KEANU REEVES: HE'S PRETTY MUCH Y TOO BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN RUDD OR CUSACK

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keanu reeves looks like my cousin.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

I don't like him as much as the others but this is a harder choice.

I love Johnny Mnemonic!

Jordan, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

this is weird but i really liked him in that movie where he gets together with diane keaton. i didn't like that movie so much but i liked that part.

rrrobyn, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

he is very good playing a fake james dean character in that paula abdul video.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

grow up and vote Pvt Idaho.

J Mnemonic is horrifying.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

keanu has been in more good movies than rudd and cusack combined--but point break is the ultimate all time classic

max, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

if growing up means preferring my own private idaho to bill & ted's excellent adventure, then kill me now

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

Much Ado About Nothing, lol

gabbneb, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

he's better in Much Ado than K Branagh.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:27 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^ otm!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:27 (twelve years ago) link

he's a totally horrible actor who has been in some great great movies.

And the correct answer is River's Edge (even tho Crispin's role is better)

and wait there's a movie missing from this list - Permanent something...? where he has a friend who commits suicide and they have a shitty rock band... Lou Reed is in it and Joe Strummer wrote "Trash City" for the sdtk. It isn't very good.

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

permanent record.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

Permanent Record

arrgh x-post

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

it is kind of lame that the gene hackman movie with keanu in it is about the 1987 redskins

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

I also wd like to borrow B&T's time machine and see Keanu in the Vancouver production of Hamlet that he starred in.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

man i cried over that hard ball movie

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

I would feel unfair to myself if I didn't vote for Point Break, but Bill & Ted is my runner-up, should Point Break not be able to serve its duties.

kenan, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

but other than that shakey mo and dr morbius are as usual total know-nothings when it comes to the movies

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

ppl should not be all "hey it's a funny movie about keanu coaching a little league team" and then all mix it up with crazy sad shit

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/video/stills/ken-riv.jpg

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

the crazy sad shit is completely telegraphed from a mile out though

TOMBOT, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

oh don't even start with this shit that you were all expecting that little kid to die

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

I really dig Pvt Idaho but ugh those Shakespeare monologues

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

i remember when that was my favourite movie. i was a teenager.

btw The Lake House was better than it had any right to be

rrrobyn, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

negative bro points

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

I do kinda know nothing about the Bill & Teds, I lasted 20 mins w/ each.

http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/0/41080-large.jpg

Shakey, those are good! "You wouldn't even look at a clock unless hours were lines of coke ..."

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:35 (twelve years ago) link

I'm voting BOGUS JOURNEY. One of the rare sequels that's better than the original. I also like Constantine and Parenthood probably more than I should.

Alex in Baltimore, Thursday, 14 June 2007 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

missing Chain Reaction w/ Rachel Weisz

milo z, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:46 (twelve years ago) link

bogus j

marmotwolof, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:47 (twelve years ago) link

I am voting on my wife's behalf. She sez "My Own Private Idaho".

HI DERE, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

no THE GIFT = you have failed as a poll maker you fuck.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 14 June 2007 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

Bill & Ted - no question about this one.

rockapads, Friday, 15 June 2007 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

Mer-cew-shee-ooh...

Joe, Friday, 15 June 2007 04:31 (twelve years ago) link

bill & ted's bogus journey is a better "remake" of the seventh seal than private idaho is of chimes at midnight.

J.D., Friday, 15 June 2007 04:33 (twelve years ago) link

his best character after Scott Favor is Siddhartha.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:38 (twelve years ago) link

I actually meant to do a Keanu poll last week. Point Break anyway because Bill & Ted is more about Alex Winter for me.

blueski, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

My Own Private Idaho, naturally. Could he have played Mike Waters too?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

no river's edge love? eh i'm kinda leaning point break tho

morbs - little buddha stupidest movie evar

jhøshea, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:47 (twelve years ago) link

He was also pretty good in that Cate Blanchett movie in which he plays sullen white trash.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

yes! i was surprised, i don't think i've seen him act better than in The Gift

blueski, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:49 (twelve years ago) link

The Gift is terrible though - it has the most predictable twists imaginable.

chap, Friday, 15 June 2007 13:50 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Friday, 15 June 2007 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Write in vote for Sweet November.

