Keanu Reeves is an actor. Reeves is known for his roles in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Speed, Point Break, and The Matrix trilogy as Neo.
He has collaborated with major directors such as Stephen Frears (in the 1988 period drama Dangerous Liaisons); Gus Van Sant (in the 1991 independent film My Own Private Idaho); and Bernardo Bertolucci (in the 1993 film Little Buddha). Referring to his 1991 film releases, The New York Times’ critic, Janet Maslin, praised Reeves’ versatility, saying that he “displays considerable discipline and range. He moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles.” A repeated theme in roles he has portrayed is that of saving the world, including the characters of Ted Logan, Buddha, Neo, Johnny Mnemonic, John Constantine and Klaatu.
In addition to his film roles, Keanu Reeves has acted in theatre. His performance in the title role for Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Hamlet was praised by Roger Lewis of The Sunday Times, who declared Reeves “one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he is Hamlet.” On January 31, 2005, Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A multifaceted artist, Reeves worked with illustrator Alexandra Grant to author a book, Ode to Happiness. He has also produced a documentary, Side by Side; and directed the film Man of Tai Chi.
As of October 2013, Keanu Reeves is currently filming the action film John Wick. Filming is slated to begin in early 2014 for the sci-fi romance Passengers, whose script Reeves developed with his production company and writer Jon Spaihts.
How Keanu Reeves Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $354 Million
Birthday: September 2, 1964