Reeves, who was born in Beirut, Lebanon, grew up in Toronto. And he got his start in local theatre and on Canadian television before he became a Hollywood star.
Appearing at the event with Reeves was his Matrix co-star Carrie-Anne Moss. The duo looked sharp in black suits and black boots, per the Daily Mail.
Canada’s Walk of Fame Inducts New Class
Keanu Reeves was not the only new inductee to Canada’s Walk of Fame. Also honored were Nobel Laureates, sports stars, a global business titan, famous entertainers and one of Canada’s most decorated war heroes.
Besides Reeves, the new inductees included Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Salome Bey, Jully Black, Ajay Virmani, Bruce Cockburn, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Graham Greene, Serena Ryder, Romeo Dallaire, Damian Warner, and the team of Banting, Best, Macleod, and Collip.
“This year’s class of outstanding Canadians are recognized not only for their distinctive accomplishments and successes but for their philanthropy, advocacy, and contributions toward the greater good,” the Walk of Fame said in a press release.
Keanu Reeves Stars in New Matrix Film
Meanwhile, Reeves is gearing up for the release of a new Matrix movie, The Matrix Resurrections. And he appears to be excited about the new film, despite the fact that it’s been 20 years since the original Matrix came out.
“[We had] material that you wanted to commit to, to give everything that you could to,” Reeves told Entertainment Weekly of his decision to do this sequel.
“It’s throwing down the Matrix gauntlet again; it’s super smart, clever, entertaining, suspenseful, and funny,” he added of his new film.
At the end of the day, Reeves said, the reason why the film got made is the love story between Neo (Reeves) and Trinity (Moss) that runs through it. This sequel brings both characters back from the dead, and inserts them into a more dangerous Matrix which has become trickier to escape.
The Matrix films are the brainchild of Lana and Lilly Wachowski. The sibling directors had for years demurred when Warner Bros. asked them to make another sequel. (Last year, Lilly told The Hollywood Reporter that the studio’s meddling in their films had driven her to a “breaking point.”) But then Lana got the idea for Resurrections in the wake of the deaths of her parents and a close friend. As she struggled to process the grief, she returned to Neo and Trinity as a source of solace.
“Art is a mirror,” Lana told EW. “Most will prefer to gaze at the surface but there will be people like me who enjoy what lies behind the looking glass. I made this movie for them.”