Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Highest Rated: 97% Toy Story 4 (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% Generation Um... (2012)

Birthday: Sep 02, 1964

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Canadian actor Keanu Reeves enjoyed a protean film career that encompassed broad comedies like "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1988), action blockbusters like "Speed" (1994), "The Matrix" (1999) and "John Wick" (2015) and arthouse projects like "My Own Private Idaho" (1990) over the course of several decades. Born Keanu Charles Reeves on September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, he was the son of Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., an American of Chinese-Hawaiian, English, Irish and Portuguese descent, and Patricia Taylor, who hailed from England. His parents separated when Reeves was three years of age, and Taylor, who worked as a costume designer, took their son with her on various assignments in Sydney, Australia and New York City before settling in Toronto, Ontario. There, Reeves' mother would marry and divorce three more husbands, while her son, raised primarily by grandparents and nannies, cycled through several Toronto high schools while nurturing an interest in hockey. But roles in theater productions convinced him to pursue a career as an actor, and he soon logged appearances in local television commercials and episodic series. After making his feature film debut as a Quebecois goalie in the Rob Lowe hockey drama, "Youngblood" (1986), Reeves headed south to Los Angeles, where he found steady work in various American TV-movies and episodic programs. But after earning solid notices for a dramatic turn as a thoughtful teenager caught up in a murder in Tim Hunter's "The River's Edge" (1986), Reeves graduated to features, where his quiet intensity and exotic good looks initially minted him as a romantic juvenile lead or bruised antihero in films like "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) and "Permanent Record" (1988). But he showed an unexpected knack for comedy with his turn as a good-natured, if slow-witted teen traveling through time in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989), which led to a slew of roles as goofy but earnest young men in Ron Howard's "Parenthood" (1989) and the Lawrence Kasden-penned "I Love You To Death" (1990). Reeves proved to be almost too adept at these roles, which undermined efforts to play more serious roles, like his surfing FBI agent in Kathryn Bigelow's "Point Break" (1991), Englishman Jonathan Harker in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) for Francis Ford Coppola, and a Shakespearean villain in Kenneth Branagh's "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993), for which he was the subject of much critical scorn. But a turn as a gay hustler in Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho" (1992) silenced a few critics, as did the box office success of "Speed" (1994), with Reeves as a stalwart police officer helping Sandra Bullock pilot a runaway bus. To the surprise of many industry observers, Reeves turned down the inevitable sequel to "Speed" in favor of touring with his band, Dogstar, and appearing in a 1995 production of "Hamlet" in Winnipeg. When he returned to Hollywood, Reeves continued to keep his distance from traditional studio fare, preferring instead to devote his energies to arthouse efforts like "A Walk in the Clouds" (1995) for Alfonso Arau and Bernardo Bertolucci's "Little Buddha" (1995), which cast him as the adult Buddha. Neither of these efforts, or subsequent projects like "Feeling Minnesota" (1996), found much support at the box office, and he was a supporting player in two of his most successful projects of this period - "The Devil's Advocate" (1997), with Al Pacino, and "The Replacements" (2000), with Gene Hackman. A personal tragedy in the loss of a child with longtime significant other Jennifer Syme, who would herself pass away two years later, added a layer of emotional loss to his downward spiraling fortunes, but in 1999, he rebounded as Neo, a hacker who discovers a secret world within computer technology in "The Matrix." An unqualified hit for its remarkable special effects and imaginative scripting, it was followed by two blockbuster sequels ("The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," both 2003), and with the success of Nancy Meyers' comedy "Something's Gotta Give" (2003), with Reeves as Jack Nicholson's romantic rival for Diane Keaton, and "Constantine" (2005), with Reeves as DC Comics' demon hunter, he had returned as a bankable box office star. Reeves soon settled into a breathless schedule of studio and independent efforts, ranging from a remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008) and "The Lake House" (2008), which reunited him with "Speed" star Sandra Bullock, to Richard Linklater's animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "A Scanner Darkly" (2006) and the martial arts actioner "The 47 Ronin" (2013). He also branched out to embrace a variety of projects, from a picture book for grown-ups to producing the digital filmmaking documentary "Side by Side" (2011) and making his directorial debut with "Man of Tai Chi" (2013). The U.S.-Chinese co-production, inspired in part by the life of Reeves' friend, stuntman Tiger Chen, took five years to complete, which Reeves funded through steady work in dozens of features. The most unexpectedly successful of these was "John Wick" (2015), directed by stunt man Chad Stahelski, who was also Reeves' stunt double. The film, an ultra-violent tribute to noir and martial arts films, starred Reeves as a former hitman who waged war on the Russian gangster that stole his car and killed his dog. Its stylistic excesses drew positive reviews and $88 million at the box office, and was followed by two more hit sequels, "John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017) and "John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum" (2019). Between these efforts, Reeves collaborated with director Nicholas Winding Refn on his surreal "Neon Demon" (2016), gave an amusing cameo as an exaggerated version of himself in the Netflix feature "Always Be My Maybe" (2019) and lent his voice to a Canadian stunt rider toy in "Toy Story 4" (2019).

