Hi, I'm Keanu Reeves, AMA
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Hi, I’m Keanu Reeves, AMA
WarLordShoto: Have you ever stolen anything from a set?
Keanu Reeves: Not stolen... the watch and wedding ring from John Wick, a sword from 47 Ronin, and the first red pill that the Wachowski’s ever gave me.
Sno0pyBo0:Keanu, as a moderator of r/KeanuBeingAwesome, we appreciate your work in some of the most incredible movies of all time. We also admire you for your kindness, generosity, and everything that makes you awesome! My question for you is:
What's something awesome that someone did for YOU recently? :)
Keanu Reeves: Hi Sno0pyBo0... you calling me awesome was the most recent example of something awesome someone did for me... and then a few weeks back my motorcycle broke down and a friend of mine walked me through how to fix it over Facetime.
Derp241: When will you do a hot ones interview?
Keanu Reeves: ...I love chicken wings...but I don’t want to eat really spicy chicken wings...especially not in public...and certainly not with the consequences in private. Bon apetit.
TheDorkKnightReturns: Have you spoken with James Gunn at all in regards to Constantine 2? Hope we get to see it!
Keanu Reeves: Yes, and me too.
kailai2133: Has there ever been a role in your career that you regret turning down?
Keanu Reeves: ...No...but I did always want to play Wolverine.
h1three5: Have you ever had a pet?
Keanu Reeves: Yes... the first pet I ever had was guinea pig named Carrot. I was 5 or 6 years old. He was a cutie-pie.
perknuts: Another step closer to your passwords...
alon_s128: out of all 4 john wick movies you have made so far, which one was the most challenging to shoot, and why? Can’t wait to watch the 4th!
Keanu Reeves: Chapter 4... it has the most action, gloriously.
mrweb06: Hey Keanu,
Researches from Germany found a compound naturally produced by some type of bactaria that is so effective at killing fungi, they named it after you: keanumycins.
Quote: “The lipopeptides kill so efficiently that we named them after Keanu Reeves because he, too, is extremely deadly in his roles,” Götze said in a statement.
What are your thoughts about that?
Also, have a good day.
Keanu Reeves: ...Hi, thank you...they should’ve called it John Wick...but that’s pretty cool...and surreal for me. But thanks, scientist people! Good luck, and thank you for helping us.
user_account_deleted: "Thanks, scientist people"
Keanu slipping back into Ted there for a minute.
tvyaavkiew: No questions, but i just hope you have a most excellent day.
Keanu Reeves: Thank you! Be excellent.
I_am_da_best_guy: We will
ucidpopsicle: What drives you to be so compassionate?
Keanu Reeves: ...we die...and we all need all the help we can get.
m-e-l-t: Hi Keanu, can you recommend a book that you have recently read and loved? Thank you!
Keanu Reeves: Hi, yes... The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy and Stella Maris because that’s the companion book. Enjoy!
an0rak343: If aliens came to Earth, would you accept the responsibility of being the first to contact them?
Keanu Reeves: Heck yea. How’s it going? How was your trip? You hungry? Want anything to drink?
Yayareasports: All in favor of nomating Keanu as the first human to greet alien life?
Mapbot11: We dont need a vote. This is and always was a given.
milennialpariah: Hi Keanu, are there any directors or actors/actresses you haven’t worked with yet but would like to do so in the future if time permits?
Keanu Reeves: Let’s go with David Fincher today
samhain839: What’s your favorite moment or memory from working on point break?
Keanu Reeves: Working with Patrick Swayze. He was a gentlemen and a total pro, a movie star, an inspiration.
LeroyWankins: If you weren't acting, what other career would you choose?
Keanu Reeves: Well, when I was a kid I always said I wanted to be a race car driver, a conductor or an astrophysicist. Today, let’s conduct some music.
XoHHa: Hello, Mr Reeves, thank you for doing this!
Seeing you as a characher in Cyberpunk 2077 was an incredible experience, I genuinely think Johnny Silverhand is one of your best roles.
Do you have any further plans on starring in computer games in the future? What is your attitude toward computer games overall?
Keanu Reeves: Cool, thank you! I love Johnny Silverhand and I think all the folks at CD Projekt at friggin’ amazing! Video games are fun! And it’s cool how technology and storytelling are evolving in that space.
Deku142: What is your favourite film that you’ve worked on?
Keanu Reeves: Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Fuck, aaaaaahhhhhhhhh...I’ve been very fortunate to work on a few films that have changed my life. I can’t pick just one. But here are a few- River’s Edge, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Matrix trilogy, The Devil’s Advocate, A Scanner Darkly, My Own Private Idaho, Point Break, John Wick.
BlackShadow10020: What’s your favourite cocktail? Thanks!
Keanu Reeves: I was recently in Tokyo working, and was taken to a bar owned by a master cocktail maker named Ueno-san called High Five and he made some kind of sublime concoction with a smoky mezcal and green tea and some mysterious sweet liqueur, chilled. Oh my god.
Manzano_: Hey Keanu! Can you tell us a fun experience you've had with co-stars while filming?
Keanu Reeves: Can’t tell that story...can’t tell that story...can’t tell that story...
I had a scene with River Phoenix and he was sitting on the back of a motorcycle that I was driving while we were filming. It wasn’t extracurricular, but we went off the beaten path a bit and came back and no helmets. Just two friends playing. It was a really good day.
ezzkmo: What's a city that stands out as a wonderful place to be while you were filming?
