Keanu Reeves

Highest Rated: 93% Side by Side (2012)
Lowest Rated: 0% Generation Um... (2013)
Birthday: Sep 2, 1964
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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum John Wick 2019
11% Replicas Producer Will Foster 2019
No Score Yet Always Be My Maybe Actor 2019
No Score Yet Bill & Ted Face the Music Actor 2019
48% Destination Wedding Frank 2018
11% Siberia Lucas Hill Producer 2018
70% To the Bone Dr. William Beckham 2017
44% The Bad Batch The Dream $0.2M 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 John Wick $92M 2017
No Score Yet SPF-18 Actor 2017
No Score Yet SPF-18 Keanu Reeves 2017
82% Mifune: The Last Samurai Narrator $62.2K 2016
33% The Whole Truth Ramsay 2016
58% The Neon Demon Hank 2016
8% Exposed Detective Scott Galban Producer 2016
No Score Yet The Modern Ocean Actor 2016
36% Knock Knock Executive Producer Evan Webber $0.3M 2015
82% Deep Web Narrator 2015
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater Actor 2014
87% John Wick John Wick Executive Producer 2014
15% 47 Ronin Kai $20.6M 2013
71% Man of Tai Chi Director Screenwriter Donaka Mark $61.6K 2013
0% Generation Um... John 2013
33% A Man's Story Actor 2012
93% Side by Side Keanu Reeves Producer $29.1K 2012
No Score Yet Sunset Strip Actor 2012
41% Henry's Crime Henry Torne Producer $0.2M 2011
69% 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
67% A Scanner Darkly Bob Arctor $5.3M 2006
36% The Lake House Alex Wyler $52.4M 2006
67% Great Warming Narrator 2006
50% 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
72% 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
15% 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
88% The Matrix Neo 1999
66% The Devil's Advocate Kevin Lomax 1997
14% 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
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Julian 1994
47% Freaked Juan the Dog Boy 1993
90% Much Ado About Nothing Don John 1993
72% Bram Stoker's Dracula Jonathan Harker 1992
81% 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
59% 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

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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Swedish Dicks
2017-2018
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 The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2011
No Score Yet 20/20
1978-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
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 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures
1990-1991
Voice
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Kip
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Animatrix
2003
Voice Neo

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