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Keanu Reeves

Reeves at The Lake House London premiere in September 2006
Born Keanu Charles Reeves
September 2, 1964 (1964-09-02) (age 45)
Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
.Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced /keɪˈɑːnuː/ [kay-AH-noo, often mispronounced as kee-AH-noo]; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, best known for his portrayals of a spaced-out metalhead in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (which went on to become a cult classic) and in two action movie projects that were both financial and critical successes: the "ticking time bomb" thriller Speed and the science fiction-action trilogy The Matrix.^ Keanu Reeves is an atrocious actor.
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^ When has Keanu Reeves ever played anyone but Keanu Reeves in a movie?
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^ Keanu Reeves wants to become a chef.

.He has worked under major directors, such as with Stephen Frears (in the 1988 period drama Dangerous Liaisons); Gus Van Sant (in the gritty 1991 independent film My Own Private Idaho (also written by Van Sant)); and Bernardo Bertolucci (in the 1993 film Little Buddha).^ He has worked under major directors, such as with Stephen Frears (in the 1988 period drama Dangerous Liaisons ); Gus Van Sant (in the gritty 1991 independent film My Own Private Idaho (also written by Van Sant)); and Bernardo Bertolucci (in the 1993 film Little Buddha ).

^ My Own Private Idaho (1991) (Bonus materials available separately) .
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^ My Own Private Idaho 27 in.

His role as a rookie FBI agent in the 1991 surf drama Point Break (opposite Patrick Swayze) was praised by The New York Times critic Janet Maslin, who stated that Reeves "...displays considerable discipline and range."[1]
.In addition to his film roles, Reeves has also performed in theater.^ According to Variety , Reeves' production house, Company Films, plans to begin filming its first picture, Henry's Crime , in November, with Reeves himself in the leading role.

^ The film was packed with fine performances, especially from Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi, but Reeves outshone them all.
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^ Sure Keanu Reeves can't act, but he at least chooses good film roles, which is more than you can say for many actors.
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His performance in the title role in a Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet was praised by Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times, who called Reeves "...one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he *is* Hamlet." On January 31, 2005, Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In an ET online survey in 2006, he was included in the "Top Ten of America's Favorite Stars".[citation needed]

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Early life

.Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the son of Patricia Bond (née Taylor), a costume designer/performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., a geologist.^ Nowadays Patricia works as a costume designer.

^ His father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, was a geologist; his mother, Patricia, was a showgirl.
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^ Born 2 September 1964, Beirut, Lebanon.
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[2] .Reeves's mother is English, and his father is an American of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese and English descent.^ Born (September 2, 1964) in Beirut to an English-born mother and half-Hawaiian, half-Chinese father.

^ His father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, was a geologist; his mother, Patricia, was a showgirl.
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^ He is one-quarter Chinese, one-quarter Hawaiian, half-English, and a Canadian citizen.
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[3] .Reeves's mother was working in Beirut when she met his father.^ Beirut, Lebanon, to a showgirl mother and a Hawaiian father ( Keanu roughly translates as "cool breeze over the mountain").
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^ Born (September 2, 1964) in Beirut to an English-born mother and half-Hawaiian, half-Chinese father.

^ Patricia met Samuel Nowlin Reeves while working as a showgirl at a local club.

.Reeves' father worked as an unskilled laborer and earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport.^ Reeves' father worked as an unskilled laborer and earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport .

^ He was paroled after serving two years of a ten-year sentence for selling heroin at Hilo Airport in 1992.
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^ Through his father he has a half-sister named Emma Reeves (born 1980 in Hawaii).
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[4] .He abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old, and Reeves does not currently have any relationship with him.^ The actor denied he'd had a relationship with the 46-year-old, and was seeking a court dismissal over the claims.
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^ Keanu Reeves upstaged by a 10-year-old Email Password Not a Member?
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^ To make the problem go away, Reeves' lawyer advised the 45-year-old actor to take the paternity test to "clear his name."
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[4] .Reeves is named after his uncle, Henry Keanu Reeves.^ The movie Henry's Crime has Keanu Reeves falsely accused of robbing a bank.
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^ Trentonius Maximus I'm sorry, I love Bebop and Reeves, I'll probably name my son Keanu, but I cannot imagine Neo with an afro.
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^ Name: Keanu Reeves Born: 2 September 1964 (Age: 45) Where: Beirut, Lebanon Height: 6' 1" Awards: No Major Awards All about this star .
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."Keanu" in Hawaiian means the coldness.^ Keanu’s name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian, which is pretty cool.
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^ Keanu (Key-ah-nu) means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian (For those who wish to get technical, the translation is relative.

.When Reeves first arrived in Hollywood, his agent thought his first name was too exotic, so during the early days of his film career he was sometimes credited as K.C. Reeves.^ If Reeves could in fact pull it off, it could be the performance and revival of his career as a credible drama actor (which he was in the early late 80s to early 90s).
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^ Reeves tells The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith the film is ultimately about love.
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^ Keanu Reeves isn't the first person I think of when I think live action actor for Spike, but I'm sure his action film experience makes him physically prepared for the task.
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.Reeves has one biological sister named Kim (born 1966 in Australia) who was diagnosed with leukemia in the early 1990s.^ He might lose his sister Kim (who he’s extremely close to) to Leukemia.
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^ Australia For one year they stayed in Australia where Keanu's younger sister, Kim, was born in 1966.

^ There was a move to Australia for a year where his first sister Kim was born in 1966.

