Neo has finally hacked into the Caricature Matrix!
In this Caricature Matrix, everyone sees everyone else as a caricature of his real-self…and this is also true for Neo a.k.a Keanu Reeves, who appears here in his caricature avatar!
I’ll be truthful. I didn’t know anything about this gentleman until I watched The Matrix, then The Matrix Reloaded, and then The Matrix Revolutions! Even then, I knew him only as Neo the hacker, who asked the multi-million Dollar question – What is the Matrix? He was this tall, slim, rubberband of a man who wore dark glasses and was never sure of his own potential, which everyone else happened to know about! I found Morpheous (played by Lawrence Fishburne) a far more interesting character…all Neo made me wonder through out the trilogy was why the heck was he interested in that emaciated, vertically stretched, Na’vi-like woman called Trinity, who wore shiny black body paint?
I must’ve seen him in a couple of other movies…but I didn’t give him more than a passing thought…and even that passing thought was – why does he have those oriental eyes on an extra long non-oriental face?
But I gradually began to realize that Keanu Reeves is a popular star…and he rules many hearts, including the one that belongs to our dear Barb.
So…ladies, gentlemen, and everyone else,
Please welcome the Caricature of Keanu Reeves to this blog!
Mysterious Keanu Reeves
Here’s a Snapshot of Keanu’s Biography:
Keanu was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on September 02, 1964. His passion for stage an acting came from his mother and his oriental eyes from his father who had among his ancestors, a Chinese. His father abandoned his mother when Keanu was 3, and so he never had anything to do with his father. His mother moved from husband to husband, until she married the fourth time, broke up and decided to call it quits. Since Keanu’s mom moved to Canada after her second marriage, he spent most of his childhood there.
Keanu wasn’t great at studies. His lack of interest in studies is said to be because of dyslexia. (According to this page here many famous people suffer from dyslexia, and the list includes “Whoopi Goldberg, Keira Knightley, Susan Hampshire, Orlando Bloom, Keanu Reeves, Richard Branson, Henry Winkler, Patrick Dempsey and Tom Cruise“!)
Interim Update – The Asperger Syndrome?
A comment made to this post made me research some more. Some experts believe that Keanu might have the Asperger Syndrome, which is characterized (among other things) by difficulty in maintaining meaningful social relationships and a quirky behavior. I guess Asperger’s might be a lot more common than what the experts believe!
Keanu Reeves’ Rise to Stardom:
Keanu Reeves journey to stardom began with a movie about hockey (Keanu used to love playing hocky,) which was shot in Canada. Next he was seen in the movie, River’s Edge. His performance in this movie received critical acclaim but what truly established him in Hollywood was his role of Ted in the movie, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a movie based on Time Travel.The next four years were a quiet time in which Reeves took more sophisticated roles. In 1994, he made an impact with Speed. The next few years were a low time for him, until the release of Matrix in 1999.
The Mystery of Keanu Reeves:
Reeves’ Charisma is often attributed to the air of mystery that surrounds him.
- He took a cut of $2 Million on his pay so that The Devil’s Advocate could cast Al Pacino!
- He took a 90% cut on is pay for The Replacements. Why? So that Gene Hackman could be cast in the movie.
- He also refuses offers of good movies; this deepens the mystery around him. (example: Speed 2, Platoon)
In his own words, “I’m Mickey Mouse. They don’t know who’s inside the suit.”
I think that this sums up his journey rather well…For his first movie “Young Blood” he was paid USD 3000. For Matrix Revolutions he was paid USD 15 Million and 15% of the Gross!
Read about the Photoshop Meme (and watch its video too), which shows a sad looking Keanu sitting on a bench, here.
Could it be that he is immortal? Here’s why some people think that Keanu Reeves is immortal!
They say he never married – they say he got married. Only Barb can tell.
He neither accepts nor denies it, so…is Keanu Reeves gay?
Well…Keanu’s sort of left-handed, but he plays bass (for a band called Dogstar) with his right hand. Guess that makes him an ambidextrous or…a freak?
Are you Keanu-krazy? If you are, and if you liked Keanu’s caricature on this page, you should visit Barbara G. Tarn’s Website at: CreativeBarbwire.wordpress.com. Check out her Portraits of Keanu Reeves in her book, “Keanu Portraits 2001-2009” 🙂
As always…thanks to Wikipedia and IMDb for being such fantastic resources of information.
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