MATRIX star Keanu Reeves hopped straight back on his bike after returning to Sydney from Los Angeles on Wednesday.
And with filming of Matrix Reloaded due to start this week, the brooding young hunk looked much more the movie star than last week.
He has shaved off his grungy facial growth in preparation for his first day on set with co-stars Lawrence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Dressed in his usual black street clothes, Reeves was seen burning up fashionable Oxford St on a Harley Davidson on Thursday night.
He returned to Sydney on Wednesday after attending the Hollywood premiere of his film Hardball with co-star Amanda De Cadenet.
He was on the same flight as pop princess Britney Spears and US Open hero Lleyton Hewitt, but escaped the waiting media circus.
However, the low-key action star was photographed preparing to ride out of his harbourside hotel.
He has imported an impressive black Harley Davidson motorbike complete with California number plates to use while he films in Sydney.
Reeves is expected to spend the next nine months in Sydney filming the two sequels to the smash hit Matrix at Fox Studios.