This post is the second part of Keanu Reeves story as a star, and as we do when we investigate in the career of the celebrities we also reveal as much as we can the human side  of these “people”. You can check the Part 1 of Keanu Reeves story by clicking HERE.

A PARTICULAR AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER (con’t)

1986 & 1988:  PRODUCTIVE YEARS FOR REEVES

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Keanu in Brotherhood of Justice

In addition to Youngblood, 1986 was a very fruitful year for Keanu reeves who appeared in not less than 8 movies and TV films: as Tommy Wernicke in Flying (Paul Lynch, Canada), as Mike Riley in You Again a TV Series (USA), as Eddie Talbot in Under Influence a TV movie Thomas Carter USA), as Buddy Martin in Act of Vengeance a TV movie (John McKenzie, USA), as Matt in River’s Edge a drama film (Tim Hunter, USA), as Derk in Brotherhood of Justice (directed by Charles Braverman, USA), and as Jack in Babes in Toyland (Clive Donner, USA).

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Keanu Reeves and Ione Skye in River’s Edge

 

In 1988 Keanu appeared in no less than 4 movies: Permanent Record, a movie which deals with the effect of suicide, Reeves played Chris the best friend of David ( Alan Boyce) who commits suicide. The Prince of Pennsylvania is a comedy is about the friendship is a depressive teenage punk rocker Rupert (Keanu Reeves) and an old hippie woman who conspire to kidnap the boy’s crazy father in hope of getting the family fortune. In The Night Before Reeves is a high school neird and president of the Astronomy Club. Reeves was also part of the cast of  Dangerous Liaisons a film directed by Stephen Frears which was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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Keanu Reeves as Ruppert in The prince of Pennsylvania

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Reeves as Le Chevalier Raphaël Danceny in Dangerous Liaisons

 

BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, OR WHEN REEVES MET THE SUCCESS

Two teenager boys Bill Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves) have dreamed together of starting their own rock ‘n roll band. But they will be separated if they fail their history report, but a man from the future named Rufus save them by helping them to pass their report.

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Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves)

 

The film was a hit at the box Office and a sequel “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey” was released in 1991. A third Bill & Ted franchise was planned a draft was complete but didn’t pass the pre-production.

Reeves gave his feeling about the film in an interview and declared:

“No one was able to predict the success of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. I always wanted to play a really silly comedy. Something without any deep meaning. I wanted two hours of film fun, in the tradition of Blues Brothers, Animal House or the Marx Brothers. But I was really surprised when phrases from our movie became part of the American verbal culture.”

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Bill Preston & Ted Logan

 

POINT BREAK : A CULT MOVIE WITH PATRICK SWAYZE AND KEANU REEVES

The Ex-presidents is a gang of bank robbers who commit their robberies wearing the masks of the presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Johnny Utah is a young agent of the FBI sent undercover to the beach to mix with surfers who are suspected to be the gang.  Agent Utah (Keanu Reeves) will mix with the surfers to gather information and meet with Bodhi (Patick Swayze) the gang leader and is drawn in the lifestyle of his new “friend”.

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Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves co-star in Point Break

 

The film was a modest box office success when released in 1991 and since then the releases of VHS, DVD and later Blue-Ray have contributed to keep the film alive worldwide , and the extreme sports/heist/action flick “Point Break” has become one of the most beloved cult-action movies of all time.

For Keanu Reeves, the role of this action hero would define his career. It is an anticipation of his future successful roles like in “Speed” or “Matrix”.

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Keanu Reeves as Agent Utah

 

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Johnny Utah, an FBI agent played by Keanu Reeves

 

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