.Additionally, through his mother he has a half-sister named Karina Miller (born 1976 in Toronto) and through his father another half-sister named Emma Rose Reeves (born 1980 in Hawaii).^ Born as Keanu Charles Reeves in Beirut, Lebanon, in September of 1964 and named for the Hawaiian word that means "cool breeze over the mountains," the future actor was a world traveler by the age of two, thanks to his father's career as a geologist.
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^ After their marriage dissolved, Keanu moved with his mother and younger sister Kim to New York City, then Toronto.
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^ Sadly, this marriage wouldn't last either, with Patricia later marrying rock promoter Robert Miller, who'd give Keanu a half-sister, Karina.
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Reeves moved around the world frequently as a child and he lived with various stepfathers. .After his parents divorced in 1966, his mother became a costume designer and moved the family to Australia and then to New York City.^ His father was a geologist and his mother was a costume designer.
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^ His mother, Patricia Taylor, worked as a showgirl and later a costume designer of film and stage, and after his parents divorced, Reeves followed his mother and sister to live in New York; the trio would later relocate to Toronto -- where Reeves' interest in ice hockey and acting took a substantial precedence over academics.
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^ After their marriage dissolved, Keanu moved with his mother and younger sister Kim to New York City, then Toronto.
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.There she met and married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director.^ In New York, Patric met and married director Paul Aaron.

^ Their marriage didn't last long, and Patricia packed up Keanu and his little sister, Kim, and relocated to New York City, where she married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director.

^ Keanu hit the road for Hollywood in 1986 with $3,000, an old Volvo, and his stepfather Paul Aaron's address.

.The couple moved to Toronto but divorced in 1971. Reeves's mother married Robert Miller, a rock promoter, in 1976, but the couple divorced in 1980. She subsequently married her fourth husband, Jack Bond, a hairdresser, a marriage that broke up in 1994. Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, and Reeves grew up primarily in Toronto.^ Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, and Reeves grew up primarily in Toronto .

^ Reeves' mother married Robert Miller, a rock promoter, in 1976, but the couple divorced in 1980.

^ The couple moved to Toronto but divorced in 1971.

.Within a span of five years, he attended four different high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was later expelled.^ Keanu attended Jesse Ketchum Public School in Toronto from kindergarten through the eighth grade, and attended four high schools (including De La Salle College and the Toronto School for the Performing Arts) before dropping out completely at age 17.

^ Four years later, he returns to the bard's work with this lively version of one of Shakespeare's best comedies.
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^ In 1992, he starred in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and followed with The Devil’s Advocate five years later.
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Reeves has stated that he was expelled "...because I was greasy and running around a lot. .I was just a little too rambunctious and shot my mouth off once too often.^ I don't know if you know it or not, but David is fluent in Spanish which is my first language and we just went off and he gave me a lot and let me play a lot and he gave me a lot of great light.
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^ I'd start with Little Buddha, then go to Feeling Minnesota and maybe My Own Private Idaho--in terms of going off of that color.

.I was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school.^ I was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school.
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.I was just getting in their way, I guess.^ I was just getting in their way, I guess.'

^ I was just getting in their way, I guess.
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^ I was just getting in their way, I guess."
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.Reeves excelled more in hockey than in academics, as his educational development was challenged by dyslexia.^ As mentioned above, Spike is much more than his cool exterior, even then, I doubt that Reeves will bring all of the character’s presence to life.
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^ And Reeves did put more into this latest duo of films than ever before, in terms of training and keeping better in shape.
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^ You have to think that the opinions of Reeves' critics are based more on his characters than his performances.
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.He was a successful goalie at one of his high schools (De La Salle College "Oaklands").^ Was nicknamed "the wall" by high school hockey team De La Salle College "Oaklands".
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^ Nickname 'The Wall', a reference to his high school days as an ice hockey goalie.
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^ Keanu attended Jesse Ketchum Public School in Toronto from kindergarten through the eighth grade, and attended four high schools (including De La Salle College and the Toronto School for the Performing Arts) before dropping out completely at age 17.

.His team nicknamed him "The Wall," and voted him MVP.^ His team nicknamed him "The Wall," and voted him MVP .

^ In high school, Reeves was lukewarm toward academics but took a keen interest in ice hockey (as team goalie, he earned the nickname "The Wall") and drama.
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^ Was nicknamed "the wall" by high school hockey team De La Salle College "Oaklands".
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While Reeves dreamed of becoming an Olympic hockey player for Canada , an injury ended his hopes for a hockey career. .After leaving De La Salle College, he attended a free school (Avondale Alternative), which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor; he later dropped out, never obtaining his high school diploma.^ He was a successful goalie at one of his high schools ( De La Salle College "Oaklands" ).

^ After leaving De La Salle College, he attended a free school (Avondale Alternative), which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor; he later dropped out, never obtaining his high school diploma.

^ Keanu attended Jesse Ketchum Public School in Toronto from kindergarten through the eighth grade, and attended four high schools (including De La Salle College and the Toronto School for the Performing Arts) before dropping out completely at age 17.

Career

1980s

.Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine, appearing in a theater production of Damn Yankees.^ Unfortunately, when his name has appeared in the media, aside from his acting career, it has often been associated with tragedy.
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^ Michael Riley, Age 17 Act of Vengeance (1986) (TV) (as Keannu Reeves) ....

