Hello. Sorry I'm late.

Let's talk!

I'm here in New York City promoting my new film, John Wick (http://johnwickthemovie.com/). Victoria's helping me out today.

Proof: http://imgur.com/UvYLDu1

Update: Thank you everyone for spending some time with me. It was great to spend some time with you.

I hope all is well. I wish you all the best. See you down the road.

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_KeanuReeves3898 karma

Someone asked my favorite breakfast:

A typical Reeves breakfast is:

Granola (with milk) and a Cappuccino.


Leftovers - heheh! Um... and sometimes, I skip that meal. You know, they recently found out it might NOT be the most important meal of the day. And if I skip the meal, then I'll just have a glass of apple juice and go.

Pantlmn3721 karma

Have you considered joining the Marvel universe? There are a lot of rumors running around you taking the role of Doctor Strange. I just wanted to say that nothing would make me happier than seeing you take it. You would be perfect.

_KeanuReeves4507 karma

You know, I just cough ...I just recently started to hear about that. I didn't grow up reading the character of Dr. Strange, but the past few days, the people have been telling me about the character, and I have to call my Agent!

seismicor3484 karma

You were awesome as Constantine. Is there a chance that we could get a sequel? Would you come back?

_KeanuReeves4411 karma

I love Constantine, too. I loved playing John Constantine. I wish there was a sequel. With me in it.

Pantlmn3239 karma

You had two stalkers break into your house within 3 days of each other! Did you forgot to close the back door or something? But, seriously, how was it like finding someone in your house? How did you manage?

_KeanuReeves3963 karma

Yeah, I guess my security wasn't good enough... it's better now!

And, uh, it was really scary. The first time was at like 4 in the morning on a Saturday, and it was scary.

shivan213205 karma

How did you come to the role of Neo?

_KeanuReeves4640 karma

I was very lucky.


Um, I got a call from my agent, saying that these directors, the Wachowskis, wanted to meet, and they sent me the script, and the script was absolutely amazing, and I went in to meet with them, and they showed me some artwork, of their vision, and an early version of "bullet time," and it was very exciting and inspiring, and we looked at each other, we ended up hanging out in a parking lot outside the offices just talking and riffing, and we basically just kinda shook hands - they told me they wanted me to train for 4 months prior to filming, and I got a big grin on my face and said: "Yes."

That's how it happened.

The_Best_Dong2793 karma

Fantastic job on Man of Tai Chi. That movie was awesome. Any plans to direct again soon?

_KeanuReeves3045 karma

Thank you very much, for that!

I'm hoping to direct again. I'm, uh, right now i"m looking for the next story to tell.

theArnoldFans12563 karma

Hi Keanu, What's a great George Carlin memory? Are you looking forward to coming back to the next BILL & TED and shouldn't GEORGE CARLIN be honored in some way...perhaps a RUFUS statue?

_KeanuReeves3229 karma

Yeah, it was such an honor to get to work with George. He was really nice to Alex and I. I think when he came on the set the first day, he kind of had this twinkle in his eye that was like "What the heck is going on here?!"

But he was, you know, he was kind of in character, he was very serious. And over the days of filming together, he just kind of started to hang out with us, we told him how much we loved his work, his comedy, and...yeah. We miss him. I miss him.

escherbach2555 karma

Who's the biggest movie star that you're friends with?

_KeanuReeves4090 karma



Uh, let's see. The biggest movie star I'm friends with would be... uh... Sandra Bullock! Yeah, through the years we kinda get together, have a dinner, catch up, see how it's going.

Sakura_72447 karma

Who's your favorite superhero?

_KeanuReeves3986 karma

Growing up as a kid, my favorite superhero was... WOLVERINE!

Metalligod6662114 karma

Hey Keanu, thanks for doing another AMA. Do you have any updates on Bill and Ted 3?

_KeanuReeves2935 karma

We are currently trying to...get the rights to the story, and get the go. And if that comes together, then maybe we'll get to tell the story!

r_antrobus1951 karma

Heya Keanu,

Do you like chocolate milk?

