Keanu Reeves Bibliography

Born on:2nd Sep 64Born in:CanadaMarital status:SingleOccupation:Actor and Singer

Keanu  Reeves  net worth is estimated at $350 million.   The instant we think about the new cinematographic techniques involved in films, one among the popular choices that come to our mind is the MATRIX movie. When matrix movie comes to our mind, it is the handsome KEANU REEVES that we think about. Keanu Charles Reeves born on September 2nd 1964 at Beirut Lebanon. This star has actively dedicated him in this field of acting for the past 27 years (since 1985 till present). He basically started his career as a musician and simultaneously entered into the field of acting as well. The charming actor has made a whooping $350 million till date and has been unfortunate or rather lucky in the case of marriage as he is still an eligible bachelor. When there is stardom, there is an acute amount of involved as well. Keanu Reeves is no exception to that.  Keanu  Reeves  net worth about $350 million which mainly includes the major share of profits of the matrix trilogy which almost made him earn half of his wealth. He is unusual for a star as he lived in rented houses and hotels until 2003 (which was like 18 years after he started his career) when he got a house in Hollywood hills in Los Angeles. Keanu has spent about $7 million dollars on charity, a cause which added charisma to  Keanu  Reeves  net worth. He spends a considerable amount of his bikes as he is a total bike freak and has spent nearly $28000 on his most favourite Harley Davidson bikes.  Keanu  Reeves  net worth made him own a flamboyant $4 million house in Hollywood hills which he refers to as the ‘CHATEAU MODERN’. It is a very spacious rectangular house which has been built with a lot of limestone tiles. He owns a hot West Coast Chopper that comes around $50,000 which was designed by Jesse James (Sandra bullock’s husband) and given to him on his 40th birthday. He had a girlfriend in the year 1999 and she gave birth to a stillborn daughter in the same year. She passed away in 2001 as she was a sole driver who happened to fall prey in an automobile wreck while partying. Keanu was sued in the year 2008 as he was victimised for hitting a paparazzo Alison Silva which made his shell out $711,974. In the year 2010, June 15th was declared as “Unofficial cheer up Keanu day”. He has played bass guitar in the grunge and dogstar in the 90s and has also performed with the band Becky. He won an MTV award for the MOST DESIRABLE MALE in the year 1991 for his movie Point Break.

"Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things."

"I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy."

"Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that."

"The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way."

"It'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."

He was chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1995.

He ranked #23 in Empire UK magazines "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in Oct 1997.

He loves ballroom dancing.

He worked as manager of a pasta shop in Toronto.

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and Chinese ancestry, and Keanu's mother is originally from England. After his parents' marriage dissolved, Keanu moved with his mother and younger sister, Kim Reeves, to New York City, then Toronto. Stepfather #1 was Paul Aaron, a stage and film director - he and Patricia divorced within a year, after which she went on to marry (and divorce) rock promoter Robert Miller and hair salon owner Jack Bond. Reeves never reconnected with his biological father. In high school, Reeves was lukewarm toward academics but took a keen interest in ice hockey (as team goalie, he earned the nickname "The Wall") and drama. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue an acting career.

After a few stage gigs and a handful of made-for-TV movies, he scored a supporting role in the Rob Lowe hockey flick Youngblood (1986), which was filmed in Canada. Shortly after the production wrapped, Reeves packed his bags and headed for Hollywood. Reeves popped up on critics' radar with his performance in the dark adolescent drama, River's Edge (1986), and landed a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated Dangerous Liaisons (1988) with director Stephen Frears.

His first popular success was the role of totally rad dude "Ted Logan" in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). The wacky time-travel movie became something of a cultural phenomenon, and audiences would forever confuse Reeves's real-life persona with that of his doofy on-screen counterpart. He then joined the casts of Ron Howard's comedy, Parenthood (1989) and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You to Death (1990).

Over the next few years, Reeves tried to shake the Ted stigma with a series of highbrow projects. He played a slumming rich boy opposite River Phoenix's narcoleptic male hustler in My Own Private Idaho (1991), an unlucky lawyer who stumbles into the vampire's lair in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), and Shakespearean party-pooper Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (1993).

In 1994, the understated actor became a big-budget action star with the release of Speed (1994). Its success heralded an era of five years in which Reeves would alternate between small films, like Feeling Minnesota (1996) and The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), and big films like A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and The Devil's Advocate (1997). (There were a couple misfires, too: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Chain Reaction (1996).) After all this, Reeves did the unthinkable and passed on the Speed sequel, but he struck box-office gold again a few years later with the Wachowski siblings' cyberadventure, The Matrix (1999).

