Keanu Reeves Is 50: Celebrate His Range With These 5 Films

By Kristy Puchko 2014-09-02 12:37:57discussion comments
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It's hard to believe, but Keanu Reeves turns 50 today. And a solid chunk of those five decades has gone toward creating movies that -- whether heralded or hated, brilliant or bonkers -- have been wildly entertaining.

To pay tribute to the star whose name is Hawaiian for "cool breeze over the mountains," we've come up with five ways to toast the wonder that is Keanu Reeves. Pick your poison (as in picture) then pair it with an on-theme treat to make tonight's dinner and a movie a perfect celebration of one of Hollywood's most fascinating and unflappable stars. Plus we'll tell you the best way to watch them now.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Reeve's first iconic role came in 1989 when he portrayed the great Ted 'Theodore' Logan in this most excellent adventure. This time-travel comedy followed two dopey rocker teens who used a souped-up telephone booth to leap to the past to meet such historical figures as Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc and Socratic Method. It was a must-see for children of the '80s/'90s. But revisit it as an adult, and you'll not only get a head rush of nostalgia, but also be pleasantly surprised at all the jokes that flew over your head the first time round.

Highlight: When Ted blows Socrates mind by quoting Kansas, "All we are is dust in the wind, Dude." Also anytime the boys air guitar.

How To Watch It: Strap on your own air guitar. Enjoy a slurpie from Circle K (or any convenience store) and party on, dudes!

You can stream Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure now on Amazon.
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