Keanu Reeves is an actor known for many iconic roles, particularly his performance as Neo in the Matrix series and John Wick from the eponymous movies. In addition, he is known for his dramatic roles, action movies, and pleasant demeanor, which has earned him a reputation as a genuinely nice celebrity.
Keanu Reeves dated Jennifer Syme between 1998 and 2001. Since 2018, he has been with Alexandra Grant, an American visual artist.
Keanu Reeves started acting in theatre and on television until 1986, when he appeared in Youngblood, which served as his debut on the big screen. His breakthrough role was in the sci-fi comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989, which he would reprise in two sequels.
In 1991, he was recognized for his dramatic chops thanks to his role in My Own Private Idaho, and the same year, he also established himself as an action leading man in Point Break. 1991 also saw the release of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Adventure. The next year, Reeves appeared in Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the role of Jonathan Harker.
Reeves appeared in a variety of movies, some poorly received but many highly successful. His performance in The Devil’s Advocate opposite Al Pacino was praised, for instance, in 1997. The actor often appeared in several movies per year, dramatic, action, and romantic films as well.
In 1999, he was cast in the role of Neo in The Matrix, which brought international recognition and the status of icon. The film was followed by two sequels, commercially successful but less well-received than the original movie.
In 2005, Reeves played Constantine in the eponymous movie. He was in The Lake House, a romantic drama opposite Sandra Bullock, in 2006. In 2008 he appeared in The Day the Earth Stood Still. After 2008, he was in six more films that did not receive a lot of recognition, including his first directorial effort Man of Tai Chi.
In 2014, Reeves appeared in the titular role in the action film John Wick, which received much acclaim and gave him a new level of success and recognition.
John Wick was followed by two sequels, which also saw significant success, coming out in 2017 and 2019, respectively. In 2020, Reeves also reprised his role as Ted in Bill & Ted Face the Music.
In 2021 Matrix: Resurrections was released, where Reeves once more took on his iconic role as Neo. John Wick: Chapter 4 is scheduled for a 2022 release.
Reeves has been recognized online and among fans for his laidback and pleasant attitude, often being on record as doing acts of kindness. Another popular online joke concerning this actor is his supposed immortality, based on how little he seems to have aged and his resemblance to old portraits.
Reeves was part of the band Dogstar.
The actor underwent extensive martial arts training, in particular, in kung fu to be able to do the role of Neo.
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