Date of Birth: 02/09/1964 The name given to the most common Russian transcription, it insists on this pronunciation, and the actor himself
. Dr.. options: "Keanu
" is obviously wrong. Translated from the Hawaiian Keanu
means "cool mountain breeze."
It so happened that when it comes to Keanu Reeves
, people immediately remember a lot of stories. About how he turned away from home Daddy, fields in jail for drug possession. How to combine psevdobrakom with billionaire David Geffen. How to bathe in the sea with Sharon Stone etc etc. Sharing gossip, however, those same people suddenly realize that they know a lot about the Reeves
uu nothing. All stories, which they so actively share with each other, are identical and derived from the same tabloid. Sam Reeves
in response to rumors about his person only smiling because something than a special talkative never differed. Interviews with them are interesting as far as interesting, for example, telephone directories. Again, whether or not for this mysterious wisdom of Siddhartha or emptiness Ted Logan - say, no one can.
Until 1999, Reeves
also went on the fame as a talented actor who starred in mediocre films. In general, not people, and the "paradox of a friend". The start was at least intriguing. The future Hollywood star Keanu
was born September 2, 1964 in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut. His parents, while no relation to Lebanon had. Mama Patricia - bohemian Englishwoman, Pope Samuel Pope n is a whole soap opera. Half Hawaiian and half Chinese, he was a typical "child of color" and to his father's duties is not care, leaving the family when Reeves
was 13 years old. Once again, Samuel showed up only after the son became a star in 1994, while in police custody on charges of possessing and transporting a large consignment of cocaine and heroin. It is not known what he expected, but at the request of a broker his release from his son followed the refusal. So Dad Reeves
was locked up for 10 years.
After the departure of her husband, Patricia was left alone with two young children n Keanu
and his sister Kim. No drama a la "Stella Dallas" in this situation was not, because after not too long for Reeves
Jr. appeared stepfather n stage director Paul Aaron. Thus, . Keanu
is a teenager began to rotate in an artistic environment, . which could not affect his priorities in life: he scored on the school "cramming" and began attending acting classes, . simultaneously trying to roles in low-budget American productions, . starred in Canada, . where Patricia with her children moved after the second divorce,
. It should, . that to achieve its goal, . guy at first had to overcome dislepsiyu n problems with speech, . left his mark, . including, . and his character, . namely, making him taciturn and reserved man, . even in the company of close friends.,
. His first film role Keanu
was in 22 years, thanks to the patronage of the former stepfather, and, of course, his own stubbornness
was the debut film "On the bank of the river" s drama about the teenager who killed his girlfriend and with friends trying to decide what to do with the corpse. Partner our hero was Dennis Hopper, and the film received positive reviews from critics. Having played again in a few typical teen comedies, Reeves
finally got the role in a truly prestigious setting: a novel adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' Dangerous Liaisons. Innocent Cavalier Denshin was, of course, not the central character, but it is by his hand killed Viscount de Valmont and the Marquise de Merten's reputation. In any case, the opportunity to work with Glenn Close (with whom he is in bed), John Malkovich (with whom he fights a duel), Uma Thurman (who plays his fiancee), and Michelle Pfeiffer, expensive cost.
. Artwork received 6 nominations and two Oscars, . but the general public discovered Reeves
after 2 years, . when the screens went "Extraordinary Adventures of Bill and Ted" s comedy about two silly teenagers, . for the sake of passing the exam on history dragging the past into our time a company of real historical figures, . from Socrates to Napoleon,
. Tremendous success at the box office did Reeves
idol spotty girls and spawned no less successful sequel entitled "Imaginary Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", where the same characters stuck between Hell and Heaven.
Such fame can turn a head to anybody, but not Reeves
. Almost simultaneously with the next adventure Beavis / batthedoobraznyh teenagers it appears in fillme "My Own Private Idaho" n touching and sad drama about the friendship of two young people, . little resemblance to the Bill and Ted: bum-bum and rich narkoleptika,
. Last played Reeves
and his partner (and best friend for life) was River Phoenix, soon died tragically from a drug overdose. This death caused by Keanu
lot of painful moments, including those due to have appeared in the tabloid press speculation about an alleged intimate relationship that existed between the two icons generation ikserov ". The reason for the speculation served as striking in its piercing scene in "Idaho", where the hero of Phoenix recognized his friend in love, only to die in his arms.