Highest rated movies




No Score Yet No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 4 John Wick (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet DC League of Super-Pets Unknown (Voice) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Matrix 4 Neo (Character) - 2021
83% 68% Bill & Ted Face the Music Ted (Character),
Executive Producer
$3.4M 2020
66% 51% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Sage (Voice) $4.5M 2020
89% 86% John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum John Wick (Character) $171M 2019
74% 43% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Self - 2019
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Duke Caboom (Voice) $434M 2019
90% 80% Always Be My Maybe Self - 2019
11% 32% Replicas William Foster (Character),
$4M 2018
51% 58% Destination Wedding Frank (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hijastras lesbianas Unknown (Character) - 2018
12% 17% Siberia Lucas Hill (Character),
- 2018
89% 85% John Wick: Chapter 2 John Wick (Character) $92M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Replicas Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 8% SPF-18 Self - 2017
70% 64% To the Bone Dr. William Beckham (Character) - 2017
59% 51% The Neon Demon Hanks (Character) $1.3M 2016
46% 30% The Bad Batch The Dream (Character) $180.9K 2016
32% 34% The Whole Truth Ramsey (Character) - 2016
8% 15% Exposed Detective Galban (Character),
- 2016
79% 72% Deep Web Narrator - 2015
38% 20% Knock Knock Evan (Character),
Executive Producer
$34K 2015
83% 76% Mifune: The Last Samurai Narrator $61.9K 2015
86% 81% John Wick John Wick (Character) $43M 2014
16% 48% 47 Ronin Kai (Character) $38.3M 2013
71% 50% Man of Tai Chi Donaka Mark (Character),
- 2013
0% 22% Generation Um... John (Character) - 2012
93% 86% Side by Side Unknown (Character),
$28.6K 2012
42% 25% Henry's Crime Henry (Character),
$101.9K 2010
70% 50% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Chris (Character) - 2009
20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Klaatu (Character) $79.4M 2008
36% 58% Street Kings Tom Ludlow (Character) $26.4M 2008
67% 74% A Scanner Darkly Fred/Bob (Voice) $5.5M 2006
67% 100% The Great Warming Narrator - 2006
35% 73% The Lake House Alex (Character) $52.3M 2006
71% 71% Thumbsucker Perry Lyman (Character) $1.3M 2005
46% 72% Constantine John Constantine (Character) $75.5M 2005
89% 78% The Animatrix Neo (Voice) - 2003
72% 69% Something's Gotta Give Dr. Julian Mercer (Character) $124.6M 2003
73% 72% The Matrix Reloaded Thomas A. Anderson/Neo (Character) $281.5M 2003
87% 76% Mayor of the Sunset Strip Self $257.3K 2003
35% 60% The Matrix Revolutions Neo/ Thomas A. Anderson (Character) $139.3M 2003
15% 76% Sweet November Nelson Moss (Character) $25.2M 2001
41% 70% Hardball Conor O'Neill (Character) $40.2M 2001
41% 66% The Replacements Shane Falco (Character) $44.7M 2000
11% 29% The Watcher Griffin (Character) $28.9M 2000
57% 55% The Gift Donnie Barksdale (Character) $12M 2000
88% 85% The Matrix Thomas A. Anderson/ Neo (Character) $171.4M 1999
No Score Yet 53% Me & Will Dogstar/Himself (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 43% The Last Time I Committed Suicide Harry (Character) $12.8K 1997
63% 80% The Devil's Advocate Kevin Lomax (Character) $61M 1997
18% 27% Chain Reaction Eddie Kasalivich (Character) $20.6M 1996
14% 27% Feeling Minnesota Jjaks Clayton (Character) $3.1M 1996
44% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Paul Sutton (Character) $48M 1995
19% 31% Johnny Mnemonic Johnny Mnemonic (Character) $16.7M 1995
94% 76% Speed Officer Jack Traven (Character) $121.2M 1994
68% 53% Little Buddha Siddhartha (Character) $2.3M 1993
90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Don John (Character) $22.5M 1993
19% 28% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Julian Gitche (Character) $1.7M 1993
75% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Jonathan Harker (Character) $82M 1992
70% 79% Point Break FBI Special Agent Johnny 'John' Utah (Character) $40.5M 1991
79% 80% My Own Private Idaho Scott Favor (Character) $6.4M 1991
57% 56% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Ted (Character) $38M 1991
56% 63% I Love You to Death Marlon James (Character) $14.9M 1990
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Martin Loader (Character) - 1990
91% 76% Parenthood Tod Higgins (Character) $99.6M 1989
81% 75% Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Ted Logan (Character) $39.1M 1989
No Score Yet 54% The Night Before Winston Connelly (Character) - 1988
14% 49% The Prince of Pennsylvania Rupert Marshetta (Character) - 1988
93% 83% Dangerous Liaisons Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny (Character) $32.7M 1988
50% 69% Permanent Record Chris Townsend (Character) $1.6M 1988
88% 76% River's Edge Matt (Character) $1.2M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Again Michael Riley, Age 17 (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% Babes in Toyland Jack/Jack-be-Nimble (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 38% Brotherhood of Justice Derek (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Influence Eddie Talbot (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of Vengeance Buddy Martin (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flying Tommy Warneki (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Away Ron Petrie (Character) - 1985


No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oral History Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet A World of Calm Narrator 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2020 2017 2013-2014 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017-2020 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
83% 83% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% Swedish Dicks Tex (Character) 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Car Matchmaker Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2015 2012 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bollywood Hero Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
93% No Score Yet Action Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
60% No Score Yet Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures Ted Logan (Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Heat Unknown (Guest Star) 1985


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