Petra (Ge), April 1991

The Beautiful Outsider

(Translated from German by Fiercelyred, translation edited by Anakin McFly)

Keanu Reeves is from Toronto, Canada, and has native American blood. It didn't take long for him to carve his own path as a "lone wolf". He distances himself from the "Brat Pack", the young star circle of Hollywood: "I have nothing to do with them". He prefers to look through old classics or to drive his bike alone at night through the city in which he is working at the time - be it L.A. or New York. And he works a lot: theatre, TV, film. His biggest success: as Uma Thurman's young lover, whom Glenn Close so manipulatively exploits in "Dangerous Liaisons". It was a great cloak and dagger part that allowed him to be just as he is: proud and sensitive, vulnerable and explosive. Since then, the 25 year old has been compared to Errol Flynn. It doesn't faze him. "I do my thing, nothing more to it." Stories about women? Keanu Reeves loves quietly and secretly.

He abhors affairs that are carried out openly, and doesn't even so much as hint at the name of his current girlfriend. In spite of that, women's hearts open themselves for him very easily. "He has a certain innocence that awakens in every woman an instinct to protect," says his collegue Uma Thurman about him. But the young innocence gets on with life on his own quite well, and is determined to leave everything the way it is: "I don't want to grow up, and behave accordingly."

You know him from: "Dangerous Liaisons", where he caught attention as Uma Thurman's young lover, and "I Love You to Death".

He lives: in Toronto, Canada, and commutes between New York and L.A.

He drives: a bike, preferably at 4 am in L.A. - "to see what's going on".

He loves: a beautiful unknown, whose name he won't tell.

Special characteristics: seems to constantly stand in his own light.

Fan club: "Delicious, a mix of Jaques Tati and Errol Flynn." (an American female journalist).

Petra's prognosis: he'll stay the sensitive one with the boyish charm, perfect for character parts.



In its original German:

Der schöne Außenseiter

Keanu Reeves kommt aus Toronto, Kanada, und hat indianisches Blut. Prompt machte er als "einsamer Wolf" seinen Weg. Von dem "Brat Pack", der Jung-Star-Clique Hollywoods, distanziert er sich, "Mit denen habe ich nichts am Hut" Da schmökert er lieber ein bißchen in alten Klassikern oder fährt nachts allein mit seinem Motorrad durch die Stadt, in der er gerade arbeitet - sei es L.A. oder New York. Und er arbeitet viel: Bühne, Fernsehen, Film. Sein größter Erfolg: Der junge Liebhaber von Uma Thurman, den Glenn Close in "Gefährliche Liebschaften" so intrigant ausnutzt. Eine tolle Mantel- und Degenrolle, in der er so sein durfte. wie er wirklich ist: stolz und sensibel, verletzlich und aufbrausend. Seitdem wird der 25jährige mit dem jungen Errol Flynn verglichen. Das stört ihn wenig. "Ich mach' mein Ding, mehr nicht." Frauengeschichten? Keanu Reeves liebt still und heimlich.

Öffentliche Affären sind ihm zuwider, den Namen seiner jetzigen Freundin gibt er nicht mal andeutungsweise preis. Trotzdem fliegen ihm die Frauenherzen zu. "Er hat so was unschuldiges, das in jeder Frau sofort den Beschützerinstinkt weckt", sagt seine Kollegin Uma Thurman über ihn. Die junge Unschuld kommt aber auch gut allein klar und hat sich vorgenommen, alles so zu lassen, wie es ist: "Ich habe keine Lust, erwachsen zu werden, und benehme mich auch so."

Man kennt ihn: aus "Gefährliche Liebschaften", wo er als blutjunger Liebhaber von Uma Thurman auf sich aufmerksam machte; und aus "Ich liebe Dich zu Tode".

Er lebt: in Toronto, Kanada, pendelt zwischen New York und L.A.

Er fährt: Motorrad, und zwar am liebsten um 4 Uhr morgens in L.A. - "schauen, was so los ist".

Er liebt: eine schöne Unbekannte, deren Namen er nicht preisgeben will.

Besondere Merkmale: scheint sich selbst dauernd im Weg zu stehen.

Fan Club: "Herrlich, eine Mischung aus Jacques Tati und Errol Flynn." (eine amerikanische Film-Journalistin).

Petra-Prognose: Bleibt das Sensibelchen mit jungenhaftem Charme. Ideal für Charakterrollen.




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Dangerous Liaisons , I Love You to Death , Articles Translated from German





Comments

Monica45Native American blood? hmmmm.... (2015-08-24 07:22:15)
 Really? Are (native) Hawaiian's considered Native Americans?

And if so that's news to me! LOL.


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