Nicolas Cage apparently has some mixed emotions as far as Keanu Reeves’s skills are concerned. Or so the actor mentioned in a Reddit AMA forum he held with his The Weather Man and upcoming Renfield co-star Nicholas Hoult on March 26th. When asked about his favorite movies of Reeves, he gave such an amusing reply. Many don’t know that the two colleagues in the industry actually share a very close connection although they have not yet shared the screen.
Cage was offered the role of Thomas Anderson, aka, Neo in The Matrix. He turned the role down as he wanted to spend more time with his son, Weston, and so the role was offered to Keanu Reeves which became one of his most popular works.
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Nicolas Cage has mixed emotions about Keanu Reeves’ skillset
As mentioned, in the recent Reddit AMA forum held by Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult, the former revealed the reason he seems to have mixed emotions about Keanu Reeves, is because the latter beat him in a game of billiards one night. He said amusingly, “Well… Keanu kicked my as* at billiards one night.” He further explained,
“He came up to my house on his motorcycle, and he was making these impossible shots. He said ‘now I dunno if I can get that shot or this shot’ and he made every single shot. So I have mixed emotions about the skill that Keanu has because he completely dominated me at pool.”
As a result, fans of Cage and Reeves both are finding it increasingly hilarious. As for the original question, Cage named a few of his earlier performances. He said, “some of the early stuff like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” and also gave special mention to River’s Edge, saying, “He was just great in that movie, yeah.” Nicholas Hoult also mentioned that his favorite Reeves movies are, “the first John Wick. Speed as well,” much to the rejoicing of fans.
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Nicolas Cage and Keanu Reeves battling it out at the Box Office
Nicolas Cage’s role in his upcoming horror-comedy Renfield is based partially on Count Dracula, with Nicholas Hoult starring in the role of his long-suffering servant. Things change when Hoult’s character suddenly falls in love with a New Orleans traffic cop in the present time. Fans are waiting to see the hilarious and thrilling antics these two come up with as the release date comes closer. Reeves’ John Wick 4 is also currently in the theaters after being released this month.
While Cage is all set for a few more horror releases, namely Sympathy for the Devil coming this July and Oz Perkins’ Longlegs, which is under production, Reeves, too, has starred in quite a few big names recently such as Bill and Ted Face the Music and The Matrix Resurrections. Keanu Reeves is also set to reprise his role as John Wick in the franchise’s first spinoff Ballerina. Fans of both stars have wanted to witness them sharing the same screen for a long time. After Cage’s recent amusing revelations, they seem even more excited about a future project starring the two.
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John Wick 4 is currently at the theaters, while Cage’s Renfield and Sympathy for the Devil are set to be released on April 14th and July 28th, 2023 respectively.