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|Thanks, Arya! I really enjoyed Keanu's performance in this film, even if he was a creep.|
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|I have just watched it (on video cassette, you can imagine! bought it for ca. 0.5 $ in the second hand shop). Really mystic movie and it works, for me at least.
Keanu had the chance to practice, how to be an "anti-Keanu" person. I mean to be violent, loud-mouthed, negative. He is even more violent than in The Watcher (although he is not a killer here).
Am I right that only these two roles of him are negative ones? (Street Kings is a bit of question mark, but more positive than negative, I think.)
...and the victim (Katie Holmes) will divorce from Tom Cruise, just as an actual news :-) (Huh, I've almost written "offer" because in Swedish victim = offer.)
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|Keanu was one of the bad guys in Act of Vengeance as well.
Don't watch if you don't want to be spoiled for the movie : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ptDmrSByA
Also, he was kind of a prick in The Last Time I Committed Suicide : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltzHUxaa8co
Oh, and he was supposed to be the villain in Much Ado About Nothing,although I got distracted from that fact by other things ;-).
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|Thanks, Joke! That's professional :-) And I can see that I have a few more films to watch...
It's so interesting to watch him in these roles, isn't it?
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|It seems to me K likes to be in a role that is far away from his usual self.
Even though he fights on the good side in Constantine, he seems to enjoy playing a sarcastic, fatalistic asshole. I think it's one of his best roles and I believe that is because he really likes being John.
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Thanks Joke for that link. Some time ago I searched myself silly for that particular scene after reading here at WINM about that famous vomiting scene. Now I can finally see for myself, blegh ;-)
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|Getting back to The Gift :) I loved Reeves in it, he was great (he usually is, I don't get all the hate, but then again, this is not the forum where one should try and convince people that he's got skills).
I'm assuming spoilers are okay now, 12 years later? :)
When they pulled Jessica's body from that pond - at that moment it was clear Donnie wasn't the killer. He was so shocked, and not only by the fact there was a body in his pond, but also by the fact that it was Jessica, and that Jessica was really dead. I mean... god, if that's not good acting then I give up. Donnie was the most convincing character in the movie.
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|I think Keanu deserved a nomination for best performance in a supporting role in The Gift. Although I love most of his films and think he usually does a super job, Keanu's turn as Donnie Barksdale was FLAWLESS!!! It was powerful and well-rounded imho and Donnie comes off as a multi-layered, complex character, not simply a prejudiced, violent a-hole. He owns the screen every time he appears.|
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There are a lot of successful actors out there who continue to confound us as to how they've hung on to their careers. Others, it's not so much of a surprise, but they're predominantly known for playing a particular role.
Whether it's a stretch or a breakout performance, here is a list of five Hollywood stars who shocked us with their surprising performances.
1. Keanu Reeves in "The Gift" (2000)
Surprisingly, Reeves excelled at playing the Cat-hat wearing redneck Donnie Barksdale. He was perfect at it. It's by far the best and most convincing performance he's given in his entire career.
This was a great movie with spot-on casting with several Hollywood stars that included Giovanni Ribisi as the heartbreaking Buddy: a sweet but extremely troubled (and addled) mechanic.
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