Currently showing on “Matrix Resurrections” (in theaters since December 22), Keanu Reeves recently revealed on Reddit what his favorite literary works were. The actor notably quoted “The Lord of the Rings” by JRR Tolkien.
Notably known for having practiced martial arts in a long coat and dark glasses in the Wachowski saga, Keanu Reeves, interpreter of Thomas Anderson (alias Neo) in The Matrix, seems to have mentally traveled to another well-known universe of the big screen.
Currently showing on Matrix Resurrections (in theaters since December 22), the comedian recently unveiled on the forums of Reddit what were his references in literature, citing in particular the unspeakable Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, adapted for the cinema by Peter Jackson in 2001, and which seems to have rocked his childhood.
“Where to start? Here are a few. In my childhood, we could start with The Count of Monte Cristo. We could start with The Lord of the Rings,” he confided, continuing by explaining that during his adolescence, he had also read The Idiot, The basement notebooks and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, then works by Jim Thompson and William Gibson.
Among the few literary tips he lavished on his many fans, the actor also cited In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust, Elementary particles by Michel Houellebecq, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (which was also the subject of a big screen adaptation by the Wachowskis in 2012) and Cosmopolis by Don Delillo (adapted by David Cronenberg the same year).
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