Keanu Reeves Articles and Interviews Archive


speed. dogstar. geffen saga.

And then came Speed, and everything changed.

The movie shot Keanu to overnight stardom. Everybody wanted to interview him – this is the first year in the archive populous enough to warrant an entire section of its own – as journalists scrabbled to uncover as much of his life story as they could.

Keanu's face started popping up on magazine covers all around the world. A university began a 12-week film course on his movies; teenagers of various genders pledged themselves to marrying him; rumours of all sorts started circulating, including an alleged relationship and then marriage to David Geffen, later debunked; and Keanu's band Dogstar (in which he played bass) started performing to sold-out crowds.

( 1994 )

JanuaryKeanu ReevesJames Cameron-WilsonYoung Hollywood (UK)
AugustKeanu Reeves - A Tear Out Photobook--Oliver Books (UK)
OctoberWild night that ended "Speed" star's life on the fast laneNeil Hitchens, John SouthNational Enquirer (US)
January 17Cool BreezeCyd CapriatiFor Women (UK)
January 1Exotic RebelJosé Luis LópezImagines (Spain)
MarchKeanu, After BuddhaBose HadleighBagatelle Magazine (Fr)
January / FebruaryRebel with a causeHelen Hawkes, Michael HellicarNew Weekly (Aus)
AprilAll the Right Moves--Movieline (US)
AprilA Star is RebornLesley O'TooleBite Magazine (UK)
April 1Special KeanuJeremy MarkLive & Kicking (UK)
April 9Totally bogus, or bodaciously cool? Reeves is a class subjectJanet WeeksLos Angeles Daily News (US)
April 27Keanu Reeves in Academe: Excellent Idea, or Bogus?Janet WeeksTacoma News Tribune (US)
April 28Easy life?Emma CochraneSmash Hits (UK)
MayKeanu's enlightening roleRichard WallaceThe Mirror (UK)
May 1Cool or Not?David RitzSunday Times Magazine (UK)
MayGuess who's having a bad hair day?RRSky (UK)
MayKeanu Reeves (in Theory)--Yorker (US)
MayKeanu Reeves on getting wasted for Little Buddha and bathing in vintage BordeauxAmy RaphaelElle (UK)
MayMy Lunch with BuddhaJames GreenbergPremiere (US)
May 1Keanu Reeves is everywhereMatthew GilbertThe Boston Globe (US)
May 2Keanu's getting BuddhaKate ThorntonThe Mirror (UK)
May 26What next - Keanu U?--People (US)
JuneEnigmatic Actor Saves Best Lines For The ScreenJane StevensonCalgary Herald (Ca)
JuneDark PrinceJoshua MooneyEmpire (UK)
JuneKeanu: the star they can't pin downSusan GrangerUnknown Paper (US)
June 4Keanu Reeves King!--TV Hits (UK)
June 5Hollywood wants an affair with Reeves but he's non-committalJamie PortmanVancouver Sun (Ca)
June 5Keanu's Eccentric AdventureKristine McKennaLos Angeles Times (US)
June 7Keanu Reeves Ready for Action--Long Beach Press-Telegram (US)
June 9Reeves is 'Speed'-ing to greater glory - by busJeannie WilliamsFinal Edition (US)
June 10Pre-'Speed' Reeves lacked a knack for capitalizing on plum film rolesSteve MurrayAtlanta Journal-Constitution (US)
June 9Reeves Enjoys the Role - Any RoleJack GarnerGannett News Service (US)
June 10Keanu Reeves Now on Action-Hero Fast TrackPaul WillisteinThe Morning Call (US)
June 10Keanu Reeves: He is Called 'Action Hero of the '90s'Eileen DaspinSt. Louis Post Dispatch (US)
June 10The Next Action Hero?Melina GerosaEntertainment Weekly (US)
June 10No slacking offStephen SchaeferBoston Herald (US)
June 11Shakespeare gives solace to shy actor: Keanu Reeves brings maturity to 'Speed'James RyanAtlanta Journal-Constitution (US)
June 12Keanu Reeves: California Dude is New Action HeroMal VincentThe Virginian-Pilot (US)
June 13Next Stop, Action!Bob ThompsonToronto Sun (Ca)
