Corpus ID: 51733715

Being Keanu

  title={Being Keanu},
  author={R. Rutsky},
If there is such a thing as an exemplary figure of US cinema in the 1990's, Keanu Reeves may be it. Within the context of this volume, such a statement may seem rather like a cheap joke, as if Keanu--dismissed as a "slacker Ken doll" whose acting skills and general intelligence have often been the object of ridicule--were symptomatic of a pre-millennial degeneration of cinema: "the end of cinema as we know it." In such a joke, Keanu would be cast as symbolic of not only a cinematic but a… Expand


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