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Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician.
|Born||September 2, 1964 |
|Residence||Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.|
|Nationality||Canadian, Lebanese, American, British|
|Height||6′ 1″ (1.85 m)|
|Parents||Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr.|
|Siblings||Emma Reeves, Karina Miller, Kim Reeves|
|Children||Ava Archer Syme-Reeves (deceased)|
Keanu Reeves was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon, and was raised in Toronto, Canada. His full name is Keanu Charles Reeves. His first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. Reeves is the son of English-born Patricia Taylor, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu’s father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and Chinese ancestry. His parents got divorced when he was only 3 years old. He is 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) tall. Keanu Reeve’s net worth is $400 million.
In 1994, Reeves’ career reached a new high as a result of his starring role in the action film Speed opposite Sandra Bullock. His casting in the film was controversial since, except for Point Break, he was primarily known for comedies and indie dramas.
Unfortunately their marriage did not last and his mother and younger sister, Kim Reeves, to Australia where his mom worked as a costume designer. The family then moved to New York City, then Toronto. The family moved around a lot and he lived with various stepfathers.
In high school, Reeves was never into academics but took a keen interest in ice hockey (as team goalie, he earned the nickname “The Wall”) and drama. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue an acting career. He was trained in Martial arts before the production of ‘The Matrix’ began. Reeves is dyslexic
Reeves is a longtime motorcycle enthusiast. After asking designer Gard Hollinger to create a custom-built bike for him, the two went into business together with the formation of Arch Motorcycle Company LLC in 2011.
Tragedy struck Keanu Reeves in December 1999, Reeves’s girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth to a stillborn daughter. Ava Archer Syme-Reeves was born prematurely, following an eight-month pregnancy. Eighteen months later, Syme died in an automobile accident. She was the sole passenger of the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Reported to be one of the more generous actors in Hollywood, Reeves helped care for his sister during her lengthy battle with leukemia, and has supported such organizations as Stand Up To Cancer and PETA.
When negotiating his profit-sharing deal for the two follow-up films, Reeves opted to hand over some of his points to the franchise’s special effects and costume design teams. The total amount Reeves could have earned but chose to disburse to the crew instead comes, by some accounts, to over $75 million. He donated over $75 million to people he worked with because he thought they deserved it. On top of that, Keanu gave each member of The Matrix’s 12-strong stuntman team a Harley Davidson motorbike as a gift. Just because he’s a good guy. He reportedly gave $80 million of his $114 million earnings for his work on “The Matrix” sequels to the special effects and makeup staff.
It was 1999 and Reeves’ career was about to touch the heights with Wachowski Brothers’ sci-fi ‘The Matrix’. The movie did extremely well at the box-office and Reeves’ character ‘Neo’ became an instant hit with the audience and the film critics. The success of this movie was used in making another two sequels namely: ‘The Matrix Reloaded (2003)’ and ‘The Matrix Revolution (2003)’. The trilogy performed as expected and did wonders for his career. He had now established himself as an actor with versatile talent and mature demeanor.
In 2010, Reeves gained a lot of publicity on the internet when someone posted his photograph in which he is sitting on a bench and eating alone and he looks miserable. It was posted on a 4chan forum. It became viral on the internet and was soon famous under the title of ‘Keanu is Sad’ or ‘Sad Keanu’. Reeves told The Guardian, when prompted to speak over the matter, ‘It is hopefully transformative. The kind of thing that takes you from one place to another – to look at yourself and you know, it can always be worse. I hate that sentence: of course it can always be worse!’
In September of 1997, Keanu Reeves, who now has millions of dollars, decided to spend a West Hollywood morning with a homeless man, talking, sharing and treating him as an equal. Not recoiling in disgust at the man’s belongings is one thing, but sharing, conversing and really spending some time sitting down with the less fortunate isn’t something that people usually do while in the United States and not part of a program.
Most celebrities will travel the world to do this, or wait until a charity they’re working for is sponsoring an event of some kind.
Keanu simply lives what he believes and doesn’t need any of this in order to be giving, kind, and just generally awesome.
Keanu Reeves was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January of 2005.
Reeves is neither Buddhist nor atheist, despite frequent listings to the contrary. He holds Canadian citizenship by naturalization. He grew up as a Canadian and identifies as such, and holds an American green card.
Quotes by Keanu Reeves
“Grief changes shape, but it never ends.”
“Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.”
“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”
“When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.”
“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.”
“I’m a meathead. I can’t help it, man. You’ve got smart people and you’ve got dumb people.”
“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.”
“I mean, if you didn’t get it or if you didn’t feel like you enjoyed it, sometimes that experience can change.”