Newsday (US), May 14, 2003

Keanu Chat The Rave At 'Matrix' Premiere'

by Robert Kahn

They must've all swallowed the same red pill because all anyone could do at last night's midtown premiere of "The Matrix: Reloaded" was chat about their favorite Keanu Reeves flick.

Laurence Fishburne, "The Matrix's" Morpheus, said his favorite Reeves movie was "My Own Private Idaho."

"But Theodore is my favorite character," Fishburne said, digging deep into the Keanu canon and referencing "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure."

"It's not like he was just some good-looking guy who was naturally given everything," Fishburne said. "He has brilliant comic timing and you can see it in Theodore."

Jada Pinkett Smith, meanwhile, chose "Point Break," Reeves' 1991 cop-surfer work with Patrick Swayze.

"He was so yummy in that," Smith said. "When I first came out to L.A. I was looking for an agency that could get me in a movie with Keanu. I had such a crush on him. And now that I'm 37 years old and married, I finally get to meet him. It's too late for me now."

Hugo Weaving, who plays bad guy Agent Smith in "The Matrix" films, took the politically correct route last night and selected "The Matrix" as his favorite Reeves effort. Carrie-Anne Moss opted for the 1997 indie flick "The Last Time I Committed Suicide."

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