
|LucaM||hey, (2013-03-26 23:38:53)|
| ||all's fair in love, war and online sales ;) |