Keanu Charles Reeves was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut
(Lebanon) from a father from origins hawaïenne and Chinese
and from an English mother. Until the divorce of his parents,
it lives in Australia then follows his mother and her two sisters
to New York, then in Toronto, Canada. Impassioned at all by
the studies, it leaves the school at 17 years with the firm
intention to become actor and begins his career in a Canadian
Engaged for a minor
part in "Youngblood" of Peter Markle, at the sides
of Patrick Swayze, it is especially pointed out in "River'
S Edge" of Tim Hunter. Its service opens the door to him
towards roles more consistent and it plays in "the dangerous
connections" of Stephen Frears with Uma Thurman.
In 1989, it plays in "Bill and Tred' S excel adventure",
and obtains the favours of American adolescence becoming by
the same occasion true a sex-symbol.
Become a sure value of Hollywood, Keanu Reeves tries to escape
from the image from young first and manages to be essential
among the most accomplished actors of its generation. It connects
turnings and the successes: "My Own Private Idaho"
(1991), "Dracula" (1992), "Much of Noise For
Nothing" (1993) or "Little Buddha" (1993).
In 1994, "Speed", of which it divides the poster with
Sandra Bullock, brings an international recognition to him and
marks a turning in its career which because the films which
it makes thereafter are not triumphs.
Parallel to the cinema, Keanu s`interess with the music and
occurs with low with the Dogstar group.
In 1999, the exit of the Matrix revolutionist gives a new breath
to the career of Keanu. The film is one of the large cinematographic
success of the year. For the two following episodes (2003) Keanu
takes again its role. Its diary of work is already well filled
for the months to come since it will be turn has turn, Sinbad,
the adventurous sailor from "Thousand and One Nights",
then police, gangster and architect before endorsing the costume
of William Eaton in a historical adventure being held with the
kingdom of Tripoli at the XIXème century.