Keanu Reeves: ‘I haven’t been getting many offers from the studios… it sucks’

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Here are some photos of Keanu Reeves at last night’s Hollywood screening of his new film, John Wick. I have to say… I think the photographers on the red carpet were in love with him. There are about a million close-up shots of just Keanu’s 50-year-old vampire face. Enjoy! Keanu is looking particularly great these days, so much so that any “would you hit it?” type of question is answered with a resounding “YES!” from every corner of the globe. But for whatever reason, Keanu isn’t getting major studio love these days. And I don’t know why? He has a stellar reputation for being a lovely guy to cast and crew alike. He works hard. He’s constantly underestimated. Keanu talked a little bit about studio films versus indies in a new interview with Indie Wire:

Indie Wire: You aren’t doing many studio movies these days. “John Wick” was produced independently and acquired later by Lionsgate. Do you have a preference for indies over studio projects?
Keanu:
Not really. The last studio movie I did was “47 Ronin,” but before that it had been a long time — probably “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” So I haven’t been getting many offers from the studios.

IW: Are you OK with that?
Keanu:
No, it sucks, but it’s just the way it is. You can have positive and negative experiences, but what I like about studios are the resources and the worlds that they can create. Obviously, a lot of good filmmakers work on studio movies. Even when I was working on studio movies more often, I was always doing independent movies. So for me, that was just not happening, but I want to keep going, making things, and telling stories. I want to be able to do that — to be an actor, a director, to produce, you know? If we’re going to do a delineation between studio and independent [films], I was always hoping to do both.

[From Indie Wire]

Part of me thinks that it’s interesting sociologically that Keanu is facing the same dilemma that many over-40 actresses face: he’s a movie star from a different era of Hollywood filmmaking and studios don’t want to pay a 50-year-old to be the lead anymore. He’s aged out of the current teenage-boy-audience-driven filmmaking. And unlike the other aging action stars – Bruce Willis, Arnold, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, etc – Keanu doesn’t have a major franchise to endlessly milk with neverending sequels. Huh. Keanu has more in common with Diane Lane than Bruce Willis.

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  1. Div says:

    I recently saw My Own Private Idaho on TV, and I forgot how beautiful he was and how he can be a decent enough actor. Apparently the critics are loving John Wick, so maybe that will help his career.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, I was thinking that John Wick could re-open some doors for him.

      I just watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure last weekend with my son, he looked practically like a baby, with that floppy bowl haircut. He’s more handsome now, imo, those few lines on his face give him some character.

      • nicegirl says:

        My sons and I watched Bill and Ted’s last weekend, too! Be Excellent to Each Other, and – Party On, Dudes!

    • Josephine says:

      I loved that movie as well. They were all so young and beautiful in that movie! I enjoy his work but he is a bit of a quirky guy and he himself seemed to want a different direction after the success of Speed, and not to get stuck playing the action hero, so I can somewhat understand the lack of big studio offers. He’s a hard guy to peg. Still, I adore him.

    • Chris says:

      River’s Edge was the best depiction of 80s teens I’ve seen in a film.

    • gefeylich says:

      Just thinking the same thing a few weeks ago when I re-watched “The Lake House.” It has a preposterous conceit (as Sheldon said: “Time-traveling mailbox!”), but Keanu and Sandra Bullock were so lovely in it that I didn’t care. I wish they would make another movie together. For some reason they’re a wonderful on-screen pair.

  2. Nev says:

    YUM. Beautiful. SWOON.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Ha! Here’s what I came here to say:

      Yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum.

      That is all.

    • inthekitchen says:

      I know, right? Poor sad Keanu. Come on over to my house…I’ll make you feel better.

      Maybe he and Sandy B can get together again. Or, you know, come on over to my house.

  3. Jaderu says:

    That’s a beautiful face you have there sir.
    I really thought that Keanu didn’t want to work much. Just take a movie once in a while and lay low the rest of the time. I had no idea it was because he wasn’t being offered much. He’s obviously not the best actor around, but he’s Keanu for gosh darn sakes!

