The Daily Telegraph (Aus), September 16, 2001
Matrix star on a roll
by Philip Koch
MATRIX star Keanu Reeves hopped straight back on his bike after returning to Sydney from Los Angeles last week.
And with filming of Matrix Reloaded due to start this week, the brooding young hunk looked much more the movie star than last week. He has shaved off his grungy facial growth in preparation for his first day on set with co-stars Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Dressed in his regulation black street clothes, Reeves was seen burning up fashionable Oxford St on a Harley-Davidson last Thursday night.
He returned to Sydney only on Wednesday after attending the Hollywood premiere of his film, Hardball, with co-star Amanda De Cadenet. He was on the same flight as pop princess Britney Spears and US Open hero Lleyton Hewitt, but escaped the waiting media.
However, The Sunday Telegraph photographed Reeves preparing to ride out of his harbourside hotel on his impressive black Harley, complete with Californian plates.