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Ian McShane Reveals Why John Wick 4 Star Keanu Reeves Has Such a Fiercely Loyal Fan Base: “His movie stardom changed with tragedy”

Ian McShane Reveals Why John Wick 4 Star Keanu Reeves Has Such a Fiercely Loyal Fan Base: "His movie stardom changed with tragedy"

Keanu Reeves is a household name in Hollywood and has millions of devoted followers all over the world. The actor has starred in several blockbuster movies, including the Matrix and the John Wick movies. In a recent interview, Ian McShane, who portrays Winston in the John Wick franchise, discussed why he feels Reeves has such devoted fans.

Ian McShane Praises Keanu Reeves

Ian McShane
Ian McShane

In a recent interview, Ian McShane explained to his fans why they are so devoted to Keanu Reeves. During the course of the conversation, McShane discussed his thoughts on what has led to Reeves’ meteoric rise to cinematic stardom.

“His movie stardom changed with tragedy, changed with real-life charm. You know, people like looking at him on the screen. He ain’t too difficult to look at, either.”

Of course, Keanu Reeves’ attractiveness isn’t the only factor. The actor’s sensitivity and kindness were also lauded by the late actor Lance Reddick.

“He’s definitely one of the most thoughtful … I mean, the movie star thing aside, because he’s such a big movie star, that’s why it caught people so much by surprise. He’s so thoughtful and so kind.”

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Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick

The success of the John Wick franchise is more proof that Reeves has connected with fans all across the world. In an interview with Collider, the actor joked about how surprised he was by the success of the John Wick films, but he was serious about his surprise.

“First of all, I’m just amazed that it’s gotten to this point because it started as such a small, almost an independent film that I wasn’t sure was going to be much more than maybe a cult hit that I knew was just a great script that turned into this juggernaut. So, the fact that I’m part of not just such a big franchise, but such a big franchise that’s so, so well done, and it literally changed action films and then created a world that you’d never seen before is amazing to me.”

It’s clear that Keanu Reeves has earned his place as one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors. His dedication to his craft, his commitment to philanthropy, and his resilience in the face of adversity have all contributed to his status as a true icon.

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The Legacy of Keanu Reeves

It might be that the combination of tragedy and fortitude in Keanu Reeves’ life is what has won him so many admirers. He has triumphed with dignity and elegance against life’s most formidable obstacles. And he gives his characters the same richness and nuance in his acting.

Keanu Reeves in John Wick 4
Keanu Reeves in John Wick 4

From his first major part in Bill & Ted‘s Excellent Adventure to his legendary turn as Neo in The Matrix films, Reeves has never been one to shy away from challenging jobs. His serious parts in films like The Devil’s Advocate and A Walk in the Clouds show that he can do more than just comedy on screen.

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His portrayal of John Wick sealed his fate as a true action hero. In the fourth film, as first mentioned by IMDb, Keanu Reeves’ character “uncovers a path to defeating the High Table.” To win his release from The Table’s new commander, the Marquis de Garmont, John Wick must complete a perilous journey across the world.

John Wick: Chapter 4 is now in theatres.

Source: CheatSheet

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.