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Keanu Charles Reeves (/kiˈɑːnuː/ kee-AH-noo;[1][2] born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian[a] actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise (1989–1991); action thrillers Point Break
Point Break
(1991), Speed (1994), and the John Wick
John Wick
franchise; psychological thriller The Devil's Advocate (1997); supernatural thriller Constantine (2005); and science fiction/action series The Matrix
The Matrix
(1999–2003). He has also appeared in dramatic films such as Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons
(1988), My Own Private Idaho (1991), and Little Buddha
Little Buddha
(1993), as well as the romantic horror Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bram Stoker's Dracula
(1992). Reeves has earned critical acclaim for his acting. One New York Times critic praised Reeves' versatility, saying that he "displays considerable discipline and range... he moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles".[3] However, Reeves has spent much of his later career being typecast. A recurring character arc in many roles he has portrayed is one of saving the world, as can be seen in the characters of Ted Logan, Buddha, Neo, Johnny Mnemonic, John Constantine, and Klaatu. His acting has garnered several awards, including a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. During his film career, Reeves has engaged in several forms of artistic expression. Active as a musician for over a decade, he played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. Acting onstage, he performed as Prince Hamlet
Prince Hamlet
for the Manitoba
Theatre Centre's production of Hamlet. He wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness, illustrated by Alexandra Grant. He has also produced a documentary, Side by Side, and directed the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life

3.1 Family and views 3.2 Legal issues 3.3 Philanthropy and business

4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Early life Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut
on September 2, 1964, the son of Patricia (née Taylor), a costume designer and performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.[4] His mother is English and hails from Essex.[5] His father, an American from Hawaii, is of Chinese, English, Irish, Native Hawaiian, and Portuguese descent.[6][7][8][9][10] Reeves has said, "My grandmother is Chinese and Hawaiian so I was around Chinese art, furniture, and cuisine when I was growing up."[11] He has also spoken of his English ancestry, mentioning watching comedy shows such as The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
during his childhood, and how his mother imparted English manners that he has maintained into adulthood.[12][13] Reeves' mother was working in Beirut
when she met his father. Reeves' father earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii
for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport.[14] He abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old, but Reeves knew him until he was six. They last met on the island of Kauai
when Reeves was 13.[15][16] Reeves moved around the world frequently as a child, and lived with various stepfathers.[12] After his parents divorced in 1966, his mother became a costume designer and moved the family to Sydney,[17] and then to New York City, where she married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood
director, in 1970.[18] The couple moved to Toronto, Ontario, and divorced in 1971. When Reeves was 15, he worked as a production assistant on Aaron's films.[19] Reeves' mother then married Robert Miller, a rock music promoter, in 1976; the couple divorced in 1980. She subsequently married her fourth husband, a hairdresser named Jack Bond. The marriage ended in 1994. Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, and Reeves grew up primarily in the Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto.[20][21] Within five years, Reeves attended four high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was expelled.[12] Reeves stated he was expelled because he was "just a little too rambunctious and shot [his] mouth off once too often... [he] was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school".[22] Reeves excelled more in sports than in academics, as his educational development was challenged by dyslexia. He was a successful ice hockey goalkeeper at De La Salle College, earning the nickname "The Wall".[12] He dreamed of playing ice hockey for Canada,[23] but an injury forced him to consider other career paths.[citation needed] After leaving De La Salle College, he attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School, which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor. He later dropped out and did not obtain a high school diploma.[24] Career

