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Keanu Reeves (born 2.9.1964) is a Canadian actor, best known for playing Neo in the film The Matrix and Ted in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. Keanu Reeves was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In January 2005.

Childhood

Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, in Lebanon. He was born to Patricia Taylor and Samuel Reeves Jr. His mother was a costume designer and performer and his father was a geologist. Patricia is English, whilst his father is an American, with a mixture of Portugese, Chinese and Hawaiian descent. Keanu has a sister, Kim b.1966) and two half-sisters, Karina (b.1976) and Emma (b.1980).

Keanu's father abandoned him and his mother when he was 13 and he currently has no relationship with his father.

Although Reeves was moved around a great deal during his formative years, he grew up mainly in Toronto and attended four different high schools. His educational achievements were partly held back by his dyslexia. He attended Avondale Alternative, a school that allowed him to study whilst training as an actor. However, he dropped out of this school before obtaining his high school diploma.

Career

Keanu Reeves started acting aged nine, appearing onstage in a production of Damn Yankees. He made his screen-acting debut in the comedy series, Hangin' In.

The 1980s brought a great deal of advertisement work for Keanu, including an appearance in an ad campaign for Coca-Cola. He also appeared in a number of short films (including One Step Away) and stage performances (including the underground hit Wolf Boy).

The actor's first proper movie was Rob Lowe's Youngblood, filmed in Canada. Following the filming of the movie, he met with his manager to-be, Erwin Stoff. Stoff remains Reeves' manager to this day.

The years that followed brought a number of movie roles aimed at teenage viewers. At the end of the decade, he appeared in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, which was a surprise success, as was its 1991 sequel, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.

Keen to break away from teen-film typecasting, Reeves appeared in Point Break, a high-budget action film as well as more serious independent films such as My Own Private Idaho. His co-star in this film was his close friend River Pheonix.

Reeves' career hit a new peak in 1994 upon the release of Speed, an action film in which he starred alongside Sandra Bullock. It was this film that really propelled Keanu Reeves to A-list stardom. Suprisingly to many members of the world's media, he refused to appear in the film's sequel, choosing instead to take on a theatrical role, playing Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Winnipeg theatre.

Subsequent movie appearances failed to stir the critics. Big budget releases such as Johnny Mnemonic were a commercial and critical failure, as were smaller budget film such as Feeling Minnesota, which also featured Courtney Love.

Reeves's return to grace and critical favour began with his appearance alongside Charlize Theron and Al Pacino in the Devil's Advocate.

In 1999, The Matrix was released and guaranteed Reeves' position as an international star. Its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were also huge successes. Other films released around this time, including the horror film Constantine and the science fiction film A Scanner Darkly also received good critical reviews. His re-pairing with Sandra Bullock in The Lake House was also a box-office success.

Keanu Reeves: Music

Keanu Reeves plays bass guitar in his band Dogstar, though the band is now `in hibernation'. In 2005, Reeves announced that he was giving up his musical career.

Personal Life

In 1999, Keanu Reeves' girlfriend of the time, Jennifer Syme, gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. Less than two years later, Jennifer was killed in a car crash. Keanu has spoken very little about the incidents, stating only that he does not believe in the theory that everything happens for a reason.



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Keanu Reeves seen at the 2016 MotoGP of Australia held at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Phillip Island, Melbourne, Australia - Saturday 22nd October 2016

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer


Former hitman John Wick is in Rome following events in the first movie where he sought bloody revenge on the man who killed his dog and stole his car. He's still bereaved from the death of his wife Helen (who died before events in the first film) but he has at least got himself a new puppy. While it can be argued that his revenge massacre doesn't necessarily mean he's back in the game even if it did find him in the company of his former associates, this time his vow of retirement is broken for sure. An old friend is trying to takeover over a nefarious group of international assassins, and he is forced to join him because of the blood oath he made many years ago. This is not the kind of job you can quit easily.

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The Whole Truth Trailer


Mike Lassiter finds himself being put on trial for the murder of his father. The Lassiter's are a rich family and Mike lives with his mother Loretta and father Boone. The body of Boone is found with a knife still in the fatal stab wound that killed him, Mike's fingerprints are on the weapon and when he is interviewed by the police he admits to stabbing his father.

With an incredible amount of evidence, the police arrest and charge the teenager with the murder of his father. Mike's mum, Loretta, recruits her attorney friend Richard Ramsay to defend her son and as Richard begins to develop his case more and more facts come to light about that night and Boone Lassiter.

It's uncovered that Boone is a vicious man who could be 'exceptionally cruel' and Mike witnessed events of abuse carried out on Loretta by his father - he'd even threaten his son. As the case proceeds, Richard asks another attorney to come on board and help keep Mike out of prison. Janelle is a young yet enthusiastic lawyer who believes that Mike is protecting his mother from the crime that she committed. It's possible either of the two family members could've killed Boone and what starts out to be a clean cut case for the prosecution soon becomes more convoluted.

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Keanu Reeves' Visit To Parliament Sends Post-Brexit Twitter Into A Meltdown


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Actor Keanu Reeves unexpectedly turned up at Portcullis House on Tuesday (June 28) leaving us all to wonder if he’d come to save the country after Brexit. The actor posed for selfies with MPs during his visit, while Twitter rolled out every Matrix-related Brexit gag you could possibly think of.