In 1992, Reeves
received an offer from Francis Ford Coppola to take part in a new adaptation of Bram Stoker's gothic novel "Dracula". Reeves
n young hero Jonathan Harker, is trying to regain his beloved, which fell under the spell of vampire from Transylvania. Setting out expensive, grandiose and commercially viable success, but Reeves
, in his own estimate, has played badly.
Next two years Reeves
was withdrawn, not for money but for the sake of credibility. However, perhaps it was simply a desire to leave briefly in the shade. In Bernardo Bertolucci, he appears in the invoice, . but not more, . the role of Prince Siddhartha, is envious and spiteful, and again in the next Prince Kenneth Branagh adaptation of Shakespeare, . this time, "Much Ado About Nothing", and, . Finally, . appears in his favorite producer of the time n Gus Van Sant,
Apparently, non-commercial films Keanu
also disappointed, and in 1994 he n true, after much persuasion - agree on the role of mere plebeian American cop Jack Treyvena superhitovoy in "Speed". Further to tell, kind of like, and uninteresting. The film became a classic of the genre Action and paid for itself many times. Reeves
became a star with the prefix super and could claim for his part in millions. Naturally, the scenarios that he offered were militants, but Reeves
would not simply a fighter, a fighter "with brains". That was his mistake. Of the total proposed Reeves
"rubbish" (his word), he chose the most, as it turned out, thrash n "Johnny Mnemonic". Fairness, it should be said that few could have predicted what is over the failure of this attempt to transfer the work to the screen writer William Gibson n "father" cyber-punk. Apparently, this is not supposed himself the "father", because personally volunteered to write a script. Also, 3 years earlier, was a success even more "trash" "The Lawnmower Man, is also implicated in the virtual reality. Voobshchem, initially the project seems very promising and all the studio "just in case" bought other scripts from the stories of Gibson, at the right time to remove them from the store. When the "Johnny Mnemonic," has failed, they povybrasyvali in the trash. So Keanu Reeves
became known as "the man who killed a cyber-punk", which was not too fair. And the painting itself was not so much shit.
Be that as it may, the "catastrophe" (characteristic of the lexicon Reeves
) anything the actor has not taught as a year later, he agreed to play in a "chain reaction". The situation repeated itself in the accuracy. Directed by Andrew Davis, three years before they took off "The Fugitive," received 8 nominations for Academy Award. However, it is the opus Davis was perhaps the most spectacular failure for Reeves
and his partner Morgan Freeman. Even in a rare address vaunted "Mnemonic" You can say nice things more than about this incredibly stupid action movie, trying to pass for an intellectual, making a hero of nuclear physicist, who was substituted bad officials from the government. Guy hiding from the FBI, fearing charges of murdering his supervisor, who discovered the unknown properties of hydrogen water. After another accident, Reeves
decided to take a timeout, dropped everything and went on tour with his team, Dogstar, rejecting the 11 millionth fee for shooting in "Speed 2". Many believed that this waiver will cost the willful star career. Fortunately the latter, a sequel to fail miserably.
He returned to the screen by Keanu Reeves
as early as 1997 in the form of "devil's advocate" in the eponymous mystical thriller. Devil was Al Pacino, peretyanuvshy blanket over himself, so that Reeves
looked next to him rather pale, but still better than the previous three years, when his style of play characterized by the phrase: "And what the hell I'm here, actually, I do! ". The relative success surrounding the tape at the box office proved to be very helpful for began to fade career Keanu
However, the main success came to Reeves
two years later, when I came out fiction thriller "The Matrix". The film is awaited with anticipation and apprehension. Failure could put a cross on a career in a preferred performances as Reeves
, and directors-screenwriters Wachowski brothers, for whom this was the second statement of general. Prior to that, they removed stylish lesbian neonuar "Communication", first shown at the festival of independent film in the Sundance and had success only in aesthetically circles. Posed the same scenario for their "Assassins" with Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas have failed in an attempt to gain the sympathy not only critics, but viewers. The failure of all fears were confirmed in the spring and summer of 1999, when "The Matrix" easily climbed to the top of box office charts the USA, and then the rest of the world. Thus, rehearsal millennium Reeves
met again in the status of absolute superstar, moving in that status in the new millennium.
