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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men. He recently wrapped production on THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, a remake of the 1951 sci-fi film, starring opposite Jennifer Connelly. Prior to that, Reeves was seen starring opposite Sandra Bullock in the romantic drama THE LAKE HOUSE and in A SCANNER DARKLY, a highly stylized blend of live-action and animation. Reeves also starred in the comic book adaptation CONSTANTINE opposite Rachel Weisz, the independent film THUMBSUCKER, SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, a romantic comedy in which he starred opposite Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as well as the highly anticipated THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, the final chapter in the blockbuster THE MATRIX trilogy and the follow-up to THE MATRIX RELOADED.

His long list of credits include HARDBALL, THE GIFT opposite Cate Blanchett for which he received critical acclaim, SWEET NOVEMBER, THE REPLACEMENTS, A WALK IN THE CLOUDS; the hit thriller, DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, opposite Al Pacino and Charlize Theron; LITTLE BUDDHA, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, opposite Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson and Michael Keaton. Reeves was also seen in BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, POINT BREAK; the very popular BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and its sequel, BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY.

Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various local theater productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles. His first widely acclaimed role was in Tim Hunter's RIVER'S EDGE. He then starred in Marisa Silver's PERMANENT RECORD, and with Amy Madigan and Fred Ward in THE PRINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA. Yet another turn came when the actor was cast as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears' highly praised DANGEROUS LIAISONS, alongside Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. He joined other outstanding casts that year in Ron Howard's comedy, PARENTHOOD, and Lawrence Kasdan's I LOVE YOU TO DEATH. Audiences saw Reeves for the first time as the romantic lead opposite Barbara Hershey in Jon Amiel's TUNE IN TOMORROW, also starring Peter Falk. His additional credits include Tri-Star's sci-fi thriller, JOHNNY MNEMONIC; Andrew Davis' action film, CHAIN REACTION; and the dark comedy FEELING MINNESOTA, directed by Steven Baigelman for New Line Cinema.

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Keanu Reeves Facts

Birth NameKeanu Charles Reeves
BirthdaySeptember 2, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Keanu Reeves compared to you?
Awards2000 MTV Movie Awards: Best Fight (for The Matrix)
2000 MTV Movie Awards: Best Male Performance (for The Matrix)
1995 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo (for Speed)
1992 MTV Movie Awards: Most Desirable Male (for Point Break)

Selected Filmography

Henry's Crime
John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick
The Gift
Knock Knock
The Neon Demon
The Watcher
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