Keanu Reeves gifted 'John Wick 4' stunt performers t-shirts bearing the number of times they were killed in the movie

  • Keanu Reeves gave the stunt performers in "John Wick: Chapter 4" t-shirts at the end of the shoot.

  • The shirts bore the number of times each performer had died during the film.

  • Light spoilers for a fight sequence in "John Wick: Chapter 4" ahead.

Keanu Reeves paid homage to the number of times that the stunt performers of "John Wick: Chapter 4" had to die during filming with a custom gift.

The New York Times reported that Reeves, who stars in the series as the titular John Wick, made the film's stunt performers T-shirts that bore the number of ties that they had died over the course of the entire film. For some of them, the number was over 20.

The franchise's stunts are notoriously demanding, and "John Wick: Chapter 4" was no exception. Director Chad Stahelski told Insider's Eammon Jacobs that, while Reeves is put through the wringer in many of the film's stunts, it's "done out of love."

As The New York Times broke down one of the film's most demanding fight sequences, which takes place on a set of steps leading up to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris. That particular sequence involved over 35 stunt performers, according to the Times. Stunt coordinator Scott Rogers told the publication that, by his own estimate, one particular performer was taken out between five or six times during the steps sequence.

"Outside of some bumps and bruises, there were no concussions," Rogers told The New York Times.

Reeves is generally known for being a pretty cool guy, and this is far from the first gift that he's given to stunt teams over the course of his film career. Insider previously reported that Reeves gifted members of his stunt team on "Chapter 4" Rolex watches engraved with messages of thanks.

The actor's "Chapter 4" costar, singer Rina Sawayama, told USA Today that Reeves "looked after me a lot" on set given that it was her first film. Sawayama said that after she threw out her back on set, Reeves "made sure that everything was available for me to get better."

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