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Wikipedia Summary for Keanu Reeves

Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. Born in Beirut and raised in Toronto, Reeves began acting in theatre productions and in television films before making his feature film debut in Youngblood (1986). He had his breakthrough role in the science fiction comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), and he later reprised his role in its sequels. He gained praise for playing a hustler in the independent drama My Own Private Idaho (1991), and established himself as an action hero with leading roles in Point Break (1991) and Speed (1994).

Following several box office failures, Reeves's performance in the horror film The Devil's Advocate (1997) was well received. Greater stardom came for playing Neo in the science fiction series The Matrix, beginning in 1999. He played John Constantine in Constantine (2005) and starred in the romantic drama The Lake House (2006), the science fiction thriller The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), and the crime thriller Street Kings (2008). Following a setback, Reeves made a comeback by playing the titular assassin in the John Wick film series, beginning in 2014.

In addition to acting, Reeves has directed the film Man of Tai Chi (2013). He has played bass guitar for the band Dogstar and pursued other endeavours such as writing and philanthropy.

quote by Keanu Reeves: I need a hard working woman with respect who will this for everybody who ain't made it yet. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I need a hard working woman with respect who will this for everybody who ain't made it yet.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: The impact of falling in love for the first time has a special place in our arhitecture. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

The impact of falling in love for the first time has a special place in our arhitecture.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: Artists are losing the choice to use film. People have a love for it -- the grain, how it feels, the texture. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Artists are losing the choice to use film. People have a love for it -- the grain, how it feels, the texture.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: The acting experience and the collaborating and creating the world, working on the piece, they're the same joys. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

The acting experience and the collaborating and creating the world, working on the piece, they're the same joys.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I always felt a bit alone and isolated from other people...I did a lot of pretending as a child. It was my way of coping with the fact that I didn't feel like I fit in. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I always felt a bit alone and isolated from other people...I did a lot of pretending as a child. It was my way of coping with the fact that I didn't feel like I fit in.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: The impact of falling in love for the first time has a special place in our arhitecture. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

The impact of falling in love for the first time has a special place in our arhitecture.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: A good date is when you are intoxicated with each other's company and everything becomes good in the world. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

A good date is when you are intoxicated with each other's company and everything becomes good in the world.

--Keanu Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: It's easy to become very self-critical when you're an actor. Then you get critiqued by the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgment on you. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

It's easy to become very self-critical when you're an actor. Then you get critiqued by the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgment on you.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: But I did 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.' They made a cereal out of it, so once you've had a cereal, it doesn't get much more surreal than that. Surreal cereal. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

But I did 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.' They made a cereal out of it, so once you've had a cereal, it doesn't get much more surreal than that. Surreal cereal.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I'll say that. Wonder and terror. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I'll say that. Wonder and terror.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: So many people have that relationship. The companionship. The connection. To our -- to other beings, our pets. I hate to call them pets. But you know, to other creatures that we share our lives with. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

So many people have that relationship. The companionship. The connection. To our -- to other beings, our pets. I hate to call them pets. But you know, to other creatures that we share our lives with.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Performing an exorcism was like changing your oil. It's a drag, but necessary. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Performing an exorcism was like changing your oil. It's a drag, but necessary.

--Keanu Reeves


quote by Keanu Reeves: If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you're a badass with the heart of an angel. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you're a badass with the heart of an angel.

--Keanu Reeves





quote by Keanu Reeves: I mean, I went to a Catholic boys school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I mean, I went to a Catholic boys school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: The serialization through the Internet or through digital portals, means of ways of communicating, and I think that's great. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

The serialization through the Internet or through digital portals, means of ways of communicating, and I think that's great.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I like writing songs. I like the camarderie of the and. I like touring. I love playing bass. And then there's free beer. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I like writing songs. I like the camarderie of the and. I like touring. I love playing bass. And then there's free beer.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Environmental issues are on everyone's mind. It's part of our culture now and I can only applaud and laud anyone who is doing what they can and raising awareness. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Environmental issues are on everyone's mind. It's part of our culture now and I can only applaud and laud anyone who is doing what they can and raising awareness.

--Keanu Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that just wouldn't be our style. ... Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that just wouldn't be our style. ... Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.

--Keanu Reeves



quote by Keanu Reeves: Eventually, it came to this place like, I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell. Man of Tai Chi became the story to tell. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Eventually, it came to this place like, I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell. Man of Tai Chi became the story to tell.

--Keanu Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: Hallelujah! Amen! Christianity is so inherent in western story-telling, you can't really get around it. But it wasn't something that drew me to it more or less. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Hallelujah! Amen! Christianity is so inherent in western story-telling, you can't really get around it. But it wasn't something that drew me to it more or less.

--Keanu Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: I do think there must be some kind of interaction between your living life and the life that goes on from here. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I do think there must be some kind of interaction between your living life and the life that goes on from here.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: Life and art had a nice parallel, in the sense of coming together as strangers who are separate in prison who need to work together, getting to know each other. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Life and art had a nice parallel, in the sense of coming together as strangers who are separate in prison who need to work together, getting to know each other.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: 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. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

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.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: My name can't be that tough to pronounce! with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

My name can't be that tough to pronounce!