.At 15, he played Mercutio in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre.^ Played Hamlet on stage (1995) at Manitoba Theatre Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada more Publicity Listings: .
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^ There'd also be a minor production of The Crucible, he'd play Mercutio in Romeo And Juliet and he'd co-host one season of kids' show Going Great, alongside Megan Follows, who'd later score an ongoing TV hit as Anne of Green Gables.
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^ "When I was 15 years old in Canada, I did a play called `Romeo and Juliet,'" Reeves said.
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.Reeves made his screen acting debut in a CBC Television comedy series entitled Hangin' In.^ The MTV Movies Blog had an interview with Keanu Reeves where he talked extensively about his plans for a big screen adaptation of the classic anime series Cowboy Bebop.
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^ Synopsis: Actor Kenneth Branagh made his directorial debut with a rousing screen adaptation of William Shakespeare 's Henry V .
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^ Now his two obsessions - acting and hockey - combined to present an international screen debut.
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.Throughout the early 1980s, he appeared in commercials (including one for Coca-Cola), short films including the NFB drama One Step Away[5] and stage work such as Brad Fraser's cult hit Wolf Boy in Toronto.^ Later working as a manager in a Toronto pasta shop, Reeves soon began turning up in small roles on various Canadian television programs, making his feature debut in the 1985 Canadian film One Step Away before American audiences got their first good look at him in the 1986 Rob Lowe drama Youngblood.
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^ This isn't a thing where I mind showing a negative side as well, like working in a film (such as) `The Gift' (in which he played an abusive husband).
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^ Though early drafts of the script included these details, changes were made in order to get the film to the big screen.
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.In 1984, he was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV youth program Going Great.^ Synopsis: Co-produced by the CBC and Cineworld, Going Great was a Canadian magazine show aimed at kids and pre-teens.
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^ Going Great [TV Series] .
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^ Himself - Presenter "The Word" (1 episode, 1991)     - Episode #2.2 (1991) TV episode "Going Great" (1982) TV series ....
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[6]
.Reeves' first studio movie appearance was in the Rob Lowe ice hockey film Youngblood, in which he played a Québécois goalie.^ When has Keanu Reeves ever played anyone but Keanu Reeves in a movie?
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^ He loves to play ice hockey (goalie position).
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^ Reeves’ movie starts filming in Kenmore .

.Shortly after the movie's release, Reeves drove to Los Angeles in his 1969 Volvo.^ Shortly after the movie's release, Reeves drove to Los Angeles in his 1969 Volvo .

^ Reeves bought his first house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles around 2003, and also has an apartment on Central Park West in New York City .

^ Paul Knell, Reeves' Los Angeles business manager, questioned Sala's motives, noting that all four children are now adults.
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.His ex-stepfather Paul Aaron, a stage and television director, had convinced Erwin Stoff to be Reeves' manager and agent before he even arrived in Los Angeles.^ His ex-stepfather Paul Aaron, a stage and television director, had convinced Erwin Stoff to be Reeves' manager and agent before he even arrived in Los Angeles .

^ Paul Knell, Reeves' Los Angeles business manager, questioned Sala's motives, noting that all four children are now adults.
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^ Reeves bought his first house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles around 2003, and also has an apartment on Central Park West in New York City .

.Stoff has remained Reeves' manager, and has coproduced many of his films.^ Stoff has remained Reeves' manager, and has coproduced many of his films.

^ Fox is letting Keanu Reeves' manager jump on the 'we're turning serious anime films into blockbuster hits' bandwagon.
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^ Both Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne has earned overwhelmingly positive reviews and is considered by many to be one of the best films of the year!
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.After a few minor roles, Reeves received a more sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.^ After a few minor roles, Reeves received a more sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge , which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.

^ Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon Birthday: September 2, 1964 Few moviegoers would have guessed from his laconic and occasionally blissed-out performances in films like “River’s Edge” (1986) and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989) that in less than a decade, Keanu Reeves would be one of Hollywood’s most popular and bankable leading men.
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^ Reeves' career choices after Speed were eclectic: despite his successes, Reeves continued to accept supporting roles and appear in experimental films.

.Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including Permanent Record, and the unexpectedly successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, which, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, typecast Reeves as a space-out teen.^ When trying out for the parts of Bill and Ted in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), each...
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^ Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including Permanent Record , and the unexpectedly successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure , which, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey , typecast Reeves as a space-out teen.

^ Maybe part of that comes from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

.Much of his portrayal in the press and much of the response to his acting in the early 1990s has still referenced his portrayal of the airheaded Ted.^ Much of his portrayal in the press and much of the response to his acting in the early 1990s has still referenced his portrayal of the airheaded Ted.

^ A man can't be Ted Logan and Neo (or Tom Ludlow, for that matter) and still labelled as someone who can't act!
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1990s

.During the early 1990s, Reeves started to break out of his teen-film period.^ During the early 1990s, Reeves started to break out of his teen-film period.

^ After a few minor roles, Reeves received a more sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge , which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.

^ Reeves started to climb out of his career low after starring in the horror/drama The Devil's Advocate alongside Al Pacino and Charlize Theron .

.He appeared in high-budget action films like Point Break, for which he won MTV's "Most Desirable Male" award in 1992. He was also involved in various lower-budget independent films, including the well-received 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho with his close friend, the late River Phoenix.^ Point Break (1991) Jonathan Harker .

^ He appeared in high-budget action films like Point Break , for which he won MTV 's "Most Desirable Male" award in 1992.

^ He was also involved in various lower-budget independent films , including the well-received 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho with his close friend, the late River Phoenix .

.In 1994, Reeves' career reached a new high as a result of his starring role in the action film Speed. His casting in the film was controversial since, except for Point Break, he was primarily known for comedies and indie dramas.^ His best performances were in Speed and Point Break.
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^ In 1994, Reeves' career reached a new high as a result of his starring role in the action film Speed .

^ His casting in the film was controversial since, except for Point Break , he was primarily known for comedies and indie dramas.

He had never been the sole headliner on a film. .The summer action film had a fairly large budget and was helmed by novice cinematographer-turned-director Jan de Bont.^ The summer action film had a fairly large budget and was helmed by novice cinematographer-turned-director Jan de Bont .

^ He appeared in high-budget action films like Point Break , for which he won MTV 's "Most Desirable Male" award in 1992.

^ Just as audiences were beginning to ask themselves if they may have underestimated Reeves talent as an actor, the mid-'90s found his career taking an unexpected turn toward action films with the release of Jan de Bont's 1994 mega-hit Speed (Reeves would ultimately decline to appear in the film's disastrous sequel).
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.The unexpected international success of the film made Reeves and co-star Sandra Bullock into A-List stars.^ The unexpected international success of the film made Reeves and co-star Sandra Bullock into A-List stars.

^ The film teams Reeves again with his Speed co-star Sandra Bullock, but in a much-different plot.
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^ Reeves' career choices after Speed were eclectic: despite his successes, Reeves continued to accept supporting roles and appear in experimental films.

