Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Timeline of Keanu Reeves, a Canadian actor known for his roles in iconic films such as The Matrix trilogy and John Wick series. Beyond his acting career, he is recognized for his philanthropy, humility, and cultural impact, earning him widespread admiration.


September 02, 1964


Beirut, Lebanon




high school, but he dropped out to pursue acting


02 September 1964


Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Patricia Taylor, a costume designer and performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. His name means 'cool breeze over the mountains' in Hawaiian. He was raised in Toronto.


10 September 1986

His Acting Breakthrough Came with the Film 'River's Edge'

Keanu Reeves started gaining attention for his performance in the film 'River's Edge' which premiered in 1986, showcasing his potential as a serious actor in a contemporary dark drama.


10 June 1994

Mainstream Success through Leading Role in 'Speed'

Reeves' leading role in the action film 'Speed', which became a major box office success, significantly raised his profile and was a pivotal point in his career.


31 March 1999

Starring in the Science Fiction Action-Film 'The Matrix'

Keanu Reeves' portrayal of Neo in the science fiction action film 'The Matrix' further solidified his place as a Hollywood A-lister and the movie became a cultural phenomenon.


01 January 2005

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In January 2005, Keanu Reeves was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.


05 July 2013

Directorial Debut with the Film 'Man of Tai Chi'

Keanu Reeves made his directorial debut with the film 'Man of Tai Chi' in 2013, showcasing his interest and skill in martial arts as well as filmmaking.


19 September 2014

Release of the Film 'John Wick'

The release of 'John Wick', in which Reeves plays the titular character, revitalized his career, displaying his continued viability as an action star and leading to a successful film series.


17 May 2019

Entry into the Toy Story Franchise

It was publicly revealed that Keanu Reeves had been secretly donating millions to children's hospitals and cancer research over the years, demonstrating his charitable character.


11 June 2019

Revitalizing Career with 'John Wick'

Reeves voiced the character Duke Caboom in 'Toy Story 4', contributing to another iconic film series and showcasing his voice acting talent.

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