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  • Keanu Reeves Biography

    Born: February 09, 1964 in , Beirut, Lebanon

    KEANU REEVES is one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men. Reeves recently made his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi, which was shot entirely in China.  Reeves not only directed the film, but also starred in it. Man of Tai Chi premiered in China in June and will be released worldwide this fall.

    In 2012, the Reeves-produced documentary Side By Side made its theatrical and VOD debut to critical acclaim.  The documentary, which explores the history of filmmaking and the impact of new digital technology, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.  In the film, directed by Chris Kenneally, Reeves interviewed some of Hollywood’s key players, including James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, George Lucas, Danny Boyle, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, Lars von Trier and the Wachowski’s. 

    Recent film credits for Reeves include Mark Mann’s Generation Um…; Henry’s Crime, which he both starred in and produced; Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, opposite Robin Wright; 20th Century Fox’s epic The Day the Earth Stood Still, alongside Jennifer Connelly; the cop thriller Street Kings, opposite Forest Whitaker; the romantic drama The Lake House, opposite Sandra Bullock; and A Scanner Darkly, a highly stylized blend of live-action and animation.  Reeves also starred in the comic adaptation Constantine, opposite Rachel Weisz; the independent film Thumbsucker; the romantic comedy Something’s Gotta Give, opposite Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton; and the incredibly popular The Matrix series.

    Reeves’ long list of credits includes Hardball, The Gift, opposite Cate Blanchett, Sweet November, The Replacements, A Walk in the Clouds, the hit thriller Devil’s Advocate, opposite Al Pacino and Charlize Theron, Little Buddha and Much Ado About Nothing, opposite Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson and Michael Keaton.  Reeves was also seen in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, My Own Private Idaho, Point Break, the very popular Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. 

    Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various local theater productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles.  His first widely acclaimed role was in Tim Hunter’s River’s Edge.  He then starred in Marisa Silver’s Permanent Record, and alongside Amy Madigan and Fred Ward in The Prince of Pennsylvania. 

    Yet another turn came when Reeves was cast as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears’ highly praised Dangerous Liaisons, alongside Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer.  He joined other outstanding casts that year in Ron Howard’s comedy Parenthood and Lawrence Kasdan’s I Love You to Death.  Audiences saw Reeves for the first time as the romantic lead opposite Barbara Hershey in Jon Amiel’s Tune in Tomorrow, which co-starred Peter Falk.  His additional credits include TriStar’s sci-fi thriller Johnny Mnemonic, Andrew Davis’ action film Chain Reaction and Steve Baigelman’s dark comedy Feeling Minnesota.

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