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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 Reveals What's Needed For The Matrix 4 To Happen


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Keanu Reeves has discussed the possibility of returning as Neo for a fourth Matrix movie.

Reeves starred in the first film in the Wachowskis’ franchise, The Matrix, in 1999, returning for sequels The Matrix Reloaded in May 2003 and finally The Matrix Revolutions, six months later. But 13 years on fans are still wanting more from Neo.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

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Keanu Reeves picks up his supremely efficient hitman immediately where the 2015 original left him: regrouping with his new, as-yet-unnamed dog after taking down the New York mob that he used to work for. Director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad have created another unusually satisfying action thriller, with sharply developed characters and a plot that holds more water than most of these kinds of movies. Obviously, it can't be as fresh as the first film, but it's thoroughly entertaining.

Reeves' John still just wants to be left alone, but after taking care of one loose end, he is contacted by Italian mafioso Santino (Riccardo Scamarcio), who calls in a blood oath. Unable to refuse, John heads to Rome to carry out a hit he knows will make his life exponentially more precarious, especially as it puts him into conflict with his old friend Cassian (Common). Sure enough, he now has an army of goons chasing him, led by mute thug Ares (Ruby Rose). So he returns to New York and gets in contact with an underground guru (Laurence Fishburne) who might be able to offer some respite from the hordes trying to kill him. And manager Winston (Ian McShane) is also willing to help John, as long as he abides by the rules of the criminal underworld.

The film is another superb mix of cool imagery and coherent action that moves briskly from one brutal encounter to the next. Vicious gunfights and car chases abound in this movie, and all are staged with bracing energy and a heightened sense of realism. Through all of this, Reeves maintains a sense of weary dignity in finely tailored suits that are refreshed after each messy encounter. How he keeps walking and fighting after each bruising fight is another question.

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Keanu Reeves Perfected 'Movie Kung Fu' For John Wick Chapter 2


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The original John Wick movie caught the attention both of audience and critics, so a sequel was soon on the cards, and Reeves was happy to dive back in for Chapter 2.

"When we last left John Wick," he says, "he was going off into the sunset - the moonset - with his dog. John Wick Chapter 2 takes place maybe five days after that. Now John is on a mission to reclaim his life. To me, it's about John Wick fighting for John."

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Ruby Rose: 'Keanu Reeves Sets The Tone For John Wick'


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In John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu Reeves’ assassin faces a whole new group of enemies that once again force him out of retirement.

But his greatest opponent is Ares, a female assassin played by Ruby Rose. The Australian might be Reeves’ enemy on screen, but off screen she has nothing but praise for the franchise’s star, whose laid back attitude set the tone for life on set.

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Keanu Reeves Rekindles Laurence Fishburne Relationship


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One of the best things about Keanu Reeves returning for 'John Wick: Chapter 2' is that he'll be joined by his old pal Laurence Fishburne with whom he worked on 'The Matrix' series. It's one of those rare reunions that is bound to add some serious chemistry into this action sequel.

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Keanu and Laurence first met on the set of 1999's 'The Matrix' in which they starred as allies Neo and Morpheus, and they haven't worked together since until now. In the 'John Wick' sequel though, they are on separate sides with Laurence playing an evil crime lord named The Bowery King.

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Keanu Reeves 'Loves Playing John Wick'


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Keanu Reeves is back as ex-hitman John Wick in the sequel to the 2014 box office smash and he couldn’t be happier.

John Wick: Chapter 2 sees Reeves’ character back out of retirement and on the run, after a bounty is placed on his head. For Reeves, getting to play Wick one more time was a ‘pleasure’ and left him feeling lucky to go to work every day.

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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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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 - CinemaCon Bi Screen Achievement Awards held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nv on April 14, 2016 at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016

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Exposed Trailer


Scotty Galban and his partner Joey are New York City cops, whilst Scotty usually sticks to the rules, his partner has been tempted by dirty money. When Joey is found on an underground rail road track with a knife in his back, Scotty immediately goes to the scene.

Scotty wants justive for his partner but he also knows Joey was taking money from drug dealers and by finding his murderers, he might just bring a lot of dark secrets to light that are best kept unknown. With few leads, Galban begins to piece together his partners last steps and his dodgy dealings - one of his first leads him to a teacher, Isabel, who he feels is connected to the case in more ways than she's letting on.

Exposed is a gritty 'whodunnit' based in a modern day New York City directed by Declan Dale.

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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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

Date of birth

2nd September, 1964

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.86




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Keanu Reeves Movies

John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Review

John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Review

Keanu Reeves picks up his supremely efficient hitman immediately where the 2015 original left him:...

John Wick: Chapter 2 - Featurette Trailer

John Wick: Chapter 2 - Featurette Trailer

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer

John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer

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The Whole Truth Trailer

The Whole Truth Trailer

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The Neon Demon Trailer

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Knock Knock Trailer

Knock Knock Trailer

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John Wick Movie Review

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