AsianMall (US), 2000
21 Sex Symbols for the 21st Century
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#4 Keanu Reeves
Our next ASTYLE Sex Symbol needs no introduction. His films have grossed over 100 million dollars. His face has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines. And he is lusted after by thousands of girls around the world. Who is he? He is Keanu Reeves. And he is fine.
So the "FBI agent who goes undercover as a surfer to bust a group of caramel-colored-Coppertoned-flavored-sandy-toed bank-robbers" plot in the movie "Point Break" was no masterful cinematic tour de force. But man, seeing Keanu emerge from the frothy surf in a wet suit like some neoprene-sheathed Adonis elevated this B-flick to an all-time renter's classic.
This 35-year-old Virgo and star of 26 movies is coming off of one of the biggest career rushes with the booming success of "Matrix," the Wachowski brothers' film that has already earned $171,383,000 (with more in video on sale). Scripts for the "Matrix" sequels are currently under construction - thank God! Co-stars and former love interests Keanu and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) will share the screen again. Keanu has already had three movies that have grossed over 100 million dollars.
Aside from having tremendous box office cachet, this man has a passion for motorcycles, hockey, chess, Shakespeare, and music. Keanu's band Dogstar released its latest CD titled "Our Little Visionary" earlier this year. The CD has been described as simple, raw, and romantic.
Currently, Keanu is filming a football comedy with veteran screen actor Gene Hackman called "The Replacements" under the Warner Bros. label. The film was originally slated for release in August 2000, but has been delayed for an autumn debut of October 2000. In his next "low budget" $10 million project the "Gift," Keanu will play a wife beater opposite actors Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Giovanni Ribisi, and Ron Eldard (ER).
Keanu has long been worshipped by many and the thousands of fan sites are testament to the devotion of his fans. For example, a 26-year-old college student from Rochester screams "I want to see Keanu because he's a great actor. I could watch his movies over and over again. He's a hunk and I want to, um, see his other talents!"
We have seen the many different faces of Keanu: the clean-cut boyish teenager, a scruffy motorcycle driving rock star, all powdered and wigged in period costume, and a ripped and tan hunk. One thing is for certain. Keanu is smoking. Aside from his talents, his exotic breeding stock contributes to his megastar draw. Keanu's father is Chinese-Hawaiian and his mother is English.