. The grand success of the sci-fi movie 'The Matrix' (1999) introduced Reeves
in terms of the leading actors in Hollywood after several years of high fees and mixed critical reviews.
. In the interval between the first film 'The Matrix' and its sequels, Reeves
appeared in several movies, had negative reviews and average box office, such as 'observer', 'Sweet November' and 'Hardball'
. However, the two sequels 'Matrix' as well as the movie 'Constantine' (2005), had a significant audience success and Reeves
returned to the public's attention.
. January 31, 2005 Keanu Reeves
received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
. FEES ACTOR
. The Matrix: Revolutions (2003) 15,000,000 dollars
. The Matrix: Reloaded (2003) 15,000,000 dollars
. The Replacements (2000) 12,500,000 dollars
. The Matrix (1999) 10,000,000 dollars
. Devil's Advocate (1997) 8,000,000 dollars
. Young Blood (1986) 3,000 USD
. 1986 - Young blood / Youngblood
. 1986 - On the bank of the River / River's Edge
. 1986 - Flying / Flying aka Dream to Believe
. 1986 - On Equal / The Brotherhood Of Justice
. 1986 - Babes in Toyland / Babes In Toyland
. 1988 - Last night / The Night Before
. 1988 - The Eternal Song / Permanent Record
. 1988 - The Prince of Pennsylvania / The Prince of Pennsylvania
. 1988 - Dangerous Liaisons / Dangerous Liaisons
. 1989 - Incredible Adventures of Bill and Ted / Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
. 1989 - Parental care / Parenthood
. 1990 - I love you to death / I Love You to Death
. 1990 - Tune in Tomorrow / Tune in Tomorrow aka Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
. 1991 - Providence / Providence
. 1991 - A new Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure / Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
. 1991 - My Own Private Idaho / My Own Private Idaho
. 1991 - Point Break / Point Break
. 1992 - Dracula / Dracula aka Bram Stoker's Dracula
. 1993 - Much Ado About Nothing / Much Ado About Nothing
. 1993 - As God turtle / Freaked aka Hideous Mutant Freekz
. 1993 - Little Buddha / Little Buddha
. 1993 - Even girls cowboys sometimes sad / Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
. 1994 - Speed / Speed
. 1995 - Walk in the Clouds / A Walk in the Clouds
. 1995 - Johnny Mnemonic / Johnny Mnemonic
. 1996 - Chain Reaction / Chain Reaction
. 1996 - Feeling Minnesota / Feeling Minnesota
. 1997 - Suicide / The Last Time I Committed Suicide
. 1997 - The Devil's Advocate / The Devil's Advocate
. 1999 - I Will / Me and Will
. 1999 - The Matrix / The Matrix
. 2000 - The Replacements / The Replacements
. 2000 - Observer / The Watcher
. 2000 - The Gift / The Gift
. 2001 - Sweet November / Sweet November
. 2001 - Hardball / Hard Ball
. 2003 - Animatrix (film) (episode 'The history of Kid') / The Animatrix (segment Kid's Story) (voice)
. 2003 - The Matrix: Reloaded / The Matrix Reloaded
. 2003 - The Matrix: Revolution / The Matrix Revolutions
. 2003 - Something's Gotta Give: without / Something's Gotta Give
. 2005 - Thumbsucker / Thumbsucker
. 2005 - Constantine: ruler of darkness / Constantine
. 2006 - The Lake House / The Lake House
. 2006 - A Scanner Darkly / A Scanner Darkly
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