Keanu Charles Reeves
Born: Sep 02, 1964 AD
Currently alive, at 49 years of age.
1964 - Keanu Charles Reeves born on the 2nd of September in Beirut, Lebanon is an actor. Reeves was born to Patricia Taylor, an English showgirl and costume designer who was working in Beirut when she met Reeves' father Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. at a local nightclub.
1966 - Reeves has one full sister named Kim. Her sister has been battling leukemia for several years. Reeves visits her often at the home he purchased for her on the island of Capri, Italy.
1979 - Made his screen acting debut in Alberta, Canada, in a CBC production, Hanging In. He appeared in commercials (including one for Coca-Cola), short films including the NFB drama One Step Away and stage work in Toronto.
1986 - After a few minor roles, he gained the notice of the critics in River's Edge, a teenage drama that received positive reviews.
1989 - Following the film's success, appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including Permanent Record, a dark film about teenage suicide, and the successful comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, which along with its sequel the following year, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey typecast Reeves somewhat during the next few years, as much of his subsequent portrayal in the press has been influenced by his portrayal of the comically airheaded character, Ted.
1990 - Appeared in high-budget action films like Point Break and lower-budget independent films, including the well-received film the following year, My Own Private Idaho.
1992 - Starred in Bram Stoker's Dracula, which was a box office success. However, his acting was criticized by many, and director Francis Ford Coppola claims that Reeves was only cast because he wanted a male character that teenagers could look up to.
1994 - Also starred in the action film Speed, which was a commercial success and raised his profile, leading to his casting in films like Johnny Mnemonic and Chain Reaction, both of which failed at the box office and the critically panned film, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.
1995 - Returning to theatre, Reeves performed the title role in a Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1999 - His science fiction hit, The Matrix, re-established him as a Hollywood leading man after a few years of films that received only moderate box office success and mixed critical reception.
- His girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth to a stillborn daughter who was named Ava Archer Syme-Reeves in December.
2001 - Syme was killed in a car accident in April. She was buried next to their daughter in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Reeves was a pallbearer at Syme's funeral.
2005 - The horror-action film, Constantine, proved to be box office successes and brought Reeves back into the public spotlight. Movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner stated that writers are currently developing a script for Constantine 2. She claims that Keanu Reeves is willing to reprise his role as John Constantine.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the 31st of January.
2006 - His latest film, A Scanner Darkly, based on the science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, co-stars Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., and Woody Harrelson. It was released on the 7th of July.
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