Nishy (brazenbells) wrote in metaquotes,

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And on Keanu Reeves' acting ability...or lack thereof. I've come to the conclusion that it isn't that he can't act, it's just that his style is very formalized. He doesn't become the character, doesn't feel their emotions the way that say, Viggo does. He doesn't think about motivation and all that. He simply does what he's told. "Keanu, pick up that glass and take a sip of water." "Okay." And he does. An actor like Viggo would ask, "What is my motivation for picking up the glass? What does the glass really represent? Why am I taking just a sip and not a gulp?" etc. Keanu is an actor who just works on the surface. He doesn't delve any deeper. And that's okay. It works for that role of Neo, just like it works for Carrie-Anne Moss. You don't have to be a deep actor to play Neo or Trinity. You just have to look hot in black.

--cherryscott, in the comments to this entry (some Matrix Revolutions spoilers)

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