Caricature/Cartoon of Neo a.k.a Keanu Reeves hacks into the Caricature Matrix!

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!

A Cartoon, Caricature, Portrait, Sketch of the Hollywood Actor Keanu Reeves who played the part of Neo in the Matrix Trilogy.

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.

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!

Different Keanus:

Sad Keanu:

Read about the Photoshop Meme (and watch its video too), which shows a sad looking Keanu sitting on a bench, here.

Immortal Keanu:

Could it be that he is immortal? Here’s why some people think that Keanu Reeves is immortal!

Married Keanu:

They say he never married – they say he got married. Only Barb can tell.

Gay Keanu:

He neither accepts nor denies it, so…is Keanu Reeves gay?

Left-handed Keanu:

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.

Caricature/Cartoon & Portrait – Sandra Bullock Plans to Retire After a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and Two Razzies!

Sandra Plans her Next Move!

Caricature of Sandra Bullock, the Hollywood actress who won the golden globe, academy award (Oscar) for the Blind Side, and the Razzy Awards for All About Steve!

What Next?

I am an admirer of Sandra Bullock. A great fan indeed. Mainly because despite her god-given nose, she went on the conquer Hollywood, and lately because she had the gumption to accept in person, the two Razzies that she won just the eve before the Oscars! Here’s Sandra making here future plans after winning the three (actually four) awards in a row! Retirement from acting could allow her to focus her attention on Fortis Films, her own production company. Good thinking, I’d say. Fortis Films need to do better if they don’t want more Razzies coming their way!

Here’s a portrait of Sandra Bullock that I did in 1998 – A much younger Sandra by a much younger me!

A Portrait of a Younger Sandra Bullock done in 1998.

Young Sandra Bullock - 1998 (Graphite Relief Work - 8.5 inches x 11.5 inches)

For Sandra, success didn’t come easy. Born in 1964, she continued to struggle until her early thirties, when she starred in Speed. Next she worked in While You Were Sleeping and Miss Congeniality (a lovely movie.) Both these movies had their sequels made.

Another movie in which Sandra Bullock’s performance brought her applause was Crash. (Albeit small, her role in this movie leaves a strong impression on you.) Another good movie is the Lake House, which is based on a somewhat abstract concept. (Two people, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, inhabit the same house but in different dimensions of time – and they connect through time. Weird Concept – but weirdness has its takers, as this caricature here proves.)

According to the Wikipedia entry, the Blind Side has been a hugely successful movie – the highest grosser so far with a female lead. Following are the awards that she won for her performance in this movie.

The Academy Award (and she won on her first nomination!)
The Golden Globe Award
The Screen Actors Guild Award

Additionally, Sandra Bullock has the rare distinction of winning two Razzies (Golden Raspberry Awards give for worst performances) just a day before winning the Oscar! She won the Razzies for some unknown (to me) film called, All About Steve! (This movie, incidentally, was produced by Fortis Films, Ms. Bullock’s own production company.)

Movies I’d recommend (and I’ve seen):

and of course, The Blind Side!

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