Keanu Reeves Turns 40


Keanu Reeves says turning 40 was like being "in a club with a secret handshake.2 The 44-year-old actor - who can next be seen in sci-fi movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)" alongside Jennifer Connelly - felt more included in his group of friends when he reached the landmark birthday.z


He said: "It's funny - when you get to 40 it's like being in a club with a secret handshake! I remember my doctor telling me to enjoy my forties because I will still have my physical capabilities but also my life experiences."


"We should take advantage of that before the physical capabilities slip away."


Keanu - who has previously starred in movies including "The Matrix" film franchise and "Constantine" - also said he doesn't mind if he becomes known for starring in sci-fi movies because he enjoys the genre.


He added to Britain’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I grew up liking science fiction - it's almost like a Trojan horse. You can put any other genre inside. You can do a romance like "Blade Runner", you can do an action romance like Star Wars or a comedy like Spaceballs. It really translates well into other genres.”


"As to whether I get stereotyped for doing sci-fi, I don't know. For me, sci-fi is just one of the things I can do."


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