Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor who has played major roles in many hit Hollywood movies.

Keanu Reeves Bio, Age :

Keanu Reeves was born on 2 September 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. His father’s name is Samuel Nowlin Reeves and his mother’s name is Patricia Reeves. His birth name is Keanu Charles Reeves. His parents got divorced when he was only 3 years old.

He made up his mind to become an actor and he dropped out of college at the age of 17. In high school he was very active in playing ice-hockey and was interested in shows.

Keanu Reeves Body Measurements :

He has a height of 6 ft 1 inch and weighs 84kg. His hair color is black and has brown eyes.

Keanu Reeves Career :

The on-screen character made his presentation on TV in 1979, when he featured in a adds for the Canadian television channel. Likewise, Keanu showed up in a few short movies in Toronto.

In 1986, Reeves did his first dramatization film ‘Waterway’s Edge’. After the accomplishment of this film, Reeves was offered a number of jobs in the motion pictures fitting for his age.

In 1994, Keanu assumed his first real job in the film “Speed”, after which he was offered to play in its continuation, promising $11 million, yet the performing artist declined to shoot so as to assume a noteworthy job in an auditorium play “Hamlet”. Around then, he started working in the film “The Devil’s Advocate” alongside Al Pacino.

From that point forward, Keanu Reeves’ filmography was filled just with quality works. Keanu Reeves became popular in 1999 with the release of the cult film “The Matrix”.

Keanu Reeves likewise attempted himself as a performer. Reeves played in the “people punk” gathering. The band discharged a few collections and composed a few visits around America, Europe and even made a trip to Japan.

In 2013, Keanu Reeves chose to attempt himself as a director. In July 2013, there was a debut of his presentation film “Man of Tai Chi”.

Keanu Reeves Relationship :

In spite of his age, the performing artist is as yet unmarried; the individual existence of Keanu Reeves is loaded with sensational occasions and misfortunes. The most grounded love of the on-screen character was Jennifer Syme – an American performer, with whom Reeves had long relations. After the death of Jennifer, he was in a relationship with Hallie Meyers-Shyer. In 2013 he was in a relationship with the Russian model Anna Skidanova as their photos appeared sitting together on the yacht.

Keanu Reeves Net Worth :

He has earned a massive income from his successful career. As of 2018, he has a net worth of $360 million.

Facts of Keanu Reeves

Net Worth$350 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1964
Age55 years 5 months
HoroscopeVirgo
Place Of BirthBeirut, Lebanon
Height6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor, Producer, Director, Musician
EducationEtobicoke School of the Arts, Avondale Secondary Alternative School
NationalityAmerican, British, Canadian
SpouseDana Reeve
ChildrenAva Archer Syme-Reeves
ParentsSamuel Nowlin Reeves Jr, Patricia Taylor
SiblingsKim Reeves, Karina Miller, Emma Reeves
NicknamesKeanu Charles Reeves , K.C. Reeves , Norman Kreeves , Chuck Spadina , Keannu Reeves , The One , The Wall
FacebookKeanu Reeves Facebook
TwitterKeanu Reeves Twitter
InstagramKeanu Reeves Instagram
IMDBKeanu Reeves IMDB
AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight, for Best Male Performance, for Most Desirable Male; Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action/Science Fiction; Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie
Music GroupsViola Beach
NominationsHollywood Walk of Fame (2005), Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, Saturn Award for Best Actor, Bambi Award for Best International Actor, Razzie Redeemer Award
MoviesPassengers, “Most Desirable Male”, “Knock, Knock”, “A Walk in the Clouds”, “The Devil’s Advocate”, “The Whole Truth”, “Point Break”(1991), "Speed" (1994), “Little Buddha”
TV Shows“The Matrix Revolutions”, “The Matrix Reloaded”, "The Matrix" (1999 -2003), "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures" (1990), "Easy to Assemble", "American Playhouse", "The Tracey Ullman Show"

