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KEANU REEVES (Alex Wyler) has enjoyed success across a wide array of film genres
ranging from comedies (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Something's Gotta Give) to dramas
(My Own Private Idaho, The Devil's Advocate) to sci-fi and fantasy (The Matrix trilogy, Bram
Stoker's Dracula). In just two decades, Reeves, admired as one of the industry's most dedicated
and craft-conscious talents, has collaborated with such acclaimed directors as Francis Coppola,
Gus Van Sant, Taylor Hackford, Sam Raimi, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ron Howard and Lawrence
Most recently, Reeves rocked the silver screen with the supernatural thriller Constantine.
He can also be seen this summer in the feature adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Novel, A Scanner
Darkly, directed by Richard Linklater and starring opposite Robert Downey Jr., Woody
Harrelson and Winona Ryder.
Reeves first paired with Sandra Bullock in Jan de Bont's action tour de force Speed. In
addition to playing the hero in the Wachowski Brothers' revered trilogy The Matrix, The Matrix
Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, his long list of credits includes Hardball, The Gift, Sweet
November, The Replacements, A Walk in the Clouds, The Devil's Advocate (opposite Al Pacino
and Charlize Theron), Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha, Much Ado About Nothing (with
Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson and Michael Keaton), Bram Stoker's Dracula, My Own
Private Idaho, Kathryn Bigelow's high-octane thriller Point Break, and the award-winning
romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give (with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton).
Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Toronto, where he landed his first
movie role, the hockey drama Youngblood. He also performed in various local theatre
productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles, where one of his first roles was
in Tim Hunter's critically acclaimed drama, River's Edge.
In 1988, he was cast in Stephen Frears' Oscar-nominated Dangerous Liaisons alongside
Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. He then went on to star in the hugely
popular comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, which spawned an equally successful sequel,
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. That same year, he was part of the ensemble cast in Ron Howard's
comedy Parenthood and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You to Death. Reeves' additional credits
include the sci-fi thriller Johnny Mnemonic, Andrew Davis' action film Chain Reaction (with
Constantine co-star Rachel Weisz), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (his first project for director
Gus Van Sant), Permanent Record, The Prince of Pennsylvania, and the dark comedy Feeling
Minnesota which co-starred Cameron Diaz.
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