Sunday, October 16, 2011

Keanu Reeves Spoke of His English Ancestry

Keanu Reeves Will Star In The Live-Action Film Adaptation of The Anime Series-

Keanu Reeves
Reeves at The Lake House London premiere, September 2006
Born Keanu Charles Reeves
September 2, 1964 (age 47)
Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

Keanu Charles Reeves ( born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. Reeves is perhaps best known for his roles in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed, Point Break and the science fiction-action trilogy The Matrix

He has worked under major directors, such as Stephen Frears (in the 1988 period drama Dangerous Liaisons); Gus Van Sant (in the 1991 independent film My Own Private Idaho, also written by Van Sant); and Bernardo Bertolucci (in the 1993 film Little Buddha). Referencing his 1991 film releases, The New York Times critic Janet Maslin praised Reeves' versatility, saying that he "displays considerable discipline and range. He moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanour that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles."

In addition to his film roles, Reeves has also performed in theatre. His performance in the title role in a Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet was praised by Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times, who declared Reeves " of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he is Hamlet." On January 31, 2005, Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A 2006 ET online survey placed him in the "Top Ten of America's Favorite Stars".

In January 2011, on the BBC program 'The One Show', he spoke of his English ancestry, via his mother, mentioning his happy watching of 'The Two Ronnies' comedy show amongst others when younger, and how his mother imparted English manners that he still has today.

In January 2009, it was revealed that Reeves will star in the live-action film adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop, slated for release in 2011. 

Other upcoming projects include the samurai film 47 Ronin, Chef – story by Reeves and written by Steven Knight, and a modern retelling of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, scripted by Justin Haythe and titled Jekyll. Nicolas Winding Refn is in negotiations to direct and was later replaced by Dennis Iliadis and produced by Universal Pictures.

In April 2011 Reeves confirmed that a third installment of the Bill & Ted movie series was underway.

In 2010, photos of a sad-looking Keanu Reeves eating a sandwich while alone led to the spread of the "Keanu is Sad/Sad Keanu" Internet meme and the declaration of June 15 as "Unofficial Cheer-up Keanu Day" by a Facebook fanpage.

It is one of the most iconic scenes in modern cinema history. 

But Keanu Reeves and Chloe Moretz have stunningly recreated the hotel room sequence from the Oscar nominated 1976 film Taxi Driver.

The shot is part of a Harper's Bazaar pictorial in honour of the film's director Martin Scorsese to celebrate his latest release and take a look back over some of his most famous movie moments. 


Reeves played bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar during the 1990s. In the 2000s, he performed with the band Becky.



Year                 Film                                         Role                                                                   Notes

2009                 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee      Chris Nadeau
2010 Passengers Jim Preston
Cartagena Character Unknown
Henry's Crime Henry
2011 Jekyll Dr. Jekyll
Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel
Hanuman Ram
2012 47 Ronin Kai                                              Filming

The actor was left reeling when his girlfriend Jennifer Syme died in a car accident in 2001.

She had given birth to their daughter Ava Archer who was stillborn.
Reeves has recently wrapped filming in Budapest on his upcoming movie 47 Ronin, which is a remake of the 1994 Japanese film.

The epic period tale is now continuing production in England.
The film is a story of 'honor, revenge and impossible love' which is famous in Japan and is based on a true story.

Keanu Reeves has never married and seems to lead a sad and lonely existence if internet postings are to be believed.

But it appears the 46-year-old actor may finally have something to be happy about after he was pictured with a mystery woman in London yesterday.

The actor managed to raise a smile as he left Nobu Berkley restaurant with the pretty brunette.

With is long hair and unshaven face, the Matrix star was his usual camera shy self but seemed to be happy being in the lady's company.

He carried a cycle helmet in his hand and was dressed down in jeans, T-shirt and green jacket.

His date looked slender in a grey top, short denim skirt and had a large scarf wrapped around her neck.

source- From Wikipedia

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