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The Life of Keanu Reeves

He's so iconic, everyone knows him by his first name. He's Keanu Reeves — and this is his journey from tragedy to triumph. 🕶️

Meet Keanu Reeves

He was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964 and raised in Canada. His name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. At 15 he played Mercutio in a school production of Romeo and Juliet. At 17 he dropped out of high school and moved to LA. In his early 20s he played bass in the band Dogstar. At 25 he starred in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure which became his breakout role. He rose to superstardom in action movies like Speed, Point Break, and The Matrix.

While his meme worthy image from his film character Theodore "Ted" Logan proliferated, Reeves starred in another large-budget film, 2013′s 47 Ronin, but it was a box-office bomb. He mostly focused on personal projects, such as his directorial debut, the Chinese-American martial arts film Man of Tai Chi. He also released the “grown-up picture book” Ode to Happiness, produced the documentary “Side by Side” and continued his various philanthropic efforts.

At 27 his sister was diagnosed with leukemia and he started a charity foundation for cancer research. At 37 he and his girlfriend had a stillborn child 18 months later she in a car crash. His stardom faded until the 2014 film John Wick brought his unique talent for action and stunts back onto the screen. Reeves, on the other hand, just continued doing the things at which he always excelled. There was no big controversy. No tarring and feathering by an outraged Internet mob. No public descent into addiction. Just a string of forgettable movies that slowly faded his star. Until now. He's developed a reputation as one of the nicest celebrities in the world. He’s an action hero a movie star and a cultural icon. He is Keanu Reeves.

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06/18/2019 6:00 PM
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236 comments

  • Cheryl C.
    05/23/2020 03:12

    ♥️

  • Chaya F.
    03/27/2020 13:09

    A good actor and humanitarian

  • Chaya F.
    03/27/2020 13:03

    Seems like sweet person who cares about others. He was great in Matrix!

  • Khin H.
    11/07/2019 15:41

    Agains love this movies like this. Good action.Nice man

  • Regeena P.
    11/04/2019 18:20

    he loves movies but we love him hahaha

  • Margaret T.
    11/04/2019 17:46

    We love you Keanu ❤️

  • Joanne H.
    09/30/2019 17:37

    Gorgeous soul x

  • Denice A.
    09/24/2019 21:33

    God bless buddy , in my prayers always

  • Samantha D.
    09/22/2019 14:51

    xx

  • Lorena N.
    09/14/2019 17:37

    E mi fai impazzire tu 💋❤❤

  • Lorena N.
    09/14/2019 17:36

    Mi fa impazzire la tua voce

  • Jet L.
    08/31/2019 03:26

    Love watch your movie 👌

  • Regina B.
    08/30/2019 23:50

    Stunning

  • Josey A.
    08/30/2019 12:32

    Keanu is my spirit human

  • Carolyn J.
    08/26/2019 22:21

    Great actor love the movies

  • Liz C.
    08/25/2019 02:22

    I love this guy..even though I never met him..

  • Wã L.
    08/24/2019 00:13

    Jhon wick 👌

  • Tedy B.
    08/23/2019 01:18

    He’s also the first person to kill Charles Bronson in a movie “Act of vengeance”

  • Judi B.
    08/22/2019 23:34

    I just love Keanu.

  • Julio G.
    08/22/2019 21:52

    Es admirable