KEANU REEVES (WILLIAM FOSTER) is one of Hollywood's most
sought-after leading men. His work has run a wide scope from blockbusters such
as John Wick, Speed and the Matrix trilogy, to comedies such as the very popular
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and indies like My Own Private Idaho.
Reeves' recent film credits include John Wick, which became popular with
critics and audiences alike. He reprised the role in John Wick: Chapter 2,
taking the now-iconic character to an even stronger box office opening than the
previous. He has also more recently starred in Nicolas Winding Refn's Neon
Demons, and as the voice of Warner Brother's Keanu. Before that: 47 Ronin, an
18th - century story centered on a band of samurai who set out to avenge the
death of their master; Henry's Crime, which he also produced; Rebecca Miller's
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee , alongside Robin Wright; sci-fi remake The Day
the Earth Stood Still, opposite Jennifer Connelly; cop thriller Street Kings,
co-starring Forest Whitaker; romantic drama The Lake House, with Sandra Bullock;
the highly stylized blend of live action and animation A Scanner Darkly,
co-starring Woody Harrelson; comic-book adaptation Constantine, opposite Rachel
Weisz; and romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give, alongside Jack Nicholson and
A few years ago, Reeves made his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi, which
was shot entirely in China. Reeves not only directed the film, he also starred
in it. He most recently completed production on Siberia, which he also produced,
and Destination Wedding starring alongside Winona Ryder.
The actor's long list of notable credits includes an acclaimed performance in
The Gift, opposite Cate Blanchett; Devil's Advocate, alongside Al Pacino and
Charlize Theron; and Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break, with Patrick Swayze.
Additional film credits include The Whole Truth, To The Bone, Knock Knock,
Hardball, Generation Um, Thumbsucker, Sweet November, The Replacements, A Walk
in the Clouds, Little Buddha, Much Ado about Nothing, Bram Stoker's Dracula,
Johnny Mnemoni , Chain Reaction and Feeling Minnesota.
Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed on television and in various local
theater productions before relocating to Los Angeles. His first widely acclaimed
role was in Tim Hunter's River's Edge. He then starred in Marisa Silver's
Permanent Record and joined Amy Madigan and Fred Ward in The Prince of
Pennsylvania. He was then cast as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears' highly
praised Dangerous Liaisons, alongside Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle
Pfeiffer. He joined other outstanding casts that year in Ron Howard's ensemble
comedy Parenthood and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You to Death. In the fall of
2013, the Reeves - produced documentary Side by Side made its theatrical and VOD
debut to critical acclaim. The documentary, which explores the history of
filmmaking and the impact of new digital technology, premiered at the Berlin
International Film Festival. In the film (directed by Chris Kenneally) Keanu
interviewed some of Hollywood's key players, including James Cameron, David
Fincher, David Lynch, George Lucas, Danny Boyle, Martin Scorsese, Christopher
Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, Lars von Trier and the Wachowski siblings.
Keanu Reeves came on board not only to portray the neuroscientist William
Foster, but also to produce Replicas.
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