LOS ANGELES – Keanu Reeves (search), who traveled through time in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" and took on humanity's machine conquerors in "The Matrix" flicks, has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (search).
Reeves, 40, was honored with the star Monday for a career that includes such films as the action thrillers "Speed" and "Point Break," the romances "Something's Gotta Give" and "A Walk in the Clouds" and the dramas "Little Buddha" and "My Own Private Idaho."
His star was placed along Hollywood Boulevard near the spot where some action scenes in "Speed" were filmed.
Reeves said he was proud "to be honored with stars from the past and present," and he acknowledged his mother, Patricia Reeves, who was at the ceremony.
"When I was 15 years old in Canada, I did a play called 'Romeo and Juliet,'" Reeves said. "I asked my mom if it was OK to be an actor, and she said, 'Whatever you want.' So thanks, Mom."
The honor came two weeks before the release of Reeves' next movie, "Constantine," adapted from the DC Comics series. Reeves stars as the title character, a man with visions of angels and devils on Earth who battles to dispatch demons back to the underworld.
"I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years," Reeves said. "This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues."