Story by: Jack Foley
KEANU Reeves is to be honoured as best action movie star at the
World Stunt Awards, for his work on movies such as The
Matrix trilogy, Speed
and Point Break.
Stunt performers in the US have opted to recognise the movie
star with an honorary award for consistently displaying an ability
to learn from the stunt teams on any film he has taken part in.
Gernot Friedhuber, executive producer of the awards, explained:
"Keanu's work with The Matrix trilogy was some of the best
from an actor of his generation.
"He has consistently shown an ability to learn from the
stunt teams on his many films and has expressed a genuine interest
in the field of stunt work."
Reeves, 39, will be presented with the accolade at the annual
World Stunt Awards ceremony, in Los Angeles, on May 16 - which
will be presented by former Baywatch star, Carmen Electra, and
Other categories in the stunt equivalent of the Oscars include
best fight, best fire stunt and best work with a vehicle.
Nominees have this year been selected from 19 films, including
Kill Bill: Volume 1, Pirates
of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Bad
Boys II and Terminator 3: Rise of the