Carrie-Ann Moss, who played Trinity in the hit Matrix franchise has revealed Keanu Reeves’ list of top films to watch.
Now, If there’s one thing that the internet can agree on, it’s that Keanu Reeves is an all-around great guy.
The actor currently resides in the Hollywood hills after gaining fame in an impressive range of massively successful movies.
Do you recognize him from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) which told the story of two slackers traveling through time? It was so successful that it was followed by a sequel: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in 1991.
Or what about his 1992 appearance in Gothic horror-romance, Bram Stoker’s Dracula?
His performance in this rather overblown movie has been pretty much universally panned.
He also starred in the buddy-cop thriller, Point Break, in 1991, alongside Gary Busey and Patrick Swayze. It was a commercial smash and went on to garner a cult following.
He continued this trend in 1994’s Speed. The suspenseful thriller told the tale of a rigged bus that would explode if it slowed down. Keanu starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper, but has since shaded the film by refusing to star in the sequel. His reason? “The movies I wanted to make were movies I wanted to see.” Ouch.
But there’s one role that really turned Keanu into a household name…
His portrayal of Neo in The Matrix franchise. The movies are still thought of as touchstones within the science fiction genre. It was here that he met actress Carrie-Ann Moss, who was responsible for bringing the character Trinity to life in the movie.
Moss and Reeves have had an almost twenty-year friendship, and Moss clearly thinks very highly of the actor. She recently opened up about a sweet gesture he made for her after she asked him for film recommendations.
She shared in an interview that she requested her co-star to share a few films for her to watch with her teenage children. Reeves went above and beyond, making two lists instead of just one. The first being his personal favourite movies, followed by an updated library of essentials.
Speaking about the star and his generosity, Moss said: “His work ethic is unlike anyone I’ve ever met, and I’ve seen it up close: He trains harder, works harder, cares more, always asks more and more questions to understand the depth of what we’re doing. And while he was doing all of that for himself, he always had an eye out for me,” she says. “Like when I asked him for those movies, it seems like a little thing, but he’s so busy, he’s exhausted, and took the time to write this very, very thoughtful list.”
The list in question is as follows:
The Neon Demon
A Clockwork Orange
The Bad Batch
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
The Evil Dead
The Big Lebowski
La Femme Nikita (the French version)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Road Warrior: Mad Max 2
What do you make of his recommendations?
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