Geekery: The Essence of Keanu

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3 decades of Keanu in less than 15 minutes!

He may not be the greatest actor in the history of film, but he knows kung fu and he’s not afraid to take physical risks on set.

Peter Suderman sums up the appeal really well:

“… while it’s not wrong to label Reeves a blank, it’s also not enough. For nearly three decades, Reeves has proven himself one of Hollywood’s most durable and entertaining action stars, and the John Wick films show why: His total physical commitment to his action roles makes him a perfect avatar for the visions of ambitious action directors. At his very best, he becomes inseparable from the cinematic visions he embodies.”

Read the full essay here.


What’s your favorite Reeves performance?

  • euansmith

    I’ve long assumed that Keanu Reeves must be an absolute pleasure to work with. There is a lot to be said for someone who turns up, does their best, and doesn’t throw a fit on set. He certainly isn’t the greatest screen actor of his generation, but he seems to be one of the nicest.

    • Guido Hockmann

      It’s a Canadian thing. 🇨🇦

    • Shawn

      Actually, I think Keanu Reeves is a pretty good actor with a good range. He also doesn’t seem to be afraid to try new and different things. I mean how many actors can you say had such a varied career? He may not win any awards, but he probably should. I’ve always liked his work; he never disappoints.

  • MechBattler

    He seems so bland and inexpressive. His tone of voice barely changes and his face doesn’t emote much either. Guy’s like a moving statue of an actor trying to be an actor. Hey, that’s actually a good plot idea for a Keanu Reeves movie!