16 vintage photos that prove Keanu Reeves is the original hipster

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There is no denying that there’s something rather special about Keanu Reeves, the musician-cum-movie star who has captivated our screens, as well as the entire female population, since he rose to prominence in the late 1980s. While it’s safe to say that the actor has held our attention since the 1989 comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, it’s also likely you’ve noticed his recent resurgence in popularity. But what is it about the mysterious, motorcycle-riding Reeves that fans just can’t deny?

Is it his knack for nailing every role he takes on? From a mock iteration of himself in Netflix hit Always Be My Maybe, to LAPD officer Jack Traven in the blockbuster that was Speed. Possibly his ability to remain heart-warmingly kind and surprisingly humble despite having dominated Hollywood since the 1990s? Or maybe that, at 54 years of age, he remains one of the best dressed men in the film industry? So well dressed, in fact, that he was recently named the new face of Anthony Vaccarello’s autumn/winter ‘19/‘20 collection for French fashion house, Saint Laurent.

Long before the term hipster was used to describe the trend that now sees attitudes of nonchalance and cool indifference overpower wardrobes, Reeves had the scene on lock with his washed denim, leather jacket and token motorcycle helmet, either perched atop his shaggy brunette crop, or not far out of reach. The former bass guitar player, who rocked out with Dogstar and Becky, pioneered normcore, paved the way for scumbro, and established himself as a fashion favourite from the very beginning. In order to prove it, Vogue looks back at a series of vintage images that will convince you Reeves was the original hipster, below. 

Keanu Reeves at the Los Angeles premiere, 1991.

Keanu Reeves at a celebrity screening of , 1992.

Keanu Reeves stars as Eddie Kasalivich in , 1996.

Keanu Reeves at the 8th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, 1993.

Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves at the 7th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, 1992.

Keanu Reeves poses during a studio portrait session promoting Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 1987.

Keanu Reeves and Ione Skye star in , 1986.

Keanu Reeves at the New York premiere, 1993.

Keanu Reeves, 1995.

Keanu Reeves on Hollywood Boulevard, 1997.

Keanu Reeves, 1990.

Keanu Reeves at the 4th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, 1989.

Keanu Reeves, 1999.

Keanu Reeves, 1994.

Keanu Reeves, 1995.Click Here: kanken mini cheap

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