KEANU REEVES (John Wick) is one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men.
His work has run the gamut from blockbusters such as Speed and the Matrix
trilogy to comedies such as the very popular Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
and indies like My Own Private Idaho.
Reeves' recent film credits include 47 Ronin, an 18th-century story centered on
a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master; Henry's
Crime, which he also produced; Rebecca Miller's The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,
alongside Robin Wright; sci-fi remake The Day the Earth Stood Still, opposite
Jennifer Connelly; cop thriller Street Kings, co-starring Forest Whitaker;
romantic drama The Lake House, with Sandra Bullock; the highly stylized blend of
live action and animation A Scanner Darkly, co-starring Woody Harrelson;
comic-book adaptation Constantine, opposite Rachel Weisz; and romantic comedy
Something's Gotta Give, alongside Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Last year
Reeves recently made his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi, which was shot
entirely in China. Reeves not only directed the film, he also starred in it. He
most recently completed production on Eli Roth's Knock, Knock, and on The Whole
Truth, starring opposite RenĂ©e Zellweger.
The actor's long list of notable credits include an acclaimed performance in The
Gift, opposite Cate Blanchett; Devil's Advocate, alongside Al Pacino and
Charlize Theron; and Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break, with Patrick Swayze.
Additional film credits include Hardball, Generation Um, Thumbsucker, Sweet
November, The Replacements, A Walk in the Clouds, Little Buddha, Much Ado about
Nothing, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Johnny Mnemonic, Chain Reaction and Feeling
Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed on television and in various local theater
productions 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 joined Amy Madigan and Fred Ward in The Prince of Pennsylvania. He
was then cast as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears' highly praised
Dangerous Liaisons, alongside Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer.
He joined other outstanding casts that year in Ron Howard's ensemble comedy
Parenthood and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You to Death.
In the fall of 2013, the Reeves-produced documentary Side by Side made its
theatrical and VOD debut to critical acclaim. The documentary, which explores
of filmmaking and the impact of new digital technology, premiered at the Berlin
International Film Festival. In the film (directed by Chris Kenneally) Keanu
interviewed some of Hollywood's key players, including James Cameron, David
Fincher, David Lynch, George Lucas, Danny Boyle, Martin Scorsese, Christopher
Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, Lars von Trier and the Wachowski siblings.