Since we had discussed Nicolas Cage’s vampirism yesterday, it only seems fit to disprove a similar rumor that revolves around Keanu Reeves.
The Internet is an eternal rumor mill that can easily alter one’s life, either for better or worse. Glenn Beck, for example, was the receiver of the Internet’s attention when this question was brought forward: “Did Glenn Beck rape and murder a young girl in 1990?” So many individuals began to Google this question that “Glenn Beck murder” was the #1 search suggestion for anyone typing in “Glenn Beck.”
If you type “Keanu Reeves” into Google’s search bar, “Keanu Reeves immortal” is the third suggested search, and here’s why:
That is Paul Mounet, born in 1847, who became a doctor and a professional French actor. Mounet starred in numerous films, plays, and movies, building for himself a very prominent career as an actor. Mounet died of heart disease in 1922, but the Internet has taken upon itself to say that this fact is actually false. “Mounet’s body,” numerous websites claim, “was never found after his death, which, combined with his resemblance to Keanu, can only mean that Mounet is actually Keanu, who is immortal.” (We need to start a new line of Halloween costumes that specialize in obscure celebrity rumors.)
Right, because that’s not an illogical leap at all. Two pictures look alike and people are all of sudden claiming that the individual has found the fountain of youth, forever living and aging and blessing us average humans with their immortal presence.
I’ll just leave this here:
And yes, Keanu does have a remarkable resistance to aging, especially for someone living in a career field as stressful as acting. One only has to look at the picture below to see how little life’s worries have affected his skin complexion. Someone needs to find his secret and inform the rest of us.
It’s clearly obvious that Keanu is not an immortal being, since his skin does show small signs of aging. Unless, of course, the immortal trait is only an effect of a larger issue! But what could possibly allow one to age, yet also allow them to regain their youthfulness whenever desired? I might have to go ask vampire Nicolas Cage about that one.