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Can You Believe Keanu Reeves Is Almost 50?



While the internet is convinced that Keanu Reeves is some magical, age defying Prince, he’s actually a couple of years away from the big 5-0 and is venturing into directing. He talks to GQ about his documentary ‘Side by Side‘ and the next ‘Bill & Ted’ movie.

About interviewing great directors like Martin Scorsese and David Fincher for his latest project on digital film-making:

GQ: Why did you think the change in film technology was an important enough subject to make a documentary about?
Keanu Reeves: 
Well, I love cinema, and I thought that this was a pretty big deal. This moment in time when over a hundred years of photochemical filmmaking is going to be phased out. I wanted to look at that.

GQ: Were you nervous to speak with any of these directors?
Keanu Reeves: 
When we went to go meet George Lucas, that was something. And Martin Scorsese. I mean, I’m sure you feel this once in a while—you know: “I don’t want to be an a**hole.” You’re going to go and talk to George Lucas: Get your s*** together!

On how he feels about turning 50 and playing an older Ted “Theodore” Logan:

GQ: People may be unable to believe that you are approaching 50. Do you feel the same?
Keanu Reeves: 
Absolutely not. My knees are well aware of it. Mortality is very different when you’re 20 to when you’re 50.

GQ: Is it easy to imagine those characters middle-aged?
Keanu Reeves: 
I don’t know. It’s one thing to think about it, but to perform it… One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven’t done it. So everybody is kind of like: “Where is the song?” The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future “us” refuses to tell us, and another future “us” blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.

Well, I’m excited about the next ‘Bill & Ted’ and hopefully Nu Nu is happy approaching 50, or whatever age he is.


Keanu Reeves says “Bill and Ted 3” in the Works

Party on!!


When he’s not busy eating sandwiches by himself, Keanu Reeves is making sure another installment of the “Bill and Ted” franchise is getting made. Reeves confirmed to MTV that there will be a third movie.

“When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn’t happened,” he told the network’s movie blog.

“So they’ve now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there’s an element of time and they have to go back.”

Keanu and Alex

Keanu also stated that the script should be due in about six weeks! Reeves would of course return as Ted, with Alex Winters returning as Bill S. Preston, Esquire. A direct-to-video sequel was planned to be released by MGM back in 2007, but the project never got made. “Bill and Ted” had two spinoffs, an animated show “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures” which featured the voices of Reeves, Winters and George Carlin, and a live action show in 1992.

Now if we can work on that Johnny Mnemonic sequel.