    • Lori says:

      I wonder if all those “sad Keanu” memes made it harder for him to get studio work?

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        Briefly wondered the same, in all seriousness.

      • Lori says:

        I meant it seriously also. I just wonder if being the butt of a viral internet joke is good for anyone’s career. I mean, I can’t look at Ryan Gosling without thinking Hey Girl. Perhaps studios can’t look at Keanu without picturing him eating sandwiches all alone.

      • Jaderu says:

        Hmm never really thought of that. Perhaps.
        And Lori I agree with the Ryan Gosling meme. I can’t even take him seriously because of that. Not that I did before.

      • Betty says:

        I doubt it. But I think the fact that he’s been so low key privately may have hurt his career. He’s not a tabloid target. He doesn’t date anyone super famous. He didn’t marry/have children, etc. There’s not much interest in his private life, which isn’t the case for his contemporaries like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and other guys his age. I do admire that he’s done smaller films like My Own Private Idaho, The Gift, A Scanner Darkly and Thumbsucker as well as big films like Speed, Point Break, The Matrix and Constantine. I feel like lately he’s gotten into an action movie rut, and I’m just not interested in seeing him in these roles anymore. And none of the indie roles he’s doing has drawn much buzz. That last Keanu movie I really liked was the Lake House, and I know many people disagree with me on that one.

      • FingerBinger says:

        @Betty Keanu being low key has nothing to do with him not getting roles. There are plenty of low key actors ,like John Hawkes , that still get quality roles. The problem is that Keanu is just not that good of an actor.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I agree with FingerBinger. Keanu’s just not that good–I’ve never seen any movie of his where I didn’t think he was anything more than decent. At best. The issue with him is that he’s not movie star hot, and his franchise was over like ten years ago. And he gave away most of that money, to the crew, I think. He’s always so stiff to me. Even in Parenthood, when he was playing a goofy character–he still came off as stiff and closed off.

        And John Hawkes is amazing…….

      • Josephine says:

        @ Betty: Although he was not married, his significant other was pregnant, and lost the baby, very late in the pregnancy, I think. His SO then died in a car accident a short time later. I’ve always wondered whether some of his sadness comes from that, or whether we are all just mistaking his mellowness and comfort being on his own as sadness.

      • notasugarhere says:

        VC, have you tried A Walk In the Clouds?

      • noway says:

        I don’t know if it is low key personality or maybe it is just the franchise action problem as stated. I don’t really see the comparison to John Hawkes though, and I think Hawkes could be seen as low key because he hasn’t starred in any movie as big as Matrix like phenomenon. For all we know if he gets in one of those he may seem very different. Hawkes is a great character actor and generally didn’t have the leads in his movies. Keanu is a movie actor. Talented to me but in a much different not generally Oscar worthy way, but fun to watch for me at least. Also, If only talented people get parts, I want to know what movies you guys are watching because I see a lot of bad lead actors/actresses all the time.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I wonder if Keeanu, taking years off and saying he wanted to be a musician with his band just put him on the backburner for Hollywood projects.
        But Jared Leto did the same and came back stronger, but Jared Leto is a much more talented ,great, stellar actor.
        I think Keeanu has to do a role to really shake up the image of himself. Maybe play something so opposite that it surprises people and gets people talking about him as an actor.

        Keeanu has to get out of his comfort zone go for even a small meaty, role in a good film.

        I wonder if he tried for True Detective part that allegedly has gone to Colin Farrell, that would have been a good showcase for him perhaps.

    • TX Laney says:

      @Josephine: I agree that a lot of his sadness comes from those two tragic losses. Adding on to that, his sister has been battling cancer for years now. I’m not sure if she is in remission now or if she is still under treatment. Also, his biological father was a real scumbag so Sad Keanu has not had it easy. I love him and he is my forever jam

      • lunchcoma says:

        Last I heard, his sister is doing much better. I have a soft spot for him as well. He became famous at just that right time when I was growing up for me to get attached to him, and I admire the way he’s dealt with more personal challenges than most people while seemingly remaining kind and stable.

  4. Gine says:

    Well, fond as I am of him, I never thought he was all that talented–he can be great, given the right kind of character, but he’s not very versatile. I’d still like to see him in more things, but I can understand why he gets passed over for actors with more range.

    • Malificent says:

      Exactly — he can do OK if the role is appropriate. But he’s not talented enough (at least in anything of his I’ve ever seen) to age into a really great character actor. He looks great, and he has a history of action roles, so I’m thinking that he’ll be able to hook into an action franchise too. He’s one of those folks who, by all accounts, is so genuinely sweet that you want good things for them….

      • Gine says:

        Yeah, he just seems like such a good guy, which is increasingly rare among the aging dude contingent of Hollywood, that I want him to have a comeback. I hope he finds a role that fits him–I actually think he could be great for Dr. Strange, depending on how the Marvel writers decide to portray that character for the films (and if he really is in the running for the role, and it’s not just rumors).

    • Kitten says:

      I think your comment is a fair assessment and I completely agree.

      I just love Keanu though, I can’t help it. He has such a gentle and endearing disposition, despite his mediocre acting skills.

      • LadyMTL says:

        I’m with you, Kitten. I can’t help but love Keanu just because he seems like a really nice, sweet, down-to-earth guy. I hope this movie is a big hit and we get to see more of him.

      • Jaderu says:

        I agree. He can’t act but it’s not distracting when I see him in a movie like some bad actors. It only happened once when I was watching The Lake House. I kept thinking, Keanu, shhhh be quiet, I’m trying to watch this movie. But he’s such a sweetheart and doesn’t pretend to be something he’s not.

    • lucy2 says:

      That was my thought too – he’s good in a certain kind of role, but doesn’t have huge range.

      It seems like all studios want to do these days are big budget superhero or franchise films, so for anything else, I’d imagine there’s a lot of competition.

    • yoyo says:

      Spot on! Keanu can be awesome when the role fits him. He does not have much range but what he does well, he does extremely well. He was amazing in Street Kings and The Matrix and I loved him in Bill and Ted. Oh and in the Devil’s advocate too! And absolutely terrible in Man of Tai Chi (didn’t manage to finish that movie it was so bad!), Thumbsucker, a scanner darkly and a whole load of other stuff. The fact is he can’t open a movie like he used to . His stuff does not make money. From the previews for his current movie, the main character has that same bad ass anger than in Street Kings so I see why he would get good reviews.
      The thing is I really like the guy. He seems to be a decent sort and he comes off as really humble, down to earth. BUt really I wish he would stop trying to make the beard happen-lol He can not grow a decent beard, it’s patchy and looks really dodgy which takes away from his whole Dorian Gray thing.lol

  5. Ai says:

    Saw John Wick today and it was a solid, good action movie. One of his stronger movies in a long time. I will always be a fan. I hope he can continue to make films.

  6. Brittney B says:

    I hope he gets Dr. Strange. It sounds like he’s itching for a big part like that… and the Marvel franchise is as “studio” as you can get.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      That would be fantastic!

    • Maria says:

      Your words to Marvel’s ears. I hope they snap him up now that he’s on the upswing for Dr. Strange.
      He comes from the right cinematic background to play the part too.

  7. Ag says:

    give keanu work! don’t make him sad keanu!

  8. Dani says:

    Aw man, I love Keanu. He looks JUST like my husband, hair, facial hair, everything.

  9. Loopy says:

    I love me some Keanu i really do, but as an actor he is very limited and maybe that is why.

    • Ag says:

      i feel the same way – he’s seems like a lovely guy, and is clearly very attractive, but not… the best actor out there.

    • Etheldreda says:

      I agree.

      Keanu is a beauty and he seems like a great guy, but he is not a good actor. So his situation is comparable to those actresses known mainly for their looks, and who disappear from the screens when the next hot thing comes along. Which isn’t to say that Keanu isn’t still highly attractive – of course he is – but he’s not heart throb material anymore. And since he’s not a good enough actor to play serious roles, there’s really not that much out there for him.