Too Into Dancing to Argue (ENBB), Friday, 6 March 2009 20:01 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

wkiwk

i don't always play indie, but when i do, i prefer xx (m bison), Saturday, 5 June 2010 03:40 (nine years ago) link

saw K outside my office twice this spring

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 5 June 2010 10:32 (nine years ago) link

RIP Keanu
You were a generous and kind-hearted hunk.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 5 June 2010 11:25 (nine years ago) link

weirdly the most heart-warming of all those stories is that he still hangs with Alex Winter. be excellent to each other!

unfinest states of america (some dude), Sunday, 6 June 2010 03:38 (nine years ago) link

Winter told a great anecdote in an interview about catching up with Keanu in New York City when it just happened to be Halloween, so they dressed up in Bill & Ted drag and wandered around the streets

Señor Communications Adviser (sic), Sunday, 6 June 2010 05:00 (nine years ago) link

we are at most 30 years away from a "won't you be my neighbor" style doc about keanu

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 19 May 2019 02:59 (three months ago) link

Shazza, did you see the puppies interview????

just1n3, Sunday, 19 May 2019 05:39 (three months ago) link

nooooo SHOW IT TO ME

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 05:56 (three months ago) link

god I love how he still can't grow a full beard so much

blokes you can't rust (sic), Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:33 (three months ago) link

Every time I see this thread title I think “poor John Cusack”

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:35 (three months ago) link

River's Edge is a dumb carton, but Keanu's looking for something human.

He's better in Permanent Record (not a better movie, though).

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 May 2019 11:58 (three months ago) link

Has Keanu played a light-hearted or goofy (or even expressive) character in the last two decades? the Wicks are the only things I've seen since the first Matrix on VHS, but I get the impression that he's pretty much all stonefaced all the time. RIP Parenthood Keanu.

He was charming in a supporting role in Something's Gotta Give, and the movie is so chickenshit about EWWW GRANNIES HAVING SEX that Nancy Meyers couldn't conceive of a scenario where Diane Keaton and Keanu end up married fucking the shit out of each other.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:00 (three months ago) link

You want to like that film so much, all the good people in it. It’s basically terrible tho isn’t it. Otm about reeves tho (I’m calling him reeves now)

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:03 (three months ago) link

god I love how he still can't grow a full beard so much

It looks like they fill it in for John Wick!

Keanu is awesome for keeping himself out of the spotlight so well. I don't know much about him or his private life, but he does seem to be massively generous. I remember hearing the stories of him gifting the Matrix FX team millions of dollars, among other things, and thinking: this is a good guy. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he got John Wick 1 made as a favor to his Matrix friends. Wasn't the director his stunt double?

Basically, Keanu seems like Tom Cruise if Tom Cruise were not a weirdo trying to lure people into Scientology. Unless Keanu is a total weirdo, too, but is keeping it quiet.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 May 2019 13:24 (three months ago) link

Buzzfeed did a really nice love letter to him here:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alisonwillmore/keanu-reeves-john-wick-chapter-3-always-be-my-maybe

Yerac, Sunday, 19 May 2019 13:47 (three months ago) link

Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he got John Wick 1 made as a favor to his Matrix friends.

That is pretty much the case.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:05 (three months ago) link

xpost Thanks for that Yerac - I did think that the Wick movies were *about* Keanu as well as made for him, but wasn't sure how to put it into words as well as that piece did.

And I'm really loving all the sweet Keanu stories that have been coming out throughout this press tour.

Here’s one. Keanu bought the house and property that is now my son’s preschool and handed it all over to the kids...not because he himself had a kid that went there. He had no connection to it at all. He just heard they needed a place and so bought it for them. https://t.co/VcZ67M6pTK

— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) May 18, 2019

A couple staying in my hotel got on my elevator beaming, and I found out it was because they had just met Keanu Reeves, who was out walking on Hollywood Boulevard. They complimented him on his work and he said thank you and shook both their hands & they had a nice conversation.

— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) May 16, 2019

Roz, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

i saw keanu in the lobby of a staging of Robert Wilson's Tom Waits/WSB musical The Black Rider in SF about 16 years ago and the excitement among others who also saw him was palpable. He was just standing around by himself looking like a dude.

akm, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:15 (three months ago) link

Has Keanu played a light-hearted or goofy (or even expressive) character in the last two decades? the Wicks are the only things I've seen since the first Matrix on VHS, but I get the impression that he's pretty much all stonefaced all the time. RIP Parenthood Keanu

I haven't seen it but he apparently did 13 episodes of detective comedy Swedish Dicks, basically as a favour for Peter Stormare.

And it's divisive but I loved his deadpan, depressive Constantine. Plus goofy voice-over work as Keanu the cat, the upcoming Toy Story 4, etc.

Roz, Sunday, 19 May 2019 16:20 (three months ago) link

I love Constantine.

