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Keanu Reeves


Keanu Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Hollywood film actor. Although currently working in the United States, Reeves is a Canadian citizen. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, his first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian.

Reeves gained the notice of the critics in 1986's River's Edge, but his first major film role was in 1986, in the hockey movie Youngblood, starring Rob Lowe. Reeves's first popularly successful film was Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, in 1989. Indeed, much of Reeves subsequent portrayal in the press has been influenced by his comically airheaded character Ted in that film. The commercially most successful film starring Reeves is the 1999 sci-fi hit The Matrix. Reeves has reprised his role from that movie for the sequel, The Matrix Reloaded, which performed better at the box office than its predecessor. Reeves will also appear in the third movie of the trilogy, The Matrix Revolutions.