Fans of Keanu Reeves started to think the actor was back in the late 2010s. And really, it’s just one role, “John Wick,” that has given him a new lease on life. The actor has already been in three John Wick movies, even though he is not much like his character. Fans still want to know if Reeves has a stunt double for the violent and visually ambitious action in the series. What Reeves says is as follows.
The 2014 Release Of ‘John Wick’ Helped Revitalise Keanu Reeves’ Career
Reeves’ popularity declined in the late 2000s after he made the most money from The Matrix sequels. His filmmaking career lasted forever. With the rise of franchise filmmaking in Hollywood, personified by superhero movies, Reeves found himself without a memorable role to play. Then, John Wick exploded to become a surprise box office smash in 2014.
Reeves worked with Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, who doubled for him in The Matrix films, on this revenge thriller. Leitch and Liman directed the original John Wick, but only Liman received credit. The film also helped to put Reeves back in the public eye. Its success sparked the 2020 film Bill and Ted Face the Music, another installment in his film series.
Does Keanu Reeves Do His Own Stunts?
Yes, Keanu Reeves performs all of his own stunts.
He plays action characters like Neo in the “Matrix” movies and John Wick in the same-named movie series. In an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Reeves said that he jumped off a building “around 19, 20 times” while making “The Matrix: Resurrections” to get the stunt right. He thought that there were about 46 stories in the building.
In many of the action scenes in the “Matrix” movies, the characters move in ways that would be impossible for real people to do. This is why computer graphics are used to make these scenes. But Reeves said that the moviemakers wanted some scenes to feel real and be lit perfectly. When doing stunts, actors have wires attached to them to keep them safe.
Reeves likes to do his own stunts because it’s fun for him. Colbert said, “It was great. Can you imagine just jumping off a building with wires attached to it?” Some actors may think it sounds like a lot of fun to do stunts.
In an interview with “Today,” Reeves talked about his fight scenes in “John Wick.” He said, “I’m 90% of what’s going on there.” Another good thing about him doing his own tricks? “I’m keeping the link between the audience and the story.” Reeves seems to be able to get more into his roles when he stays with a character, even through stunts.
Keanu Reeves Said:
“I do all of the action. I’m 90 percent of what’s happening there. I’m maintaining the connection with the audience and with the story. If it’s wacky/crazy stuff, you’re just like, ‘Oh my god, what did I just see?’”
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