.Reeves' career choices after Speed were eclectic: despite his successes, Reeves continued to accept supporting roles and appear in experimental films.^ Reeves' career choices after Speed were eclectic: despite his successes, Reeves continued to accept supporting roles and appear in experimental films.

^ After a few minor roles, Reeves received a more sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge , which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.

^ Movies A tall, handsome laconic actor, Keanu Reeves rose to prominence in the 1980s and solidified his standing as a major star in the 1990s with roles in films like "Speed" (1994) and "The Matrix" (2000).
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He scored a hit with a romantic lead role in A Walk in the Clouds. .He made news by refusing to take part in Speed 2: Cruise Control and choosing to play the title role in a 1995 Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba.^ He made news by refusing to take part in Speed 2: Cruise Control and choosing to play the title role in a 1995 Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba .

^ Played Hamlet on stage (1995) at Manitoba Theatre Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada more Publicity Listings: .
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^ Reeves is in talks with Universal to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the new take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde .
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[7] Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times critic, wrote, "He quite embodied the innocence, the splendid fury, the animal grace of the leaps and bounds, the emotional violence, that form the Prince of Denmark...He is one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he * is* Hamlet." [8]
Reeves promoting The Day the Earth Stood Still in Mexico in 2008.
.Reeves' other choices after A Walk in the Clouds, however, failed with critics and audiences.^ A Walk in the Clouds DVD ~ Keanu Reeves ( 152 ) Price: $14.98 .
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^ Tuesday afternoon, however, Reeves unexpectedly walked right past Saldana.
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^ In Stock A Walk in the Clouds DVD ~ Keanu Reeves ( 152 ) Price: $14.98 .
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.Big-budget films such as the sci-fi action film Johnny Mnemonic and the action-thriller Chain Reaction were critically panned and failed at the box office, while indie films like Feeling Minnesota were also critical failures.^ More films followed: Feeling Minnesota, Chain Reaction and The Last Time I Committed Suicide, which did moderately at the box office.

^ I like ‘Chain Reaction’, because it is entertaining.
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^ Age 13+ The Day the Earth Stood Still Sci-fi remake has big effects but no real power.

.Reeves started to climb out of his career low after starring in the horror/drama The Devil's Advocate alongside Al Pacino and Charlize Theron.^ Reeves started to climb out of his career low after starring in the horror/drama The Devil's Advocate alongside Al Pacino and Charlize Theron .

^ Yeah, Devil's Advocate this fall with Al Pacino.

^ Reeves deferred his salary for The Devil's Advocate so that Pacino would be cast, as he would do later for the less successful The Replacements , guaranteeing the casting of Gene Hackman .

.Reeves deferred his salary for The Devil's Advocate so that Pacino would be cast, as he would do later for the less successful The Replacements, guaranteeing the casting of Gene Hackman.^ Reeves deferred his salary for The Devil's Advocate so that Pacino would be cast, as he would do later for the less successful The Replacements , guaranteeing the casting of Gene Hackman .

^ Deferred part of his salary on The Replacements (2000) so Gene Hackman could be cast.
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^ Followed by such moderately successful films as The Replacements (for which he deferred his salary so that Gene Hackman could also appear) and The Watcher (both 2000), Reeves took an unexpectedly convincing turn as an abusive husband in Sam Raimi's The Gift before returning to familiar territory with Sweet November and Hardball (both 2001).
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.The Devil's Advocate did well at the box office, received good reviews, and proved that Reeves could play a grown-up with a career, although many critics felt that his poor performance detracted from an otherwise enjoyable movie.^ When has Keanu Reeves ever played anyone but Keanu Reeves in a movie?
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^ He did this on Devil's Advocate (so they could sign Al Pacino) and on The Replacements (so they could sign Gene Hackman) * Gave Harley Davidson motorcycles to each member of the Matrix stunt team as a thanks for their hard work.
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^ Few film stars, and very few who earn $15 million per movie, have suffered as many critical batterings as Keanu Reeves.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The 1999 science fiction-action hit The Matrix, a film in which Reeves had a starring role, was a box office success and attracted positive reviews.^ The 1999 science fiction -action hit The Matrix , a film in which Reeves had a starring role, was a box office success and attracted positive reviews.

^ Starred in the remake of the 1951 science fiction movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" .
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^ Other upcoming projects include the samurai film 47 Ronin , Chef - story by Reeves and written by Steven Knight - and as producer and star for the space drama Passengers , written by Jon Spaihts.

2000s

.In between the first Matrix film and its sequels, Reeves received positive reviews for his portrayal of an abusive husband in The Gift.^ In between the first Matrix film and its sequels, Reeves received positive reviews for his portrayal of an abusive husband in The Gift .

^ After a few minor roles, Reeves received a more sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge , which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.

^ Aside from The Gift , Reeves appeared in several films that received mostly negative reviews and unimpressive box office grosses, including The Watcher , Sweet November and The Replacements .

.Aside from The Gift, Reeves appeared in several films that received mostly negative reviews and unimpressive box office grosses, including The Watcher, Sweet November and The Replacements.^ Aside from The Gift , Reeves appeared in several films that received mostly negative reviews and unimpressive box office grosses, including The Watcher , Sweet November and The Replacements .

^ Followed by such moderately successful films as The Replacements (for which he deferred his salary so that Gene Hackman could also appear) and The Watcher (both 2000), Reeves took an unexpectedly convincing turn as an abusive husband in Sam Raimi's The Gift before returning to familiar territory with Sweet November and Hardball (both 2001).
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^ The Devil's Advocate did well at the box office, received good reviews, and proved that Reeves could play a grown-up with a career, although many critics felt that his poor performance detracted from an otherwise enjoyable movie.

