Anyone who knows who Keanu Reeves is would also surely know about his inspiring life and work. However, we would like to impart some more information on the amazing Hollywood actor by shedding light on his life and the roles he has played so far.
Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1964. The word, “Keanu” is of Hawaiian origin and means “cool breeze.” Today, he is regarded as one of the actors who never ages. Keanu Reeves looks the same as he did twenty years back! The actor is regarded by many others as “the world’s crush.”
There were too many obstacles in the actor’s life in spite of which he is known to be kind and considerate towards all people he meets. His parents divorced when he was quite young. Keanu’s mother, Patricia, had to raise him and his sister on her own. The family moved from Lebanon to Sydney and then to New York before settling in Toronto. Keanu’s mother remarried three times. So, he has had three stepfathers in total!
Keanu was diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age and he also had to drop out of school owing to his struggles with reading. But he had an inclination and passion for acting, which led him to act in a series of commercials. One of Keanu’s stepfathers assisted in getting him a manager, and Keanu began getting roles to act. His role in the 1991 movie, “Point Break” won him recognition as an exceptional actor. In this movie, Keanu has played a role along with Patrick Swayze. Over the years, Keanu became one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. The 1994 movie, “Speed,” was a huge turning point in his career. Keanu is the hero in the movie and acted alongside Sandra Bullock.
As far as Keanu’s personal life is concerned, he has met with lots of emotional struggles. Apart from losing his then-best friend, Keanu also lost the love of his life, Jennifer Syme, in an accident. Keanu has maintained privacy in his personal life. But, there have been tidbits of information about the actor floating around all the time. Keanu refused to get himself involved too deeply with anyone for quite some years. However, he is known to have had some brief romantic relationships. When Keanu’s sister was diagnosed with leukemia in 1992, he made sure that he was present by his sister’s side and tended to her needs.
Keanu continued to star in many more movies, including “The Matrix” and its sequels. Later, “John Wick” happened and Keanu has shot to fame once again. Even though he acted in some movies that claimed to be “disappointing,” and continued to face hurdles in his life, they did not deter Keanu from being kind and polite to others. He has donated a substantial amount of money to cancer foundations and still uses public transport sometimes. Many will find him talking to a homeless man or a lady without showing off his fame or money. We definitely have lots of things to learn from Keanu Charles Reeves, both from his personal and professional lives.