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* Sometimes I wonder if Keanu Reeves and Do Ho reads stuff online. Of course both of them are hapa haole. They are Hawaiian. I am more intrigued with Keanu Reeves than with Don Ho since Don Ho had several children with other women when he was married to his wife. He even bought houses for the other women. That seems strange to me. Anyway I am still captivated with Keanu Reeves' spirit. Then again if he were to lurk online I am sure that he would think that I was crazy *LOL* He's 40 already. How time flies. Anyway he seems very smart and down to earth and I wonder... does he lurk online? Does he read how some people act stupid online? *LOL* Seriously... I wonder if he logs onto his laptop and reads things online since he seems introspective.


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Feb. 18th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
I remember reading somewhere about all the free stuff they give out at the film festivals to the celebrities like iPods and clothing and such at the different venues & shops. While everyone was loading up, Keanu would politely decline all of it.

It's nice to know that one of these celebrities that can afford anything doesn't feel the need to shill himself to the corporate machine and take stuff just because it's free.
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Feb. 21st, 2005 08:49 am (UTC)
It's not so bad for the average joe to be picking up some free swag. Anyone that's pulls down million+ per film should buy their own portable DVD player.
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Feb. 18th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
hmmm...I thought he was Canadian?
Feb. 18th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
If he logs on he can read my Lj!! He's so HOT!! and all of the rest.. :D

Golly he's getting up there with age..I remember when the Bill and Ted movies came out. I've been a follower since!! He's amazing.

I agree that he's very down to earth. I remember reading somewhere that he declined the company of models for his birthday so that he could sit alone and eat....

But then again there were those rumors along time ago that he was gay....I wouldn't care. He's still hot!! I can fantasize right?

Oh...he's Hawaiian? I thought he was Canadian? :D
either way he's still a good looking guy....And got to love his band as well!!!
Feb. 26th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
re: i am betting "no"
sorry to partially burst your bubble. yes, he is a nice guy, no, he is not very smart, but quite wealthy. if it makes you feel any better, you are probably smarter than he is. the worst fake british accent that i've ever seen in a big budget movie was reeves' in francis ford coppola's "dracula". john lithgow's accent in "cliffhanger" was almost as bad.

mahalo. have a good life.

from imdb:

Birth name

Keanu Charles Reeves


6' 1" (1.85 m)

Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964. His mother, Patricia, was a showgirl; his father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. After their marriage dissolved, Keanu moved with his mother and younger sister Kim to New York City, then Toronto. Stepfather #1 was Paul Aaron, a stage and film director--he and Patricia divorced within a year, after which she went on to marry (and divorce) rock promoter Robert Miller and hair salon owner Jack Bond. Reeves never reconnected with his biological father, who is now in prison on charges of cocaine possession.

In high school, Reeves was lukewarm toward academics but took a keen interest in ice hockey (as team goalie, he earned the nickname "The Wall") and drama. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue an acting career. After a few stage gigs and a handful of made-for-TV movies, he scored a supporting role in the 'Rob Lowe' hockey flick Youngblood (1986), which was filmed in Canada. Shortly after the production wrapped, 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), but his first popular success was the role of totally rad dude Ted Logan in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). The wacky time-travel movie became something of a cultural phenomenon, and audiences would forever confuse Reeves's real-life persona with that of his doofy on-screen counterpart.

Over the next few years, Reeves tried to shake the Ted stigma with a series of highbrow projects. He played a slumming rich boy opposite River Phoenix's narcoleptic male hustler in My Own Private Idaho (1991), an unlucky lawyer who stumbles into the vampire's lair in Dracula (1992), and Shakespearean party-pooper Don Jon in Much Ado About Nothing (1993). In 1994, the understated actor became a big-budget action star with the release of Speed (1994). Its success heralded an era of five years in which Reeves would alternate between largely unwatched small films, like Feeling Minnesota (1996) and The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), and unwatched big films like Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Chain Reaction (1996). After all this Reeves did the unthinkable and passed on the Speed sequel, but he struck box-office gold again a few years later with the Wachowski brothers' cyberadventure _The Matrix (1999)_ .

Despite his deadpan delivery style and reputation as an oaf, Reeves continues to reel in choice roles and fat paychecks. Whatever he knows, he's not telling the public--his self-deprecating interview tactics and mysterious private life provide little insight into his artistry. As far as Reeves is concerned, it seems, he's just a regular guy who rides a motorcycle, plays in a band (Dogstar), and shows up every now and then for a movie shoot.

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. [1995]

Ranked #23 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

Arrested in Los Angeles; charge of drunk driving. [May 1993]

Loves Ballroom dancing.

Motorcycle is 1974 850cc Norton Combat Commando.

Sisters are Karina and Kim.

Named after his great, great-uncle.

