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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.
I need a hard working woman with respect who will this for everybody who ain't made it yet.
The impact of falling in love for the first time has a special place in our arhitecture.
Artists are losing the choice to use film. People have a love for it -- the grain, how it feels, the texture.
The acting experience and the collaborating and creating the world, working on the piece, they're the same joys.
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.
The impact of falling in love for the first time has a special place in our arhitecture.
A good date is when you are intoxicated with each other's company and everything becomes good in the world.
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.
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.
How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I'll say that. Wonder and terror.
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.
Performing an exorcism was like changing your oil. It's a drag, but necessary.
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.
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.
The serialization through the Internet or through digital portals, means of ways of communicating, and I think that's great.
I like writing songs. I like the camarderie of the and. I like touring. I love playing bass. And then there's free beer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I do think there must be some kind of interaction between your living life and the life that goes on from here.
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.
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.
My name can't be that tough to pronounce!
I was hopeless at high school -- I failed everything but Latin.
Multi-culture is the real culture of the world -- the pure race doesn't exist.
Tattoos are interesting, but at the same time they are also a mask -- you are exhibiting your past life on your body.
I attempt to connect with my muse and go on demon rides.
I'm older and older. With any experience you have, you know more about yourself.
We are the sum of who we are. We pick certain things at certain moments that influenced us.
What sort of girls do i like? -- They are all angels.
The blues have always had some of the best times, best feelings I've ever had.
I thank the earth and the sky everyday for the opportunities I've had.
In my quiet, I was working something out.
Art is about trying to find the good in people, and making the world a more compassionate place.
All the dreams I dream are nightmares and those nightmares are the ones I live.
I guess living without love, without experiencing it or being able to give it is pretty strong punishment.
I'm a Virgo; it's in my sign to be hard on myself.
Life is good when you have a good sandwich.
And it's easy to stay grounded. The ground is very close. And we walk on it every day.
Nothing ever truly dies. The universe wastes nothing, everything is simply transformed.
Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve.
Money buys you the freedom to live your life the way you want.
You have to change your life if you're not happy, and wake up if things aren't going the way you want.
You need to be happy to live, I don't.
I used to have nightmares that they would put 'He played Ted' on my tombstone.
I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about morality, sustainability and philosophy instead of the Kardashians.
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.
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.
I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie.
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.
I was always interested -- I mean, it's kind of part of your job -- I was always interested in the camera.
I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we've been trying to generate material.
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.
But, you know, it's still a drag to get your picture taken when you're eating a sandwich. It's a downer.
Mortality is very different when you're 20 to when you're 50.
I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.
Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that.
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.
I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sure I believe in God and the Devil, but they don't have to have pitchforks and a long white beard.
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