Keanu Reeves Reflects on Turning 50 and His First Acting Gig (Video)

“John Wick” star still remembers the first line he ever spoke on Canadian sitcom “Hangin’ In” when he was 15-years old

Last Updated: October 23, 2014 @ 8:49 AM

Keanu Reeves may not look it, but the “John Wick” star recently turned 50. He said that it kind of crept up on him during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday.

“The week before I was like, Oh gosh, I’m 50,” he said. “Then I was like, What happened to the forties?”

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Despite fifty years on Earth, and three-and-a-half decades as a professional actor, Reeves surprised Kimmel by not only remembering what his first role was, but also recalling his first line when he got his start as a 15-year old in Toronto on the CBC sitcom “Hangin’ In.”

“I got to play a tough guy and my line was, ‘Hey lady, where’s the bathroom,'” Reeves said, recalling that he got to pick out his own outfit from wardrobe for the part. Considering this was 1979, is it any wonder he went with denim and studs?

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In another segment, Kimmel asked Reeves a round of random questions, learning the identity of the one other Keanu he has met, the film he had the most fun working on, and the story of the time he saw a ghost as a child.

Keanu Reeves stars in “John Wick,” written by Derek Kolstad and directed by Chad Staheski. The film costars Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan, Adrianna Palicki and Dean Winters. Summit Entertainment will release the film to theaters nationwide on Friday, Oct. 24.

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Watch Reeves talk about turning 50 and his first acting role above, and check out his answer to Kimmel’s random questions below.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

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