Keanu Reeves is a man of few words in ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’. Here’s how much.
Keanu Reeves’ beleaguered hitman slays dozens of other assassins in “John Wick: Chapter 4” while armed with an astonishing economy of verbiage.
Reeves says just 380 words in the nearly three-hour film, according to the Wall Street Journal. And some of them are simple statements like “yeah”.
The fourth installment in Reeves’ anti-hero shoot-em-up franchise earned stellar reviews and first-weekend box office numbers, but anyone expecting a soliloquy from the star of “Speed” will be deeply disappointed.
His longest line in the film comes to a character played by Hiroyuki Sanada: “You and I left behind a beautiful life a long time ago, my friend.”
Director Chad Stahelski told the Journal that Reeves cut about 50% of Wick’s dialogue from the first script.
Reeves wasn’t Cathy Chathy in the original “John Wick” either, saying 448 words.
The beloved movie icon is in good company on the verbal front less is more. There were reportedly only 51 English words spoken in Robert Redford’s sea survival drama “All Is Lost” (2013).