Forbes (US), May 29, 2003

Movers & Shakers

Matrix Mansion

by Betsy Schiffman

Who's buying, who's selling in the world of high-end real estate: Reeves Finally Settles

Keanu Reeves, the leading man in The Matrix Reloaded, is buying a flashy Hollywood Hills home to match his flashy box office success, according to the Los Angeles Times. Reeves bought a $5 million three-bedroom house, which spans 5,000 square feet, and has a 50- foot infinity pool, three fireplaces and a courtyard. The home is in a gated community, and since it was first built for an art collector during the 1980s, it has large wall space to hang an art collection.

Reeves, 38, had a slew of fairly respectable roles early in his career (including Chevalier Danceny in the critically acclaimed 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons) but he didn't really gain mainstream fame until he established himself as a teen idol playing the blissfully ignorant Ted "Theodore" Logan in 1989's Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

In The Matrix Reloaded, which was produced by AOL Time Warner's Warner Bros. studio, Reeves took on the revered role of rebel leader Neo for a second time. Although he was reportedly paid $30 million for both the first and second Matrix films, Reeves was known for living out of a hotel, in order to avoid committing to a home. He once said in an interview, "I guess I'm not the settling type....Someday." Now it looks as if that day will fall quite soon.


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