Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves

Born

9/2/1964, Beirut, Lebanon

Birth Name

Keanu Charles Reeves

Gender

Male
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Keanu Charles Reeves was born at 1964 September 02, 05:41 am. Zodiac - virgo.Tree horoscope- pine-tree, Birth year - dragon, Birth hour - rabbit(05.00-07.00) His first serious film was River`s edge, (1986) but his first successful film was Bill and Ted`s Excellent Adventure (1989). Several years after that,…more

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  • Trivia

    • Keanu's girlfriend Jennifer was killed on April 2, 2001, 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, she was thrown through the windshield and killed instantly.

    • Keanu bares an abdominal scar after crashing his motorcycle following a "demon ride". A "demon ride" is when the rider doesn't put on their headlights at night. Keanu suffered broken ribs and a ruptured spleen from the incident.

    • Keanu turned down the role of Racer X in Speed Racer.

    • Keanu was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#28). [2007]
      Keanu was ranked #23 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
      Keanu was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#17). [1995]

    • Keanu was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on January 31, 2005.

    • In March 2007, Keanu grazed a photographer with his car. The photographer was standing in front of Keanu's car as he pulled out from a parking space. Police are investigating the incident.

    • In February 2007, it was revealed that Keanu is afraid of the dark.

    • Keanu dropped out of high school when he was 17 to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor.

    • Keanu loves ballroom dancing.

    • In May of 1993, Keanu was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with drunk driving.

    • Due to his hockey background, Keanu's nickname is The Wall.

    • Keanu was a presenter at the 1992 and 1993 MTV Movie Awards.

    • On The 78th Annual Academy Awards Keanu Reeves co-presented the award for Best Art Direction.

    • At age sixteen Keanu appeared in a Coca-Cola commercial.

    • On one occasion in 1992, Keanu filled in as the bass player for The Vandals.

    • Keanu's music taste is punk rock. He loves bands like The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash.

    • Keanu is left handed but plays his guitar right handed.

    • Keanu is a self proclaimed champion ping-pong player.

    • Though Keanu has many interests one of his passions are motorcycles.

    • Keanu is an extremely good chess player.

    • Keanu, before he became a star, used to manage a pasta shop in Toronto.

    • When Keanu played ice hockey for his high school he was voted MVP.

    • Keanu has a dual citizenship in both Canada and the UK.

    • Keanu has a sister named Kim Reeves who is a horse breeder and was born in 1966. She has been battling leukemia for many years. He also has a half sister by the name of Karina Miller. She was born in 1976.

    • Around Christmas 1999 Keanu was expecting a baby girl with his girlfriend Jennifer Syme. The baby was stillborn just a few weeks before the delivery date.

    • Keanu nationality is Canadian.

    • Keanu's mother, Patricia, was a dancer from England. She is now a costume designer and has been divorced 6 times. Keanu's father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, was a geologist.

    • Keanu is 6'1" tall.

    • Keanu attended the High School for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    • Keanu plays bass guitar in a band named Dogstar. They have released 3 CD's to date. They include Quattro Fromaggi, Our Little Visionary and Happy Ending.

    • Keanu won the Golden State Award and the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor for his role in The Matrix.

    • Keanu was nominated for the Saturn Award in 2000 for Best Actor for his role in The Matrix.

    • Keanu was the star in a 2007 movie titled Stompanato playing the role of Johnny Stompanato.

    • In the past Keanu has been romantically linked to Lynn Collins, Diane Keaton, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jennifer Syme. Since June of 2006 he has been dating Claire Forlani.

    • Back in the late 80's Keanu was a huge comic book fan. He collected X-Men comics. Wolverine was his favorite. He also enjoyed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

  • Quotes

    • Keanu: If it doesn't have that element to it, it doesn't really attract me.

    • Keanu: What 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.

    • Keanu: I went with an exorcist for a bit. I just want to know really practical things, like how do you hold someone possessed by the devil.

    • Keanu: I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues.

    • Keanu: The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.

    • Keanu: I am not handsome or sexy. Of course, it's not like I am hopeless

    • Keanu: I like writing songs. I like the camaraderie of it and I like touring. I love playing bass. And then there's free beer.

    • Keanu: (when told fans document his every move online) Do they? I don't know. I haven't checked it out, you know. I don't like go home and like..."Google" me.

    • Keanu: I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy.

    • Keanu: I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people

    • Keanu: I used to have nightmares that they would put 'He played Ted' on my tombstone.

    • Keanu: I just felt that if I went into Speed 2, I just...wouldn't have come up out of the water.

    • Keanu: On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage... You start to think that you're Tom Jones.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Dec 09, 2011 Good Guy Keanu Reeves Gives Up His Subway Seat.

    10
    He's often seen giving food to needy people. He has been recorded sharing his food with the homeless, while hanging out with them sitting on the ground----. Due to his Dyslexia condition, he had difficulty coping with his studies and was unable to graduate high school. - He has such a good character that people find it very easy to work with him. He has two movies with Sandra Bullock, Charlize Theron, Rachel Weisz---significant amount of contributions to charities and children's hospitals and foundations to help needy kids, as well as research institutions like Stand Up to Cancer and others. He's been quoted, "$$$$ is the LAST thing I think about"

    While dining on the streets of NY, the actor was approached by fans none turned down.

    -His band is named, "DogStar"

    9/2014moreless
  • Good actor.

    9.5
    Doesn't always pick the most popular which I like. When I was a teen I had a HUGE crush on him.
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