Matrix star Keanu Reeves leaves snooker players stunned with visit to academy & reveals he’s a huge fan of sport

MATRIX star Keanu Reeves is a huge snooker fan.

The 57-year-old American actor is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars with an estimated fortune of well over £250million.

Reeves dropped in for a surprise visit at a Snooker club in Phoenix, Arizona

Reeves dropped in for a surprise visit at a Snooker club in Phoenix, ArizonaCredit: Instagram / @azsnookeracademy

Reeves is widely recognised for his role in The Matrix

Reeves is widely recognised for his role in The MatrixCredit: Alamy
As well starring in Sci-fi classic The Matrix, Reeves is also widely recognised from iconic surfing movie Point Break in which he featured alongside Patrick Swayze.

But the screen legend used to play snooker regularly and loves watching the action on the green baize.

Reeves was raised in Toronto, Canada, with the sport of hugely popular during the 1980s in the city.

And he recently dropped in at the plush Arizona Snooker Academy.

It’s one of the best facilities in the USA with the same heated Star tables used on the official World Snooker Tour.

Reeves (L) co-starred in Point Break alongside Swayze

Reeves (L) co-starred in Point Break alongside SwayzeCredit: Alamy
The arrival through the door of the mega-celebrity stunned those in the club in Chandler, a suburb of American city Phoenix.

But none more so than owner and manager Romil Azemat.

He said: “I couldn’t believe it myself when I saw Keanu Reeves walking in.

“He told me it brought his childhood back as he used to play snooker in Toronto.”

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