Reeves promoting The Day the Earth Stood Still in Mexico in 2008

Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine, appearing in a theatre production of Damn Yankees. At 15, he played Mercutio
in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
at the Leah Posluns Theatre. Reeves dropped out of high school when he was 17. He obtained a green card through his American stepfather and moved to Los Angeles three years later.[12][19] He lived with his ex-stepfather, Paul Aaron, who was a stage and television director.[12] Reeves made his screen acting debut in an episode of Hangin' In. In the early 1980s, he appeared in commercials (including one for Coca-Cola), short films including the NFB drama One Step Away[25] and stage work such as Brad Fraser's cult hit Wolfboy
in Toronto. In 1984, he was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
TV youth program Going Great.[26] His first studio movie appearance was Youngblood (1986) in which he played a Québécois goalie. Shortly after the movie's release, Reeves drove to Los Angeles in his 1969 Volvo. His stepfather had convinced Erwin Stoff
Erwin Stoff
in advance to be Reeves's manager and agent. Stoff has remained Reeves's manager, and has co-produced many of his films.[27] After a few minor roles, Reeves received a sizeable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens. Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including Permanent Record, and the unexpectedly successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. From 1991, Reeves played bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar. During the early 1990s, Reeves started to break out of his teen-film period. He appeared in high-budget action films like Point Break, for which he won MTV's "Most Desirable Male" award in 1992. He was involved in various lower-budget independent films, including the well-received 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho
My Own Private Idaho
with River Phoenix. In 1992, he played Jonathan Harker
Jonathan Harker
in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed blockbuster Bram Stoker's Dracula. In 1994, Reeves's career reached a new high as a result of his starring role in the action film Speed. His casting in the film was controversial, since, except for Point Break, he was primarily known for comedies and indie dramas. He had never been the sole headliner on a film. The summer action film had a fairly large budget and was helmed by novice cinematographer-turned-director Jan de Bont. Reeves's career choices after Speed were eclectic: despite his successes, Reeves continued to accept supporting roles and appear in experimental films. He scored a hit with a romantic lead role in A Walk in the Clouds. He made news by refusing to take part in Speed 2: Cruise Control – despite the offered $11 million paycheck, which would have been his largest to date – in favour of touring with his band and playing the title role in a 1995 Manitoba
Theatre Centre production of Hamlet
in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[28] Of his performance, Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times theatre critic, wrote, "He quite embodied the innocence, the splendid fury, the animal grace of the leaps and bounds, the emotional violence, that form the Prince of Denmark ... He is one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he is Hamlet."[29] However, Reeves' choices after A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
failed with critics and audiences. Big-budget films such as the sci-fi action film Johnny Mnemonic and the action-thriller Chain Reaction were critically panned and failed at the box office, while indie films like Feeling Minnesota were also critical failures. Reeves finally started to climb out of his career low after starring in the horror-drama The Devil's Advocate alongside Al Pacino
Al Pacino
and Charlize Theron. Reeves took a paycut of $1 million for The Devil's Advocate so that Pacino would be cast, and later took a 90 per cent paycut for the less successful The Replacements to guarantee the casting of Gene Hackman.[30] The Devil's Advocate did well at the box office and garnered good reviews. The 1999 science fiction-action hit The Matrix, a film in which Reeves had a starring role, was a box office success and attracted positive reviews.[31]

Reeves' star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame

In between the first Matrix film and its sequels, Reeves received positive reviews for his portrayal of an abusive husband in The Gift. Aside from The Gift, Reeves appeared in several films that received mostly negative reviews and unimpressive box office grosses, including The Watcher, Sweet November, and The Replacements. However, the two Matrix sequels, The Matrix
The Matrix
Reloaded and The Matrix
The Matrix
Revolutions, along with Something's Gotta Give and the 2005 horror-action film, Constantine, were box office successes and brought Reeves back into the public spotlight. Reeves performed with the band Becky for a year, but quit in 2005, citing his lack of interest in a serious music career.[32] In early 2005, Reeves' accomplishments in Hollywood
were recognized by the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
with a star located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.[33] His appearance in A Scanner Darkly (2006), based on the dystopian science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, received favourable reviews, and The Lake House, his romantic outing with Sandra Bullock, was a success at the box office.[34] He went on to play the lead character in two 2008 films, Street Kings
Street Kings
and The Day the Earth Stood Still. In February 2009 he starred in director Rebecca Miller's film The Private Life of Pippa Lee, which premiered at Berlinale.[35] Beginning in 2008, Reeves began pre-production on his directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi. The film is a multilingual narrative, partly inspired by the life of his friend, stuntman Tiger Chen. Filming occurred on mainland China and Hong Kong. During Man of Tai Chi's five years of scripting and production, Reeves acted in several B movies with lead roles as Henry in 2010's Henry's Crime
Henry's Crime
and John in 2012's Generation Um.... During that time, Reeves also played Kai in the critically panned 47 Ronin.[36] Critics widely attribute the film's poor performance to its direction, pacing, focus on special effects, and editing. In 2011, he returned to other artistic mediums of expression. Having played music earlier in his career, he forayed into literature by writing the text for a "grown-up picture book" entitled Ode to Happiness. The text was complemented by Alexandra Grant's illustrations.[37][38] In 2011, he produced the documentary Side by Side about the supplanting of photo-chemical film by digital camera technology; Reeves interviewed several celebrated directors including James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, and Christopher Nolan. Reeves's first directorial film, Man of Tai Chi, premiered in 2013 with showings at the Beijing Film Festival[39] and Cannes Film Festival.[40] The work was awarded in Beijing and praised by recognized director of action genre films, John Woo. Reeves has continued acting while exploring other forms of artistry. In October 2014, he played the title role in the action thriller John Wick. The film, which stars Reeves as a retired hitman, opened to positive reviews and performed well at the box office.[36] He reprised the role in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), which was also well received,[41] and is set to return for John Wick: Chapter 3 (2019). In 2016, Reeves appeared in the horror thriller The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon
and the dystopian romance The Bad Batch. Reeves had a cameo in the action-comedy film Keanu, in which he voiced the eponymous kitten. Keanu director Peter Atencio
Peter Atencio
revealed that the filmmakers had contacted Reeves' management about Reeves appearing in the film, who declined on his behalf. When Reeves' sister showed him the trailer, Reeves contacted the filmmakers directly about appearing in the film. As the film had been mostly completed, they decided to have a scene where he voices the kitten.[42] In January 2009, it was announced that Reeves would star in the live-action film adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop,[43][44] initially slated for release in 2011. Because of budgeting problems, the script was sent for a rewrite, and the project's status is currently unknown. In April 2011, Reeves referenced that a third instalment of the Bill & Ted series was possible.[45] He further elaborated on the film in December 2013 during a taping of NBC's The Today Show, "I'm open to the idea of that. I think it's pretty surreal, playing Bill and Ted at 50. But we have a good story in that. You can see the life and joy in those characters, and I think the world can always use some life and joy."[46] Reeves has been linked to the maritime romance The Modern Ocean.[47] Personal life Family and views