Quotes of Keanu Reeves

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1[on the possibility of Bill and Ted 3] It's a long story. There's lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories. There's a whole thing... I might have to do one of those independent press, conspiracy, other-name kind of [statements] explaining why it hasn't happened yet, because it's pretty dark out there... There is [a script]. There's all sorts of stuff and it just can't - it's just - there's darkness out there that's keeping it from happening... It's that part of the story where it's looking grim. It's the dark period of the idea!
2[on directing himself as a villain in Man of Tai Chi (2013) The first day was not fun, because one is so objective and one is so subjective. As an actor, you only have your responsibility to your role within the whole, and the director has a responsibility to the whole and you in it. So it's a different mindset. And you're literally, physically, in two different spaces.
3[on his beliefs] Sure I believe in God and the Devil but they don't have to have pitchforks and a long white beard.
4[1992] It's only very recently that I've been approached with, 'Would you like to do this?' Mostly, I'm still auditioning, which there's something to be said for. Up to now, my only real choices have been: 'Hmmmm, an audition, go or not go? Go!' I auditioned seven times for _Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1900)_ and all the 'finalists' had to read with everyone else-me, Pauly Shore, Josh Richman, Alex Winter and others. I met with Francis Ford Coppola three times before he asked me if I wanted to play the part in Dracula (1992).
5[on auditioning for Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991)] I auditioned a few times, but I don't think I was ever seriously in the running. I was terrified. I just read some of Jim Morrison's poetry and listened to some of his music and did what I could.
6[1995, on My Own Private Idaho (1991)' You know what's great? Right after I finished Dracula (1992), I went to Paris to visit a couple of friends, shipped over one of my Norton's, my '72 750 with California plates, and just hung out for two-and-a-half weeks. My Own Private Idaho (1991) had just opened at a theater right near my friend's house where I was staying. I got stopped by a couple of American students who'd seen it and they bought me a beer. Which is what you should do in Paris: sit in cafés, talk, hang out. I had miraculous weather, so it didn't rain on my parade. Then, I went to New York to visit friends, sat down, hung out, and the same sort of thing happened there. So, do I want more movies that lead to experiences like that? Yes, please.
7[1995] L.A. has been my place of abode for seven years and I have a little place in New York City. I don't even have a house house, but I have been living in the same place in Los Angeles for a couple of years and it's just now becoming a home. I like to be free and unfettered. I like the option of being able to do anything and go anywhere, anytime. I like to have my house open. A lot of my friends have keys to my houses and I like to have everything, you know, 'What's mine is yours,' and to drink wine, talk and hang out.
8[1995, on his idea of happiness] Lying in bed with my lover, riding my bike, sports, happy times with my friends, conversation, learning, the earth, dirt, a beautiful repast with friends, family with wine and glorious food and happy tidings and energy and zest and lust for life. I like being in the desert, in nature, being in extraordinary spaces in nature, high in a tree or in the dirt, hanging out with my family, my sisters.
9[on Patrick Swayze] He was a beautiful person, an artist! Patrick, he just wanted to experience life and, for his work, he wanted to take the opportunity of the film and it gave him that sense. There was some sky diving sequences in this film we did together and as filming was going on it came to be that Patrick was jumping out of airplanes all the time. I think he had over 30 jumps during the course of filming and so the production served him with a cease and desist which he listened to until they got to Hawaii. He jumps out of planes and did the flips and falling to the ground and he did it with an open heart. I'll always remember his buddy for lighting up a room with his presence. I can say what I know that he lived life to the fullest.
10[on River Phoenix and My Own Private Idaho (1991)] We were doing I Love You to Death (1990), and we got the Idaho script. We were driving in a car on Santa Monica Boulevard, probably on the way to a club, and were talking really fast about the whole idea. We were excited. It could have been like a bad dream, a dream that never follows through because no one commits, but we just forced ourselves into it. We said, "Okay, I'll do it if you do it. I won't do it if you don't." We shook hands. That was it.
11[on River Phoenix] River was a remarkable artist and a rare human being. I miss him every day.
12[on River Phoenix] You can't blame Hollywood for what happened to River. Kids are doing drugs everywhere in the world. He had his own very personal problems I will never discuss with the press. They're just way too personal. River had a self-destructive side to his personality. He was angry and hurt that he couldn't have a private life once he became famous. He just couldn't deal with having his private life on the front page all the time.
13It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth.
14Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the Ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.
15I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit.
16[when asked if he had any fears] I used to have nightmares that they would put "He played Ted" on my tombstone.
17[on drugs] I've had wonderful experiences. I mean really wonderful. In teaching. Personal epiphanies. About life. About a different perspective -- help with different perspectives that you have. You know what I mean? Relationships to nature. Relationships with the self. With other people. With events.
18[on being a star] It can still be very surreal. It's easy to become very self-critical when you're an actor. Then you get critiqued be the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgment on you.
19I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
20I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.
21[when told he'd have to "bite the bullet"] Yes, but I don't have to eat the whole rifle.
22When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it.
23My name can't be THAT tough to pronounce!
24What would happen if you melted? You know, you never really hear this talked about much, but spontaneous combustion? It exists!...[people] burn from within...sometimes they'll be in a wooden chair and the chair won't burn, but there'll be nothing left of the person. Except sometimes his teeth. Or the heart. No one speaks about this, but its for real.