_KeanuReeves3902 karma

I do like chocolate milk. But it has to be cold. You know? It has to be cold.

Raisicheesy1936 karma

What is your favorite childhood memory?

_KeanuReeves3237 karma


My favorite childhood memory... being born! Childhood memory... today, I'm going to pick - here's a fun one for me.

In the summers, when the school was out, we would build go-karts.

And then just ride 'em down the hills until the wheels fell off.

That was a good day.

EducatedCitizen1508 karma

Keanu, what is the secret to happiness?

_KeanuReeves2701 karma

I don't know that secret!

But I'm working on it.

_KeanuReeves2410 karma

As we all are!

Edgar_Poe1438 karma

Are you in fact Jesus? Don't worry we won't tell anyone.

_KeanuReeves2396 karma


Um, NO.

ngvozden1357 karma

Hello Keanu, I am a big fan of yours and I am very excited to see John Wick. I wanted to know, when you're going out for a drink what do you typically order? Are you a beer or a cocktail guy? Thanks so much! - Natasha

_KeanuReeves2039 karma

Sidling up to the bar! Um...hahah!

Usually, it's like, a nice glass of red wine? Or sometimes, depending on the spirit of the evening, sometimes it's a Jack Daniels, a Jack and Coke.

And then there's other times when you have to order a sparkling water with a lime.

But also, in the afternoon, sometimes a nice ice-cold beer, with a chilled glass.

narshall1346 karma

Hey Keanu, you seem like a great guy and I enjoy seeing you in things. What is a movie you are really proud of, but wasn't hugely popular and you'd like more people to check out?
Thanks for doing this, have a great day!

_KeanuReeves2981 karma


Today I will pick: If you haven't seen A Scanner Darkly, Please watch A Scanner Darkly. A film I'm fond of is Henry's Crime. I'll pick those 2 today.

jasonml1119 karma

Hi. I hear that you take the subway quite a bit. Is there any particular reason for that? Is it just something simple like because it's cheaper and more convenient than a car or is it something deeper, like it makes you feel less alienated, being super famous and all?

My mom has the biggest crush on you by the way.

_KeanuReeves1813 karma

Hi, thank you, Hi Mom!

Yeah, the subway in New York is really convenient, and uh, I've been taking subways since I was a little kid. So... somedays it's just a really smart way to travel.

unicorn10-10949 karma

What's your favorite animal?

_KeanuReeves1938 karma

My favorite animal?!

I don't have a favorite animal!

Let's see, um... I don't have a favorite animal!

uraffululz834 karma

Hello, Mr. And-Reeves-son. Let me start by saying that this is by far my most anticipated AMA ever, and I would be honored beyond belief (and/or rationale) to get a response from you, the man himself.

  1. Can I still hold out hope for the live-action version of “Cowboy Bebop” to grace/bless my vision? Afterward I would gladly go blind as payment for the opportunity. Also, I’m sure you’ll get some kind of royalties.

  2. Are you, as some have speculated, truly immortal? What is the best way you’ve found to deal with suffering and loneliness?

I have so many more questions. Perhaps I could schedule a meeting with you in the afterlife?

_KeanuReeves1463 karma

1) Um... Cowboy Bebop, yeah! For me it seems like that ship has sailed. :( Unhappy face. Sad face! I love that series, and you know, a few years ago, when it came my way, I was really hoping we could make it. I don't know what's going on with the project now. I feel like I'd have to play Spike's older brother now...

2) Gosh, when it comes to suffering, sadness and loneliness... hmmm. I guess I do the best I can? I'm sorry, that's a general answer. You know, it really depends on the circumstance. Oh yeah, and I'm not immortal (unfortunately).

AssCrust810 karma

Hi Keanu,

First of all I just wanted to say thank you for being an awesome screen presence and an inspiration to me as a human being. It's always a joy to watch the films you're in.

I read somewhere that you've signed on to portray the character John Rain in an upcoming TV-adaptation of the book series. What's your opinion on TV as opposed to movies? It seems to be getting increasingly popular for well known actors to join TV productions and I'm wondering what you like about it or why you want to try it?

And a bonus question because I don't get to ask you questions that often, what is it about John Rain as a character that makes you want to portray him?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

_KeanuReeves1001 karma

Yeah, there's a lot of great writing, and characters, and stories being told in television nowadays. And much more than there used to be. The opportunities to tell stories, because of the opportunities to show content. And so it's drawing actors from cinema, movie actors, actors to where there's a lot of opportunities to where you can tell stories. Specifically for John Rain, I first went to it thinking that it would be - it's a wonderful series, it's 8 books, I was thinking that maybe this would be a character in one of the books to make a film, but after getting familiar, it felt like it didn't want to be a movie, it wanted to be serialized, learning more about who he was through serialization. It's perfect for that. And that's in the works.

escherbach744 karma

Hi Keanu, thanks for all those great movies. Any chance you'll work with the Wachowskis again?


What did Neo say to Trinity and Morpheus when he didn't get any Christmas presents?

"There is no Santa"

_KeanuReeves885 karma


Um, hello! And Hi! Yeah, I would love to work with the Wachowskis again. They're such visionaries, and their films, their stories, have offered us so much in terms of who we are and how we think and matters of the heart and spirit. So yes! I hope they call me!

theArnoldFans1739 karma

Hi Keanu, In the movie SPEED, you were rather pumped up. How do you currently stay in shape? Do you still PUMP IRON and who are your FITNESS role models / exercise motivators?

_KeanuReeves1051 karma

When I work on a film, you know, I try to get or inhabit the body of the character -from the vision of the directors or how i think the character should be - so if it's a film like SPEED, you hit the gym, you get to do some, train with SWAT People, hehe, but in general, I'm really focused and dedicated, and then in regular life, I don't go to the gym as often.

And I have a wonderful trainer, someone that I've worked with for over 20 years, who - we've just become friends and they are an inspiration into getting the shape of the character.

spencerlance708 karma

What's your favorite song?

_KeanuReeves2296 karma

Today I am going to pick: LOVE WILL TEAR US APART by Joy Division!

_KeanuReeves1676 karma

Please write: today I will pick. Okay, thank you!

Thirsty_Wallaby706 karma

Keanu! My Wife doesn't want to go See John Wick in IMAX with me. What can you say to convince her to go!?!

Also congratulations on Arch!

_KeanuReeves1553 karma

Oh, thank you so much for the Arch! I do love that bike.

And JOHN WICK IS A DATE MOVIE! It's got great action, great characters... and a puppy! And it's fun. And funny. Emotional. And I'm avenging the death - someone killed my dog.

Eno94648 karma

Hey Keanu!! Whats your favorite city in the whole wide world?

_KeanuReeves1096 karma

My favorite city in the whole wide world...

I dunno. I would say... I can't pick just one city. But today, since I'm in New York City, I'm going to say New York is definitely at the top of the list, you know. I grew up a little bit here when I was a kid, and the city has inspired me, you know, in my early studies, Broadway and off broadway and theater, and getting older and living in New York, the energy of the city, I've just had so many great moments and times here.

Pm_me_ur_china_cat631 karma

What is one of your guilty pleasures?

_KeanuReeves1923 karma

Hmmm, GUILTY PLEASURE. Guilty pleasure is good, and then bad. But good.

Today I will pick (I don't know if it's a guilty pleasure, though)... what would be a guilty pleasure? The second Caramel-Pecan chocolate. Deliciousness.

Or is it the THIRD?

neuromorph570 karma

As a Hawaiian, who moved inland, what is your current thoughts of SPAM in modern haute cuisine?

I know the islanders along with their Japanese immigrants and tourists have incorporated SPAM into many dishes. Do you still indulge?

_KeanuReeves1045 karma

Oh yeah!

SPAM... and breakfast! Fried spam with some rice, yeah! Like in a skillet! Spam from a skillet into the white rice - Ono! But I haven't had that dish for a long time, since I was a kid. Oh, are you kidding me? That was Fantastic. That was a good meal.

