July 06, 2002

Ever since the most recent article from The Globe hit my inbox, I've been very, very troubled.
I knew that the making of The Matrix sequels was a huge undertaking that asked so much blood, sweat and tears of the actors involved. Far away from loved ones, facing long hours and possible injury. What kind of harsh taskmasters are the Wachowski brothers anyway? I'm looking forward to the sequels as much as anyone, but I'm wondering if the price paid is far, far too great.

Laurence Fishburne has literally worked his ass off.


I searched the web for pictures of Laurence's former gluteal glory so I could try and determine when exactly this happened.

I'm pretty sure Laurence had a tuckus way back in the days of Cowboy Curtis.

Those chaps didn't defy gravity by themselves.

And I just saw him in Quicksilver recently, where he played a bicycle courier, and we know a man with no butt can't ride a bike.

But I believe Laurence had "back" as recently as the original Matrix film, although it's hard to discern with the length of the jacket that Morpheus wore.

And this may very well be a stunt-butt..

But in other scenes, it's definitely there, in all its muscular, toned wonderfulness. Refer to the dojo scene, or the fight with Smith, if you need confirmation.

So what happened in Sydney this time? One more mystery of The Matrix, I suppose..kind of like that phantom hand in the FedEx scene, maybe Laurence's ass will appear again when we least expect it.

While investigating this I did find out some interesting things about Mr. Fishburne.
Like that he works with UNICEF, is a a playwright and a critically acclaimed stage actor.

So it's pretty safe to say that the sum of Laurence's talents extend much beyond a bodacious boo-tay, but still...
If the price of the mind-blowing Matrix Trilogy is those sweet, sweet Fishcheeks...

Well, that's a darn shame.

(pictures from various sources, including the Keanu pic-of-the-day club, matrix-posters.com, x-entertainment and keanu.org)
also, thanks to Jo.

red pill | from inside the mind of kv at July 06, 2002 01:31 PM .


Glad you've got your Groove(blog) back.

I'm another one who never posts, but I enjoy your writing so much. Hey! I savor your posts. Whenever I find something new, I read it in little bits, so that I get to enjoy every morsel.
So, I thought since I feel so strongly about this subject, I wanted to share.

When I read that article in the globe, half way through, I realized, it was from a tabloid, and stopped reading. I don't think it's true. At least not completely. There may be some truth, but I don't buy the drinking, and a different woman every night. Here's why:

1. Keanu's pretty dedicated, I can't see him letting go like that during filming. I can see him digging into the training and working really hard, possibly as an escape.

2. A different woman every night? Maybe, he could certainly attract a different woman every night, but I don't see him doing that on work nights, and he just doesn't seem like the kind of person who gets enjoyment out of screwing around with a bunch of different people.

As far as what he actually did, I have no idea, and I really don't want to know. It's not my business. That's another reason I don't like reading the gossip. Sometimes, I forget myself because I'm so so anxious to read anything about him, just a whiff of him makes me happy beyond belief. But, I'm always sorry after reading gossip, so I try to stay away. As far as Lawrence being a mentor, I don't know, but I hope there's some truth to that. He seems like a very wise old soul.

Keep up the great work Krix. Take care,


Posted by: Wendi on July 6, 2002 03:09 PM

Thanks for commenting,Wendi!
I really appreciate your kindness about the blog *hand to heart gesture* thank you. I'm always glad to hear from other fans that feel the same way as I do, regarding tabloids, Keanu's personal life, etc. I barely gave the actual article a glance for those same reasons, but that pic caught my eye, heh. I hope if Laurence saw this entry, though, he'd have a good laugh.

Posted by: krix on July 6, 2002 04:25 PM

Hi Krix -- wow, Laurence Fishburn was _Cowboy Curtis_!?!?!? Words . . . words fail me!

Posted by: Craig on July 6, 2002 09:28 PM

krix, dude, you know how I feel about the bad bad bad bad bad stuff. I choose not to believe it, but I usually DO read it, if only to get my juices flowing about the injustice of it all.

Posted by: Lori on July 6, 2002 11:17 PM

Hi Krix

Where is this article. Is it online?

Fishbutt! ROFL!! Too funny...

Posted by: keanuette on July 7, 2002 08:39 AM

Krix, I totally agree about Larry's butt, what the hell happened?? We may never know! I think it moved up to his love handles, is that possible?? If so, I wonder if I can move mine up to my chest, LOL!

I also don't believe The Globe, what a load of crap!


Posted by: Jules on July 7, 2002 06:08 PM

ooops - I've lost my ass now

Posted by: zel on July 7, 2002 07:56 PM

I'm with Zel - laughed my butt off with this one.

I don't read tabloids, but I love that picture, assless or no. I like the look in Keanu's eyes - these two must have been awesome friends.

Posted by: RedKitt on July 7, 2002 09:27 PM

I find it hard to believe that ANYBODY would swallow the crap that tabloids print. There is no way in hell that 1) Keanu would just fall apart like that in the middle of work, and 2) that Warners would ALLOW it to happen. That is WAY too big a production to put up with that sort of nonsense. Maybe for a weekend, but the AAA cops would have scooped Keanu off to a dry-out pretty damn fast.

Here's my take: A papparazzi got off a couple of nicely ambiguous and dramatic-seeming shots, and the dickwads back at the pressroom made up an appropriately weepy tale of tragedy to go with them. I look at those pics and see two good friends saying Ciao after a long period of working together. Remember, once you finish filming, there's no guarantee that you'll ever work with these people again, so last days tend to be a bit weepy (to say nothing of wrap parties!), especially if it's been a good, fun shoot.

By the by, I have it on good authority that Fish is a great guy. A friend of mine used to know him back in their salad days (late 70s), and says he was a wonderful kid, very hard-working and friendly. Sweet. She's tickled pink that he's become such a big star, cause he deserves it.

Just like Our Boy!

Posted by: Sparrowhawk on July 8, 2002 02:24 PM

That's good to hear about Laurence. He seems like a good man. Those UNICEF links are really interesting.

Posted by: krix on July 8, 2002 02:45 PM

Most excellent Sparrowhawk and I'm in total agreement. They make Keanu out to be a weak man who can't cope with life. Sorry, that's not the man I believe he is. He's always showed me strength in the worst of times, and that was one more reason I admired him so much.

Posted by: LuvsKe on July 9, 2002 02:29 PM

hahah cowboy-fuckin'-curtis!

this is the funniest article i have read in eons.

Posted by: brie on December 3, 2002 06:17 AM

Most of the matrix category is straght news, so it was easy to pick this one as a fave. I have to say, I cracked my own self up with this.

Posted by: krix on December 30, 2002 11:01 PM
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