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Performances That Prove Keanu Reeves Is A Better Actor Than He Gets Credit For

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Keanu Reeves is not an easily definable actor, as he has appeared in virtually every cinematic genre. Some of his films - like Speed and The Matrix - have been massive hits, but he's also starred in celebrated indie releases like My Own Private Idaho. When you look over his filmography, it's hard not to be impressed by his diversity. 

Reeves kicked off his screen career with a short-lived job as a reporter for a Canadian kids' news program called Going Great. After moving to California, he booked a few commercials - including one for Coca-Cola - before landing his first significant movie gig in the 1986 Rob Lowe hockey drama Youngblood. After that, the film roles just kept on coming. 

Because Reeves is so good at playing characters who are not very bright, many people have unfairly assumed his on-screen ineptitude is more than just an act. However, in real life Reeves is both an intelligent performer and intuitive human being. More importantly, his acting chops have only gotten better over the years. The best Keanu Reeves roles prove beyond a doubt he's a massively underrated actor whose talent shouldn't be dismissed.