Keanu Reeves, 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, reports The Associated Press.

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 recalled. “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.”

Reeves’ down-to-earth demeanor is no act. As Pam Anderson, Paris Hilton and Shannen Doherty snatched up thousands of dollars worth of brand-name merchandise at the Sundance Film Festival, Reeves, in town to stump for the oral-fixation flick Thumbsucker, opted not to pocket any of the proffered loot, reports MSN.com.

Keanu dropped by the headquarters of Sundance sponsor Hewlett-Packard but politely declined the free iPods, digital cameras and photo printers.

Reeves did break down and accept a free pair of jeans, which, given the usual well-worn state of his wardrobe (he’s been photographed wearing shoes held together with tape), seems less like a gift and more like a necessity.

DiCaprio: This boy’s life

It’s one thing when we see 25-year-olds writing their memoirs, but Leonardo DiCaprio getting a Lifetime Achievement Award really raises eyebrows, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

After all, the baby-faced actor just turned 30.

Yes, he’s up for an Oscar for his role in “The Aviator.” Yes, the role already won him a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors’ Guild award nomination.

And he has done well for himself so far. In 1993’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” he played opposite Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis; “This Boy’s Life,” also in 1993, saw him with Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin; in 1995’s “The Basketball Diaries,” he starred with Mark Wahlberg and Lorraine Bracco; the ill-fated (but hugely successful) “Titanic” in 1997 matched him with Kate Winslet; and in 2002 he starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” with Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken.

Of course, this guy’s only been in the business 17 years hardly a lifetime.

Still, DiCaprio accepted the Platinum Award, given to commemorate the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 20th anniversary, at a ceremony Sunday.

DiCaprio’s arrival elicited screams from hundreds of fans a festival first, said Roger Durling, festival director.

“It’s a lifetime achievement award, which is completely and utterly surreal, given I’m only 30 years old,” said DiCaprio, who plays Howard Hughes in “The Aviator.”

Bloom, Bosworth split

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hollywood couple Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth have split after dating for nearly three years, People magazine reported.

“They did decide to take some time apart due to their upcoming work schedule, and they remain very close,” the couple’s representative, Robin Baum, told the magazine. “It was a mutual decision.” The couple’s split was reported Monday by People.

Bloom, 28, starred in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and last year’s “Troy.”

Bosworth, 22, who starred in 2002’s “Blue Crush,” played Sandra Dee in last year’s “Beyond the Sea,” about 1950s crooner Bobby Darin.

The couple began dating in the spring of 2002.


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