JW3 - easily the most violent movie I've ever seen, and the gunshots and explosions were so loud in my super-Dolby theater I felt like I should have worn earplugs.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:17 (three months ago) link

i think this interview/profile was posted in a different Keanu thread - anyway it’s a few months old but its ~excellent~

https://www.gq.com/story/the-legend-of-keanu-reeves

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:49 (three months ago) link

a) Thank u Justin3 for hipping me to Keanu & puppies

b) fuck YES cast him as Wolverine jfc why is everyone sitting around

https://youtu.be/rOqUiXhECos

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:54 (three months ago) link

I'm really surprised he's never found himself in a Jim Jarmusch movie.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:56 (three months ago) link

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/18/keanu-reeves-grief-loss--bill-ted-john-wick-actor-tragedy

In the 1980s and 1990s, he was offered every hot young part under the sun, including the lead in Platoon (which went to Charlie Sheen) and Val Kilmer’s role in Heat. But when I ask if he regrets turning any of them down, he smiles and instantly replies, “No.” He also turned down a $12m pay cheque to make Speed 2 because he, rightly, thought the plot was nonsense, which resulted in him being shut out of 20th Century Fox films for the next 11 years (and no, he doesn’t regret that, either). He is about to start shooting Bill & Ted Face The Music, in which the now fiftysomething duo have to write a song so good it will save the universe. “There has to be a reason for making a movie, and the writers have come up with a good ‘why’ for telling the story,” he says. When I ask what gives him an ego boost, given that he’s not driven by money or fame, he is so baffled by the idea of his ego needing a boost that he is silent for a full 28 seconds before finally answering, “The work.”

omar little, Sunday, 19 May 2019 19:05 (three months ago) link

Saw John Wick 3 and enjoyed it very much. Simplicity of the first is still the most appealing to me of the 3 but the setpieces are still so, SO good. I just love how baroque & bananas the situations & backstories keep getting, expanding on the Russian stuff, etc Keanu on horseback <3 obv ... and Halle Berry was excellent.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 22:56 (three months ago) link

for all things Wick:

Something Wick This Way Comes

Simon H., Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:00 (three months ago) link

It def isn’t as good as the first two but it’s Keanu so

And it looks like there’ll be a fourth chapter??

just1n3, Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:09 (three months ago) link

I personally preferred this to part two, which was entertaining but kind of numbing and monotonous by the end. This one was much better at keeping the action and scenery fresh.

Also this movie gets a lot of mileage out dogs biting baddies in the dick, so kudos.

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:36 (three months ago) link

jfc I’m keeping out of the Wick thread bcz spoilers, ban latebloomer

blokes you can't rust (sic), Monday, 20 May 2019 01:06 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

55 today

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 September 2019 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

the best canadian

Simon H., Monday, 2 September 2019 18:46 (two weeks ago) link

I just saw John Cusack in a thing this afternoon where he looks like they wanted Michael Madsen. He's the villain in the Connemara made Western Never Grow Old. I thought he was a lot thinner but he looks pretty massive in this.

I assume the cusack in the title of the thread meant him.

I don't remember seeing him in a film for a while. Looked him up when I got home and saw some scandal about retweeting antisemitic images or something. Has he been relegated to foreign films now or something?

Stevolende, Monday, 2 September 2019 19:09 (two weeks ago) link

he was in Spike Lee's Chiraq a couple years ago

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 September 2019 19:11 (two weeks ago) link

I don't understand this thread title. What is Y?

Yerac, Monday, 2 September 2019 19:15 (two weeks ago) link

/N

j., Monday, 2 September 2019 19:27 (two weeks ago) link

I may need someone to outline this thread title for me. Or maybe it's the inclusion of Cusack that is throwing me off.

Yerac, Monday, 2 September 2019 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

Y = Yes

Harkens back to a time when Cusack wasnt a complete nonstarter

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:20 (two weeks ago) link

I have a lot more problem with Rudd than Cusack in the title, but such was the way of Ally.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 2 September 2019 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

ally has some shit to explain. This and the jimmy fallon love.

Cusack has never been pretty. His deal was always non-descript everyman.

Yerac, Monday, 2 September 2019 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins)
Posted: 19 May 2019 at 10:35:30
Every time I see this thread title I think “poor John Cusack”

YouGov to see it (wins), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

Cusack has a worse career than Travolta at present

omar little, Monday, 2 September 2019 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

This thread was started in 2007. I can only imagine ally was a huge Must Love Dogs fan.

Yerac, Monday, 2 September 2019 20:45 (two weeks ago) link

I may need someone to outline this thread title for me.

JOHN CUSACK Y

PAUL RUDD: ALSO Y

KEANU REEVES: HE'S PRETTY MUCH Y TOO BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN RUDD OR CUSACK

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

the only things I hear about Cusack are when he accidentally retweets the wrong thing because he can’t quite tell anti-establishment memes from bigoted ones, and occasional instances of women complaining about his tendency to slide into their messages

keanu very wise to keep a low profile

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

xpost ah! thank you.

Yerac, Monday, 2 September 2019 20:55 (two weeks ago) link

happy birthday keanu ilu

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/72/fd/fa/72fdfa2425df36ea663505d54b489a46.jpg

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 September 2019 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

yerac you are deeply wrong about cusack but this is not the cusack thread ONLY TALK ABT KEANU BC ITS HIS GODDAMN BIRTHDAY

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 September 2019 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

One of the best things about my marriage is the Keanu-love I share with my husband

just1n3, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 01:13 (two weeks ago) link

He really is the best

forever and ever ramen (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 01:20 (two weeks ago) link


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