Keanu Reeves, Who Charges $15,000,000 For John Wick, Earned Only $127 For His Acting Debut

Keanu Reeves is not only one of the most successful actors in the industry but also the nicest guy ever! The actor attained stardom with his role in the 1997 film Speed alongside Sandra Bullock. He started his career with teen movies, but in today’s date, he is one of the deadliest assassins in the world, under the name John Wick. The actor completely changed the audience’s view about him with the John Wick franchise, which is one of the biggest hits of his career. 
Keanu Reeves in and as John WickKeanu Reeves in and as John Wick

Though The Matrix star is one of the most bankable stars in the industry, there was a time when he earned merely $127 from a film. The actor deserves our love and respect for attaining his star stature with hard work and struggle.

Keanu Reeves was only paid $127 for his first acting project

One of the biggest action stars in Hollywood, Keanu Reeves, started his career as a teenage actor and became a superstar over years of hard work. The star opened up on his initial days in conversation with Jimmy Kimmel. Talking about his first acting job, the actor revealed that he got it when he was only 15. He shared that he was paid only $127 for the work.
Keanu Reeves early daysKeanu Reeves early days
Reeves said the work was for a Canadian TV show called, Hanging In, where he had only one line. He shared about his income, “I’m gonna [say] $127 … That’s bank.” 

Reeves joked that the money is gone now, but that small amount also meant a lot to him at the time. He revealed that he also worked a paper route when he was younger to earn extra money.

Keanu Reeves’ income in the John Wick franchise

Reeves played the role of a retired assassin who dons his work hat once again to take revenge for the death of his wife and dog. The films offer thrilling action scenes, bloody fistfights, dangerous stunts, and lots of killing. One needs to have a strong gut to sit through one of the John Wick movies. Nevertheless, the movies are box office hits and among the top-grossing movies in their respective year of release.
Keanu Reeves as John WickKeanu Reeves starrer John Wick is a billion-dollar franchise
In respect of the income of the star from the superhit franchise, Keanu Reeves was paid $1 to $2 million for the first movie, as per The Hollywood Reporter. He was also given an ownership stake in the picture rather than just a percentage. For the second installment, he was paid approximately 2 to $2.5 million, along with income from an ownership stake. For the third part also, he earned approximately $2.5 million. However, for the fourth and final installment, he was paid a whopping amount of $15 million for the titular role.

Keanu Reeves’ John Wick 4 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

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