Premiere (US), August 2002

Action Figure

(snipped for Keanu)

[Kathryn Bigelow] and Cameron rewrote Point Break together, which he produced. "She went to the mat for Keanu Reeves" to play an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of surfing bank robbers, Cameron remembers. "We had this meeting, where the Fox executives were going, 'Keanu Reeves in an action film? Based on what? Bill & Ted?' They were being so insulting. But she inisted he could be an action star. This was long before Speed or The Matrix. I didn't see it either, frankly. I supported here in the meeting, but when we walked out, I was going, 'Based on what?' " Cameron laughs. "But she worked on his wardrobe, she showed him how to walk, she made him work out. She was his Olympic coach. He should send her a bottle of champagne ever year, to thank her."

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Point Break , Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure , Speed , Matrix, The

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