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Keanu Reeves Gets His Star

Keanu Reeves, with his mother, Patricia Reeves, displays the plaque he received during a ceremony where the actor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 31, 2005.
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Keanu Reeves, who took on humanity's machine conquerors in ``The Matrix'' films, has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Reeves, 40, was honored with the star Monday for a career that includes movies such as the action thrillers "Speed" and "Point Break," the romances "Something's Gotta Give" and "A Walk in the Clouds," and the dramas "Little Buddha" and "My Own Private Idaho," and the comedy "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure."

His star was placed along Hollywood Boulevard near the spot where some action scenes in "Speed" were shot.

"When I was 15 years old in Canada, I did a play called `Romeo and Juliet,'" Reeves said. "`I asked my mom if it was OK to be an actor, and she said, 'Whatever you want.' So thanks, Mom.''

The honor came just weeks before the release of his next movie, "Constantine," adapted from the DC Comics series. Reeves stars as the title character, a man with visions of angels and devils on Earth who battles to dispatch demons back to the underworld.

"I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years," Reeves said. "This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues."