Who Is Keanu Reeves?
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Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor. He is known for starring in the films Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Matrix trilogy, Speed, Point Break, and the John Wick franchise. Reeves has received plenty of praise for his acting range, and his charitable personality. However, he is a good example of a Hollywood actor that has been typecast – A lot of his most famous roles involve him saving the world or taking the form of a supernatural being. Aside from acting, he was previously a musician, and has produced and directed several other films or documentaries.
Career Focus: Acting, Music, Directing, Producing
Popular Works: Youngblood (1986, Peter Markle), Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989, Stephen Herek), My Own Private Idaho (1991, Gus Van Sant), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola), Speed (1994, Jan de Bont), Point Break (1991, Katheryn Bigelow), A Walk In The Clouds (1995, Alfonso Arau), Johnny Mnemonic (1995, Robert Longo), Chain Reaction (1996, Andrew Davis), The Devil’s Advocate (1997, Taylor Hackford), The Replacements (2000, Howard Deutch), The Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003, The Wachowskis), The Watcher (2000, Joe Charbanic), Sweet November (2001, Pat O’Connor), Something’s Gotta Give (2003, Nancy Meyers), Constantine (2005, Francis Lawrence), The Lake House (2006, Alejandro Agresti), The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008, Scott Derrickson), 47 Ronin (2013, Carl Rinsch), The John Wick film series (2014-Present), Keanu (2016, Peter Atencio), Destination Wedding (2018, Victor Levin)
Date Of Birth: 02-09-1964
Current State & Country: Hollywood Hills, California, USA
Home State & Country: Beirut, Lebanon
Weight: 175 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $360,000,000
Educational Credentials: Etobicoke School of the Arts, De La Salle College, Avondale Secondary Alternative School. He is a high school dropout.
Reeves is also a musician. Back in the 90s, he played bass guitar for a grunge/alternative rock band called Dogstar. Other members of the band include fellow actor Robert Mailhouse on drums, Gregg Miller on guitars, and Bret Domrose on vocals. They released two albums: Our Little Visionary (1996), and Happy Ending (2000). Aside from that, Reeves has also temporarily played in a band called Becky.
Career History Of Keanu Reeves
Reeves was a child star – His first acting role came when he was only nine years old. He appeared in a few Shakespeare-themed theatre productions when he was a teenager, such as Romeo and Juliet. After leaving Canada and moving to Los Angeles, he made his first on-screen appearance in one episode of Hangin’ In, a Canadian sitcom that aired from 1981 to 1987. His film debut came in 1986, with Peter Markle’s Youngblood.
During the late 80s, Reeves starred in several teen-oriented flicks, such as 1986’s River’s Edge, directed by Tim Hunter, and Permanent Record. In 1989, Reeves starred alongside Alex Winter and the late George Carlin in the comedy film, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The film, directed by Stephen Herek, gave Reeves a considerable amount of recognition, and remains a cult classic to this day. After that, Reeves made the decision to start breaking away from teen roles by appearing in indie and action films, such as Point Break, and the drama film My Own Private Idaho. In 1992, he played the role of Jonathan Harker in Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which also starred Gary Oldman as the titular character, and Winona Ryder as Jonathan’s wife and Dracula’s love interest, Mina Harker.
In 1994, Reeves starred in another action film, Speed. His name started getting recognized thanks to this film. Then in 1995, Reeves decided to change his acting portfolio a little bit by starring in the romantic drama film, A Walk In The Clouds. Despite being a huge celebrity, Reeves chose to star in indie films instead of movies that were done by acclaimed directors and were surefire blockbuster hits. He also played supporting roles instead of becoming the lead star. The films that he took part in during this period were critical failures, or did not make enough cash.
In 1999, Reeves landed the role of what would turn him into a Hollywood superstar – Neo, from The Matrix trilogy. Directed by the Wachowskis, The Matrix, released in 1999, is considered to be one of the best sci-fi films of all time. This was followed by two more films: The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions.
Nowadays, Reeves is more known for the role of John Wick – A man who wants to seek vengeance on a group of men who killed his puppy (Yes, really). There have been two John Wick films so far. The first one came out in 2014, while John Wick: Chapter 2 was released in 2017. The third film, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, will come out in May 2019.
Personal Life of Keanu Reeves
Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon. His mother, Patricia Taylor, is an English woman who worked as a costume designer and performed in theater. His father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Irish, and English descent. Reeves’ parents met in Beirut. His father left him and his mom when he was just three years old, but Reeves lost all contact with him when he became a teenager. Reeves, his mother, and his stepdad, Hollywood director Paul Aaron, officially settled in Canada in 1971.
Net Worth of Keanu Reeves
Reeves has starred in a whole plethora of successful movies – And he’s not stopping anytime soon. Back when he was a child and a teenager, he did plenty of advertisement campaigns for big brands such as Coca Cola. Reeves has also dabbled in music, writing, directing, and producing. As of 2019, his net worth amounts to over $360,000,000.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of Keanu Reeves
Reeves was the father of a stillborn child, a daughter named Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. This put a strain on Reeves and his girlfriend Jennifer Syme, who was the mother of their baby. Syme died in a car accident two years later. According to an autopsy, she had been taking anti-depressant medicines and prescription medicine before the crash, caused by the loss of their baby.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Keanu Reeves
Since Reeves has not been in a steady relationship for a while, there are plenty of rumors about him being gay. He is very private regarding his personal life – And those who know him personally have said that he has been through some tough times. Being rumored to be gay is pretty normal when it comes to Hollywood actors, especially men – But it really is nobody’s business whether they are gay or not. As for Reeves, he has dated several women before and almost had a daughter.