Humans logo

Keanu Reeves

A beautiful life of ART.

By Novel AllenPublished 8 months ago 4 min read
18
Art by the Creator of the Universe

What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man...Yeah!

Oh my! Art at its best.

Art does not have to be painted by the hands of mortal men. If we look around us we will realize that the universe has painted some pretty fantastic works of art in the form of her children and nature's wonderous landscape here on the planet Earth.

Such art can be seen in the beautiful faces of kind souls scattered across our wonderous planet.

Hollywood! A maze which is an enigma wrapped up in a really large riddle. It produces some peculiar personalities amidst a maelstrom and maze of possibilities.

Mural of Reeves in Santiago de Chile

One such soul is Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "Cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian. He was born on the 2nd of September, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon to Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samule Nowlin Reeves, a Geologist. Keanu's mother is English, his father, born in Hawaii, is a mix of British/Portuguese/Native Hawaiin/and Chinese ancestry. Wow! That is certainly an impressive ancestry.

The universe separated his parents, and Keanu, his younger sister Kim and his mother, moved to New York City, then Toronto. He never reconnected with his father, never liked academics, but was keen on ice hockey and drama in school.

Describing himself as a "private kid", Reeves attended four different high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was expelled. Reeves said he was expelled because he was "just a little too rambunctious and shot my mouth off once too often... I was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school". Reeves has dyslexia and has said, "Because I had trouble reading, I wasn't a good student". At De La Salle College, he was a successful ice hockey goalkeeper. Reeves had aspirations to become a professional ice hockey player for the Canadian Olympic team but decided to become an actor when he was 15. After leaving De La Salle College, he attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School, which allowed him to get an education while working as an actor. He dropped out of high school when he was 17. He obtained a green card through his American stepfather and moved to Los Angeles three years later. Reeves holds only Canadian citizenship.

In 1984, Reeves was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) youth television program Going Great. That same year, he made his acting debut in an episode of the television series, called Hangin' In.

Among many other works, he appeared in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).

In 1991, Reeves developed an interest in a music career; he formed an alternative rock band called Dogstar, consisting of members Robert Mailhouse, Gregg Miller and Bret Domrose. Reeves played the bass guitar. That same year, Reeves starred in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, a sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, with his co-star Alex Winter.

In 1999, Reeves starred in the critically acclaimed science fiction film The Matrix, the first installment in what would become The Matrix franchise.

After a time of not so successful roles, Reeves' career rebounded in 2014. He played the titular role in the action thriller John Wick, directed by Chad Stahelski. In the first instalment of the John Wick franchise, Reeves plays a retired hitman seeking vengeance. He worked closely with the screenwriter to develop the story; "We all agreed on the potential of the project. I love the role, but you want the whole story, the whole ensemble to come to life", Reeves said. Filmed on location in the New York City area, the film was eventually released on October 24 in the United States.

The Hollywood Reporter was impressed by the director's "confident, muscular action debut", and Reeves' "effortless" performance, which marked his return to the action genre. Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times praised Reeves' fight scenes and wrote he is "always more comfortable in roles that demand cool over hot, attitude over emotion". John Wick proved to be a box office success, grossing $86 million worldwide.

Reeves supports several charities and causes. In response to his sister's battle with leukemia, he founded a private cancer foundation, which aids children's hospitals and provides cancer research.

Over the years, Reeves has also readily supported several causes close to his heart. In fact, the actor has lent support to organizations such as PETA and Stand Up to Cancer. More recently, Reeves also teamed up with the organization Camp Rainbow Gold, an organization dedicated to helping children who have childhood cancer. This can be all-encompassing for a family. But all challenges — including this one — are better when they’re not faced alone. Camp Rainbow Gold Family Camp is a safe, empowering, welcoming space for families to meet and build their community of support.

Connecting Families Through Hope, Love and Fun.

Keanu.

Randi Ippilito art

His Fans.

I must say Keanu, I closed my eyes through most of the John Wick series. So sorry.

.........................................................................................................

featurehumanitycelebrities
18

About the Creator

Novel Allen

Every new day is a blank slate. Write something new.

Reader insights

Outstanding

Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

Top insights

  1. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

  2. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  3. Expert insights and opinions

    Arguments were carefully researched and presented

  1. Eye opening

    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

  2. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

  3. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

  4. Masterful proofreading

    Zero grammar & spelling mistakes

  5. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

Add your insights

Comments (11)

Sign in to comment
  • ema8 months ago

    I think I saw every movie with Keanu Reeves! Point break, Matrix and the Devil's Advocate I think gave him the best roles. But for me, the best movie ever is Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci. Keanu is just perfect in this role!

  • Some people say, there are no accidents. That might be true regarding his name in Hawaiian. He definitely has a cool breeze energy.

  • Naomi Gold8 months ago

    He’s not my type, but as someone who reads energy, I can say he is a genuine person.

  • Emily Binkley8 months ago

    A very talented fine Man. Thank you for letting us know more about him.

  • Grz Colm8 months ago

    Good one! 👍Speed and Point break are probably my favourites of his.

  • Oh Keanu is definition a masterpiece! I enjoyed getting to know more of him!

  • Tiffany Gordon 8 months ago

    I enjoyed him in Constantine! Such a good looking specimen with a good heart! Thx 4 sharing this one No!

  • Dana Stewart8 months ago

    ❤️ him - the internet’s boyfriend! Great read Novel!

  • Diani Alvarenga8 months ago

    Great read!

  • Lana V Lynx8 months ago

    He is indeed one of the finest humans now existing. I also loved him as Constantine and all his romcom movies and of course Speed which truly made him a global star before Matrix.

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.