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Keanu Reeves seen outside London's Chiltern Firehouse. Over the weekend the actor was spotted at Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Actor Keanu Reeves was at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed held at Brands Hatch over the weekend showing off Arch Motorcycle's v-twin KRGT-1 motorbike that he helped design. Kent, United Kingdom - Monday 27th June 2016

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Keanu Reeves and Brands Hatch

The Neon Demon Trailer


The Neon Demon follows the journey of its protagonist Jesse (Elle Fanning) when she makes the move to Los Angeles as an aspiring model. Jesse is a young female that has been recruited by a fashion designer, as the typical girl from a small town with big dreams who wants to make it big in the modelling industry. However Jesse is not your typical model as she is described as a dangerous girl in the sense that the narrative soon takes a sinister turn. 

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Luke Bracey Talks About Reprising Keanu Reeves' Character In 'Point Break' Reboot


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Earlier this year, fans of ‘90s movies were filled with a mixture of excitement and nervousness at the prospect of cult classic Point Break being remade. With the American release scheduled for December 25th, one of the movie’s stars, Luke Bracey, spoke exclusively to us about his experiences on set.

The 26 year old star was only two when the original was released, but he reassured fans that he was “very familiar” with the Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, having watched it plenty of times as a teenager.

“It’s a movie I grew up with in Australia. I also grew up surfing on the beaches of Sydney, and it’s kind of handed to you with your first surfboard if you’re born in the ‘90s [laughs]. Your first surfboard and a copy of Point Break and it goes from there! So if you get an e-mail saying there’s a potential you could be Johnny Utah [Keanu Reeves’ character in the original], your eyes go wide and you get really nervous.”

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What Should You Watch This Halloween? 2015 Horror Films Ranked


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It's almost Halloween and, if you're staying in, you're going to have to go through that difficult process of deciding what film to put on. 2015 has seen rather a few horror movies, but it has to be noted that only a handful of them are worth your time.

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Here's the top five best and worst scary films of the year:

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‘John Wick 2’: Filming For Sequel Starring Keanu Reeves Set For Fall 2015


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Filming for John Wick 2 is about to begin, Thunder Road Pictures confirmed on Wednesday (23rd September). Keanu Reeves is reprising the title role in the upcoming sequel to the 2014 film John Wick. Reeves is the only casting confirmation so far for sequel although, with filming set to begin in the next few weeks, further casting announcements are expected.

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Knock Knock Trailer


Evan Webber is a loving father facing a Father's Day weekend alone with nothing but his dog and his architectural work to keep him company while his wife and kids take to the beach. He's not alone for very long, however, as when night falls two young women arrive on his doorstep amidst a storm begging to use the phone. He lets them in, allows them to dry off, and before long gets taken in by their seductive wiles and forceful advances. The next morning, feeling a little hazy and regretful, he asks them to leave, which turns out to be his second mistake of the last 24 hours. They soon return with much more than sex on their mind; this these two femme fatales are out for blood under the guise of revenge for his cheating ways.

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Keanu Reeves - Keanu Reeves at the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance in Beverly Hills standing next to an Arch Motorcycle of which he is co-founder of the company - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 22nd June 2015

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Keanu Reeves Confirmed To Return For 'John Wick 2'


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Lionsgate has confirmed a sequel to 2014's critically acclaimed revenge thriller John Wick, with Keanu Reeves returning to avenge more puppies. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will return as directors with Derek Kolstad returning as screenwriter.

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"With such tremendous fan and critical support for 'John Wick,' we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell," said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. "We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around."

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'John Wick' Relaunches Keanu, Again


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With every hit movie, pundits triumph the "rebirth" of Keanu Reeves, but the actor has been reinventing himself steadily over his 57 movies. Now at age 50, 'John Wick' proves that there's still a lot of life in him.

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Keanu Reeves in 'John Wick'

Born in Beirut to English-American parents and raised in Toronto, Reeves was first noticed by critics at age 22 in the dark teen drama 'River's Edge' (1986). His first change of pace was with the cult classic comedy 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' (1989), after which he had smaller hits with both a thriller and serious drama ('Point Break' and 'My Own Private Idaho', both 1991) before reigniting the box office in the action romp 'Speed' (1994).

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American actor and star of the film 'John Wick' Keanu Reeves was snapped as he attended a photocall for the film at the Mayfair Hotel in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th March 2015

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Keanu Reeves

Date of birth

2nd September, 1964

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.86




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Keanu Reeves Movies

John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer

John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer

Former hitman John Wick is in Rome following events in the first movie where he...

The Whole Truth Trailer

The Whole Truth Trailer

Mike Lassiter finds himself being put on trial for the murder of his father. The...

The Neon Demon Trailer

The Neon Demon Trailer

The Neon Demon follows the journey of its protagonist Jesse (Elle Fanning) when she makes...

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Keanu Trailer

Rell has just broken up with his partner and he's in a complete self-absorbed world....

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Exposed Trailer

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Knock Knock Trailer

Knock Knock Trailer

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John Wick Movie Review

John Wick Movie Review

There have been so many awful revenge thrillers lately that we've almost forgotten that it's...

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