Keanu Reeves - Details


Keanu ReevesKEANU REEVES starred in two of the most popular, genre-redefining blockbuster films of the 1990s, Matrix, The (1999) and Speed (1994)

Most recently, he appeared in the thriller Gift, The (2000) with Cate Blanchett and starred in the Warner Bros. Pictures action comedy Replacements, The (2000) opposite Gene Hackman.

Reeves began his career in the theater, appearing in the Shakespeare & Company production of "The Tempest" in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various theater productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles. His first widely acclaimed role was in Tim Hunt's drama River's Edge (1986) He then starred in Marisa Silver's Permananet Record (1988) and worked opposite Amy Madigan and Fred Ward in Prince of Pennsylvania, The (1988)

Reeves landed another high-profile role when he was cast as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears' highly praised Dangerous Liaisons (1988) alongside Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. He displayed his comedic skills in the hit Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and its sequel, Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

Reeves went on to join the ensemble casts of Ron Howard's comedy Parenthood (1989) and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You To Death (1990)

Reeves has also appeared as Prince Siddartha in Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha (1993) and in Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (1993) directed by Gus Van Sant. He also co-starred with Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson, Michael Keaton and Kenneth Branagh in Branagh's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

His other memorable film roles include Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) directed by Francis Ford Coppola; My Own Private Idaho (1991) ," directed by Gus Van Sant; and Kathryn Bigelow's surfing action-adventure Point Break (1991)

Reeves made his screen debut as the romantic lead opposite Barbara Hershey in Jon Amiel's Tune In Tomorrow.... (1990)

His additional credits include the sci-fi thriller Johnny Mnemonic (1995) Alfonso Arau's period drama Walk In The Clouds, A (1995) ; Andrew Davis' action film Chain Reaction (1996) the dark comedy Feeling Minnesota (1996); and Taylor Hackford's hit legal thriller Devil's Advocate, The (1997) for Warner Bros. Pictures, in which he starred opposite Al Pacino and Charlize Theron


  • 2nd September 1964 - Birth