JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
KEANU REEVES (John Wick) is one of Hollywood's most
sought-after leading men, with a worldwide box-office total of more than $2.91
billion. He achieved international stardom with a broad range of successful
films in disparate genres, delivering memorable performances in Bill & Ted's
Adventure and its sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey; Kathryn Bigelow's Point
Break, with Patrick Swayze; Taylor Hackford's Devil's Advocate, opposite Al
Pacino and Charlize Theron; Jan de Bont's Speed, alongside Dennis Hopper and
Sandra Bullock; the Wachowskis' blockbuster Matrix trilogy, with Laurence
Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss; the comic-book adaptation Constantine, opposite
Rachel Weisz; the Nancy Meyers romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give, with Jack
Nicholson and Diane Keaton; and Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller The Gift,
opposite Cate Blanchett.
Reeves will soon be seen in The Bad Batch, which screened at this year's Venice
and Toronto international film festivals. The actor recently completed
production on the films To the Bone and Replicas.
In 2013 Reeves made his directorial debut and starred in the Tai Chi action film
Man of Tai Chi. He also starred in 47 Ronin, an 18th-Century story centered on a
band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master. In 2012 the
Reeves-produced documentary Side by Side made its debut at the Berlin
International Film Festival and garnered critical acclaim. Directed by Chris
Kenneally, the film explores the history of filmmaking and the impact of new
digital technology on the industry.
Other film credits include Generation Um, Henry's Crime, The Private Lives of
Pippa Lee, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Street Kings, The Lake House, A
Scanner Darkly, Thumbsucker, Knock, Knock, Exposed, The Neon Demon, The Whole
Truth, Hardball, Sweet November, The Replacements, A Walk in the Clouds, Little
Buddha, Much Ado About Nothing, Bram Stoker's Dracula, My Own Private Idaho,
Johnny Mnemonic, Chain Reaction and Feeling Minnesota.
Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various local theater productions and on
television before relocating to Los Angeles. His first widely acclaimed role
came in Tim Hunter's River's Edge. He then starred in Marisa Silver's Permanent
Record and worked with Amy Madigan and Fred Ward in The Prince
of Pennsylvania. Another big turn came when the actor was cast as the innocent
Danceny in Stephen Frears' classic Dangerous Liaisons, alongside Glenn Close,
John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. His career kicking into high gear, Reeves
then joined two more outstanding ensembles that year with Ron Howard's family
comedy Parenthood and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You to Death. Audiences saw
Reeves for the first time as the romantic lead opposite Barbara Hershey in Jon
Amiel's Tune in Tomorrow, also starring Peter Falk.
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