    • Anastasia says:

      Came here just to say that. He seems like a truly lovely person but I’ve always wondered how he got any jobs in acting.

    • K says:

      Yeah, I think he has a lot of charisma, and is obviously beautiful, but his acting range is limited, and in the wrong role he is actively bad. I hate to say that because it’s obviously very important to him that he be regarded as talented, and I want him to be happy. But it’s undeniable, I think.

      He was ace in Thumbsucker, though. As well as the big hits.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        There are a lot of guys in Hollywood who get lauded and roles continually who arent really good actors.

        This may sound strange to some, but I dont think George Clooney is a good actor or versatile actor, It became obvious to me in Gravity, just how he always basically plays himself.

        I took a series of classes with a big casting director, in Hollywood about 9 years ago and she continually put-down Keeanu Reeves, saying she always protested casting him, in films, because he couldnt act, but studio heads ,the suits or some directors demanded him in parts anyway,because he was popular with the public, bringing in big box office.
        What bothered me and a lot of people in the class about this casting director, was how blatantly disrespectful and downright mean she was ,when discussing not wanting to cast Keeanu.

        I think he’s been a decent actor in some of his roles.
        Maybe what he needs is a Harvey Weinstein production or QuentinnTarantino to cast him in something totally different or some independent films where he is encouraged stretch himself.

  10. GeeMoney says:

    Yeah… the bigger issue is his age. But I will say… he looks pretty damn good for 50.

  11. aims says:

    He’s such a great human being and I hope we see more of him. I want the best for him

  12. Mademoiselfe says:

    I like him ! I’d like to see him more often on the screen.
    He should totally give his plastic surgeon address to some Hollywood colleagues. And if it’s natural… it’s a bit Dorian Gray-ish…

    • jaye says:

      He doesn’t seem like the type to have plastic surgery, but you never know. Either way, he could eat crackers in my bed any time he wanted to.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        He is natural, keeanu even fought the doctors on wanting to stitch up some cut when he crashed his motorcycle.
        Also Keeanu has a lot of melanin in his skin, because of his father. His skin will hold up well for years, because of that melanin.

  13. Gwen says:

    He is such a fine looking man and a nice person too *SIGH*

  14. Louisa says:

    I would love to see Keanu and Diane Lane together. A romantic drama. Someone needs to write a screenplay now.

  15. Sarah B says:

    I’m not a studio, but I’ll give him an offer.

  16. eribra says:

    I watch pretty much any thing he is in. I know everyone hated the lake house but that just may be my favorite movie EVER.

  17. Triple Cardinal says:

    Keanu made his stage debut in “Hamlet” in Canada–Toronto, I believe. One reviewer came out with this:

    “The best that can be said of Reeves’ performance is that he got all the words in the right order.”

    Keanu seems like a nice-enough fellow, but he’s limited. Why hire a Keanu when there’s an RDJ or Sean Penn? (Say what you will about Penn–he may be a bastard, but he’s immensely talented.)

  18. Corrie says:

    its odd bc cruise, smith, downey, etc are his same age and getting work. i think its an isolated incident… and HW goes for whos hot and some reason he’s not.

  19. Rachel Christie says:

    I’m sure all that will change once everyone sees Keanu Reeves new film John Wick. It looks really good and I can hardly wait to see it this week.

  20. Vampi says:

    He is so YUM! Yum…yum…. Did I mention he’s YUM?

  21. M says:

    It is because besides the Matrix, many of his big studio movies that they spend lots of money on fail badly. Also he can’t act at all!

  22. Penelope says:

    I’ve always loved this sweet, handsome guy. He’s a perfectly fine actor–there are many worse actors who get a lot more work.

