Keanu Reeves


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Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor who was born in Lebanon. He is perhaps best known for his role as Neo in the action film trilogy The Matrix and also for roles in Speed and comedies such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. He was also a member of a grunge band, Dogstar, during the 1990s, as a bassist.

Keanu Reeves inherited U.S. citizenship through his American father and British citizenship through his English mother. While living in Canada, Reeves became a naturalized Canadian citizen. All three nations—U.S., Britain, and Canada—accept the concept of multiple citizenships, so he is able to bear all three contemporaneously. In general, however, Reeves considers himself a Canadian; Canada being the country where he grew up, went to school, and got his start in show business.

Reeves is reported to be very generous with his time and money, lending both to a variety of causes. He took a significant amount of the profits from his Matrix series and treated the twelve stuntmen who worked on the films to motorcycles, among other things.

For nearly a decade following his initial rise to stardom, Reeves lived a vagabond existence in hotels, opting not to buy a house or find a permanent place of residence, despite earning millions. Reeves has lived in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles since 2003, but also has an apartment in New York City. He does not formally practice any religion, although he has a Christian background and is interested in Buddhism.

His sexual orientation is matter of dispute - bisexual or heterosexual - according to some interviews he has given. Keanu Reeves had always been subjected to the rumors of being homosexual or bisexual - one time the yellow press even married him to an actor he barely knew - but has always kept a very tight lid on his romantic and private lives. He has denied being homosexual, but refuses to answer if he is bisexual or heterosexual.