Keanu Reeves thinks his character in Henry’s Crime is a “dork”.
The 46-year-old Canadian actor was a producer as well as starring in the comedy, which also featured appearances from Judy Greer, James Caan and Vera Farmiga.
The film recounts the story of an aimless man who is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit, with Keanu playing the title character. The star enjoyed the role because he was such a lovable loser without any ambition.
“Absolutely. James Caan even says to him, ‘You’re the nice dork who lives without a dream,’” laughed Keanu when asked by Total Film if he considered Henry to be a dork.
Portraying a geeky character is rather different from Keanu’s roles in past hits such as 1994 action-thriller Speed and The Matrix trilogy, where he was more used to displaying suave and heroic men. The hunk admits that despite showing immense combat prowess on the big screen, off screen he is rather less brave.
“I’m a really good movie fighter but it doesn’t translate to the real world. If they gave out black belts for movie fighting, I’m second dan. But in real life? I’m nothing,” he laughed.