  23. santana says:

    I personally think he should keep doing smaller films with great actors and directors. I particularly enjoy very much The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, directed by Rebecca Miller and starring Robin Wright, Julianne Moore and a surprisingly good Blake Lively. Keanu has amazing sexual chemistry with Robin Wright, I think there was actually gossip about these two. There’s a scene where he’s…well…fingering her. Hot!

  24. MountainRunner says:

    Wow… KR is looking good these days. He’s aged well.

  25. minime says:

    He should get a franchise for grow-up people to watch! Are studios not able to do something like that anymore? He’s not the best actor ever, but he’s quite good and he looks awesome for 50 years old!

  26. Nanea says:

    Awww, Keanu! He’s been my favorite eyeKandy since Babes in Toyland.

    I like the independently-produced movies a lot more because Keanu is usually much better in them, be it River’s Edge, or The Gift, or Feeling Minnesota. His studio movies often failed because someone decided to go with directors who had never done a big budget film before and didn’t know what to do with Keanu other than to make him look good. He’s underrated as an actor.

    His documentary, Side by Side, got standing ovations at the Berlin International Film Festival. I have never seen so many people cheering for him when he went up on the stage afterwards to discuss the making of it.

  27. bettyrose says:

    In the 80s & 90s, I always made fun of Keanu, calling him a dumb pretty boy who couldn’t pronounce long words. But I’ve really grown to respect him over the years. He should forget films. The great projects are on cable/internet now.

    • lunchcoma says:

      You know, a cable or Netflix series might be just the thing for him. I feel he has a lot of good will and that people would tune in.

    • Cricket says:

      I too thought he was like his bill and ted character..then I read an interview in Vanity Fair and was blown away at how intelligent he is and well read. He was reading Thoughts Without A Thinker at the time. I actually bought the book bc of him and it taught me a lot.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I noticed that too, Cricket, though in my case it was from his AMA. He’s actually really good at expressing himself in writing, both in terms of grammar and in terms of putting emotion into his words. I hadn’t quite expected that, because for some reason I’d always assumed he was really nice but sort of dumb. He’s clearly not.

  28. mar says:

    I love him so much. He is so down down to Earth and so cool

  29. Listerino says:

    It might sound sad but I really loved The Lake House. I really think he should do more light rom coms or something.

  30. lunchcoma says:

    I’ve always liked Keanu (he was super charming in his recent AMA: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1ouqge/keanu_reeves_ask_me_if_you_want_almost_anything). He needs a certain role to be effective, but when he’s in that role, I think it works out quite well. I hadn’t been aware he’d been having trouble getting work, though that explains why he bothered with 47 Ronin, which is a very bad movie.

    I’d kind of like to see him get a shot at Dr. Strange. I floated the casting rumor to a couple of buddies who are big comic fanboys, and they responded quite well and said the part might be in his range (the Joaquin Phoenix rumor was greeted with far less enthusiasm).

  31. Ginger says:

    I’ll always have a thing for Keanu! I still can’t believe that he’s five years older than I am! He looks like he’s at least ten years younger. Can’t he milk that with the studios? Because Lord knows I want to see more of him on film. You can say what you want about his acting skills but I’ll always remember that he had more of an accurate Southern accent in the Devil’s Advocate than his co-star Charlize Theron who then went on to win an Oscar for Monster. He is often highly underrated. And he was absolutely amazing in My Own Private Idaho. The only thing I couldn’t buy him in was the film version of Much Ado About Nothing but the fact that he ran around in leather pants the entire time made it enjoyable! So kudos to director Kenneth Branagh for knowing what he’s doing! I also have been able to watch the Bill and Ted films with my twelve year old son and so I’ve fallen for Keanu all over again. So those of us that still want more Keanu…can’t we petition the studios or something? Or like BettyRose said, give him a cable TV project of some kind.

  32. delorb says:

    If he hadn’t turned up his nose at all those franchise offers, perhaps he’d still be getting some love. But he didn’t. He turned down a lot of cheese, because he didn’t want to do cheese. Fair enough, but he’s just not a good enough actor to have turned down ‘some’ of that cheese. His comedic timing is almost perfect. If he’d done more comedies, he could have fallen back on that genre. Or action movies. He was the best thing in Speed. Turning down Speed 2 was smart. Turning down stuff that reminded people of Speed was not. Love him to pieces, but some of this is his own making.