Reeves in February 2009

Reeves is entitled to British citizenship through his English mother. He holds Canadian citizenship[48] by naturalization. He grew up as a Canadian and identifies as such, and holds an American green card.[12][19][49] Reeves' biological father was born in the United States but Reeves required a green card because he was not eligible to claim automatic citizenship by birth abroad to one United States citizen. In December 1999, Reeves' girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth eight months into her pregnancy to Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, who was stillborn. The strain put on their relationship by their grief, resulted in their breakup several weeks later. On April 2, 2001, Syme was driving alone on Los Angeles' Cahuenga Boulevard
Cahuenga Boulevard
when she sideswiped three parked cars, rolled over several times, and was thrown from the car. Authorities believed she died instantly. She reportedly was being treated for depression and taking two prescription drugs, which police found in her car.[50][51] Reeves, who was scheduled to begin shooting back-to-back Matrix sequels during the subsequent spring, sought "peace and time" to deal with the incident, according to his friend Bret Domrose, a guitarist in Reeves' alternative rock band Dogstar.[50] While often described as a Buddhist or atheist, including being mentioned on a "Famous Atheists" list, Reeves is non-religious and has occasionally expressed a belief in God or some other higher power, stating, "I believe in God and the Devil but they don't have to have pitchforks and a long white beard."[52] He has clarified that he has a lot of interest in and respect for Buddhism, but has not "taken refuge in the dharma".[53] In September 2013, when asked if he was a spiritual person, he replied with a laugh, "Do I believe in God, faith, inner faith, the self, passion, and things? Yes, of course! I'm very spiritual. Supremely spiritual. Bountifully spiritual. Supremely bountiful."[54] Reeves has generally been reticent to discuss his spiritual beliefs, saying that it is something "personal and private".[55] In 2010, an image of Reeves became an internet meme after photos of him, seemingly depressed while sitting on a park bench eating alone, were posted to a 4chan
forum. The images were soon distributed via several blogs and news sites. These pictures led to the "Keanu is Sad" or "Sad Keanu" meme being spread on internet forums. An unofficial holiday was created when a Facebook fan page declared June 15 as "Cheer-up Keanu Day".[56][57] On the first anniversary of "Cheer-up Keanu Day", Reeves was interviewed for an article in the British newspaper The Guardian.[58] Legal issues In 2008, Reeves was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by paparazzo Alison Silva. The unsuccessful $711,974[59] suit claimed Reeves allegedly hit and injured Silva with a Porsche
after concluding a family visit at a Los Angeles medical facility.[60][61] The lawsuit took a year and a half to make it to trial, during which time Silva continued to attack Reeves and demand payment. At the trial, all 12 jurors rejected the suit, needing only an hour of deliberation to reach their verdict.[62] In 2014, two stalkers trespassed on Reeves' Hollywood Hills
Hollywood Hills
home. On September 12, 2014, Reeves awoke and found a stalker in his library, who told him that she was there to meet him. While Reeves calmly talked to the stalker, he called the police, who arrived and arrested her before taking her in for psychological evaluation. Three days later, a second stalker made her way into his home through a gate that was left unlocked by a cleaning company. The intruder undressed and took a shower in Reeves' bathroom before swimming naked in his pool. The cleaning crew became suspicious and alerted Reeves, who was not at home. He then notified the police and the stalker was remanded.[63][64] Philanthropy and business Reeves set up a cancer charity, choosing not to attach his name to the organization; he has also supported PETA, the SickKids
Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer. His sister Kim has battled leukemia for more than a decade.[65] Reeves is quoted as saying, "Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries."[66] It has been reported that Reeves gave approximately $80 million of his $114 million earnings from The Matrix sequels, The Matrix
The Matrix
Reloaded and The Matrix
The Matrix
Revolutions, to the special effects and makeup staff. The story has been denied by special effects staff themselves as an urban legend.[67] The story likely had its roots in a back-end deal Reeves made with the producers of The Matrix Reloaded, relinquishing his contractual right to a percentage of the earnings from the ticket sales. Reeves reportedly did so to allow producers the flexibility for an extensive special effects budget. The value of Reeves' forgone share of the ticket profits has been estimated as $38 million, which was added to the overall movie budget, rather than going directly to special effects.[68] Reeves co-founded a production company, Company Films. The company helped produce Henry's Crime, a film in which Reeves stars.[69] An avid motorcyclist, Reeves co-founded Arch Motorcycle Company, which builds and sells custom motorcycles.[70] Filmography Film

