For he has, on occasion, been capable of delivering complex performances that rank alongside those of his more conventionally actorly peers.
In 1991, he held his own opposite River Phoenix in Gus Van Sant’s road movie .
Media reports as recent as 2015 still describe Kim Reeves as “battling leukemia” — as if there was a relapse — but it’s unclear to what extent that’s based on hard evidence.Authorities believe she died instantly, but they are awaiting toxicology tests to determine the final cause of death.(In her car police found prescribed antidepressants and two rolled-up dollar bills with “a white powdery substance” inside.) Whatever the result, Reeves, says a friend, “is finding it very, very difficult to cope with her death.” As best we can put together from press reports over the years, Kim Reeves, who is a few years younger than Keanu, was diagnosed with leukemia around 1991 and, after battling the disease for nearly a decade, was in remission as of 1999. The Beirut-born Reeves is now 52 (the same age as Nigel Farage, as tweeters and bored bloggers periodically point out), but he looks pretty much the same as he has always looked: solidly handsome and straightforward, yet somehow vulnerable, like a Boy Scout who wants to do the right thing in a world that doesn’t. Not a word, a grunt, a prevarication, or a hint that an answer might come,” wrote Heath. the words that popped into my head were .” When Heath later asked Reeves if he ever wanted to direct, he waited 72 seconds for: “No, not really.” Both Coco Chanel and George Orwell observed that by 50, we have the face we deserve.