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Keanu Reeves

Highest Rated:   93% Speed (1994)
Lowest Rated:   0% Generation Um... (2013)
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Birthplace:   Beirut, Lebanon
From lamebrained teenage time traveler to metaphysical sci-fi Superman, Keanu Reeves has portrayed just about every character type imaginable in his sometimes wildly fluctuating career. Frequently lambasted by critics and often polarizing audiences suspicious of his talent's true extent, Reeves has nevertheless managed to maintain his lucrative career by balancing his lesser efforts with intermittent direct hits at the box office.Born Keanu Charles Reeves in Beirut, Lebanon, on September 2, 1964, and named for the Hawaiian word that means "cool breeze over the mountains," the future actor was a world traveler by the age of two, thanks to his father's career as a geologist. His mother, Patricia Taylor, worked as a showgirl and later a costume designer of film and stage, and after his parents divorced, Reeves followed his mother and sister to live in New York; the trio would later relocate to Toronto -- where Reeves' interest in ice hockey and acting took a substantial precedence over academics. His formidable presence in front of the goal eventually earned Reeves the nickname "The Wall," and it wasn't long before all interest in school waned and the talented goalie decided to pursue acting.Later working as a manager in a Toronto pasta shop, Reeves soon began turning up in small roles on various Canadian television programs, making his feature debut in the 1985 Canadian film One Step Away before American audiences got their first good look at him in the 1986 Rob Lowe drama Youngblood. Subsequently going back to television and garnering favorable notice for his role in 1986's Young Again, it was the release of Tim Hunter's The River's Edge later that year that would provide Reeves with his breakthrough role. A harrowing tale of teen apathy in small town America, The River's Edge provided Reeves with a perfect opportunity to display his dramatic range, and the film would eventually become a minor classic in teen angst cinema.Appearing in a series of sometimes quirky but ultimately forgettable efforts in the following few years, 1988 found Reeves drawing favorable nods for his role in director Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons. It was the following year's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, however, that would transform the actor into something of an '80s icon. Reeves' performance of a moronic, air guitar wielding wannabe rocker traveling through time in order to complete his history report and graduate from high school proved so endearingly silly that it spawned both a sequel (1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey) and a Saturday morning cartoon. In an odd twist of fate, Reeves and co-star Alex Winter had initially auditioned for the opposite roles from those in which they were ultimately cast. Though he would later offer variations of the character type in such efforts as Parenthood (1989) and I Love You to Death (1990), it wasn't long before Reeves was looking to break away from the trend and take his career to the next level.After drawing favorable reviews for his turn as a rich kid turned street hustler opposite River Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's 1991 drama My Own Private Idaho, Reeves battled the undead in Francis Ford Coppola's lavish production of Dracula (1992). Showing his loyalty toward fellow Bill and Ted cohort Winter with a hilarious extended cameo in Freaked the following year, Reeves once again teamed with Van Sant for the critically eviscerated Even Cowgirls Get the Blues before surprising audiences with an unexpectedly complex performance as Siddhartha in Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha (1993).Just as audiences were beginning to ask themselves if they may have underestimated Reeves talent as an actor, the mid-'90s found his career taking an unexpected turn toward action films with the release of Jan de Bont's 1994 mega-hit Speed (Reeves would ultimately decline to appear in the film's disastrous sequel). Balancing out such big-budgeted adrenaline rushes as Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Chain Reaction (1996) with romantic

