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Keanu Reeves Explains “The Matrix” Trilogy

Keanu Reeves reprises his iconic role as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections (2021), the much-awaited follow-up to The Matrix (1999) directed by Lana Wachowski. Keanu launched his Neo in the first movie of the franchise, The Matrix in 1999, and its two sequels released six months apart in 2003, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, written and directed by the Wachowskis, costarring Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus.
  • Golden Globe Awards

Willem Dafoe, 1988 – on Playing Jesus Christ

Willem Dafoe spoke to the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press in 1988 about playing Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ directed by Martin Scorsese from the 1955 novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. “It seems like the most logical thing to do would be to read the source material, but I didn’t, which is interesting, because I didn't want to burden myself with any expectations or be influenced by any images, so you try to free yourself from them as much as possible.
  • Golden Globe Awards

Rosamund Pike, 2005: on Pride, Prejudice, and Romance

Rosamund Pike, Golden Globe best actress winner for I Care a Lot, and nominee for Gone Girl and A Private War, spoke to the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2005 about playing Jane opposite Keira Knightley as Elizabeth in Pride & Prejudice directed by Joe Wright from the 1813 novel by Jane Austen. “I know I was given the book Pride and Prejudice when I was about thirteen, but I am not sure that I finished it, because I definitely remember the beginning much more clearly than the end.