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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

3527 comments

  • Karen P.
    2 days

    💋💋💋

  • Marga S.
    2 days

    He looks like Lionel Messi

  • Garry F.
    2 days

    Class act.

  • Karen P.
    2 days

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Moise C.
    3 days

    GOD,I LOVE YOU KEANU 💝💝💝

  • Snoopy R.
    3 days

    J'admire, simplement, cet homme.

  • Marilou R.
    3 days

    God Bless Mr Keanu Reeves

  • Rma A.
    3 days

    Oh that came from your heart and that's a man of his word of how much he enjoys acting and I know just by watching your videos .. I never new how much I had I. Common with this guy I never knew but just on a commercial back in 1997 I said mom who is that guy I want to join him. In his conversation what's he's saying .then I saw the movie speed .but now I know you

  • Kevin J.
    5 days

    Baby ganito dapat prang ky idol..😁😄

  • Sherryl A.
    02/24/2021 04:20

    You seem like such an extraordinary person!

  • Sherryl A.
    02/24/2021 04:20

    Happy birthday!

  • Lily A.
    02/21/2021 00:45

    We love. You you are the best actor

  • Pauline G.
    02/21/2021 00:25

    I love you Keanu Reeves please be safe in your beautiful journey

  • Alison T.
    02/21/2021 00:03

    I really enjoy watching him knowing that he is also so very humble.

  • Marilyn B.
    02/20/2021 13:26

    happh birrhday my idol

  • Joanna B.
    02/20/2021 13:23

    Happy Birthday and Best wishes to you xx

  • April R.
    02/20/2021 12:40

    Happy Birthday Keanu Reeves,One of my Favorite Actor😍Godbless you Always!

  • Nancy L.
    02/20/2021 10:42

    And I like Keanu Reeves!

  • Madeleine B.
    02/19/2021 18:27

    Happy Birthday ,wishing you a great day 💕🎈🎉

  • Bobbie S.
    02/19/2021 18:07

    Omg

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