Actor Andrew Keegan is set to embark on a new career path with the launch of his own "social movement".

The Independence Day star has formed Full Circle in Venice Beach, California, and in an introduction on his new website, he states the new venture is "dedicated to supporting individuals in our community to follow their passions with a broader social understanding".

He adds, "The home of a conscious social movement, we provide an experiential environment designed to creatively expand consciousness through visual and performing arts, movement classes, workshops, forums and healing therapies.

"Full Circle integrates the indigenous and modern practices, bringing individuals, community and organizations together as indispensable collaborators realizing a co-creative, sustainable and fulfilling future. We provide a platform for the community to engage in diversity inclusion, economic and environmental sustainability, inspiration through art and music, health and well-being and social/soci-political awareness."

Keegan was inspired to start the organisation after he was attacked by gang members in California in March, 2011.

He explains, "The significance of this occurrence is that it happened at the same time the tsunami hit Japan."

The actor goes on to explain how a series of odd events led him to Full Circle. He tells Vice.com, "I had a moment where I was looking at a street lamp and it exploded. That was a weird coincidence. At a ceremony, a heart-shaped rose quartz crystal was on the altar, and synchronistically, this whole thing happened. It's a long story, but basically the crystal jumped off the altar and skipped on camera. That was weird."