June 13Call it the cult of Keanu ReevesCarrie RickeyThe Toronto Star (Ca)
June 13Goodbye, AirheadDavid AnsenNewsweek (US)
June 16'Speed' Thrills, Reeves Discovers as He Branches OutBetsy PickleStar Tribune (US)
June 17Keanu Reeves: lasting action heroSara VoorheesSan Francisco Examiner (US)
June 18Dude AwakeningOwen GleibermanEntertainment Weekly (US)
June 25Keanu Reeves: Quiet PowerCarrie RickeyGreensboro News & Record (US)
June 26"Playing a homosexual harmful? Bullshit!"Jenny Hewlitt, Marcel LeeHit Krant (NL)
June 26The Importance of Being KeanuCarrie RickeyChicago Tribune (US)
June 28New-look Keanu's keen to be meanDavid RoweThe Mirror (UK)
June 28Hollywood's hottest hunk - as you've never seen him beforeTony FrostStar Magazine (US)
June 28Hunky Keanu's gay play debutAndy CoulsonThe Sun (UK)
JulyKids make the grade studying 'Speed' star Keanu Reeves--National Enquirer (US)
JulyBig KeanuEileen DaspinW-Magazine (US)
JulyGetting in on the actionSean ElderVogue (US)
July 3"I Miss River Phoenix a Lot"Noemia Young7 Jours (Ca)
JulyThis is your life--TV Hits (UK)
July 5Film star's drug baron dad shameGary MorganThe Mirror (UK)
July 6(Title Unknown)--Star Magazine (US)
July 7Full Speed AheadEmma CochraneSmash Hits (Aus)
July 6Our Keanu: A public meditationChuck StephensSan Francisco Bay Guardian (US)
July 6Reeves Proud of Diverse 'Little Buddha', 'Speed' RolesJack GarnerTacoma News Tribune (US)
July 11Speed of frightGarth PearceThe Mirror (UK)
July 12A Most Excellent EnigmaNatasha Stoynoff, Karen Brailsford, Kristina JohnsonPeople (US)
July 12Keanu shocker: dad is jailed for 10 yearsRod GibsonThe Globe (US)
July 12Speed hunk Keanu's long-lost dad jailed on drug rap--Star Magazine (US)
July 14'Speed' star's nightmare as dad is jailed in cocaine bustReg Fitz, Dani CestaroNational Enquirer (US)
July 25Reeves speeds on with no 'Remorse'Jeannie WilliamsUSA Today (US)
July 30Keanu, a most excellent enigmaMelina GerosaWho (Aus)
AutumnSharon's sexy sizzler in pool with KeanuAllan HallThe Mirror (UK)
AugustA Walk in the CloudsGuy GarciaThe New York Times (US)
AugustKeanu Reeves Speeds Up!--Inside Edge (US)
AugustMuch Ado About KeanuJane SmartSyndicated (US)
AugustSpeed KillsLesley O'TooleShake! (NZ)
August(Title Unknown)--The Globe (US)
AugustWe love you Keanu...Lesley O'TooleDolly (Aus)
August 15Keanu's in the CloudsMike O'ConnorThe Courier-Mail (Aus)
August 17Sharon hot for Keanu--Woman's Day (Aus)
August 15She has put 'Little Buddha' in her bedSimon LeaVoici (Fr)
August 19Reeves's Hamlet a coup--The Toronto Star (Ca)
August 27Public EyeJeanne Beach EignerThe San Diego Union-Tribune (US)
August 19Reeves' clout speeds sales of 'Hamlet' tixEtan VlessingThe Hollywood Reporter (US)
August 30Keanu's Drug SecretTerry WillowsNew Idea (Aus)
SeptemberI'm Hooked on SpeedGerard EvansThe Mirror (UK)
SeptemberAnimal AttractionLibby Gelman-WaxnerPremiere (US)
SeptemberGoodbye cool worldRachell UnreichJuice Magazine (Aus)
September"I'm just the boy next door"Anne M. RasoJust Seventeen (UK)
September 6Kamikaze Keanu!--TV Hits (Aus)
SeptemberKeanu's Bogus JourneyPaul BurstonAttitude (UK)
SeptemberPortrait of a Crush--Sassy (US)
SeptemberPrince of SpeedJean-Paul ChailletPremiere (UK)
SeptemberTotally Cool KeanuDan McLeodGirlfriend (Aus)
SeptemberThe Year Keanu Became a ManJane Thompson, Susan GrangerOK! Magazine (UK)
September 12Keanu Reeves: I risked death from man-eating crocodiles to film 'Little Buddha'--Star Magazine (US)
September 22Keanu's gay lifestyle--New Weekly (Aus)
