15 Important Facts You Should Know About John Wick
15 Facts to Know about John Wick (Keanu Reeves). John Wick is known to have the real name, Keanu Reeves.
He became more famous after his role in the popular movie titled “John Wick” and also got himself the title Babayaga.
However, there are some interesting things to know about the famous celebrity and actor which we have to bring to you these 15 facts to know about the actor.
1)- Keanu Reeves is 56 years old. He was born on the 2nd of September 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. His mother was a dancer and costume designer, while his father was a geologist.
2)- When Keanu was just 3 years old, his father abandoned his family. From there, he was raised only by his mother, Patricia.
3)- During his childhood, he moved around a lot from Hawaii, Australia, New York, and finally Canada.
4)- After settling in Toronto, Canada, his mother worked as a costume designer working in the rock and roll industry. Interestingly, this resulted in Alice Cooper taking care of a young Keanu Reeves.
5)- Keanu attended high school in Canada but was often expelled, so he ended up attending four different schools. Eventually, he dropped out when he was 17 to pursue acting.
6)- Keanu was named after his uncle, Henry Keanu Reeves. Keanu means “fresh breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian.
7)- While his mother is English, his father’s side is a little more diverse. His father is an American from Hawaii of Chinese-Hawaiian, English, Irish and Portuguese descent.
8)- Even so, Keanu is a Canadian citizen and considers himself as such.
9)- While in high school, he considered playing ice hockey for the Canadian Olympics team, but changed his mind and decided to be an actor when he was just 15 years old.
10)- When he turned 19, Keanu moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue acting full-time.
11)- Keanu was able to get commercial gigs and short films. However, his first appearance in a studio film was in “Youngblood” in 1986, where he played a goalkeeper.
12)- Keanu’s first leading role was in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” which turned out to be unexpectedly successful.
13)- The turning point in Reeves’ career was when he landed the lead role in “Speed” in 1994. After this hit boosted his career, he was successful enough to be more selective about his work. Since then, he has happily been in supporting roles in experimental films as well.
14)- In addition to acting, Keanu was also the bassist for the band Dogstar. They were together from 1991 to 2002. During their career, they played with Bon Jovi, Rancid, and Weezer, and toured the US and Asia.
15)- Keanu Reeves became best friends with River Phoenix while filming a movie. When Keanu saw the script for “My Own Private Idaho”, he thought River was perfect for the role. He drove his motorcycle over 1,000 miles to deliver the script to River and convince him to take on the role.