--Keanu Reeves





quote by Keanu Reeves: I was hopeless at high school -- I failed everything but Latin. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I was hopeless at high school -- I failed everything but Latin.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: Multi-culture is the real culture of the world -- the pure race doesn't exist. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Multi-culture is the real culture of the world -- the pure race doesn't exist.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: Tattoos are interesting, but at the same time they are also a mask -- you are exhibiting your past life on your body. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Tattoos are interesting, but at the same time they are also a mask -- you are exhibiting your past life on your body.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I attempt to connect with my muse and go on demon rides. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I attempt to connect with my muse and go on demon rides.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I'm older and older. With any experience you have, you know more about yourself. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I'm older and older. With any experience you have, you know more about yourself.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: We are the sum of who we are. We pick certain things at certain moments that influenced us. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

We are the sum of who we are. We pick certain things at certain moments that influenced us.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: What sort of girls do i like? -- They are all angels. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

What sort of girls do i like? -- They are all angels.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: The blues have always had some of the best times, best feelings I've ever had. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

The blues have always had some of the best times, best feelings I've ever had.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I thank the earth and the sky everyday for the opportunities I've had. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I thank the earth and the sky everyday for the opportunities I've had.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: In my quiet, I was working something out. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

In my quiet, I was working something out.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Art is about trying to find the good in people, and making the world a more compassionate place. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Art is about trying to find the good in people, and making the world a more compassionate place.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: All the dreams I dream are nightmares and those nightmares are the ones I live. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

All the dreams I dream are nightmares and those nightmares are the ones I live.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I guess living without love, without experiencing it or being able to give it is pretty strong punishment. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I guess living without love, without experiencing it or being able to give it is pretty strong punishment.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: I'm a Virgo; it's in my sign to be hard on myself. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I'm a Virgo; it's in my sign to be hard on myself.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Life is good when you have a good sandwich. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Life is good when you have a good sandwich.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: And it's easy to stay grounded. The ground is very close. And we walk on it every day. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

And it's easy to stay grounded. The ground is very close. And we walk on it every day.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Nothing ever truly dies. The universe wastes nothing, everything is simply transformed. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Nothing ever truly dies. The universe wastes nothing, everything is simply transformed.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Money buys you the freedom to live your life the way you want. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Money buys you the freedom to live your life the way you want.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: You have to change your life if you're not happy, and wake up if things aren't going the way you want. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

You have to change your life if you're not happy, and wake up if things aren't going the way you want.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: You need to be happy to live, I don't. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

You need to be happy to live, I don't.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: I used to have nightmares that they would put 'He played Ted' on my tombstone. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

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

--Keanu Reeves



quote by Keanu Reeves: I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about morality, sustainability and philosophy instead of the Kardashians. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about morality, sustainability and philosophy instead of the Kardashians.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Energy can't be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Energy can't be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I mean, I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I mean, I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.

--Keanu Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie.

--Keanu Reeves


quote by Keanu Reeves: How do people relate to movies now, when they're on portable devices or streaming them? It's not as much about going to the movies. That experience has changed. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

How do people relate to movies now, when they're on portable devices or streaming them? It's not as much about going to the movies. That experience has changed.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: I was always interested -- I mean, it's kind of part of your job -- I was always interested in the camera. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I was always interested -- I mean, it's kind of part of your job -- I was always interested in the camera.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we've been trying to generate material. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we've been trying to generate material.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: You know what, I'd done an interview show when I was like 16 or 17. One of my first jobs. I did interviews for this television show in Toronto. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

You know what, I'd done an interview show when I was like 16 or 17. One of my first jobs. I did interviews for this television show in Toronto.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: But, you know, it's still a drag to get your picture taken when you're eating a sandwich. It's a downer. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

But, you know, it's still a drag to get your picture taken when you're eating a sandwich. It's a downer.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Mortality is very different when you're 20 to when you're 50. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Mortality is very different when you're 20 to when you're 50.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

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

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: And of course to work with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and work with a wonderful, beautiful script directed by Nancy Meyers, it was really for me a dream come true. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

And of course to work with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and work with a wonderful, beautiful script directed by Nancy Meyers, it was really for me a dream come true.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

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 Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: 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. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

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 Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: Basically it starts with four months of training, just basic stretching, kicking and punching. Then you come to the choreography and getting ready to put the dance together. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Basically it starts with four months of training, just basic stretching, kicking and punching. Then you come to the choreography and getting ready to put the dance together.

--Keanu Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: 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. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

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.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: Eventually, it came to this place like, 'I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell.' 'Man of Tai Chi' became the story to tell. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Eventually, it came to this place like, 'I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell.' 'Man of Tai Chi' became the story to tell.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: I've been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I've been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me.

--Keanu Reeves
quote by Keanu Reeves: It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.

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quote by Keanu Reeves: I think the form, the Hollywood movie, I think the quality is obviously always going to be there and I think that the question of taste, there's always a question of taste. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

I think the form, the Hollywood movie, I think the quality is obviously always going to be there and I think that the question of taste, there's always a question of taste.

--Keanu Reeves

quote by Keanu Reeves: Sure I believe in God and the Devil, but they don't have to have pitchforks and a long white beard. with background image: photo of author Keanu Reeves with quote

Sure I believe in God and the Devil, but they don't have to have pitchforks and a long white beard.

--Keanu Reeves

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