.However, the two Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Something's Gotta Give, and the 2005 horror-action film, Constantine, proved to be box office successes and brought Reeves back into the public spotlight.^ Indeed, two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions having been filmed back to back.
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^ Reeves referring to his role as a doctor in the comedy "Something's Gotta Give."
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^ Filmed back to back, and with both scheduled to hit screens in 2003, excitement over The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions began to reach feverish heights in the months before release, virtually ensuring that the films would become two of the year's biggest box-office draws.
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.His appearance in the 2006 film, A Scanner Darkly, based on the dystopian science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, received favorable reviews, and The Lake House, his romantic outing with Sandra Bullock, did not do well at the box office.^ His appearance in the 2006 film, A Scanner Darkly , based on the dystopian science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick , received favorable reviews, and The Lake House , his romantic outing with Sandra Bullock, did not do well at the box office.

^ Re-teamed with Bullock in the romantic drama, "The Lake House"; a remake of the Korean film "IL Mare" .
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^ The Devil's Advocate did well at the box office, received good reviews, and proved that Reeves could play a grown-up with a career, although many critics felt that his poor performance detracted from an otherwise enjoyable movie.

[citation needed]
.Reeves played the main character in two 2008 films, Street Kings and The Day the Earth Stood Still.^ Street Kings (2008) Siddhartha .

^ Reeves played the main character in two 2008 films, Street Kings and The Day the Earth Stood Still .

^ And his The Day the Earth Stood Still robotic character makes it even harder.
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.In February 2009 The Private Life of Pippa Lee -where Reeves starred alongside Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore, Alan Arkin, Winona Ryder, Maria Bello, Monica Bellucci, Zoe Kazan, Ryan McDonald, Blake Lively, Robin Weigert-, was presented at Berlinale.^ Blake Lively goes from a New York fashionista to a more serious part in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee , a drama written and directed by Rebecca Miller and produced by Brad Pitt .
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^ The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Screenshots .
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^ THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE  .
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2010s

.Reeves started filming the surrealist romantic comedy Henry's Crime in December 2009, with filming set to wrap in early 2010. After this he will be starting work as producer and star on the science-fiction space drama Passengers, written by Jon Spaihts.^ Filming began for “Henry’s Crime.” Actor Keanu Reeves will produce and star in the movie.

^ Right now Keanu is filming a romantic-comedy called HENRY'S CRIME, which started filming in Buffalo, NY in December.
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^ Reeves’ movie starts filming in Kenmore .

[9]
.In January 2009, it was revealed that Reeves will star in the live-action film adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop,[10][11] slated for release in 2011. Other upcoming projects include the samurai film 47 Ronin, Chef - story by Reeves and written by Steven Knight, and a modern retelling of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, scripted by Justin Haythe and titled Jekyll.^ Cowboy Bebop is a great anime!
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^ Jan 17th, 2009 10:11:47 AM .
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^ Other upcoming projects include the samurai film 47 Ronin , Chef - story by Reeves and written by Steven Knight - and as producer and star for the space drama Passengers , written by Jon Spaihts.

Nicolas Winding Refn is in negotiations to direct.

Personal life and other interests

Reeves' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
.For nearly a decade following his initial rise to stardom, Reeves preferred to live in rented homes and hotels and was a long term resident of the Chateau Marmont.^ With any experience you have, you know more about yourself in terms of what goes on, in terms of being away from home for so long.
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^ Actor Keanu Reeves is spotted outside the Chateau Marmont Hotel while running some errands in West Hollywood.

^ (September 27, 2009) Gönderen celebfan Etiketler: 27 september 2009 , California , candids , Chateau Marmont Hotel , Hollywood , LA , West Hollywood .

.Reeves bought his first house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles around 2003, and also has an apartment on Central Park West in New York City.^ Reeves bought his first house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles around 2003, and also has an apartment on Central Park West in New York City .

^ She was buried next to their daughter in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California .

^ Previously, he served as chief speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and was a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun.

.Although born in Lebanon, Reeves is not a Lebanese citizen.^ Although born in Lebanon, Reeves is not a Lebanese citizen.

^ Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon , the son of Patricia Bond (née Taylor), a costume designer/performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., a geologist .

^ Keanu Charles Reeves was born on September 2, 1964 in Beruit, Lebanon.
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.His citizenships are: U.S. (through his father)[12] and Canadian (by naturalization).^ His citizenships are: U.S. (through his father) 11 and Canadian (by naturalization ).

.Since April 30, 2003, he has also been entitled to British citizenship by having an English-born mother.^ Since April 30, 2003, he has also been entitled to British citizenship by having an English-born mother.

.Reeves grew up as a Canadian and identifies as such.^ Reeves grew up as a Canadian and identifies as such.

^ Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, and Reeves grew up primarily in Toronto .

He has never married. .In December 1999, Reeves' girlfriend Jennifer Syme gave birth to a stillborn daughter who was named Ava Archer Syme-Reeves.^ The daughter he had with girlfriend Jennifer Syme in late 1999 was stillborn and Syme herself was killed in a car accident in 2001.
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^ The 41-year-old actor says he continues to mourn the loss of his stillborn daughter in 1999 and the death of the baby's mother, Jennifer Syme, in a car crash in 2001.
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^ The late '90s also found Reeves suffering a devastating personal loss when his expected baby girl with longtime girlfriend Jennifer Syme was stillborn, marking the beginning of the end for the couple's relationship.
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.In April 2001, Syme was killed in a car accident.^ In April 2001, Syme was killed in a car accident .

^ The daughter he had with girlfriend Jennifer Syme in late 1999 was stillborn and Syme herself was killed in a car accident in 2001.
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[13] .She was buried next to their daughter in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.^ She was buried next to their daughter in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California .

^ Reeves bought his first house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles around 2003, and also has an apartment on Central Park West in New York City .

^ We're leaning towards the noir sides of Los Angeles with parts of downtown, parts of Hollywood - Echo Park.
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.In 2008 Reeves was sued, unsuccessfully in Los Angeles Superior Court for $711,974[14] by paparazzo Alison Silva for allegedly hitting and injuring him with his Porsche after visiting a relative at a Los Angeles medical facility.^ In 2008 Reeves was sued, unsuccessfully in Los Angeles Superior Court for $711,974 13 by paparazzo Alison Silva for allegedly hitting and injuring him with his Porsche after visiting a relative at a Los Angeles medical facility.

