When asked about his career, during press for John Wick: Chapter 4, Keanu Reeves listed his favorite films he’s worked on and gave some unexpected answers. The actor, whose career began in the ’80s, isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Reeves is still selling out theaters, making the internet go crazy for video game reveals, and charming fans with his off-screen behavior. The recent John Wick installment was a massive success, becoming one of his best-selling theatrical releases.
Most known for his role as Neo in The Matrix franchise, Reeves is primarily recognized for action and blockbuster movies. In the past two decades, many of his films have involved martial arts, or some form of hand-to-hand combat, in which he’s gained a reputation for performing his own fight scenes. The star has also gained a reputation for being a genuine guy, and one of the most down-to-earth celebrities in Hollywood. He clearly knows how to appeal to his fan base, as Keanu Reeves took to Reddit to answer questions about his career.
Keanu Reeves Revealed His Favorite Films During A Reddit AMA
In a Reddit AMA, Keanu Reeves was asked what his favorite film he’s worked on was. He reflected on his career, saying “I’ve been very fortunate to work on a few films that have changed my life.” The actor said he couldn’t decide, and listed a number of them: River’s Edge, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Matrix trilogy, The Devil’s Advocate, A Scanner Darkly, My Own Private Idaho, Point Break, and of course, John Wick. Reeves listed a number of films from early in his career, as well as some of his most popular hits.
River’s Edge, a cult classic coming-of-age story from 1986, was one of Reeves’ first feature films where he had a prominent role. Followed up shortly after by Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, which was the actor’s breakout role. Point Break and My Own Private Idaho show Reeves as a rising star in two very different roles. The Devil’s Advocate allowed Reeves to star alongside acting legend Al Pacino, who he described as being a major inspiration for him. A Scanner Darkly features Reeves, alongside Robert Downey Jr. in an animated science fiction thriller. Lastly, The Matrix and John Wick franchises were the obvious answers!
Keanu Reeves’ Favorite Films Include A Sci-Fi Gem & A Forgotten Crime Drama (But Not His Directorial Debut)
When reflecting on his career, viewers may have expected to see his directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, on the list. Unfortunately, the actor left it out. Having more control over a project can make it more personal, and Keanu Reeves has stated he has an interest in directing again if the right opportunity came up. So while it seems like it was a positive experience for him, the film just didn’t make a cut. The absence of his directorial debut, and classics such as Speed were surprising, when much smaller gems like A Scanner Darkly and River’s Edge made the cut.