John Wick star Keanu Reeves bought Rolex watches for stuntmen

LOS ANGELES • Actor Keanu Reeves, who recently wrapped up filming on John Wick: Chapter 4, gave each of the four movie stuntmen a Rolex Submariner.

The watches were engraved with personalised messages to the team, which comprised Bruce Concepcion, Jeremy Marinas, Dave Camarillo and Li Qiang, and included the words "The John Wick Five".

Concepcion and Marinas took to their Instagram Stories to express their thanks after receiving the surprise gifts last Saturday in Paris, with Marinas calling it the "best wrap gift ever".

A steel Rolex Submariner Date - which officially retails for $12,640 - is highly coveted among watch aficionados and hard to get hold of unless the buyer goes to the grey market, where prices are several times higher, or is a superstar like Reeves.

The Hollywood veteran with a Mr Nice Guy image is known for his generosity.

After filming an intense brawl scene for The Matrix Reloaded (2003), the 57-year-old gave each of his 12-man stunt team a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Reeves will next be seen on the big screen in The Matrix Resurrections, which will be out in December.

The upcoming instalment of the popular John Wick franchise is slated for release in May next year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2021, with the headline 'John Wick star Keanu Reeves bought Rolex watches for stuntmen'. Subscribe