Keanu Reeves Articles and Interviews Archive

1986 - 1990

the beginning. river's edge. permanent record. bill & ted's excellence.

These are the very first articles and interviews about and from Keanu, before he got famous, when he was just starting to find his place in Hollywood. He was so much more open and spontaneous in his youth. It made for great interviews, and this is perhaps my favourite section of the archive.

It's also fascinating to note how the early critical response to Keanu was overwhelmingly positive: critics praising Keanu as the hot new talent to keep an eye on, giving solid reviews of his performances and predicting good things for his future career. Compared to the mostly-negative things critics say about his acting now, the difference is striking, hilarious, and sad.


( 1986 )

December 19TV Weekend; Drew Barrymore Stars in 'Babes in Toyland' (comments: 8)John J. O'ConnorThe New York Times (US)

( 1987 )

May 20Psst - this snitch is going places in 'River' (comments: 8)Tom GreenUSA Today (US)
July 5Is this teen scream the new DeNiro?George AnthonyToronto Sun (Ca)
September(Title Unknown)--Splice (US)
OctoberThe NaturalKimberley LestonThe Face (UK)

( 1988 )

JanuaryKeanu Reeves (comments: 11)Kevin J. Koffler, Karen HardyThe New Breed: Actors Coming of Age (US)
January 1Permanent Record (comments: 1)--Variety (US)
MayBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (comments: 1)Kim Howard JohnsonStarlog (US)
SeptemberKeanu Reeves: Growing Up on the MoveJames A. BaggettChoices Magazine (US)
SeptemberOff Camera--Playboy (US)
September 14He Just Doesn't Act His AgeJim FarberNew York Daily News (US)
September 18Eye on Keanu Reeves: Starting to Connect; A Rising Star (comments: 3)Patrick PachecoNewsday (US)
October 1Like a Chinese Menu (comments: 11)Leonard KladyLos Angeles Times (US)

( 1989 )

SpringKeanu Reeves - The Prince--Young Americans (UK)
AutumnReeves Breeze--Young Americans (UK)
January 1Reeves' EdgeJohn Griffithst&b (US)
FebruaryKeanu Reeves: Hawaiian PunkShari RomanDetails Magazine (US)
MarchPeachy KeanuDavid AldridgeFilm Review (UK)
MarchPrince of ComedyAngela HoldenSky (UK)
MarchValley BoysBrad KesslerInterview (US)
March 9Peaking in the ValleyLynn SnowdenRolling Stone (US)
April 12TV or not TVMike HughesGannett News Service (US)
April 16Bill & Ted's Unexpected Blockbuster--San Jose Mercury News (US)
April 20Solid, Dude (comments: 10)--Rolling Stone (US)
JulyAn Actor Called Keanu Reeves--Girlfriend (Aus)
August 31For Keanu Reeves, Angst and AdventureHans KellnerThe Philadelphia Inquirer (US)
DecemberKeanu Reeves (say it Key-ah-noo). It means "Cool Breeze from the Mountains" (comments: 3)Karen KrizanovichSky (UK)

( 1990 )

FebruaryThe Young and the RestlessJoe QueenanMovieline (US)
AprilAlways Wondrous & Weird & WhateverJames Cameron-WilsonFilm Review (UK)
AprilBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Previewed--Starburst (UK)
April 9Oddball parts get Reeves' career rollingStephen SchaeferUSA Today (US)
April 14Bill and Ted's Excellent AdventureKate DaviesNumber One (UK)
MayAn Excellent Interview with Stephen HerekAlan JonesStarburst (UK)
MayTurbo-Charged and ExplodingDavid AldridgeFilm Review (UK)
SeptemberKeanu ReevesDennis CooperInterview (US)