Now a bonafide box-office star, Keanu would appear in a string of smaller films -- among them The Replacements (2000), The Watcher (2000), The Gift (2000), Sweet November (2001), and Hardball (2001) - before The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Matrix Revolutions (2003) were both released in 2003.

Since the end of The Matrix trilogy, Keanu has divided his time between mainstream and indie fare, landing hits with Something's Gotta Give (2003), The Lake House (2006), and Street Kings (2008). He's kept Matrix fans satiated with films such as Constantine (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). And he's waded back into art-house territory with Ellie Parker (2005), Thumbsucker (2005), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), and Henry's Crime (2010).

Most recently, as post-production on the samurai epic 47 Ronin (2013) waged on, Keanu appeared in front of the camera in Side by Side (2012), a documentary on celluloid and digital filmmaking, which he also produced. He also directed another Asian-influenced project, Man of Tai Chi (2013).

In 2014, Keanu played the title role in the action revenge film John Wick (2014), which became popular with critics and audiences alike. He reprised the role in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), taking the now-iconic character to a better opening weekend and even more enthusiastic reviews than the first go-around.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Intense contemplative gaze
Known for playing stoic reserved characters
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1995).
Arrested in Los Angeles, California; charged with drunk driving. [May 1993]
He 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.
Named 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.
Had job sharpening ice skates.
Father left the family when Keanu was very young.
His 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 (1992).
His name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian.
Hobbies include horseback riding and surfing (both inspired from movie roles).
Keanu 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!".
His first name, Keanu, is pronounced "keh-ah-noo".
In 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.
Maintains Canadian citizenship and passport.
Resides in the Hollywood Hills area, Los Angeles, California, and is said to maintain an apartment in Manhattan as well.
Was originally cast as Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995) but later backed out of the project. The role went to Val Kilmer.
Auditioned for the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; but was rejected.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#28) (2007).
Is an avid fan of Formula 1 and IndyCar racing.
Currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Keanu'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.
Played ice hockey for the California Senior Hockey League (1995).
Was 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).
Decided to become an actor at age 15 when he was doing Romeo and Juliet in 10th grade.
Attended the 2008 Bambi Awards in Offenburg, Germany. [November 2008]
Announced that he is teaming up with friend Gard Hollinger of L.A. County Choprods to launch the Arch Motorcycle Company. [October 2012]
Is jokingly considered to be immortal due to striking resemblances to Vlad the Impaler and Paul Manet.
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.
When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it.
I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.
[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.
[when asked if he had any fears] I used to have nightmares that they would put "He played Ted" on my tombstone.
Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the Ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[1995, on My Own Private Idaho (1991)' You know what's great? Right after I finished Bram Stoker's 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.
[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 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).
[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.
[on turning down Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)] They said, "You've got to do this", And I said, "I read the script and I can't. It's called Speed and it's on a cruise ship." I didn't work at Fox for 15 years.
I love riding my bike through Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway. I also go to the Santa Monica Mountains. It is like losing myself, like playing a musical instrument or any other pastime that takes away regular cares and responsibilities.
[I am trying to give up] smoking. I didn't even start until I was 30. I got hooked making Feeling Minnesota and now it's a prison, but I want to stop.
As a kid, I didn't dream of becoming a movie star. No, I dreamt of travelling to distant planets in flying machines. I loved acting, though, and by the time I was a teenager, it was something I wanted to do with my life. I was acting professionally by the time I was 16. I grew up around the business - my stepfather was a director, my mother was a costume designer - but I also loved sport and, at one point, thought of doing that as a career. I played hockey, basketball and baseball.
[on whether he thinks he takes after his mother] Yes, my mother is the one who raised me - she is a very independent woman and she probably passed that on. She is from Hampshire, she left England when she was very, very young - 14 or 15 - but she gave me some English manners. She taught me which side the fork went on the plate, but also there was the two-fingers attitude, an irreverence. I love the irreverence and the word play of British humour and the social commentary. I was raised on The Two Ronnies and Monty Python.
I don't shop a lot, but I do like nice clothes and, I guess, if I have a look it is suits and T-shirts with casual boots. I like to have a suit that fits well. I wear Kiton, Costume National and Gucci once in a while.

Salary (8)

Youngblood (1986) $3,000
Speed (1994) $1,200,000
Johnny Mnemonic (1995) $2,000,000
The Devil's Advocate (1997) $8,000,000
The Matrix (1999) $10,000,000 + 10% of the gross
The Replacements (2000) $12,500,000
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross

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