    • siri says:

      I agree about his comedic abilities. But he never really seemed to fancy going more into that direction. I wonder about his agent in this respect. Also, he mostly stays away from any public events, and it seems you have to remind studios of your existence at times. There are simply too many serious competitors around, and his acting is average at best.

      • Jessica says:

        He used to say he’d love to do more comedy but he was never offered anything like that. I think sometime after Speed he got this reputation as a wooden, serious actor and everyone forgot that he could be loose and goofy in films like Bill & Ted. Then after The Matrix he really got put into the action star box, which doesn’t really suit him outside of films like The Matrix.

        He made some awful romantic movies, but he was quite charming in some of them and he was cute in Something’s Gotta Give.

    • hmmm says:

      I love Keanu in motion. Movement was made for him.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I agree, Keeanu should have stayed with one or two of the Franchise movies. Like Tom Cruise with Mission Impossible.
      Franchises are just smart business for an actor, even if its not going to bring critical accollades, it keeps the public seeing ypu and with you as an actor so when the actor tries to branch out into something else, the audience will still be there to buy tickets.

      The Matrix was a smart move, I actually think even though its been beaten to death, it could be reprised with the right script , director again.

      Speed film, he should have latched onto as a franchise, until the public tired of he and Bullock in it. They were great together.

      I think when he did that Archangel movie and it failed in a big way, the studios lost faith, because Keeanu had been such huge box office with the Matrix.
      I remember being in Paris and the lines for the Matrix were literally down the block, I’d see these lines every day, for weeks, down the block. It did massive box office.

  33. Carmelita says:

    I have no patience for anyone who says anything bad about Keanu. I can snark with the best of them, but not about Keanu. He seems like the sweetest guy in the world. I will always have a giant soft spot for him.

  34. siri says:

    He’s very likable, but simply not a good actor. Point Beak is still my favorite movie with him, and that’s mainly because of the teamwork with Patrick Swayze, and Gary Busey. And The Matrix worked because of the whole concept, not necessarily because of his acting ability. His choices in films are anything but smart, he basically stayed within the action hero-dude frame where it’s more about physical presence than acting. But unlike actors like Viggo Mortensen, Stanley Tucci, or John Turturro, he doesn’t have the acting tools to be in smaller, independent films where it’s all about expression. He couldn’t hold himself strong in films like The Private Lives of Pippa Lee against actors like Robin Wright, and Alan Arkin- he simply looked miscast. And as you get older in this industry, it’s even more about character acting. Or, like Stallone does, produce yourself, and cast all your friends.

    • Godwina says:

      Agreed. He’s the worst thing about Dracula, second only to Ryder–also terribly wooden and miscast in nearly everything she’s been in.

      Both achingly beautiful, though.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I liked him in DRacula, but his role was basically of a young naive man, so at that point he pulled it off.

      • misery chick says:

        @GODWINA…’achingly beautiful’, best description of Keanu EVAH!

        Oh, also yum, yum yum 😋 yummy yum yum 😋 yummers😍😍

    • siri says:

      @all: That’s basically the only reason I watch movies with him. He truly is a beautiful soul, and very pleasant to look at.

    • santana says:

      I actually think he was ok in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, mainly because of the chemistry he has with R. Wright, maybe they were not entirely acting ;-)

  35. Jayna says:

    I read an interview with Matt Damon. He said he and George Clooney had had a discussion once about there being a ten-year window of getting good roles when you first are lucky enough to get into movies and if you are one of the lucky ones. He said when he hit ten years that he told Clooney, we did it.

    It’s a very uncertain world, acting, and once you get there, trying to maintain and get the roles still. A few duds in a row and that could be it for some.

