Keanu Reeves: The 10 best movies from the Matrix star

Born in Lebanon in 1964, because of his mother’s profession at the time, Keanu Charles Reeves was named after his great-grandfather. In a free translation into one of the Hawaiian languages, his name means something like “the breeze”. He started his career at the age of 19, when he participated in Wolfboy, a very important play. However, his first film role was in One Step Awayfrom 1985.

In almost 40 years of career, several remarkable characters have passed through his life. In this way, how about remembering some of the best films of the star of Matrix (1999)? Check it out below!

10. Constantine (2005)

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Although this film is not a consensus among the public, it must be recognized that it is one of the works of the actor that most caught the attention of his fans, especially because of all the nuances developed in the narrative. In Constantinea character from the comics, we follow the saga of an anti-hero who just wants to do his job, but at a certain moment finds himself in the middle of a dangerous police case.

9. Maximum speed (1994)

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Among Keanu Reeves’ credits, there are also classics from the afternoon session. With a lot of action and a strong cast, which includes Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels, the feature film shows a police officer (Reeves) who has an important mission on his hands: to defuse a bomb on a bus full of passengers. But there is an important detail: if the vehicle stops, everything could explode.

8. Devil’s Advocate (1997)

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A few years before Neo played in theaters, the actor was called upon to be the devil’s advocate. Based on the novel of the same name by writer Andrew Neiderman, Reeves stars Kevin Lomax, who must work for John Milton (Al Pacino) on one of the most challenging cases of his entire career. Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey and Connie Nielsen are also part of the film.

7. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

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One of the greatest classics of horror literature is, without a doubt, dracula, by writer Bram Stoker. With some film adaptations, Francis Ford Coppola’s version has an interesting elegance, precisely because of the performances of Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves, who play the main roles. It is worth noting that the film won three categories at the 1993 Oscars, including Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Sound Editing.

6. Toy Story 4 (2019)

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To prove his versatility in cinema, the actor also lent his voice and interpretation to a character that would not necessarily have his face. with the animation Toy Story 4, by Pixar, the Duke Caboom character stood out in the narrative, showing how voice acting could be something to try in your career. The film is available on Disney+.

5. Thrill Seekers (1991)

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Directed by filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, in this film, Keanu Reeves plays a young FBI agent who needs to get involved in a dangerous investigation: to discover who is behind a gang of bank robbers in Los Angeles. Infiltrating the group, however, he falls in love with Tyler Ann (Lori Petty), one of the group’s members who is thirsty for adrenaline.

4. Program boys (1991)

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In addition to Bigelow, Reeves has also worked with other conceptual and independent directors, such as Gus Van Sant. In the plot, he played Scott Favor, a young man who seems not to care much about social conventions and accepts the challenge of Mike Waters (River Phoenix) to look for his mother in a trip full of dangers, drugs and prostitution.

3. the double man (2006)

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Using the rotoscoping technique, filmmaker Richard Linklater developed an adaptation of one of Philip K. Dick’s science fiction novels. The narrative is set in a not-too-distant future, in which drugs are part of people’s daily lives in an even more common way. However, trafficking is still a matter of concern and an undercover agent is summoned to initiate an investigation.

2. Matrix Resurrections (2021)

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the franchise Matrix marked an epoch, entering the history of cinema as one of the most robust and philosophical productions of all time. All those nuances returned in a sequel full of reflections and original characters such as Neo and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss). Without a doubt, seeing this actor again in the skin of such an iconic character was something to fill the eyes of fans.

1. John Wick (2014)

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And to close the list, another heavyweight franchise, in which Keanu Reeves is the protagonist. John Wick is a character who is not afraid of challenges and has a great sense of justice, as well as going to great lengths to finish off his enemies. In 2014, viewers saw its first appearance, something that was repeated in 2017, 2019 and promises to return in 2022. So stay tuned!

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