Keanu Reeves might look sad and gloomy, but in reality he is one of the few actors in Hollywood with a gregarious heart. Read on more to know some lesser-known facts about him.
His birth certificate goes by the name Keanu Charles Reeves. This talented actor was born in Beirut, Lebanon.
The actual meaning of his name is a cool wind or breeze over the mountains. It is a word in Hawaiian.
Keanu Reeves mother is English and his father is British. He has Portuguese and Chinese blood from his ancestors.
Keanu Reeves spent most of his childhood shifting homes with various stepfathers.
He was never quite interested in studying and had changed many high schools in five years. He was even expelled once.
When in school, he showed a lot of interest in ice hockey and later gave up school altogether to pursue acting.
Before becoming an actor, he had worked as a manager in a restaurant serving pasta.
His most remembered commercial is of Coca-Cola. He has also worked as a correspondent for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The first major break of Keanu Reeves came as a supporting actor in the movie Youngblood.
His second major break was of the character Ted Logan in the movie which was released in 1989, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
He might not look it on the screen, but he is in fact over six feet tall.
He has been very fond of music and was even a part of a band called Dogstar. Some part of his life is always connected to music.
The success of his role in the action movie ‘Speed’ was the high point of his career. But he chose not to be cast in Speed 2, instead wanted to tour the country with his band.
He faced a terrible personal tragedy in 1999. He and his girlfriend gave birth to a daughter, who was premature and died at birth. His girlfriend died in a car crash, after 18 months.