WhatDoesYourHeadSay560 karma

Good Morning, Mr Reeves. Thank you for doing this AMA. And thank you for the great entertainment you've provided us over the years. Like most people here, I am a big fan. My questions are mostly about your costars. Can you tell us some of your favorite stories about working with Patrick Swayze? In Dracula, you shared some screen time with 2 of my personal favorite actors, Gary Oldman and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Did you have any trepidation or anxiety about your scenes with them? Can you share some of the stories of working with them? Again, thank you for taking the time to talk with us today. Best of luck on all your future endeavors.

_KeanuReeves979 karma

Thank you.

You know, the memory that i have of Patrick, um, at this moment, is - I remember meeting him when we were starting on POINT BREAK, and he kind of walked up and he had a big smile on his face, and he kind reached out and shook my hand, and he was just like, "Hey man, nice to meetcha! This movie's crazy great! and LET'S DO IT!"

And so... he really was, in a way, the captain of the film in the sense of how he just inspired and motivated everyone during the film. His passion and his enthusiasm, I mean, he started jumping out of airplanes while we were filming, and then he got some of the other guys who were in the gang jumping out of airplanes. I mean, he was just... this bright light.

Working with Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman was a great honor, very exciting, and yes, pretty scary the first time we did scenes together.

They were both very gracious, and I remember when I was doing - we went up to the director's house, for a week of rehearsals, and I just- to me Gary Oldman at the time (and continues to be ) one of the greatest actors, and so for me I was just kind of watching him and trying to learn. And Anthony Hopkins was, he was very - his HUMOR, I was surprised by his humor and his quiet wisdom. He just had this wisdom and humor. It was great to be around.

escherbach517 karma

Do you ever cook for yourself or others (what recipes)?

_KeanuReeves1023 karma

I don't cook.

I wish I did.

But I don't.

_KeanuReeves1423 karma

But let's see - um... but if someone else prepares the meal, I always offer to do the dishes!

nkleszcz516 karma

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark action movie SPEED, with you, the late Dennis Hopper, and rise star Sandra Bullock. Would you care to share some of your experiences in the making of one of the greatest action films of the last 25 years?

_KeanuReeves823 karma

Happy Anniversary, SPEED!

Hmm. Well, a fun day once was the day when they let us drive down the street smashing through cars on the bus. And everyone started to scream, hehe, and then laugh when it was over, and it really bonded everyone together. It was early on in the filming, yeah, but it was really fun to be smashing through cars! And with Dennis... gosh, I got to know him over the years and I'd first worked with Dennis on a film called River's Edge, and it was cool to see him again while we were making SPEED. And something that I thought I would never do in my life was have a fight scene with Dennis Hopper on top of a subway car! Heheh! And it was just - it was a really good day. He had such a wonderful intelligence and sense of humor. So the chance to spend time with him was one of the highlights of my life.

LaughsTwice471 karma


What's your favorite sandwich?

_KeanuReeves1520 karma

OHHHH. TODAY I AM GOING TO PICK: A hot pastrami sandwich, with Russian and mustard. On rye. With a kosher dill pickle. Sliced in quarters. With some potato chips. And a Coca-Cola with crushed ice.

AudreyLe459 karma

Which characters do you like to act more- bad guys or heroes?

_KeanuReeves860 karma


Today I am going to pick: Heroes.

_KeanuReeves1377 karma

But complicated heroes!

Lonely_Toast400 karma

Hey Keanu.

Waffles or pancakes?

_KeanuReeves1109 karma

That's a tough one!


Um... right now, I wouldn't mind... a waffle with melted butter, and maple syrup, and on the side, an ice-cold glass of 2% milk with some... bacon... crispy... and sliced banana on the side.

attyred326 karma

Hello from the Philippines! Would you really kill for a dog?!

_KeanuReeves1309 karma

John Wick would! You know, in the story, it's not just the dog. The dog was the gift from his dying wife. And a gesture of love, to help him grieve with her passing. And people come into my home - beat me up - and in front of my eyes, stomp that dog to death. And leave.

