Whenever movie lovers remember action movies, they are always thrilled, and no one will ever forget the great sci-fi movie matrix that was interesting from the beginning till the end. There are many actors, but some actors have created movie memories that will last a lifetime in the mind of critics and lovers.
Today’s story is about Keanu Charles Reeves, born to Patricia and Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr. on September 2, 1964. He is a Canadian actor who was in Beirut and raised in Toronto. Reeves attended four different high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was expelled. Reeves believed he was expelled because he was just a little too rowdy and shot my mouth off once too often. He attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School after quitting De La Salle College, which gave him the chance to get an education while working as an actor. Later on, he dropped out of high school when he was 17, obtained a green card through his American stepfather and moved to Los Angeles three years later.
When young Keanu’s parents divorced, he had to go through the stress of moving with his mother to a different husband’s house, and at some point, he had jostle acting and going to school. He took a risky step by dropping out of school for an uncertain acting career.
Those who dare to take risks understand that opportunity comes with chances. Coming out successfully makes them heroes who took a chance in life.
He made his acting debut in an episode of the television series called Hangin’ In. In 1985, he played Mercutio in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre in North York, Ontario. He made further appearances on stage, including Brad Fraser’s cult hit Wolfboy in Toronto. He also appeared in a Coca-Cola commercial and appeared in Paula Abdul’s music video for Rush Rush, which featured a Rebel Without a Cause motif, with him in the James Dean role.
His eureka moment finally arrived in 1999. Reeves starred in the critically acclaimed science fiction film The Matrix, the first installment in The Matrix franchise. The Matrix proved to be a box office success; several critics considered it one of the best science fiction films of all time. After the success of The Matrix, Reeves avoided another blockbuster favoring a lighthearted sports comedy, The Replacements, in 2000. After being absent from the screen in 2002, Reeves returned to The Matrix sequels in 2003 with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, released in May and November, respectively.
In 2005, Reeves played the titular role in Constantine, an occult detective film about a man who can perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons, which grossed $230 million worldwide. He continued to feature in groundbreaking movies, and in 2014, he starred in the movie John Wick which became a massive success. In 2017, Reeves agreed to reprise his role for a sequel in the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 2. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $171.5 million worldwide, more than its predecessor. Presently, Keanu Reeves is one of the in-demand actors for top movie roles in Hollywood as he’s known to be energetic and charismatic, especially with action movies. He has already cemented his legacy in the movie industry hall of fame.