“John Wick is based on his life”: Keanu Reeves’ Mesmerizing Skills with the Gun Make Fans Believe He Was Born to Play the Iconic Boogeyman

Keanu Reeves' dedication and mastery over the handling of guns and weapons impresses fans

“John Wick is based on his life”: Keanu Reeves’ Mesmerizing Skills with the Gun Make Fans Believe He Was Born to Play the Iconic Boogeyman


  • Keanu Reeves redefined action cinema with the John Wick films.
  • His intense prep and mastery over guns and weaponry has impressed fans.
  • Some people have considered that he was born to play John Wick.
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Keanu Reeves’ career is at an all-time high due to the huge success of the John Wick films. The fourth installment released this year became the highest-rated film in the franchise and also the highest-earning John Wick film. The series has redefined the action genre and Reeves’ dedication and commitment to the craft elevated the franchise to a whole new level.

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick
Keanu Reeves as John Wick

While Reeves is known for his professionalism, he went to extreme lengths to present the action sequences in John Wick as realistic and authentic as possible. His dedication to the prep for the franchise has led to fans believing that he was born to play John Wick.


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Keanu Reeves’ Dedication and Intense Prep for John Wick Impressed Fans

Keanu Reeves' mastery over guns and weaponry are impressive
Keanu Reeves’ mastery of guns and weaponry is impressive

The John Wick films have become the gold standard for action films around the world. With the Matrix franchise in the early 2000s and now with the John Wick franchise, Keanu Reeves has continuously pushed the boundaries of action filmmaking. He has found creative ways for action cinema to reinvent itself with time.


Reeves has been a significant factor in that movement. He spent countless hours practicing the mechanics of the weapons, and physical fight choreography for the films. A video uploaded on X by a user called non aesthetic things shows the intense weapons training that Reeves put in for the films.

Fans were impressed with his mastery and the skill with which he handled the variety of guns. Some of them went on to say that he was born to play John Wick. Here are some of the reactions,


Reeves’ skills are indeed impressive and it translates so well in the film when he wreaks havoc on his enemies. The enormous love for Reeves as a persona and the incredible action sequences have elevated made the franchise into what it is today. It will be great if it gets recognized by the Academy in some deserved categories.

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Chad Stahelski Is Flattered by John Wick: Chapter 4′s Oscar Buzz

John Wick: Chapter 4 received critical acclaim when it released this year
John Wick: Chapter 4 received critical acclaim when it was released this year

John Wick: Chapter 4 received the best reviews of the franchise. With the date for next year’s Oscars announced, studios are pushing their films for shortlisting for the awards. Lionsgate has been pushing the fourth installment in various categories for the next year’s Oscars.

The director of the franchise Chad Stahelski recently told Screen Rant that he is flattered by the studio’s efforts to change the Academy’s views on action cinema. He also claims that the efforts of his crew stand equal and must be recognized like any other films that the Oscars tend to recognize as quality films. He said,


“I was pretty impressed. I don’t know if people know how it works, but it’s up to the studios to push forward, and they put up the money, and the time, and they get the whole crews together to help promote the film to the Academy members and to the public.

The Academy has been super helpful in the last year to move things forward. I really think within two years we’ll have an Academy Award for stunts.”

The film definitely deserves a nomination for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Production Design. It remains to be seen whether the film receives some love from Academy members and maybe even wins in some categories.

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

Rahul Thokchom is a content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.