I must reclaim my life. My love. John Wick.

Zouch325 karma

What would you say to anyone considering picking up (or currently playing) the bass guitar?

_KeanuReeves793 karma


Have fun! Have fun... that's what Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers said to me, when I sat with him once for a lesson. He said "Just play." He said "Just play and have fun."

scorpianman42316 karma

What is your favorite fruit?

_KeanuReeves721 karma

That's a tough one, it depends on the day.

I dunno, maybe it's one of the ones that I don't get that often, but there's something about a really fresh ripe peach. Slightly chilled.

unicorn928292 karma

Do you watch anime?

_KeanuReeves662 karma

I haven't watched anime for a while. I recently re-watched Ghost in the Shell a few months ago. But in the past couple years I actually haven't been checking out any anime.

Mr_JohnUsername273 karma

Hi, loved the Matrix, youre a great actor. Tell me please what do you do in your free time? Whats your favorite movie? Who is your idol??

_KeanuReeves709 karma

Um... hi!

You know, an inspiration for me to start acting was really when I was a young kid was the performances of Peter O'Toole. And in my free time, I tend to work on working, and when I'm not doing that, trying to spend time with friends and family. And I most certainly enjoy a good motorcycle ride. And today for my favorite movie, I will pick - AHAAHAHAAAAAA I can't decide!

Today I will pick: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original, not the remake).

BlueAlmond241 karma

Good morning, Mr. Reeves!
Are you a coffee or a tea person, and how do you like your drink prepared? --Maria G.

_KeanuReeves502 karma


If I had to choose between Coffee and Tea TODAY, Today I will choose coffee!

And if it's just straight coffee, I like it with a little milk or cream, usually no sweetener or no sugar. I like the bitterness.

fmcook123189 karma

Hi, Keanu, i love all your movies and I'm looking forward to watch John Wick here in London. Apart from collecting motorcycles what else do yo collect? Can you cook? Can you play a piano? And if your going to do another motorcycle adventure where would you go?

_KeanuReeves312 karma

I have a few typewriters. I have a few Olivetti typewriters, compact portable typewriters.

Yes, I can play a piano. Badly.

Hmmmm. Today I would like to go on a motorcycle adventure through France!

squrrils72159 karma

Hello, I'm a huge fan! How is your day going Mr. Reeves? And how are you liking reddit?

_KeanuReeves298 karma


Today is a good day, here in New York City.

And I am enjoying my time with you on reddit.

MissyWhit128 karma

Good Morning! Thank You for being here today… I'm a fan of many of your movies and look forward to seeing John Wick! My questions for you today are about dreams. Do you dream? And if so, do you believe in the power of a dream? i.e. ...If you had a dream that someone asked you to * "find them" * ; a dream so simple yet so powerful in everyday thought, that it inspirited you to follow through with it, even after years of having the dream, would you make the attempt to find them? Or do you believe that our brains fire on random pistons about random people when we dream and they should be regarded as such? Thanks so much all the way from Texas …

  • ..thank you..

_KeanuReeves244 karma


I think sometimes - our dreams can teach us, instruct us, confuse us... sometimes I think they look to be considered. And in terms of like, they are an opportunity and I think they most certainly could be utilized to focus, to try and achieve--whether it's looking for someone, or influencing us, or inspiring us.

brownguy12345122 karma

Keanu I know that you're a hockey goalie, do you have a favourite goalie? Maybe somebody you style your game after?

_KeanuReeves211 karma

When I was a kid, the goaltender influence was Jacques Plante.

cikelm66 karma

Hi Keanu, nice to meet you here. From your different roles (including the upcoming John Wick on 24 October), it seems you are good at going on and off between two opposite things : drama with action, romance with thriller, indies with blockbusters, acting with directing, digital with traditional filming, stoic expression with goofiness, maturity with boyish qualities. What drives you? Who inspires you?

_KeanuReeves79 karma

Hello! And you know, I think the inspiration really comes first from the character and the story. That vision of what the story is, and what the character is, the world that they inhabit and what the story wants to tell. That's really what inspires... yeah.