When we mention the very name Keanu Reeves we are aware of the fact that we are talking about one of the most famous actors in the world. He has acted in so many blockbusters and hits, that we cannot list them all now. We should also point out that all these roles have been successful and that they have brought him a great amount of wealth and fame. He also does a lot of other things that are also very lucrative.
He was born on the 2nd September in 1964, and it should be mentioned that he was born in Beirut, Canada. Her parents’ names are Patricia and Samuel Reeves. Keanu did not have an easy childhood and he suffered a trauma when his father left the family when Keanu was only three years old. It should be noted that Keanu and his father had a good relationship and were in touch until Keanu was six years old. We should also point out that his mother re-married four times when he was a child and this was very traumatic for him since he had to move a lot and he had to change school and find new friends each time he moved. The final place where they settled was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All these personal problems created a lot of anger inside him and this anger was only combined with dyslexia. This all resulted in him being a very poor student and not achieving his full potential there.
On the other hand, it should be noted that he was very athletic and that he was very good at sports. It should be noted that hockey was his passion and that he was very good at it. Since he was a bad student, and he used to make a lot of problems, he was expelled out from 4 different schools in just five years.
Even though he was a bit problematic in school, he always liked acting and theater. The first time he appeared in the theatre was in Damn Yankees when he was only nine years old. When he dropped out of his high school, he decided to apply for a green card, and when he got it, h decided to go to Los Angeles, CA, the USA. It was there that he decided to start living with his ex-stepfather. This was very good for him since it was this man who got into the world of movies. His ex-stepfather was actually working as a stage and television director. During his stay there, he continued to do plays, but he also started to get work on TV.
First of all, he started to appear in numerous commercial; then he started getting some smaller roles and acting in short films. His big breakthrough happened in 1986 when he appeared in River’s Edge. This role opened him the doors for a greater thing in his life. The first one was when he got a role in both Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the sequel called Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. His career was on the rise after these, but he was making choices that were disputing his acting qualities and there was a lot of criticism of his work. And then he decided to take a role and make a movie called The Devil’s Advocate. It was this film that showed the world his capabilities and what an actor he is. He also tried himself in directing, since he directed Man of Tai Chi in 2013.
Throughout his career, he was leaving a mark on acting and the industry in global. This did not go unnoticed since he received many awards, and they are:
- MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male- Point Break (1991)
- MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Sandra Bullock): Speed (1994)
- MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance: The Matrix (1999)
- MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Laurence Fishburne): The Matrix (1999)
- Bambi Award for Best International Actor: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Net worth 2019
As we have seen, he has been having a very rich career and he has started working in the industry as a very young person. All this resulted in 360 million USD as his net worth of 2019. Most of the money surely comes from films, but there are also other projects and deals that he also has and that brings him money.