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 3
  • John Wick
2019
No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 3
  • John Wick
2019
67% To the Bone
  • Dr. William Beckham
2017
42% The Bad Batch
  • The Dream
$0.2M 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2
  • John Wick
$92M 2017
No Score Yet SPF-18
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Destination Wedding
  • Actor
2017
82% Mifune: The Last Samurai
  • Narrator
$62.2k 2016
29% The Whole Truth
  • Ramsay
2016
57% The Neon Demon
  • Hank
2016
9% Exposed
  • Detective Scott Galban
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet Replicas
  • Producer
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Modern Ocean
  • Actor
2016
35% Knock Knock
  • Executive Producer
  • Evan Webber
$0.3M 2015
82% Deep Web
  • Narrator
2015
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater
  • Actor
2014
86% John Wick
  • John Wick
  • Executive Producer
2014
15% 47 Ronin
  • Kai
$20.6M 2013
71% Man of Tai Chi
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Donaka Mark
$61.6k 2013
0% Generation Um...
  • John
2013
31% A Man's Story
  • Actor
2012
92% Side by Side
  • Keanu Reeves
$29.1k 2012
No Score Yet Sunset Strip
  • Actor
2012
40% Henry's Crime
  • Henry Torne
  • Producer
$0.1M 2011
68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • Chris Nadeau
2009
No Score Yet Bollywood Hero
  • Himself
2009
21% The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Klaatu
$79.2M 2008
36% Street Kings
  • Detective Tom Ludlow
$26.4M 2008
68% A Scanner Darkly
  • Bob Arctor
$5.3M 2006
35% The Lake House
  • Alex Wyler
$52.4M 2006
67% Great Warming
  • Narrator
2006
51% Ellie Parker
  • Himself
2005
71% Thumbsucker
  • Dr. Perry Lyman
$1.2M 2005
46% Constantine
  • John Constantine
$75.5M 2005
No Score Yet The Burly Man Chronicles
  • Actor
2004
71% Something's Gotta Give
  • Julian Mercer
$121.5M 2003
36% The Matrix Revolutions
  • Neo
$139.1M 2003
No Score Yet Me & Will
  • Himself
2003
No Score Yet Keanu Reeves: Journey to Success
  • Actor
2003
89% The Animatrix
  • Neo
2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded
  • Neo
$281.6M 2003
39% Hardball
  • Conor O'Neill
$39.7M 2001
16% Sweet November
  • Nelson Moss
$24.5M 2001
57% The Gift
  • Donnie Barksdale
$11.2M 2000
10% The Watcher
  • David Allen Griffin
$28.6M 2000
41% The Replacements
  • Shane Falco
$44.1M 2000
87% The Matrix
  • Neo
1999
66% The Devil's Advocate
  • Kevin Lomax
1997
15% Feeling Minnesota
  • Jjaks Clayton
1996
16% Chain Reaction
  • Eddie Kasalivich
1996
No Score Yet The Last Time I Committed Suicide
  • Harry
1996
42% A Walk in the Clouds
  • Paul Sutton
1995
13% Johnny Mnemonic
  • Johnny
1995
93% Speed
  • Jack Traven
1994
68% Little Buddha
  • Prince Siddhartha
1994
22% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Julian
1994
47% Freaked
  • Juan the Dog Boy
1993
89% Much Ado About Nothing
  • Don John
1993
76% Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Jonathan Harker
1992
82% My Own Private Idaho
  • Scott Favor
1991
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  • Ted
1991
68% Point Break
  • Johnny Utah
1991
45% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)
  • Martin Loader
1990
56% I Love You to Death
  • Marlon James
1990
93% Parenthood
  • Tod
1989
78% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Ted Logan
1989
No Score Yet Life Under Water
  • Kip
1989
No Score Yet The Prince of Pennsylvania
  • Rupert Marshetta
1988
No Score Yet The Night Before
  • Winston Connelly
1988
93% Dangerous Liaisons
  • Chevalier Danceny
1988
50% Permanent Record
  • Chris Townsend
1988
86% River's Edge
  • Clarissa
1987
No Score Yet Babes in Toyland
  • Jack-be-Nimble
1986
No Score Yet Under the Influence
  • Eddie Talbot
1986
No Score Yet Young Again
  • Michael Riley (17)
1986
38% Youngblood
  • Hoover
1986
No Score Yet Brotherhood of Justice
  • Derek
1986
No Score Yet Dream to Believe
  • Tommy
1986
No Score Yet Act of Vengeance
  • Buddy Martin
1986
No Score Yet One Step Away
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Swedish Dicks
2017
  • Tex
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Animatrix
2003
  • Voice
  • Neo

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