fbpx
士 THE GOOD ONE Logo

Keanu Charles Reeves

Feb 15, 2018

Keanu Charles Reeves

(/kiˈɑːn/ kee-AH-noo;[1][2] born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian[a] actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise (1989–1991); action thrillers Point Break (1991), Speed (1994), and the John Wick franchise; psychological thriller The Devil’s Advocate (1997); supernatural thriller Constantine (2005); and science fiction/action series The Matrix (1999–2003). He has also appeared in dramatic films such as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), My Own Private Idaho (1991), and Little Buddha (1993), as well as the romantic horror Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).

Reeves has earned critical acclaim for his acting. One New York Times critic praised Reeves’ versatility, saying that he “displays considerable discipline and range… he moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles”.[3] However, Reeves has spent much of his later career being typecast. A recurring character arc in many roles he has portrayed is one of saving the world, as can be seen in the characters of Ted LoganBuddhaNeoJohnny MnemonicJohn Constantine, and Klaatu. His acting has garnered several awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

During his film career, Reeves has engaged in several forms of artistic expression. Active as a musician for over a decade, he played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. Acting onstage, he performed as Prince Hamlet for the Manitoba Theatre Centre‘s production of Hamlet. He wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness, illustrated by Alexandra Grant. He has also produced a documentary, Side by Side, and directed the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi.

Reeves set up a cancer charity, choosing not to attach his name to the organization; he has also supported PETA, the SickKids Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer. His sister Kim has battled leukemia for more than a decade.[65][66]

Reeves is quoted as saying, “Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries.”[67] It has been reported that Reeves gave approximately $80 million of his $114 million earnings from The Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, to the special effects and makeup staff. The story has been denied by special effects staff themselves as an urban legend.[68] The story likely had its roots in a back-end deal Reeves made with the producers of The Matrix Reloaded, relinquishing his contractual right to a percentage of the earnings from the ticket sales. Reeves reportedly did so to allow producers the flexibility for an extensive special effects budget. The value of Reeves’ forgone share of the ticket profits has been estimated as $38 million, which was added to the overall movie budget, rather than going directly to special effects.[69]

Reeves co-founded a production company, Company Films. The company helped produce Henry’s Crime, a film in which Reeves stars.[70]

An avid motorcyclist, Reeves co-founded Arch Motorcycle Company, which builds and sells custom motorcycles.[71]

 

Read more here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keanu_Reeves

OUR MISSION

There are millions of good people out there. And we all have the same goal. We want to make this world a better place. Join us now.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (/ˈɡɑːndi, ˈɡæn-/;[3] Hindustani: [ˈmoːɦənd̪aːs ˈkərəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] ( listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian...

TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO.

TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO. — Robert H. Schuller

The healthy man does not torture others —generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.

The healthy man does not torture others — generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Ludwig and Jesse Owens — When Friendship Wins The Race

Much has been documented on this remarkable friendship between Carl Ludwig and Jesse Owens during the Olympic Games 1936 in Nazi-Germany. But here is yet one more post about the exemplary sportsmanship of both athletes. Ludwig was the dream model for German race...

Steve Cutts

Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator based in London, England.[1] His artwork satirizes the excesses of modern society.[1][2] His style is inspired by 1930s and 40s cartoons, as well as modern comic books and graphic novels.[2] Before becoming a freelancer in...

The Third Industrial Revolution

https://youtu.be/QX3M8Ka9vUA

Tomas Björkman

Tomas Björkman is a Swedish financier, social entrepreneur and author. Born March 3, 1958 in Borås, Sweden. Björkman has worked in Stockholm and Geneva and is currently based in London. Find out more about Tomas Björkman on his website tomas-bjorkman.com Education...

FUTURE THINKERS

Who we are We are Euvie Ivanova and Mike Gilliland, the co-hosts and producers of Future Thinkers Podcast. We have been traveling the world as digital nomads since 2012, exploring different cultures, alternative lifestyles, and out-there ideas. We love thinking deeply...

People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is that things are being loved and people are being used. ― 士 John Green, Looking for Alaska

People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is that things are being loved and people are being used. 士 John Green, Looking for Alaska

Dana Thomas on How Covid-19 Is Transforming the Fashion Industry

Fashion journalist Dana Thomas, author of the book “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes,” discusses how the pandemic promotes a more conscious approach to dressing, why overproduction remains the clothing industry’s biggest problem and...
%d bloggers like this: