Keanu Reeves

Canadian actor Keanu Reeves

Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor. Reeves is known for his roles in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed, Point Break, and the science fiction-action trilogy The Matrix. He has collaborated with major directors such as Stephen Frears; Gus Van Sant; and Bernardo Bertolucci (in the 1993 film Little Buddha).
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This Keanu Reeves-Adam Driver 'Face Swap' May Be Just A Jedi Mind Trick
Huffington Post - 2 months
Or a glitch in the matrix.
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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder reunite on the big screen
Fox News - 6 months
Hollywood Nation
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As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
Huffington Post - 8 months
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress both shared that they have personally struggled with eating disorders in the past, and that their aim was to raise awareness and to diminish shame and secrecy. Raising awareness of eating disorders and diminishing shame and stigma surrounding seeking help is crucial. However, as an eating disorder therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, I have some major concerns about the way that anore...
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Will Smith Starring In ‘The Matrix’ Will Totally Melt Your Mind
Huffington Post - 11 months
Will Smith famously turned down the lead role in “The Matrix.” But how would the mind-melting 1999 sci-fi movie have turned out if the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” actor had actually starred as Neo, in place of Keanu Reeves? Luckily, YouTube channel The Unusual Suspect is on hand to give a glimpse as to what the film may have looked like. It posted a recut trailer of the movie online Thursday, which has since garnered more than 700,000 views. Via Reddit, the channel has also revealed just how it created the spoof clip: Comment from discussion Unusual__Suspect's comment from discussion "Back in the late 90's Will Smith was offered the role of Neo in 'The Matrix' but he turned it down. So I made a trailer that shows what the film might've looked like had he been cast.". type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58c3c674e4b0ed71826cf7a6,58c8d075e4b01c029d775edc,56df7585e4b0860f99d717d3,58c1c332e4b070e55af...
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Will Smith Starring In ‘The Matrix’ Will Totally Melt Your Mind
Huffington Post - 11 months
Will Smith famously turned down the lead role in “The Matrix.” But how would the mind-melting 1999 sci-fi movie have turned out if the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” actor had actually starred as Neo, in place of Keanu Reeves? Luckily, YouTube channel The Unusual Suspect is on hand to give a glimpse as to what the film may have looked like. It posted a recut trailer of the movie online Thursday, which has since garnered more than 700,000 views. Via Reddit, the channel has also revealed just how it created the spoof clip: Comment from discussion Unusual__Suspect's comment from discussion "Back in the late 90's Will Smith was offered the role of Neo in 'The Matrix' but he turned it down. So I made a trailer that shows what the film might've looked like had he been cast.". type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58c3c674e4b0ed71826cf7a6,58c8d075e4b01c029d775edc,56df7585e4b0860f99d717d3,58c1c332e4b070e55af...
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‘Matrix’ Reboot Said to Be in the Works, With Keanu Reeves as a Maybe
NYTimes - 12 months
Questions remain over the possible film sequel, The Hollywood Reporter said, including whether the franchise’s creators, the Wachowski siblings, would participate.
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Keanu Reeves: 'I don't know, man. John Wick is fun' – video interview
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
The star and director of the sequel to the hit film about a hitman upset by the death of his puppy discuss the movies’ relationship to video games, the difficulties of shooting convincing gun fights and whether cinema needs to show the consequences of violence • John Wick 2 is released in the UK on 17 February Continue reading...
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In 'John Wick: Chapter 2,' Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne are back together after all these years
LATimes - about 1 year
The first time Laurence Fishburne watched the gonzo, mayhem-filled 2014 cult action film “John Wick,” he immediately knew he wanted be involved in any potential sequel. “I was like a kid,” the actor recalled recently. “I was laughing. I was giddy.”  Fortunately for him, he knows a guy: A long while...
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Keanu Reeves Starring As A 'Self-Centered' NASCAR Driver Is An Actual Film That's Happening
Yahoo News - about 1 year
John Wick: Chapter 2 will be released in full on Friday, but star Keanu Reeves is already wheeling and dealing for his next starring role. Lionsgate, which is the distribution company behind the John Wick franchise as well, has picked up Reeves’ auto-racing film “Rally Car,” according to Variety. Reeves will star in and produce the film, and it will be directed by Olivier Megaton, who’s action movie director credits include Taken 2, Taken 3 and Transporter 3.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Keanu Reeves
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 50
    Reeves was linked to several projects in 2015, including the horror thriller The Neon Demon, dystopian romance The Bad Batch, & maritime romance The Modern Ocean.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    Reeves has continued acting while exploring other forms of artistry. In October 2014, he played the title role in the action thriller John Wick.
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    On September 12, 2014, Reeves awoke and found a female stalker in his library, who told him that she was there to meet him.
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    In 2014, two stalkers trespassed upon Reeves' Hollywood Hills home.
  • 2013
    Age 48
    He further elaborated on the film in December 2013 during a taping of NBC's The Today Show. "I'm open to the idea of that I think it's pretty surreal, playing 'Bill & Ted' at 50.
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    Reeves is neither Buddhist nor atheist, despite frequent listings to the contrary. He has previously claimed to be non-religious, while also citing an intense interest in Buddhism. In September 2013, when asked if he was a spiritual person, he replied with: "I don't know?
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  • 2011
    Age 46
    In April 2011, Reeves referenced that a third instalment of the Bill & Ted series was possible.
    In 2011, he produced the documentary Side by Side about the supplanting of photo-chemical film by digital camera technology; Reeves interviewed several celebrated directors including James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, and Christopher Nolan.
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    In 2011, he returned to other artistic mediums of expression.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    During Man of Tai Chi's five years of scripting and production, Reeves acted in several B movies with lead roles as Henry in 2010's Henry's Crime and John in 2012's Generation Um.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    Beginning in 2008, Reeves began pre-production on his directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi.
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    He went on to play the lead character in two 2008 films, Street Kings and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    In early 2005, Reeves' accomplishments in Hollywood were recognized by the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
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    Reeves performed with the band Becky for a year, but quit in 2005, citing his lack of interest in a serious music career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 35
    In January 2000, Reeves's girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth eight months into her pregnancy to Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, who was stillborn.
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  • 1999
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 30
    He made news by refusing to take part in Speed 2: Cruise Control – despite the offered $11 million paycheck, which would have been his largest to date – in favour of touring with his band and playing the title role in a 1995 Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 29
    In 1994, Reeves's career reached a new high as a result of his starring role in the action film Speed.
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  • 1992
    Age 27
    In 1992, he played Jonathan Harker in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed blockbuster Bram Stoker's Dracula, but his performance was received negatively.
  • 1991
    Age 26
    He was involved in various lower-budget independent films, including the well-received 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho with River Phoenix.
    From 1991, Reeves played bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar.
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  • 1989
    Age 24
    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, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.
  • 1986
    Age 21
    After a few minor roles, Reeves received a sizeable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 19
    In 1984, he was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV youth program Going Great.
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  • 1976
    Age 11
    Reeves's mother married Robert Miller, a rock promoter, in 1976; the couple divorced in 1980. She subsequently married her fourth husband, a hairdresser named Jack Bond. The couple's marriage ended in 1994.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 1
    After his parents divorced in 1966, his mother became a costume designer and moved the family to Sydney and then to New York City, where she married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director, in 1970. The couple moved to Toronto and divorced in 1971.
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  • 1964
    Born
    Born on September 2, 1964.
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