His step-father, Paul Aaron, is a film and stage Director.

Had job sharpening ice skates.

Was nicknamed "the wall" by high school hockey team De La Salle College "Oaklands".

Father part Chinese part Hawaiian, Mother English.

Father left the family when Keanu was very young.

Is left-handed.

He plays bass guitar for the band Dogstar.

Was manager of a pasta shop in Toronto.

He loves to play ice hockey (goalie position).

end part one
Feb. 26th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
re:part two
His father was a geologist. Served time in prison; paroled after serving two years of a 10 year sentence for selling heroin at Hilo Airport in 1992.

His mother, Patricia Taylor, was a costume designer for rock stars such as Alice Cooper.

In Hawaiian, "ke" means "the" and "anu" means "cool or coolness"; hence "the coolness" or (very) interpretively, "the cool winds over the mountain."

Dropped out of high school when he was 17 to become an actor.

Hobbies include horseback riding and surfing (both inspired from movie roles).

Was MVP on his high school hockey team, where he was a goalie.

Keanu got his abdominal scar from a motorcycle wreck in Topanga Canyon. He was on a "demon ride" (no headlights at night) when he crashed into the side of a mountain. He was hospitalized for a week with broken ribs and a ruptured spleen. When the paramedics came to get him, an emergency medical technician trainee picked up one end of the stretcher ... then dropped it by mistake! "It made me laugh, but I couldn't breathe!"

When trying out for the parts of Bill and Ted in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), each actor was paired up with another. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter were paired up, Reeves trying out for the part of Bill while Winter tried out for the part of Ted. They were cast opposite what they auditioned for.

His first name, Keanu, is pronounced "kay-ah-new".

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#17). [1995]

Around Christmas 1999, the baby girl he was expecting with girlfriend Jennifer Syme was stillborn, just a few weeks shy of the actual delivery date. They had planned to name her Eva Archer Syme Reeves.

His estranged girlfriend Jennifer Syme was killed when her Jeep Cherokee careered onto the wrong side of a Los Angeles road near Highway 101 and smashed into three parked cars. The force of the crash flipped the car over and she was thrown through the windshield. She was killed instantly. [2 April 2001]

Maintains Canadian citizenship and passport.

Has appeared in 3 movies whose title contains a US state: Feeling Minnesota (1996), My Own Private Idaho (1991), and The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988).

Was set to reprise his role as Jack Traven in the sequel to Speed - Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) - but dropped out

Deferred part of his salary on The Replacements (2000) so Gene Hackman could be cast.

Keanu resides in Toronto, Canada where he grew up

Learned over 200 martial arts moves for The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

Musically Keanu is currently playing (bass) in "Becky" - also featuring Robert Mailhouse (drums), Paulie Kosta (guitar) and Rebecca Lord (vocals).

Was originally offered the role of Pvt. Chris Taylor in Platoon (1986). Keanu turned it down and the role went to Charlie Sheen.

Was originally cast as Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995) but later backed out of the project, and the part went to Val Kilmer.

He went to high school at North Toronto, where his drama teacher was Paul Robert. Mr. Robert now works at Northern Secondary as a drama teacher.

Frequently plays man either strapped or sitting in a chair while some type of procedure is performed on him. All three Matrixs, Johnny Mnemonic, Feeling Minnesota, Dracula, Constantine.

Although left-handed, plays bass with his right.

31st January 2005: Honoured with a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Read the script of 'Constantine' while filming 'Matrix: Revolutions.'

end part two
Feb. 26th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
re: part 3

Personal quotes
"What would happen if you melted? You know, you never really hear this talked about much, but spontaneous combustion? It exists!...[people] burn from within...sometimes they'll be in a wooden chair and the chair won't burn, but there'll be nothing left of the person. Except sometimes his teeth. Or the heart. No one speaks about this, but its for real."

"My name can't be *that* tough to pronounce!"

"When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it."

When told, "You'll just have to bite the bullet", his reply was, "Yes, but I don't have to eat the whole rifle"

"I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb."

"I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime."

[On being a star] "It can still be very surreal. It's easy to become very self-critical when you're an actor. Then you get critiqued be the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgement on you."

[On drugs] I've had wonderful experiences. I mean really wonderful. In teaching. Personal epiphanies. About life. About a different perspective -- help with different perspectives that you have. You know what I mean? Relationships to nature. Relationships with the self. With other people. With events.

"I used to have nightmares that they would put 'He played Ted' on my tombstone" - said during an interview when the interviewer asked Keanu if he had any fears.

"I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit."

"Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the Ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package"


The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
$15,000,000 + 15% of the gross

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
$15,000,000 + 15% of the gross

The Replacements (2000)

The Matrix (1999)
$10,000,000 + 10% of the gross

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

end part 3

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