the beginning. river's edge. permanent record. bill & ted's excellence.
These are the very first articles and interviews about and from Keanu, before he got famous, when he was just starting to find his place in Hollywood. He was so much more open and spontaneous in his youth. It made for great interviews, and this is perhaps my favourite section of the archive.
It's also fascinating to note how the early critical response to Keanu was overwhelmingly positive: critics praising Keanu as the hot new talent to keep an eye on, giving solid reviews of his performances and predicting good things for his future career. Compared to the mostly-negative things critics say about his acting now, the difference is striking, hilarious, and sad.