publication date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 (part of Round IV)
clue: Playing Ted was just a matrix for his speedy career.
explanation: Reeves is an actor best known for his roles in "The Matrix," "Speed," and the two Bill and Ted movies (in which he played Ted). One of the several definitions of a matrix is a situation in which something else originates or develops, and indeed, his career started with the success that he found in playing the character of Ted. more…
trivia: "The Matrix" was blowing up the box office when this goo appeared.