Thursday, 9 September 2010

Just One More! It's My Fave!


In all honesty, I quite like Keanu Reeves. I think he's actually a good actor, although I know it's fashionable to deride him for allegedly having only a single facial expression. And you know, I doubt if he really was sad, dejected or depressed while sitting on that bench and eating his sandwich. Keanu Reeves has always struck me as a thoughtful, introverted man. He was probably pondering something, mulling it over. I think he's a lot deeper than he's given credit for. Then again, I watched him on Jay Leno once and he seemed like a complete doofus. But there you go.

Part of my soft spot for Keanu Reeves is that in 1995 he turned down some lucrative movie work in order to come to Winnipeg (my old home town) to play Hamlet on the stage of the Manitoba Theatre Centre. He chose to try and stretch himself as an actor rather than just make more easy moolah by filming Speed 2. You gotta respect that.

And also, the coolest film sequence in history is Neo's final battle with Agent Smith in The Matrix. Oh yeah.

14 comments:

Just A Gal said...

Yes, my dear. We all come back from the Dark Side, I guess. I said that I was over Keanu, but I DID rent The Lake House just to see him in it....with far too much clothing on, may I add. Hypocrite=me: I married my husband because he reminded me so much of Keanu Reeves. Dark haired, dark eyed, tall, handsome, brooding musician. Damn you, Keanu!! :)

Lyn said...

I like him too. He's had some personal tragedy to work through although it's probably the sandwich which is making him sad. Especially if it's one of those 'nutritious' supermarket plastic wrap deals. They make me sad too.

faerwillow said...

~i find it interesting how the media can percieve random cruel thoughts and exploit one and manipulate the minds of others simply from certain moments they have captured through the lense of a camera...so true, he very well could have been in deep thought as we all have been...and yet the twisted it to him being depressed...just crazy to me! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

madtexter (corey james) said...

Over the years Keanu has grown on me. He certainly a far cry from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure now.

I've never really had one of those 'hollywood crushes' on him until I saw him in Something's Gotta Give.

Dang. A true guy's guy.

BugginWord said...

Green tea in my nose. Damnit, Deb. I wasn't ready for that.

mxtodis123 said...

Ah, the Matrix. Great film.
Mary

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I have always been a big Keanu fan..he's cute, I like his movies and you never read about him drunk driving, or getting busted for drugs or smacking someone around, or cussing someone out..

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

I like him, though he is a bit monotone (like Melanie Griffith- she bugs me). I think he's cute.

inannasstar said...

I've always liked him too. I think he's a sexy bitch and certainly wouldn't throw him outta bed.....he is not, IMHO, marriage material though.

The Frog Queen said...

I like him, met him once ages ago at a club and he was very pleseant to talk to. Treated a fan with respect. You gotta appercaite that.

Cheers!

Little Messy Missy said...

Poor Keanu Reeves! Hehehehe

Rue said...

Add me to the "always liked him" list. And yes, I did watch the Lake House and hope for a happy ending a'la Speed. Maybe if Sandy had hooked up with Keanu, there would have been no Jesse James/Tattoo-whore debacle.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love him!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

I agree with you. and like my daughter said he really looks hot in black.
Johnina :^A