Asked about his career, under press for John Wick: Chapter 4, Keanu Reeves listed his favorite films he’s worked on and gave some unexpected answers. The actor, whose career began in the 80s, shows no signs of slowing down. Reeves is still selling out theaters, sending the internet into a frenzy for video game revelations, and charming fans with his off-screen demeanor. The most recent John Wick the installment was a huge success and became one of his best-selling theatrical releases.
Best known for his role as Neo in The Matrix franchise, Reeves is primarily recognized for action and blockbuster films. In the last two decades, many of his films have involved martial arts or some form of hand-to-hand combat, where he has gained a reputation for performing his own fight scenes. The star has also earned a reputation for being a genuine guy and one of the most down-to-earth celebrities in Hollywood. He clearly knows how to appeal to his fan base as Keanu Reeves took to Reddit to answer questions about his career.
Keanu Reeves revealed his favorite movies during a Reddit AMA
In a Reddit AMA, Keanu Reeves was asked what his favorite movie he’s worked on was. Reflecting on his career, he said “I have been very fortunate to work on a few films that have changed my life.” The actor said he couldn’t decide and listed a number of them: River’s Edge, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Matrix trilogyDevils lawyerA Scanner Darkly, My Own Private Idaho, Point Break, and of course, John Wick. Reeves listed a number of films from early in his career, as well as some of his most popular hits.
River’s Edge, a 1986 cult classic coming-of-age story, was one of Reeves’ first feature films in which he had a prominent role. Followed up shortly after by Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventurewhich was the actor’s breakout role. Point Break and My own private Idaho show Reeves as a rising star in two very different roles. Devils lawyer had Reeves co-star with acting legend Al Pacino, whom he described as a great inspiration to him. A Scanner Darkly with Reeves alongside Robert Downey Jr. in an animated science fiction thriller. Finally, The matrix and John Wick franchise was the obvious answer!
Keanu Reeves’ favorite films include a sci-fi gem and a forgotten crime drama (but not his directorial debut)
Reflecting on his career, viewers may have expected to see his directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, on the list. Unfortunately, the actor left it out. Having more control over a project can make it more personal, and Keanu Reeves has indicated that he has an interest in directing again if the right opportunity presents itself. So while it seems like it was a positive experience for him, the film just didn’t achieve anything. The absence of his directorial debut, and classics such as Speed was surprising when much smaller gems like A Scanner Darkly and River’s Edge made the cut.