Year Title Role Notes

1985 One Step Away Ron Petrie

1986 Act of Vengeance Buddy Martin

1986 Flying Tommy Wernicke

1986 River's Edge Matt

1986 Youngblood Heaver

1988 Permanent Record Chris Townsend

1988 The Prince of Pennsylvania Rupert Marshetta

1988 The Night Before Winston Connelly

1988 Dangerous Liaisons Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny

1989 Life Under Water Kip

1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Ted "Theodore" Logan

1989 Parenthood Tod Higgins

1990 I Love You to Death Marlon James

1990 Tune in Tomorrow Martin Loader

1991 Point Break FBI Special
Agent John "Johnny" Utah MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male

1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Ted "Theodore" Logan

1991 My Own Private Idaho Scott Favor

1991 Providence Eric

1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Jonathan Harker

1993 Much Ado About Nothing Don John

1993 Little Buddha Prince Siddhartha / Lord Buddha

1993 Poetic Justice Homeless Man Uncredited cameo

1993 Freaked Ortiz Uncredited

1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Julian Gitche

1994 Speed Officer Jack Traven MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Sandra Bullock) Nominated – Kids' Choice Award
Kids' Choice Award
for Favorite Movie Actor Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Sandra Bullock) Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male

1995 Johnny Mnemonic Johnny Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

1995 A Walk in the Clouds Sgt. Paul Sutton Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

1996 Chain Reaction Eddie Kasalivich

1996 Feeling Minnesota Jjaks Clayton

1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Harry

1997 The Devil's Advocate Kevin Lomax

1999 The Matrix Thomas Anderson / Neo Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor in an Action/Science Fiction Film MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
(shared with Laurence Fishburne) Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Laurence Fishburne) Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor

1999 Me and Will Himself Cameo

2000 The Replacements Shane Falco

2000 The Watcher David Allen Griffin Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor

2000 The Gift Donnie Barksdale

2001 Sweet November Nelson Moss Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

2001 Hardball Conor O'Neill Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

2003 The Matrix
The Matrix
Reloaded Thomas Anderson / Neo Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
(shared with Hugo Weaving) Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Monica Bellucci)

2003 The Animatrix Thomas Anderson / Neo Voice

2003 The Matrix
The Matrix
Revolutions Thomas Anderson / Neo

2003 Something's Gotta Give Dr. Julian Mercer

2005 Constantine John Constantine

2005 Thumbsucker Perry Lyman

2005 Ellie Parker Himself Cameo

2006 The Lake House Alex Wyler

2006 A Scanner Darkly Bob Arctor

2006 The Great Warming Narrator Documentary

2008 Street Kings Detective Tom Ludlow

2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Klaatu Bambi Award
Bambi Award
for Best International Actor

