Throughout the years, Hollywood has produced a number of big action stars, all memorable in their own ways. And Keanu Reeves can certainly count himself among them, having appeared in several iconic blockbusters since his screen debut in 1984. Despite all that fame, however, the actor has managed to keep a big secret from his fans.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in September 1964, Reeves moved around a lot as a child. In fact, he enjoyed stints in Australia, America and Canada. It was during his time at college in Toronto, though, that he discovered his first real passion: ice hockey. And Reeves was soon good enough to join the school team as its goalkeeper.
Single-mindedly, Reeves set himself an ambitious goal: he wanted to play for the Canadian national team. Reeves’ dream fell to pieces, however, when he picked up an injury, ending his hopes of pursuing a career in the sport. But despite the disappointment, the well-traveled youngster eventually found his true calling.