10 YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT KEANU REEVES
KEANU REEVES reprises his role as a haunted hit man in this summer’s action thriller John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, once again starring alongside his former
Matrix castmate Laurence Fishburne. Here are ten things you don’t know about the 54-year-old actor, who was honored in Hollywood in May by having his hand and footprints immortalized in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
1 Keanu says he was expelled from Toronto’s Etobicoke School of the Arts because he was “just a little too rambunctious and shot [his] mouth off once too often.”
2 In high school, he was an MVP ice hockey goalie and was nicknamed “The Wall.”
3 He wrecked his motorcycle in 1988 in California’s Topanga Canyon and was left with broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and an abdominal scar.
auditioned for the opposite roles for which they were cast in 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
5 His father, Sam, left the family when Keanu was a toddler — and served two years of a tenyear sentence for attempting to sell heroin at Hawaii’s Hilo Airport in 1992. 6 He claims his decision to turn down Speed 2 caused him to be shunned by 20th Century Fox for nearly a decade.
7 He took a 90-percent pay cut for The Replacements to free up the movie’s budget so Gene
Hackman could be cast as the football coach.
8 He says he “got high” from “amazing” ballroom dancing lessons — but admits he didn’t keep up his training.
9 He’s crazy about Formula 1 and IndyCar racing. 10 He says Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O’Toole is the actor who has most influenced him because “his performances were bold but also had this introverted restraint.”