September 25Keanu, a Most Excellent IconLizzie FranckeThe Guardian (UK)
September 28First-Hand: My biriyani with Keanu (and how I paid the bill): Monique Roffey on a disappointing dinner with a dreamboatMonique RoffeyThe Independent (UK)
September 25Speed King!Garth PearceNews of the World (UK)
Late in yearWhat are you looking at?Pete StantonSmash Hits (UK)
OctoberAction Man?Roald RynningSky (UK)
OctoberCrash! Boom! Bang!--TV Hits (UK)
OctoberKeanu Revs it UpRachelle UnreichCleo (Singapore)
OctoberKeanu Reeves--Big Hits (UK)
OctoberKeanu!--Star (Aus)
October 1Keanu speeds up!Jenny PetersSmash Hits (Aus)
OctoberKool as KeanuSam ClodeIdols (Aus)
OctoberThe Next Action Hero?Mark SalisburyEmpire (UK)
OctoberSpeed FreakJames RyanThe Face (UK)
OctoberUp to SpeedRoald RynningFilm Review (UK)
OctoberWomen who love Keanu too muchToni RodgersSky (UK)
October 1Cloud nine--New Idea (Aus)
October 2Much Ado About KeanuAngela HoldenThe Irish Times (Irl)
October 18Sex bomb goes off--The Sunday Times (UK)
7 OctoberElectronic satisfaction by KeanuLorraine GoodsColumbia Daily Spectator (US)
October 22Megastar? Me?Melissa FieldBig (UK)
October 23Director says Hamlet promise will drive Keanu to WinnipegVit WagnerThe Toronto Star (Ca)
October 26Boy WondersAlex KadisThe Sunday Times (UK)
October 31Reeves has a 'Feeling'Dan CoxVariety (US)
NovemberDrug Addict KeanuJef WestNew Weekly (Aus)
November 525 Questions--Unknown TV Channel (UK)
NovemberRace to sign up rocker Keanu!Andy CoulsonThe Sun (UK)
November 9 - 22Group more dog than star, but Keanu draws eager crowdP.J. HuffstutterThe San Diego Union-Tribune (US)
November 17the COOL twenty--Smash Hits (UK)
November 9 - 22Keanu Rocks!Lesley O'TooleSmash Hits (UK)
November 25A Not-Too-Deep Hunk Finds Way to Big TimeRobert M. EavesThe Times Union, Albany NY (US)
November 17Keanu Reeves: "I miss my friend River very much..."--Bravo (Ge)
November 29Keanu Reeves Leaves Ted in the Dust--Long Beach Press-Telegram (US)
DecemberSpeed's Reeves Ready For His Shift To HamletKevin ProkoshWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
DecemberKeanu ReevesGarth PearceCosmopolitan (Aus)
December 4Seventeen Questions - Keanu ReevesCindy PearlmanSeventeen (UK)
DecemberSomething for the Weekend, Sir?Clark CollisEmpire (UK)
DecemberSpeed Thrills--Poster Magazine (Aus)
December 8Curtain CallJoe FisherToronto Sun (Ca)
December 10Keanu-KrazyKevin ProkoshWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 12The Play's The Thing, For KeanuKevin ProkoshWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 10Starstruck Fans Can Believe It: Keanu Really is To be At MTCKevin ProkoshWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 14Local Actors Delighted to Share Stage with ReevesKevin ProkoshWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 15Reeves a Sellout in WinnipegMartin MorrowCalgary Herald (Ca)
December 17Reeves Keeping Low ProfileMorley WalkerWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 20Let Me Cover Reeves PleaseAllison GillmorWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 24Keanu in Gay Wedding Joke--Daily Mail (UK)
December 20Rehearsals for Hamlet Ice-SmoothKevin ProkoshWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 24The play's the thing to catch the interest of this king .... KeanuNelle OosteromVancouver Sun (Ca)
December 24Reeves "Might Pull it Off", Film Editor Says of RoleBrad OswaldWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)
December 29Armed with Posters, Girls Ambush KeanuTreena KhanWinnipeg Free Press (Ca)