Keanu Reeves is a well-respected actor and a beloved pop culture icon. Raised in Toronto, Reeves began acting in theatre productions and in television films before making his feature film debut in Youngblood (1986) starring Rob Lowe. Shortly after production wrapped in Canada, Reeves packed his bags and headed for Hollywood. Reeves popped up on critics’ radar with his performance in the dark adolescent drama, River’s Edge (1986), and landed a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated Dangerous Liaisons (1988) with a star-studded cast that included Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman.
His first popular success was the role of Ted “Theodore” Logan in the wacky time-traveling cult classic, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989). Now a bonafide box-office star, Keanu would star in My Own Private Idaho, Dracula, Much Ado About Nothing, Speed, The Devil’s Advocate, The Matrix trilogy, Constantine and A Scanner Darkly. Reeves wasn’t only attached to live action roles. He also took a shot at voice acting in 2003’s The Animatrix, 2019’s Toy Story 4 and video game Cyberpunk 2077.
See our top 10 list of Keanu Reeves’ best work as an actor below: