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Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, musician, film producer and director. Born in Beirut, Reeves grew up in Toronto, Ontario. He started acting in theatre productions, and in television films before making his mainstream film debut in Youngblood. Reeves gained recognition in his breakthrough role as Ted "Theodore" Logan in the science fiction comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. This was followed by a supporting role in Ron Howard's comedy Parenthood, 1991's Point Break, sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and the independent drama My Own Private Idaho. For playing a street hustler in the last of these, Reeves was critically praised for his performance. He had a supporting role in Bram Stoker's Dracula, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. The action thriller Speed, in which Reeves was cast as a police officer, garnered critical and commercial success, and helped Reeves gain further recognition.