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, back before he was famous and was still struggling to find his place in Hollywood (and life). He was a lot more open and spontaneous, which made for great interviews, and this is perhaps my favourite section of the archive.

It's 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, which is striking compared to the negative tone that emerged a few years later.


( 1986 )

December 19TV Weekend; Drew Barrymore Stars in 'Babes in Toyland' (comments: 9)John J. O'ConnorThe New York Times (US)

( 1987 )

May 20Psst - this snitch is going places in 'River' (comments: 9)Tom GreenUSA Today (US)
July 5Is this teen scream the new DeNiro? (comments: 3)George AnthonyToronto Sun (Ca)
September(Title Unknown) (comments: 1)--Splice (US)
OctoberThe Natural (comments: 1)Kimberley LestonThe Face (UK)

( 1988 )

JanuaryKeanu Reeves (comments: 15)Kevin J. Koffler, Karen HardyThe New Breed: Actors Coming of Age (US)
January 1Permanent Record (comments: 2)--Variety (US)
MayBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (comments: 2)Kim Howard JohnsonStarlog (US)
SeptemberKeanu Reeves: Growing Up on the Move (comments: 1)James A. BaggettChoices Magazine (US)
SeptemberOff Camera (comments: 1)--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: 4)Patrick PachecoNewsday (US)
October 1Like a Chinese Menu (comments: 15)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 Punk (comments: 3)Shari 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: 8)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)