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Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" he was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. he grew up mostly in Toronto, Canada. reeves has first gained attention for his performance in River's Edge, while the comedy Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. The gentle actor famously gave away most of his earnings from the blockbuster trilogy 'The Matrix' to the special effects and costume designer team of the movie because he felt that they were the real heroes of the movie. Reeves made his directorial debut with the movie 'Man of Tai Chi' in 2013
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Career of Reeves
In 1979, when Reeves was only 15, he acted at the Leah Posluns Theatre in the stage production of 'Romeo and Juliet'
In 1980s, he did commercials for big brands like Coca-Cola, short films like 'One Step Away', stage productions like 'Wolfboy'
In 1984, he also did correspondence for a TV youth program 'Going Great', for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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In 1986, Reeves did his first drama film 'River's Edge' - the movie showed a group of teenagers affected by a murder. After the success of this movie, Reeves got noticed and was offered more and more roles in the movies appropriate for his age, like: 'Permanent Record'
In 1989, he played the role of 'Ted Logan' in the movie 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' and in 1991 its sequel 'Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey' came out. These movies did a lot of good to Reeves' career but also stereotyped him into a 'troubled teen'
Actor Keanu Reeves attends the Bambi 2008 Awards Show November 27,in Offenburg Germany
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In 1992, he worked in the 'Point Break' which got him the MTV award for the 'Most Desirable Male'. Continuing to play serious and meaningful roles, Reeves played the role of an unlucky lawyer who ends up into a vampire's burrow in 'Dracula'
In 1994, it was time for Reeves to receive a well deserved fame and position in Hollywood with the release of 'Speed'. It made him a big-budget action star. He worked in the movie with already established actress Sandra Bullock
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In 1996, he did 'Feeling Minnesota' opposite Cameron Diaz, an American romantic comedy. Then it was time to do some big budget movies like: 'Johnny Mnemonic', a sci-fi released in the year 1995 and an action thriller called 'Chain Reaction' released in 1996
It was 1999 and Reeves' career was about to touch the heights with Wachowski Brothers' sci-fi 'The Matrix'. The movie did extremely well at the box-office and Reeves' character 'Neo' became an instant hit with the audience and the film critics
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in 2008, Reeves began pre-production on his directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi. The film is a multilingual narrative, partly inspired by the life of his friend, stuntman Tiger Chen
In 2011, he returned to other artistic mediums of expression. Having played music earlier in his career, he forayed into literature by writing the text for a "grown-up picture book" Entitled Ode to Happiness
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Personal Life of Reeves:
In 1993, Reeves was devastated and broken down by the death of his co-star and close friend River Phoenix. The two acted together in 'My Own Private Idaho' in 1991. Phoenix died of drug overdose and it was rumored that both Phoenix and Reeves experimented with drugs for the role that they were playing in the movie and Phoenix started taking drugs around that time only.
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In 2000, Reeves' longtime girlfriend Jennifer Syme, a production assistant and part-time actress delivered their still baby who they called 'Ava'. The tragedy became the cause for their break-up but both remained close friends even after that
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In '2001' just a year after the birth of their still born baby 'Ava' Jennifer was killed in a car accident, while she was coming back from Marilyn Manson's party in her LA house
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Trivia of Reeves:
➯ 1. In 1994, Reeves father was sentenced to ten years in jail for the possession of cocaine in Hawaii
➯ 2. He was offered the role opposite Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino in ‘Heat, which he turned down because of his prior engagement as Hamlet at Winnipeg’s Manitoba Theatre Centre in Canada. The role later went to Val Kilmer
➯ 3.Reeves was a band mate of the band called 'Dogstar' and once did a summer tour with them in 1995
➯ 4.For 'The Matrix' Reeves was selected for the role of 'Neo' over Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and Brad Pitt
➯ Reeves is not a Buddhist, opposing to the popular belief, but he says that he is interested in Buddhism. Reeves is dyslexic
➯ 5.He was trained in Martial arts before the production of 'The Matrix' began
➯ 6.His hobbies are horseback riding' ballroom dancing and surfing
➯7.He was in the list of ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World’ of People Magazine in 1995
Personal Quotes of Reeves:
➯ 1. My name can't be "that" tough to pronounce
➯ 2. When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it
➯ 3. "when told he would have to "bite the bullet" Yes, but I don't have to eat the whole rifle
➯ 4. I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb
➯ 5. I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime
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