Colin Farrell Wanted To Trade Jobs With Keanu Reeves After Being Impressed With John Wick’s “Aesthetic Beauty” Despite Starring in $816M Fantastic Beasts

Colin Farrell could not stop himself from finding Keanu Reeves' John Wick as aesthetically pleasing

Colin Farrell Wanted To Trade Jobs With Keanu Reeves After Being Impressed With John Wick’s “Aesthetic Beauty” Despite Starring in $816M Fantastic Beasts


  • Colin Farrell is not very fond of starring in big budgeted commercial films, but it was Keanu Reeves' John Wick that caught his eye.
  • He wanted to be in an action movie like John Wick because of how beautiful the film was.
  • He found himself starring in another beautifully directed big budgeted film like the Batman that was a successful hit.
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Colin Farrell is no stranger to some of the most critically acclaimed movies. Being in movies that have been nominated for so many Academy Awards, there is no doubt that he is an actor filled with the utmost level of talent. From a franchise as big as that of The Fantastic Beasts to movies as liked and appreciated as The Banshees of Inisherin and The Batman. There are films that he absolutely enjoys doing and others that he doesn’t.

Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell

Another actor who stands out in the massive influence of Hollywood is Keanu Reeves. His love for the movies that he makes is one that fans have dedicated themselves to. Both these actors have some of the most wholesome and heartwarming fanbases. So to see Farrell set his eyes on one of Reeves’ films, if not the most iconic one, is a rather interesting take on his liking for action films.

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Colin Farrell Would Not Mind Himself in a John Wick Movie

Colin Farrell, while talking to Hugh Grant in the Variety segment, Actors on Actors, revealed that despite his distaste for commercial films, some action movies catch his eye in the best possible way. He stated that there was one franchise that really called out to him. It was none other than Keanu Reeves’ John Wick.

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Keanu Reeves in John Wick

“I said to me agent last week, ‘I wouldn’t mind finding something like John Wick. Something that had kind of an aesthetic beauty to it in a particular style but was more commercial and maybe more physical and stuff like that.”

Not only is the franchise beautifully directed, but the story is also just as gracefully told. Farrell also finds the movie quite beautiful and aesthetic, stating that if there was one action film he would want to be a part of, it would be Reeves’ iconic movie. No matter how commercial or physically straining it may be, that would be a once in a lifetime opportunity he would not want to give up on.

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Colin Farrell Found Himself in Another Beautifully Directed Action Movie

Ever since that interview, Colin Farrell starred in one of the DC Universe’s most shining movies, The Batman. Not only did he get his own spin-off out of it, but he got to be a part of a movie that was highly appreciated for not just its storytelling but also the beautiful direction by Matt Reeves. However, the essence that John Wick had was something else altogether.

Colin Farrell as Penguin
Colin Farrell as Penguin

It was a story about growth and grief, a journey of self-understanding filled with a lot of blood and guns. Keanu Reeves’ movie managed to reach all sorts of audiences and that was also one film Farrell would have broken his own beliefs for.

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Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.