KEANU REEVES (Donnie Barksdale) is best known for
his starring roles in the box-office megahits The Matrix and Speed.
His long list of credits also includes Dangerous Liaisons; the hit
thriller The Devil's Advocate, opposite Al Pacino and Charlize
Theron; Little Buddha, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci; and Kenneth
Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing, opposite Denzel Washington, Emma
Thompson and Michael Keaton. Reeves was also seen in Bram Stoker's Dracula,
directed by Francis Ford Coppola; My Own Private Idaho, directed by Gus
Van Sant; Kathryn Bigelow's action-adventure film Point Break; and the
popular Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel, Bill
& Ted's Bogus Journey.
Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various local
theater productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles. His
first widely acclaimed role was in Tim Hunter's River's Edge. He then
starred in Marisa Silver's Permanent Record and with Amy Madigan and Fred
Ward in The Prince of Pennsylvania. Next, he was cast as the innocent
Danceny in Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, alongside Glenn Close,
John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. He joined other outstanding casts that
year, in Ron Howard's comedy Parenthood and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love
You to Death. Audiences saw Reeves for the first time as a romantic lead
opposite Barbara Hershey in Jon Amiel's Tune in Tomorrow, also starring
Peter Falk. Reeves' additional credits include Johnny Mnemonic, Chain
Reaction and Feeling Minnesota.
Most recently, Reeves was seen in The Replacements
for director Howard Deutch. He will next be seen in Sweet November. He
soon returns to Australia to film the sequels to The Matrix.
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