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Keanu Reeves is set to be honored at the Deauville Film Festival in September with a career tribute and retrospective of his work.
“Keanu Reeves has demonstrated his ability to take on extremely varied roles during his long and impressive movie career,” organizers said in the announcement, citing his roles as Neo from The Matrix, Jonathan Harker from Dracula, Le Chevalier Danceny from Dangerous Liaisons and his work with Gus Van Sant, Francis Ford Coppola, Bernardo Bertolucci and Richard Linklater.
Festival organizers also cited his own work as a director, with 2013’s Man of Tai Chi, and producer with 2012’s documentary Side by Side.
Reeves joins director Terrence Malick, who will also receive an homage during the week.
The seaside festival, which draws Hollywood stars to the northwest of France each year, will open with the all-star disaster epic Everest and close with drug drama Sicario. As previously announced, the jury will be headed by director Benoit Jacquot. His fellow jurors are set to be announced Aug. 24.
Reeves next appears in Daughter of God with Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, and Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly anticipated psychological thriller The Neon Demon.
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