But the clincher is really this:
10. He's smart. No, really.Someone once said that The Matrix gave Keanu the perfect movie role--a computer generated character. That seems a bit unfair. But one weekend morning, I was having breakfast and Something's Gotta Give was playing on HBO. In that film, Keanu Reeves plays Julian, a doctor smitten with the more mature Diane Keaton. A doctor, imagine that.
Reeves has called himself a "meathead," but Matrix producer Joel Silver insists he's "very well read, very conscious of the world, politics, the economy." He can talk about the differences between the theories of Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Kant. And he's even a crack chess player.
Now I'm very willing to suspend my disbelief when he's wearing a t-shirt that stretches just right around the shoulders. But I wouldn't dare trust him with a syringe.