Keanu Reeves grazes photographer with car

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LOS ANGELES: Keanu Reeves, star of The Matrix blockbuster action movies, grazed a photographer with his car while pulling out of a parking space in a southern California community, police said.

The incident took place just before 7.30pm on Monday evening in Rancho Palos Verdes, said a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy.

"(The photographer) was standing in the street in front of Mr Reeves' 1996 Porsche when he was grazed by the car," said Deputy Sheriff Oscar Butao.

Police are investigating the incident, Butao said.

The extent of the photographer's injuries were unknown, Butao said. Reeves was not hurt.

Reeves, 42, is best known for his role as the hero, Neo, of The Matrix movies in which Earth has been overrun by machines and humans are trying to reclaim the planet.

The three films in the series include 1999's The Matrix and sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, which both were released in 2003.

Combined, the trio grossed raked in more than $US1.6 billion in worldwide ticket sales.