“He’s one of the smartest cats I know”: Laurence Fishburne, Who’s Worked in Both DC and Marvel, Said No Superhero Star Compares to Keanu Reeves

"He's one of the smartest cats I know": Laurence Fishburne, Who's Worked in Both DC and Marvel, Said No Superhero Star Compares to Keanu Reeves
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Laurence Fishburne is an American actor, director, and producer with a highly successful career in film, television, and theater. The actor has appeared in many famous franchises including Mission: Impossible, The Matrix, DC, and Marvel.


The actor has worked with Keanu Reeves on multiple occasions and Fishburne believes that there is no one like Reeves. He has worked with Reeves in the John Wick franchise and The Matrix franchise and every Hollywood star that has worked with Reeves will agree with Fishburne. With his down-to-earth personality and excellent acting skills, Keanu Reeves has won many hearts.

Laurence Fishburne talked about Keanu Reeves

Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves.
Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock



In 2018, actor Laurence Fishburne appeared for an interview with Collider and talked about fellow actor Keanu Reeves. He said,

“I have a great relationship with Keanu and we’ve been friends since we started doing The Matrix 20 years ago. He’s one of the smartest cats I know. He’s also singular in that he’s not like anybody else, which I think is the quality that makes him so exceptional. It’s why people like watching him. He continues to grow as an actor because he continues to take risks. He’s always taken risks. I saw the first John Wick film and didn’t know what to expect and I was completely blown away by it. I was like, ‘Dude, what do I have to do to be in this world?’ He said, ‘Well, we’ve actually been thinking about that.'”

Fishburne and Reeves have worked together in the John Wick franchise and The Matrix franchise. Their latest movie, John Wick: Chapter 4, was released in March 2023.

Also read: “I wasn’t evolved enough to actually realize that”: Keanu Reeves’ Matrix Co-Star Laurence Fishburne Turned Down Quentin Tarantino’s $213M Cult-Classic for Extreme Violence Against Black Men


Laurence Fishburne talked about his work in the John Wick franchise

Laurence Fishburne in the John Wick franchise
Laurence Fishburne in the John Wick franchise

Laurence Fishburne played the role of The Bowery King in all 4 John Wick movies. His performance has made The Bowery King one of the most memorable characters in the franchise. The actor talked about his role,

“It’s so much fun. It’s impossible but it’s the kind of place you really wish you could run around in because everybody’s a badass motherf***er. Who doesn’t want to feel like that?”

The actor is currently focused on some of his upcoming projects like Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis and Mikael Håfström’s Slingshot.

Also read: John Wick 4 Star Laurence Fishburne Lied About His Age to Bag $100M Marlon Brando Film


Laurence Fishburne has been a part of many big franchises

Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne

Throughout his career, Laurence Fishburne has played a wide range of characters. He started his acting career at a young age and quickly gained recognition for his talent and versatility. He has played the role of Perry White in Zack Snyder’s DCEU and he also played Dr. Bill Foster in Marvel’s 2018 movie Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Throughout his extensive career, Fishburne has established himself as a highly respected and talented actor. He manages to captivate audiences with his powerful performances and compelling characters. His contributions to the entertainment industry have solidified his status as one of the most esteemed actors of his generation.

Related: ‘Wasn’t as good as I thought….wasn’t as bad as I hoped’: Laurence Fishburne’s Take on The Matrix 4 is the Most Passive-Aggressive Review We Have Ever Seen


Source: Collider


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