    • Godwina says:

      You’re spot on. People like to think “conspiracy” but the sad fact is few performers have staying power. Most have a period of flourishing before people ditch them for the next new thing. We the public are awful that way.

      This is especially true for ACTORS WHO CANNOT ACT. (However beautiful, and however excellent they may have been in B&TsEA.)

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I dont think Clooney can act, but he’s smart enough to pick roles where he can play himself and be believable in roles.

        Matt has grown to be really good actor. Imo. The guy was memorizing in The Talented Mr.Ripley which I think confirmed for many that Matt had some real acting chops there. With each year Matt has become more and more impressive as an actor. I think he is really coming into his own now. He was fabulous in the film about Liberace. Matt was also smart and awesome in the Bourne Identity franchise. I’m glad to hear he’s coming back.

  36. Stephanie says:

    Did you see the Jimmy Fallon interview? It was funny and adorable.

  37. the other Kate says:

    It always hurts me, when I hear someone saying Keanu is not a good actor. I mean – I know, there are better actors, but I just love Keanu and I wish people wouldn’t notice that ;) I don’t want him to be sad…

    • K says:

      That’s how I feel exactly. It’s like – I so want him to be Laurence Olivier because I want him to have this amazing career and ultimate peer respect. He’s great in some roles, but the range is not broad. And his line delivery can be very problematically monotone if a role doesn’t fit.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        That is the basic problem with Keeanu, he has a monotone speech pattern, IMO its not his acting. He was great in the movie with Diane Keeton and Jack Nicholson.

  38. StormsMama says:

    I love him FOREVER

  39. Isabelle says:

    I would watch him in anything but he’s picked some bad movies lately. John Wick has been getting good reviews. Hollywood is underestimating the Keanu effect. Its not him the audience has denied, its unfortunately the B movies he’s been in lately. Put him in the right movie & its going to be a big hit.

  40. Chinadoll13 says:

    I love him!!!!

  41. Madpoe says:

    Lol Keanu can be the star in any of my home movies ;)

  42. Allegra says:

    I love this interview with Keanu. There are 4 parts . It´s not new, but is really funny and worth spend almost an hour in front of your computer:

    The Graham Norton Show – 2011 – S8x11 Keanu Reeves, Marcus Brigstocke, Emilia Fox
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXFNCu8yv3c

  43. Beezers says:

    I love Keanu with all my heart and I think he’s hot (more so now than before), but he’s not really that versatile of an actor. Major stars who continue to work after 40 or 50 (who don’t have a franchise), really need to be good actors to keep getting important roles.

  44. defaultgirl says:

    I saw John Wick at an advance screening. It’s AWESOME!!!!! It will definitely open doors :-)

  45. Someonestolemyname says:

    He had me with the Paula Abdul video. We’re talking old school! :)

  46. AG-UK says:

    YES YES YES to Keanu maybe John Wick will be the career boost Taken proved to be for Liam Neeson. Always loved him and he seems like a great guy.

  47. Katie says:

    Dear sweet, sad Keanu,
    You’re only character is Ted Theodore Logan. Perhaps you can lobby for a remake of Bill & Ted? I do love your handsome face, though. Always have.

  48. allheavens says:

    Keanu is my forever crush and I’ll defend him to the end of time.

    I thought he was very good in The Gift, My Own Private Idaho, River’s Edge, The Prince of Pennsylvania, The Devil’s Advocate, Speed and Thumbsucker. Does anyone remember how charming he was in Something’s Gotta Give? God, I almost forgot his brilliant turn as the dim-witted but likable hitman in I Love You to Death.

    I think with the right script and director he can be good. Besides the camera practically orgasms when he steps in front of it.

  49. TOPgirl says:

    Dam he’s beautiful! He has aged so well. He does not look haggard or wrinkley! He still looks fresh, young, and so wise. I hope his career takes off again with this movie.

  50. Sara says:

    I love Keanu! I actually thought that he was the best thing in that horrible 47 Rowan movie but it wasn’t his fault the script was so flawed. I don’t know why he’s so underrated, he’s a great actor.