Keanu Reeves: Ahhh, Paris. 1987. I worked there on Dangerous Liaisons and it was extraordinary.
SunlitHaddock5: So is the matrix real?
Keanu Reeves: Yes. No. Yes.
Themicroscoop: Unrelated to film, what are you passionate about?
Keanu Reeves: I like me some motorcycles, typewriters, Japanese whisky, playing in the band, learning, reading, and some fine red wine.
MidnightMarvel: Hey Keanu! What motorcycles are you currently riding the most and what are you eyeing up to add to your collection next?
Keanu Reeves: Ooooweeee! Currently my ARCH motorcycle and... I always dreamed of having a Vincent Black Shadow... one can always dream.
JohnWoosDoveGuy: Hey Keanu. Do you prefer the kung fu training you did for the Matrix or the jiu-jitsu you do for John Wick?
Keanu Reeves: ...Nothing can ever compare to the kung fu training from the Matrix because it was so unique and my first time...but the jiu jitsu in John Wick being integrated with judo and gunfights can never be touched in its own way.
Rooonaldooo99: Pew Pewtsu
theg721: Do you still play bass at all?
Is it true that Kim Gordon borrowed your bass for one of Sonic Youth's videos? And that you and Mike Watt argued beforehand over whose bass she'd play in the video?
What bands have you been listening to recently?
Keanu Reeves: Yes, yes, no... Kim Gordon is cool, and so is Mike Watt! I’ve been listening to Alvvays, Daughter, and Bill Evans trio.
laetissimus: What is the best advice you've ever received?
Keanu Reeves: ...I haven’t really received a lot of advice...but I’ve met quite a few people who led by example...one of the best examples being perseverance.
ClaimsForFame: My wife wants to be your wife (:melting_face:)
Keanu Reeves: Ha! ...No she doesn't.
jjacks1327: Speaking as one of those wives: Yes she does.
dbhelpme: I also choose (to be) this guy’s wife
Echo-2-2: I’m a very straight and completely heterosexual male, and I want to be his wife. I wouldn’t lose much sleep over it.
ponytailthehater: Has it been discussed for you and Denzel to ever star in John Wick x Equalizer crossover film?
Keanu Reeves: ...Ha...no...that would be crazy. Crazy good!
Hm90_91: Hello Keanu, what is the number 1 item on your bucket list? Thank you for all the amazing work!
Keanu Reeves: ...My bucket list is getting really long...the #1s change but today let’s go with sailing across an ocean.
johnkim88: Keanu, what is your favorite food to eat? Any comfort food that reminds you of early Childhood? Thanks!
Keanu Reeves: ...Shepherd's pie...macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and honey sandwich. I’m hungry.
ViktoriaBlythe: Have you ever thought of playing in a musical? I heard you did say in the past that you would want to try different movie genres. What do you think about it now?
Keanu Reeves: Yes, I would love to be in a musical...but I can’t sing so I’m not sure anybody else would want me in a musical.. but I sure would try. I mean I could sing, but not really well. I can always dream...
BallerinaRed: didn't stop Pierce Brosnan!!!
mvillanueva88: What hobbies do you have?
Keanu Reeves: I don’t have hobbies... but I do like playing ping pong.
Mindfulness-w-Milton: Hey Keanu! My wife and I are huge fans. You seem like a very decent man and you deserve to be happy.
My question: let's say you're getting ready for a long flight and could only pick 1-2 movies to bring and watch. Which movies are you bringing?
Keanu Reeves: ...AAAAAAAHHHHHHH...today...let’s go with A Clockwork Orange and The Wizard of Oz
Ferocious-Muppet: Hello Mr Reeves, have you ever experienced anything paranormal in real life?
Keanu Reeves: Hello Ferocious-Muppet, Boo!...yes. When I was a little kid I was sitting in a room with a nanny and I thought I saw a ghost in the doorway and I looked over at my nanny and she looked really scared...I didn’t know what the heck was going on.
strikingike386: Pineapple on pizza: Yay, nay, or neutral?
Keanu Reeves: Nay...but yay if the pineapple is slightly roasted.
Djafar79: You just ended the most ridiculous debate ever. Take that Academy.
dontthinkofabluecar: Shower in the morning or shower at night? Which do you prefer?
Keanu Reeves: Shower in the morning...let's go!
Aptapt: Are there any of your movies that you can watch purely as a viewer and just forget that you are watching yourself?
Love your work and your work ethic.
Keanu Reeves: ...Thank you, appreciate that...no...I can’t forget...but I can watch them as a viewer at the same time.
atomjenkins: Hi!! What are your feelings on birds? ?
Keanu Reeves: Birds are cool...I sometimes wish I was a bird...if only for a fleeting moment.
Unique-Statement-609: What NHL team is your team?
Keanu Reeves: ...any Canadian Olympic team
Keanu Reeves: But in the NHL, hometown- Toronto Maple Leafs
EighteenRabbit: Have you read any of the books by Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, etc) and if so, how have they affected how you view your role as storyteller and actor?
Keanu Reeves: Hmmmm...yes...Hero With a Thousand Faces...the work gave me a wonderful context about how to think about and express archetypes and connecting ancient journeys and myths to modern storytelling.
Keanu Reeves: Thanks everyone for spending some time with me...it was cool to chat with you and hopefully we can chat again down the road...have a good day, good days - all my best, warm regards, Keanu.
lilbadwolfe: How do you feel about my plant being named Keanu Leaves? May I please have your blessing ???
numanist: I have news for you: Keanu Left