^ "Paparazzo says Reeves hit him with car" .

^ Reeves bought his first house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles around 2003, and also has an apartment on Central Park West in New York City .

[15][16] .The paparazzo's lawsuit took a year and a half to make it to trial, with all 12 jurors rejecting the case in just over an hour.^ France, Britain, and USA all failed to take it from the Germans, Canada took it in 12 hours.
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^ The cartoon is way too amazing to have Hollywood just fuck it all up to make a quick buck.
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^ NOOOOOOOOOO…i'm happy they are making the movie but i'm scared…dragonball was alright but i'm just a hardcore dbz fan and i love bebop have all the soundtracks and ect.
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[17] .Reeves also has musical interests: he played bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar during the 1990s, and in the 2000s, he has performed with the band Becky.^ He was also a member of a grunge band, Dogstar, during the 1990s, as a bassist.
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^ Playing a sideman, whether in a small independent film or as a bass player in a three-piece alternative rock band, gives Reeves a chance to step outside the often harsh glare of the spotlight for a while.

^ As far as Reeves is concerned, it seems, he's just a regular guy who rides a motorcycle, plays in a band (Dogstar), and shows up every now and then for a movie shoot.
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Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1985 Letting Go Stereo Teen #1
One Step Away Ron Petrie
1986 Youngblood Heaver
Flying Tommy Wernicke
Young Again Mike Riley, age 17
Under the Influence Eddie Talbot
Act of Vengeance Buddy Martin
River's Edge Matt
Brotherhood of Justice Derek
Babes in Toyland Jack
1988 Permanent Record Chris Townsend
The Prince of Pennsylvania Rupert Marshetta
The Night Before Winston Connelly
Dangerous Liaisons Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Ted "Theodore" Logan
Parenthood Tod Higgins
1990 I Love You to Death Marlon James
Tune in Tomorrow Martin Loader
1991 Point Break FBI Special Agent John 'Johnny' Utah
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Ted "Theodore" Logan/Evil Ted
My Own Private Idaho Scott Favor
Providence Eric
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Jonathan Harker
1993 Much Ado About Nothing Don John
Little Buddha Prince Siddhartha/Lord Buddha
Poetic Justice Homeless Man (Uncredited)
Freaked Ortiz the Dog Boy (Uncredited)
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Julian Gitche
1994 Speed Officer Jack Traven
1995 Johnny Mnemonic Johnny
A Walk in the Clouds Sgt. Paul Sutton
1996 Chain Reaction Eddie Kasalivich
Feeling Minnesota Jjaks Clayton
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Harry
The Devil's Advocate Kevin Lomax
1999 The Matrix Thomas Anderson/Neo Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
Me and Will Himself
2000 The Replacements Shane Falco
The Watcher David Allen Griffin
The Gift Donnie Barksdale
2001 Sweet November Nelson Moss
Hardball Conor O'Neill
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Thomas Anderson/Neo
The Animatrix Thomas Anderson/Neo
The Matrix Revolutions Thomas Anderson/Neo
Something's Gotta Give Dr. Julian Mercer
2005 Constantine John Constantine
Thumbsucker Perry Lyman
Ellie Parker Himself
2006 The Lake House Alex Wyler
A Scanner Darkly Bob Arctor
2008 Street Kings Detective Tom Ludlow
The Day the Earth Stood Still Klaatu
2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Chris Nadeau
2010 Passengers Jim Preston
Cartagena Character Unknown
2011 Jekyll Dr. Jekyll
Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel[10][11]
Hanuman Ram[18]

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Further reading

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  • "Keanu Reeves Articles & Interviews Archive, 1987 - 2009".^ A Scanner Darkly - Interview With Richard Linklater and Keanu Reeves .
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    ^ He can write an article that talks about Keanu Reeves being a flat actor, and Hollywood’s lack of originality.
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    ^ HoorayHellDay Says: October 8th, 2009 at 5:48 pm Keanu Reeves is the man.
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    "Tempest in Tibet". LA2DAY. http://la2day.com/talk/tempest_in_tibet. .Retrieved May 13, 2008. 
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Keanu Reeves
Born Keanu Charles Reeves
September 2, 1964 (1964-09-02) (age 46)
Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced /keɪˈɑːnuː/ [kay-AH-noo, often pronounced kee-AH-noo]; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. Reeves is perhaps best known for his roles in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed, and the science fiction-action trilogy The Matrix. He has worked under major directors, such as Stephen Frears (in the 1988 period drama Dangerous Liaisons); Gus Van Sant (in the gritty 1991 independent film My Own Private Idaho; also written by Van Sant); and Bernardo Bertolucci (in the 1993 film Little Buddha). His role as a rookie FBI agent in the 1991 surf drama Point Break (opposite Patrick Swayze) was praised by The New York Times critic Janet Maslin, who stated that Reeves "...displays considerable discipline and range."[1]

In addition to his film roles, Reeves has also performed in theatre. His performance in the title role in a Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet was praised by Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times, who called Reeves "...one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he is Hamlet."[citation needed] On January 31, 2005, Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In an ET online survey in 2006, he was included in the "Top Ten of America's Favorite Stars".[citation needed]

Contents

Early life

Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the son of Patricia Bond (née Taylor), a costume designer/performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., a geologist.[2] Reeves's mother is English, and his father is an American of English, Hawaiian, Chinese, and Portuguese descent.[3] Reeves's mother was working in Beirut when she met his father. Reeves' father worked as an unskilled laborer and earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport.[4] He abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old, and Reeves does not currently have any relationship with him.[4] Reeves was named for an uncle, Henry Keanu Reeves. "Keanu" in Hawaiian means the coldness.[citation needed] When Reeves first arrived in Hollywood, his agent thought his first name was too exotic, so during the early days of his film career he was sometimes credited as K.C. Reeves.[citation needed] Reeves has one full sister named Kim (born 1966 in Australia) who was diagnosed with leukemia in the early 1990s. Additionally, through his mother he has a half-sister, Karina Miller (born 1976 in Toronto) and through his father another half-sister named Emma Rose Reeves (born 1980 in Hawaii).[citation needed]

