Hollywood is a place of dreams, glamour, talent and money, but it’s also a place where many celebrities have met their best friends and their friendships have stayed strong over time. One such adorable duo is Keanu Reeves And Winona Ryderwhose friendships have lasted more than 30 years and they have worked together on a handful of films.
Between 1987 and 88, Reeves and Ryder met at an Independent Spirit Awards event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. From that meeting their friendship blossomed; They hung out, and at one point they also admitted to having a “healthy crush on each other.” Though not romantically linked, they joked that they secretly married in the presence of real priests and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.
Over the years they both developed glittering careers, with Reeves best known for his works in The Matrix and that John Wick franchises, and Ryder is known for projects like Beetlejuice, Little Women, Edward Scissorhands, And stranger things. So, let’s quickly get to know the movies starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder.
4 Destination Wedding (2018)
When fate drives two people to meet, it’s for a reason; Sometimes it can be for good, and sometimes it’s just a lesson. But in destination weddingThe meeting of two cynical people, Frank (Reeves) and Lindsay (Ryder) was the beginning of a new love when their paths crossed while attending Keith and Ann’s wedding in Paso Robles. Keith is Lindsay’s ex-husband and half brother to Frank.
At first both are upset at first, but as the film progresses they get to know each other and realize that they have the same hatred for the couple and the wedding. Amidst the wedding scandal, the dancing and the hustle and bustle, they find solace by hanging out together in the country. Goal explores diverse themes such as letting go of the past, giving love a new chance, authentically being yourself, and how it’s okay to be vulnerable at times.
This 2018 film reunited Reeves and Ryder after a decade together. All year they looked forward to working together again and this romantic comedy gave them the opportunity to do so. In an interview (via Weekly entertainment), both showed their love for the screenplay and were looking forward to working together. Ryder said that Reeves is her “favorite person” to work with and hang out with because of her “relationship, her chemistry, and her genuine trust.”
3 The Personal Life of Pippa Lee (2009)
Based on the novel of the same name The personal life of Pippa Lee explores the various aspects of Pippa Lee’s (Robin Wright) life from childhood through middle age. As Pippa tells the story, she returns to her toxic past, which consisted of her mother, who cared deeply about her looks, and a nonexistent father. After discovering her mother’s drug addiction, Pippa moves to her lesbian aunt’s house. She participates in sexual photo sessions with her aunt’s friends, which her aunt doesn’t like, and she has to leave, leading to her living an unconventional life as an exotic dancer.
As the film progresses, Pippa becomes involved in a romance with someone three times her age, Herb Lee (Alan Arkin), a publisher and married man. But eventually she ties the knot with him, shares two children and moves into a retirement home. But in her quest to become the perfect wife for Herb, she questions her own identity and goes into self-discovery mode.
Ryder and Reeves will play the supporting roles of Sandra Dulles and Chris Nadeu, respectively. Sandra is a disloyal friend of Pippa’s who cheats on her by starting an affair with her husband Herb after their marriage falls apart. Chris is a neighbor’s son and also Pippa’s second love interest. The film is directed by Rebecca Miller, who is known for her projects Maggie’s Plan, Angela, Personal Velocity, And she came to me.
2 A Dark Scanner (2006)
A dark scanner stands out on this list because it’s a mix of live action and animation, created using an interpolated rotoscope (a technique used to trace moving images). The film is about a drug called Substance D that has addicted 20% of the population in the US and caused people to hallucinate. To stop this dangerous drug supply, the government has set up a network of undercover cops to infiltrate groups responsible for drug trafficking. Bob Arctor/Fred (Reeves) is one of the agents assigned to investigate, but in the process he becomes addicted to the substance. In order not to be caught in illegal activities, he reveals a secret identity at work, but soon one of his colleagues becomes suspicious of him.
Throughout the film, the harmful nature of the substance takes such a toll on Bob’s health and brain that he has developed a split personality named Fred. Ryder takes on the role of Donna Hawthorne, a drug dealer and lover of Bob’s. She is also a secret narcotics officer whose real name is Audrey, and Bob is initially unaware of her government roots.
1 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola, popularly known for his work on The Godfather And Apocalypse Now brings the book-to-film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, Draculato the big screen, aptly titled Bram Stoker’s Dracula. After Vlad Dracula (Gary Oldman) achieves victory over the Ottoman Empire, he learns that news of his faked death has led to his wife Elisabeta committing suicide, now damned in Hell. Devastated and shocked, Dracula turns into a vampire to avenge her wife’s death.
In the present he meets Jonathan Harker (Reeves), who helps him buy property in London. He soon comes across a picture of Jonathan’s fiancé, Mina (Ryder), whom he believes to be his dead wife’s reincarnation. He imprisons Jonathan, travels to London to meet Mina and develops a bond with her. Throughout the film, Dracula makes every effort to be with Mina as he is attracted to her innocence and takes many lives in the process. It emphasizes the lessons of love, obsession, and faith, and shows how humans bravely stand their ground against a terrible vampire.
According to Ryder (via CNN), the wedding scene in this film was not staged but actually happened with Romanian priests under “the eyes of God”. Of course, they probably just put each other to the test in interviews, since they’re still good friends today and have their own relationships — but of course, when they’re together, there’s no denying their striking chemistry.