Quick Facts of Keanu Reeves

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1$15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
2$15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
3$12,500,000
4$10,000,000 + 10% of the gross
5$8,000,000
6$2,000,000
7$1,200,000
8$3,000
9Writes left-handed, but shoots a gun or performs other actions with his right hand. In The Matrix (1999), he signs for the package with his left hand, but opens the package and holds the phone with his right hand.
10Had a bathtub scene in two films with Rachel Weisz, where she sits in the tub with clothes on and he is outside the tub: Constantine (2005) and Chain Reaction (1996).
11He was the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of superhero Green Lantern/Kyle Rayner (created in 1994). Reeves was 30 years old at the point.
12Is jokingly considered to be immortal due to striking resemblances to Vlad the Impaler and Paul Manet.
13Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, Frank Capra and Martin Scorsese are some of his favorite filmmakers.
14Some of his favorite films include Taxi Driver (1976), Stroszek (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979) and A Clockwork Orange (1971).
15He starred in three films with actor Udo Kier: My Own Private Idaho (1991), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) and Johnny Mnemonic (1995).
16Attended press conferences for The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) in Paris, France and Madrid, Spain. [November 2008]
17Los Angeles, California: Announced that he is teaming up with friend Gard Hollinger of L.A. County Choprods to launch the Arch Motorcycle Company. [October 2012]
18Attended the 59th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. [February 2009]
19Attended a press conference for The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) in Mexico City, Mexico. [December 2008]
20Attending the IndyCar Long Beach Grand Prix as a guest of honor. [April 2009]
21Attended the 2008 Bambi Awards in Offenburg, Germany. [November 2008]
22Attended the premiere of The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) in Tokyo, Japan. [December 2008]
23Speaks French fluently.
24Was trained for four months in martial arts (kung-fu) for The Matrix (1999) (1998).
25Decided to become an actor at age 15 when he was doing Romeo and Juliet in 10th grade.
26Could have been a professional ice hockey player for the Canadian League, could have tried out for the Windsor Spitfires Ontario Hockey League, but set his heart on acting, leaving hockey as a hobby.
27Was raised in Beirut (since birth until six months), Sydney (until age 3), Upper West Side (Manhattan, New York, until age 6) and in Toronto (until age 21).
28When Reeves first arrived in Hollywood, his agent thought his first name was too exotic, so during the early days of his film career he is sometimes credited as K.C. Reeves, Norman Kreeves or Chuck Spadina.
29Played ice hockey for the California Senior Hockey League (1995).
30(August 4, 2001) Played baseball in the Dodgers Stadium, for the 43rd Hollywood Stars Celebrity Baseball Game. His team won 5 to 4. This was the first time Keanu played baseball.
31Is dyslexic.
32Has named Peter O'Toole as the actor who has influenced him the most.
33Keanu's father, who is an American from Hawaii, has English, Native Hawaiian, Portuguese, Scottish, and Chinese, ancestry, with distant Dutch roots. Keanu's mother is English.
34Close friends with Speed (1994) co-star Sandra Bullock. He also was among the guests at her wedding to Jesse James in 2005.
35Lives in Los Angeles, California.
36Was good friends with the late Anthony Quinn. They starred together in A Walk in the Clouds (1995).
37Is an avid fan of Formula 1 and IndyCar racing.
38Joel Schumacher considered him for the role of The Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane) in the fifth Batman movie had Schumacher gone on to direct Batman 5. The failure of Batman & Robin (1997) prevented that from happening.
39Turned down the role of Racer X in Speed Racer (2008), which eventually went to Matthew Fox.
40Has played a former quarterback from the Ohio State University in two films: Point Break (1991) and The Replacements (2000).
41Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#28) (2007).
42Lent one of his basses (a yellow Fender) to be used in the music video, "100%", by Sonic Youth, to bassist Kim Gordon.
43The character of Jimbo Jones on The Simpsons (1989) is based on his character from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).
44His parents married in Hawaii and divorced in 1966. His mother later remarried Paul Aaron (divorced in 1971) and Robert Miller (between 1976 and 1980).
45His best friend was actor River Phoenix. He is also friends with River's brother Joaquin Phoenix.
46Replaced Val Kilmer as the title role in Johnny Mnemonic (1995) when Kilmer left the project upon being offered the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever (1995). Ironically, Kilmer later replaced Reeves as Chris Siherlis in Heat (1995).
47Auditioned for the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; but was rejected.
48Has recently left the band Becky with former Dogstar bandmate Robert Mailhouse, due to scheduling conflicts.
49His best friend is his younger sister Kim Reeves.