Reeves moved around the world frequently as a child and he lived with various stepfathers. After his parents divorced in 1966, his mother became a costume designer and moved the family to Australia and then to New York City. There she met and married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director. The couple moved to Toronto but divorced in 1971. Reeves's mother married Robert Miller, a rock promoter, in 1976, but the couple divorced in 1980. She subsequently married her fourth husband, Jack Bond, a hairdresser, a marriage that broke up in 1994. Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, and Reeves grew up primarily in Toronto. Within a span of five years, he attended four different high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was later expelled. Reeves stated he was expelled "...because I was greasy and running around a lot. I was just a little too rambunctious and shot my mouth off once too often. I was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school. I was just getting in their way, I guess."

Reeves excelled more in hockey than in academics, as his educational development was challenged by dyslexia. He was a successful goalie at one of his high schools (De La Salle College "Oaklands"). His team nicknamed him "The Wall," and voted him MVP. While Reeves dreamed of becoming an Olympic hockey player for Canada, an injury ended his hopes for a hockey career. After leaving De La Salle College, he attended an anarchistic free school (Avondale Alternative), which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor; he later dropped out, never obtaining his high school diploma.[citation needed]

Career

1980s

Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine, appearing in a theater production of Damn Yankees. At 15, he played Mercutio in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre. Reeves made his screen acting debut in a CBC Television comedy series entitled Hangin' In. Throughout the early 1980s, he appeared in commercials (including one for Coca-Cola), short films including the NFB drama One Step Away[5] and stage work such as Brad Fraser's cult hit Wolfboy in Toronto. In 1984, he was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV youth program Going Great.[6]

Reeves' first studio movie appearance was in the Rob Lowe ice hockey film Youngblood, in which he played a Québécois goalie. Shortly after the movie's release, Reeves drove to Los Angeles in his 1969 Volvo. His ex-stepfather Paul Aaron, a stage and television director, had convinced Erwin Stoff to be Reeves' manager and agent before he even arrived in Los Angeles. Stoff has remained Reeves' manager, and has coproduced many of his films. After a few minor roles, Reeves received a more sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens. Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including Permanent Record, and the unexpectedly successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, which, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, typecast Reeves as a spaced-out teen. Much of his portrayal in the press and much of the response to his acting in the early 1990s still mentioned his portrayal of the airheaded Ted.

1990s

During the early 1990s, Reeves started to break out of his teen-film period. He appeared in high-budget action films like Point Break, for which he won MTV's "Most Desirable Male" award in 1992. He was also involved in various lower-budget independent films, including the well-received 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho with his close friend, the late River Phoenix. In 1994, Reeves' career reached a new high as a result of his starring role in the action film Speed. His casting in the film was controversial since, except for Point Break, he was primarily known for comedies and indie dramas. He had never been the sole headliner on a film. The summer action film had a fairly large budget and was helmed by novice cinematographer-turned-director Jan de Bont. The unexpected international success of the film made Reeves and co-star Sandra Bullock into A-List stars.

Reeves' career choices after Speed were eclectic: despite his successes, Reeves continued to accept supporting roles and appear in experimental films. He scored a hit with a romantic lead role in A Walk in the Clouds. He made news by refusing to take part in Speed 2: Cruise Control and choosing to play the title role in a 1995 Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[7] Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times critic, wrote, "He quite embodied the innocence, the splendid fury, the animal grace of the leaps and bounds, the emotional violence, that form the Prince of Denmark...He is one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he *is* Hamlet."[8]

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Reeves promoting The Day the Earth Stood Still in Mexico in 2008.

Reeves' other choices after A Walk in the Clouds, however, failed with critics and audiences. Big-budget films such as the sci-fi action film Johnny Mnemonic and the action-thriller Chain Reaction were critically panned and failed at the box office, while indie films like Feeling Minnesota were also critical failures. Reeves started to climb out of his career low after starring in the horror/drama The Devil's Advocate alongside Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. Reeves deferred his salary for The Devil's Advocate so that Pacino would be cast, as he would do later for the less successful The Replacements, guaranteeing the casting of Gene Hackman. The Devil's Advocate did well at the box office, received good reviews, and proved that Reeves could play a grown-up with a career, although many critics felt that his poor performance detracted from an otherwise enjoyable movie. The 1999 science fiction-action hit The Matrix, a film in which Reeves had a starring role, was a box office success and attracted positive reviews.[citation needed]

2000s

In between the first Matrix film and its sequels, Reeves received positive reviews for his portrayal of an abusive husband in The Gift. Aside from The Gift, Reeves appeared in several films that received mostly negative reviews and unimpressive box office grosses, including The Watcher, Sweet November and The Replacements. However, the two Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Something's Gotta Give, and the 2005 horror-action film, Constantine, proved to be box office successes and brought Reeves back into the public spotlight.

His appearance in the 2006 film, A Scanner Darkly, based on the dystopian science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, received favorable reviews, and The Lake House, his romantic outing with Sandra Bullock, did not do well at the box office. He went on to play the lead character in two 2008 films, Street Kings and The Day the Earth Stood Still. In February 2009 The Private Life of Pippa Lee was presented at Berlinale.[citation needed]

2010s

Reeves started filming the surrealist romantic comedy Henry's Crime in December 2009, with filming set to wrap in early 2010. After this he will be starting work as producer and star on the science-fiction space drama Passengers, written by Jon Spaihts.[9]

In January 2009, it was revealed that Reeves will star in the live-action film adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop,[10][11] slated for release in 2011. Other upcoming projects include the samurai film 47 Ronin, Chef - story by Reeves and written by Steven Knight, and a modern retelling of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, scripted by Justin Haythe and titled Jekyll. Nicolas Winding Refn is in negotiations to direct and was later replaced by Dennis Iliadis and produced by Universal Pictures.[12]

Personal life and other interests

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Reeves' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

For nearly a decade following his initial rise to stardom, Reeves preferred to live in rental houses and hotels. He was a long-term resident of the Chateau Marmont. Reeves bought his first house in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles around 2003. He also has an apartment on Central Park West in New York City.[citation needed]

Reeves is a Buddhist.[13] He holds Canadian citizenship by naturalization. Since April 30, 2003, he has been entitled to British citizenship by having an English-born mother. Reeves grew up as a Canadian and identifies as such. To date, he has never married. In December 1999, Reeves' girlfriend Jennifer Syme gave birth to a stillborn daughter who was named Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Syme later died in 2001.

