Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by thegroovologist, Mar 4, 2016.
Never knew he was that manly. Always seemed kinda fruity to me.
With a name like "Keanu" you have to assume he's somewhat "flimsy" in Artie-speak. OTOH he seems comfortable at the range, so... go figure...
I work in Hollywood and have only heard good things about KR. generous and humble
I've heard that being a good guy in Hwood is considered a character flaw. I was just ragging on his weird name.
Did you see John Wick?
O look a good guy with a gun... he's not a cop how can he shoot like that...
"1. The Devil's Advocate: When making "The Devil's Advocate," Reeves agreed to take a big pay cut of a few million dollars (a few million dollars) so the producers could also afford to bring on Al Pacino. (He perhaps somewhat selfishly did have the fate of the movie itself in mind. One shudders to think of anyone else performing that climactic monologue other than Pacino. It wouldn't have quite the same zing with, say, Christopher Lambert in the role.)
2. The Replacements: He did the same thing on "The Replacements," allowing producers to bring on board Gene Hackman by demanding less cash up front for himself. He actually took a 90% paycut.
3. The Matrix: But the real generous side of Keanu (that doesn't have to do with giving millions to charity) came out when he was making his back-end deal for the two "Matrix" sequels.
True, Reeves was paid $10 million up front to film the first "Matrix" and ended up earning $35 million total after the film became a huge hit. But still, when negotiating his profit-sharing deal for the two follow-up films, Reeves opted to hand over some of his points to the franchise's special effects and costume design teams. The total amount Reeves could have earned but chose to disburse to the crew instead comes, by some accounts, to over $75 million. He donated over $75 million to people he worked with because he thought they deserved it.
And in one personal account on Reddit, he helped out a family in need.
A family friend builds movie sets, doesn't design, is one of the poor dudes that just builds. Anyway, he worked on the set for the Matrix and Keanu heard about family trouble he was having and gave him a $20,000 Christmas bonus to help him out. He also was one of the only people on the set that genuinely wanted to know peoples names, would say hello and mean it, and would talk to people as they were his peers and not below him just because they were practically making nothing to build a set. I've never heard anyone say Keanu is douche, seems like the nicest person in Hollywood from a second hand experience.
Also of note? Reeves gave the entire stunt team behind the "Matrix" sequels Harley Davidson motorcycles."
Has Keeanu ever had a woman in his life?
Keanu is the grooviest. A forever dong if there ever was.
Fucking love John wick. Total guilty pleasure movie!
Keanu is awesome... super nice guy, very generous.
... and John Wick was awesome.
Good flick. Too bad that movie execs think that shit like Ghostbusters is worth more advertising. Same kind of action as The Kingsmen.
Keaunu Reeves may be a lot of things, but fruity isn't something I would agree with.
With all due respect, he has a horrible record in deciding what movies to be in:
All That Jazz
Was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Roy Scheider
Hackman was considered for an early role in the film.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Gene Hackman was approached by Spielberg to play the role of Roy Neary.
Actor who got the part: Richard Dreyfuss
Gene Hackman was turned down for the role of Sam Gerard.
Actor who got the part: Tommy Lee Jones
Hackman was originally cast as Mr. Robinson, Elaine's father, but was replaced fter a few weeks when Mike Nichols decided he was too young for the part.
Actor who got the part: Murray Hamilton
Gene Hackman was considered for the role.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson
One of Tarantino's first choices to play Max Cherry.
Actor who got the part: Robert Forster
Hackman was considered to star in Jaws.
Was considered for Jim Garrison.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Costner
Gene Hackman turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: James Caan
Gene Hackman reportedly turned down the part of Howard Beale.
Actor who got the part: Peter Finch
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Hackman was considered for the role of McMurphy.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson
Gene Hackman was actually given the role of Dr. Berger but later dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Judd Hirsch
Hackman was considered for the role of FDR that eventually went to Jon Voight.
Actor who got the part: Jon Voight
Gene Hackman was considered to replace Marlon Brando in the role of William Randolph Hearst. The film was eventually scaled down to a TV movie.
Actor who got the part: James Cromwell
Hackman was considered for the role of Rocky Balboa.
Actor who got the part: Sylvester Stallone
The Silence of the Lambs
The first choice to play Hannibal Lecter.
Actor who got the part: Anthony Hopkins
Gene Hackman was considered for the role of Deacon.
Actor who got the part: Dennis Hopper
Leave Hackman alone... he's fucking awesome.
If he wasn't such a nice guy, he would've used that as a target.
Says he was considered for all those rolls, not that he turned them down.