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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

3496 comments

  • Evelyn S.
    19 hours

    Happy Birthday Mr.Nicest Man in Hollywood..Keanu Reeves..we love you!

  • Massiel C.
    2 days

    Te amo a ti

  • Eloy P.
    2 days

    Happy birthday Mr.Matrix

  • Jill S.
    3 days

    Hi love your movies

  • Angelica L.
    4 days

    Happy Birthday!!:::???.....Happy Birthday!!

  • Rose A.
    5 days

    Beautiful

  • Fang Y.
    5 days

    Me too.

  • Dav I.
    6 days

    Always loved your movies and you bro,God bless

  • Тетяна Ц.
    11/16/2020 06:55

    Ти багато пережив сумних днів, але ти сильний і прекрасний

  • Vaughn D.
    11/15/2020 01:10

    And I love your movies

  • Steven C.
    11/15/2020 00:39

    Happy birthday brother your a class act respect

  • Tijana S.
    11/14/2020 18:52

    Loveee you ❤️

  • Susan F.
    11/14/2020 16:22

    Keanu. You're the Best! 👍🥰❤

  • Rita K.
    11/13/2020 16:16

    He's too good for this world 😍

  • Gregory S.
    11/13/2020 08:16

    He's THE MAN!!!!

  • Clare D.
    11/11/2020 23:16

    i will always love you! ❤️

  • Michael A.
    11/11/2020 23:04

    Happy birthday Keanu. Hope you are having a amazing day.

  • Boris P.
    11/11/2020 10:39

    Vat

  • Kavita G.
    11/09/2020 21:43

    I love this man

  • Sarah T.
    11/06/2020 16:59

    Luv yah. Forever. I’m so proud of you. Your a decent human being. I love your movie “ John Wick “ awesome 🥀🥀

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