Reeves was sued unsuccessfully in 2008 in Los Angeles Superior Court for $711,974[14] by paparazza Alison Silva for allegedly hitting and injuring him with his Porsche after visiting a relative at a Los Angeles medical facility.[15][16] The paparazzo's lawsuit took a year and a half to make it to trial, during which time Silva continued to attack Reeves and demand payment. At the trial, all 12 jurors rejected the suit needing only an hour of deliberation to reach their verdict. With the lawsuit rejected, Reeves was cleared of all the charges.[17]

In 2010, photos of a sad-looking Keanu Reeves eating a sandwich while all alone, led to the spread of the "Keanu is Sad/Sad Keanu" meme and the declaration of June 15 as "Unofficial Cheer-up Keanu Day".[18][19]

Music

Reeves has played bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar during the 1990s. In the 2000s, he has performed with the band Becky.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1985 Letting Go Stereo Teen #1
One Step Away Ron Petrie
1986 Youngblood Heaver
Flying Tommy Wernicke
Young Again Mike Riley, age 17
Under the Influence Eddie Talbot
Act of Vengeance Buddy Martin
River's Edge Matt
Brotherhood of Justice Derek
Babes in Toyland Jack
1988 Permanent Record Chris Townsend
The Prince of Pennsylvania Rupert Marshetta
The Night Before Winston Connelly
Dangerous Liaisons Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Ted "Theodore" Logan
Parenthood Tod Higgins
1990 I Love You to Death Marlon James
Tune in Tomorrow Martin Loader
1991 Point Break FBI Special Agent John 'Johnny' Utah MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Ted "Theodore" Logan/Evil Ted
My Own Private Idaho Scott Favor
Providence Eric
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Jonathan Harker
1993 Much Ado About Nothing Don John
Little Buddha Prince Siddhartha/Lord Buddha
Poetic Justice Homeless Man (Uncredited)
Freaked Ortiz the Dog Boy (Uncredited)
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Julian Gitche
1994 Speed Officer Jack Traven
1995 Johnny Mnemonic Johnny
A Walk in the Clouds Sgt. Paul Sutton
1996 Chain Reaction Eddie Kasalivich
Feeling Minnesota Jjaks Clayton
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Harry
The Devil's Advocate Kevin Lomax
1999 The Matrix Thomas Anderson/Neo MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
[[Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
Me and Will Himself
2000 The Replacements Shane Falco
The Watcher David Allen Griffin
The Gift Donnie Barksdale
2001 Sweet November Nelson Moss
Hardball Conor O'Neill
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Thomas Anderson/Neo
The Animatrix Thomas Anderson/Neo
The Matrix Revolutions Thomas Anderson/Neo
Something's Gotta Give Dr. Julian Mercer
2005 Constantine John Constantine
Thumbsucker Perry Lyman
Ellie Parker Himself
2006 The Lake House Alex Wyler
A Scanner Darkly Bob Arctor
2008 Street Kings Detective Tom Ludlow
The Day the Earth Stood Still Klaatu
2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Chris Nadeau
2010 Passengers Jim Preston
Cartagena Character Unknown
2011 Jekyll Dr. Jekyll
Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel[10][11]
Hanuman Ram[20]

References

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  3. ^ "NEHGS - Articles". Newenglandancestors.org. http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/services/articles_gbr77.asp. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  4. ^ a b Ryan, Tim (April 22, 2001). "Memories of Keanu". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Archived from the original on May 24, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080524042304/http%3A//starbulletin.com/2001/04/22/features/story1.html. Retrieved May 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ "One Step Away". NFB. http://www.nfb.ca/trouverunfilm/fichefilm.php?id=16124&v=h&lg=en&exp=. Retrieved May 10, 2008. 
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  8. ^ "Most Excellent Prince". The Sunday Times. http://www.whoaisnotme.net/articles/1995_0122_mos.htm. 
  9. ^ Sciretta, Peter (December 9, 2007). "The Hottest Unproduced Screenplays of 2007". Slashfilm. http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/12/09/the-hottest-unproduced-screenplays-of-2007. 
  10. ^ a b Kit, Borys (January 16, 2009). "Reeves Leads Cast of Futuristic Bebop". Reuters UK. http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKTRE50F0NE20090116. 
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Keanu Reeves
Born Keanu Charles Reeves
September 2, 1964 (1964-09-02) (age 46)
Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Religion Atheist

Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is an Canadian-American actor. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon.[1] His father, Samuel Reeves, a geologist, is of Hawaiian-Chinese descent, and his mother, Patricia Bond, a costume designer/performer, is British. Keanu is named after his uncle, and his first name is a Hawaiian word that means 'cool breeze over the mountains.'

Keanu is known for his roles in films like the Bill and Ted series, The Matrix series, and Speed, etc. At age 9, he started his acting career by appearing onstage, and at age 14, he appeared in Canadian television series and commercials. He also appeared in short films and stage work in early 1980s.

Keanu acted his first considerable role in River's Edge (1987), and the next year (1988), he appeared in some movies such as Dangerous Liaisons, Permanent Record, etc. In 1989, he appeared in the successful comedy Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, which was one of the Bill and Ted series.

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