2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Chris Nadeau

2010 Henry's Crime Henry Torne Also producer

2012 Generation Um... John

2012 Side by Side Himself Documentary; also producer

2013 Man of Tai Chi Donaka Mark also director

2013 47 Ronin Kai

2014 John Wick John Wick Nominated – Razzie Redeemer Award

2015 Knock Knock Evan Webber Also executive producer

2015 Deep Web Narrator Documentary

2016 Exposed Detective Scott Galban Also producer

2016 Keanu Keanu Voice cameo

2016 The Neon Demon Hank

2016 The Bad Batch The Dream

2016 The Whole Truth Richard Ramsay

2017 To the Bone Dr. William Beckham

2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 John Wick

2017 SPF-18 Himself Cameo

2018 Replicas Will Foster Post-production

2018 Siberia Lucas Hill Post-production


Year Title Role Notes

1984 Hangin' In Teen Client Episode: "Happiness is a Warm Grover"

1985 Letting Go Stereo Teen 1 Television film

1985 Night Heat Mugger / Thug #1 2 episodes

1985 Comedy Factory Crackers Episode: "Fast Foof"

1986 The Disney Sunday Movie Michael Riley (Age 17) Episode: "Young Again"

1986 Babes in Toyland Jack Nimble Television film

1986 Brotherhood of Justice Derek Television film

1986 Under the Influence Eddie Talbot Television film

1987 Trying Times Joey Episode: "Moving Day"

1989 American Playhouse Kip Episode: "Life Under Water"

1989 The Tracey Ullman Show Jesse Walker Episode: "Two Lost Souls"

1990 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Theodore "Ted" Logan (voice) 13 episodes

2009, 2012 Easy to Assemble Vorste Feirron 2 episodes

2016 Swedish Dicks Tex 6 episodes


^ Though born in Lebanon to an English mother and American father, Reeves grew up in Canada, identifies as Canadian, and is Canadian by naturalization.


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MTV Movie Award for Best Fight

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
vs. Bob Barker
Bob Barker
Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore
(1996) Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk
vs. Robin Tunney
Robin Tunney
– The Craft (1997) Will Smith
Will Smith
vs. Cockroach – Men in Black (1998) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
vs. Puffy the Dog – There's Something About Mary
There's Something About Mary
(1999) Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
vs. Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
The Matrix
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(2000) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
vs. Entire bar – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2001) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
and Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
vs. Hong Kong gang – Rush Hour 2
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(2002) Yoda
vs. Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
– Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2003) Uma Thurman
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vs. Chiaki Kuriyama
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– Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2004) Uma Thurman
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vs. Daryl Hannah
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– Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2005) Angelina Jolie
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– Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2006) Gerard Butler
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– 300 (2007) Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet
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Never Back Down
Never Back Down
(2008) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
vs. Cam Gigandet
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– Obsessed (2010) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
vs. Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard
and Xavier Samuel
Xavier Samuel
– The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
and Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
vs. Alexander Ludwig
Alexander Ludwig
– The Hunger Games (2012) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
and Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
vs. Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
– The Avengers (2013) Orlando Bloom
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and Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly
vs. Orcs – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2014) Dylan O'Brien
Dylan O'Brien
vs. Will Poulter
Will Poulter
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The Maze Runner
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Ryan Reynolds
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Denzel Washington
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1996) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1997) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
(2000) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2001) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2002) Eminem
(2003) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2004) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2005) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2008) Zac Efron
Zac Efron
(2009) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
(2010) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
(2011) Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
(2012) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2013) Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
(2014) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2015) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Female Performance

Linda Hamilton
Linda Hamilton
(1992) Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
(1993) Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
(1994) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(1995) Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone
(1996) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(1997) Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell
(1998) Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
(1999) Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar
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Julia Roberts
(2001) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2002) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(2003) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
(2004) Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
(2005) Ellen Page
Ellen Page
(2008) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2009) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2010) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2014) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2015) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

Best Performance

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2006) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2007) Emma Watson
Emma Watson

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Best On-Screen Duo

Dana Carvey & Mike Myers
Mike Myers
(1992) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
& Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1993) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
& Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1994) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
& Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
(1995) Chris Farley
Chris Farley
& David Spade
David Spade
(1996) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
& Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
& Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1998) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
& Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
(1999) Mike Myers
Mike Myers
& Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer
(2000) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
& Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
(2013) Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
& Paul Walker
Paul Walker
(2014) Zac Efron
Zac Efron
& Dave Franco
Dave Franco
(2015) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
& Dafne Keen
Dafne Keen

Best On-Screen Team

Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
& Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
(2001) Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
& Paul Walker
Paul Walker
(2002) Sean Astin, Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
& Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(2003) Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
& Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2004) Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert
Lacey Chabert
& Amanda Seyfried (2005) Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
& Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson

Best Cast

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Emma Watson
& Tom Felton
Tom Felton

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