Keanu Reeves is everywhere today in popular culture. From Netflix to Toy Story to even Old Town Road, Tej Narayanan writes on the omnipresence of Mr. Wick

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Ah, Keanu Reeves. To think there once was a time we only knew him as dumb surfer dude Ted “Theodore” Logan. The guy whose name everyone knew, but almost like an afterthought. The man who cut his teeth playing lovable idiots onscreen soon grew into one of the world’s foremost action stars.

Keanu was always one of those names that sort of flew under-the-radar growing up. He was never Brad Pitt, dominating the tabloids with his superstar relationships. He couldn’t keep up with Tom Cruise, either, who everyone knew for his death-defying stunts. He was always just…there, in the background.

And then, out of nowhere, he became the Internet’s boyfriend. …

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