Self-involved, but with a great taste in music

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Head up, Keanu!

I seem to be on a rather bold streak as of recently. To this end I thought that I'd call attention to today, a very important day.

It's cheer up Keanu Reeves day.

I was a huge fan of The Matrix (not quite tattoo on body fan) but I've seen the first Matrix well over 40 times.
But I'm not ashamed to say (at least today I'm not) that I OWN the following Keanu movies:

  • Matrix 1, 2, & 3
  • A Walk in the Clouds
  • Sweet November
  • The Lake House
  • Constantine
  • The Replacements (I can blame this one on an ex)

So why is today cheer up Keanu day?

Well, someone snapped a photo of him sitting alone on a bench eating a sandwich and looking rather... despondent.

So this internet phenomenon has been going on. And some very talented Photoshoppers have done some pretty awesome pictures based on the above. Here are some of my favorites:

Now certainly people are having fun with this a little, but Reeves has been known for his amazingly generous acts. An example of this is how he made 70 million on the Matrix franchise and he felt the special effects team was underpaid for the work they did. He gave them 50 million (about 1.2 per person) to make up the difference. He is a Buddhist and has a very tranquil concept regarding possessions and money, which I completely admire.

Anyhow, yes, I'm a Keanu Reeves fan. Yes, I do like him as an actor. Yes, I have seen Daniel Day Lewis movies and he's a phenomenal actor --- far, far better than Keanu, but I still love him as an actor and his movies.

More about this day and Keanu's generous acts.


Cole said...

I love Keanu too. Why is he so sad? What's missing from his life? Fame and fortune isn't the void filler as you can see. Love your (not quite tattoo on body fan)ha! And those pictures are quite impressive.

Paula Ga said...

i love Keanu too, but i love more the artist who make this photoshops, :)
i love lake house!

Bu said...

Seriously, how did these people do such a good job. I have mouse envy...

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