50Very good friends with his Bill & Ted co-star, Alex Winter and has remained in contact with him. Keanu has also contributed cameo appearances and helped with a number of Winter's film projects.
51He learned to surf for his role in Point Break (1991)
52His first theater work was with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts in "The Tempest".
53Read the script of Constantine (2005) while filming The Matrix Revolutions (2003).
54He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 31, 2005.
55Frequently plays men either strapped or sitting in a chair while some type of procedure is performed on him. All three Matrix films, Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Feeling Minnesota (1996), Dracula (1992), Constantine (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), John Wick (2014).
56He attended high school at North Toronto, where his drama teacher was Paul Robert.
57Was originally cast as Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995) but later backed out of the project. The role went to Val Kilmer.
58Was originally offered the role of Private Chris Taylor in Platoon (1986), which he turned down. The role went to Charlie Sheen.
59Played (bass) in "Becky" which also featured Robert Mailhouse (drums), Paulie Kosta (guitar) and Rebecca Lord (vocals).
60Learned over 200 martial arts moves for The Matrix Reloaded (2003).
61Resides in the Hollywood Hills area, Los Angeles, California, and is said to maintain an apartment in Manhattan as well.
62Took a 90% pay cut on his salary on The Replacements (2000) so Gene Hackman could be cast. Previously, he had deferred $2 million of his salary so that Al Pacino could be cast on The Devil's Advocate (1997).
63Was set to reprise his role as Jack Traven in the sequel to Speed (1994) - Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) - but dropped out.
64Has appeared in three films whose title contains a US state: Feeling Minnesota (1996), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988) and his character in Point Break (1991) was named John Utah.
65Maintains Canadian citizenship and passport.
66(April 2, 2001) His estranged girlfriend Jennifer Syme was killed when her Jeep Cherokee careered onto the wrong side of a Los Angeles road near Highway 101 and smashed into three parked cars. The force of the crash flipped the car over and she was thrown through the windshield. She was killed instantly.
67In November 1999, the baby girl he was expecting with girlfriend Jennifer Syme was stillborn, just a few weeks shy of the actual delivery date. They had planned to name her Ava Archer Syme-Reeves.
68Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#17). [August 1995]
69His first name, Keanu, is pronounced "keh-ah-noo".
70When trying out for the roles of Bill and Ted in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), each actor was paired up with another. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter were paired up, Reeves trying out for the part of Bill while Winter tried out for the part of Ted. They were cast opposite what they auditioned for.
71Keanu got his abdominal scar from a motorcycle wreck in Topanga Canyon. He was on a "demon ride" (no headlights at night) when he crashed into the side of a mountain. He was hospitalized for a week with broken ribs and a ruptured spleen. When the paramedics came to get him, an emergency medical technician trainee picked up one end of the stretcher... then dropped it by mistake! "It made me laugh, but I couldn't breathe!".
72Was MVP on his high school hockey team, where he was a goalie.
73Hobbies include horseback riding and surfing (both inspired from movie roles).
74Dropped out of high school when he was 17 to become an actor.
75His name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian.
76His mother, Patricia Taylor, was a costume designer for rock stars such as Alice Cooper.
77His father was a geologist who served time in prison. He was paroled after serving two years of a ten-year sentence for selling heroin at Hilo Airport in 1992.
78Was manager of a pasta shop in Toronto, Ontario.
79Father left the family when Keanu was very young.
80Was nicknamed "the wall" by high school hockey team De La Salle College "Oaklands".
81Had job sharpening ice skates.
82Ex-stepson of film and stage director Paul Aaron.
83Named after his uncle Henry Keanu Reeves. "Keanu" is a derivation of Reeves' great-great-uncle Keaweaheulu, whose name means "the soft breeze raising" in Hawaiian.
84Younger sister, Kim Reeves (born in Australia in 1966). Through his mother, he has a half-sister named Karina Miller (born 1976 in Toronto). Through his father, he has a half-sister named Emma Reeves (born 1980 in Hawaii).
85He owns at least two Norton Commando motorcycles whose engines were available in both 750cc and 850cc capacities, the high-compression version being the Combat Commando.
86Loves ballroom dancing.
87Arrested in Los Angeles, California; charged with drunk driving. [May 1993]
88Ranked #23 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
89Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1995).

Trademarks of Keanu Reeves

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1Deep husky voice
2Intense contemplative gaze

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