August 29, 2003
Faux Ass Friday?

is it faux ass friday?

Today's pic is from the upcoming Matrix Revolutions, and it's of Neo going mano a mano (with a spark spewing whatsit) with someone, probably Bane.

But(t), is it Keanu?

Someone wrote to me earlier this week asking if I thought any of the screen grab AF shots were actually of his double. It had actually never occured to me that they would use doubles for shots of simply walking away. What kind of insane director would use a lesser ass when he has the gold standard of assery right there?

I have to say that after a year of selecting and posting Ass Friday pictures, I feel confident that I can tell the real thing or not. And I fully believe that every single Ass on every single Friday has belonged to Mr. Reeves.

Until now.

This pic makes me question my own abilities.

The feet look right.....or do they?

And if it's not Keanu, who is it?

Chad Stahelski most likely.

He has doubled Keanu as Neo in all three of the Matrix films, and he's a hunkamuffin in his own right. A lot of the serious stunt work we are creaming over on screen in The Matrix movies is actually Chad and if anyone deserves to stand in and give Keanu a friday off, it's him.

Not that I'm sure that it is, but it might be.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at August 29, 2003 10:47 AM .

Does Chad have the studly thighs? Don't recall.
Wide stance, aforementioned studly thighs;
the only clue in the pic above may be that the left foot isn't turned in as much as his most fetching pidgeon-toediness usually presents itself. On the other hand, perhaps he was consciously turning his foot outward, in order to present Neo in the most sturdy and indestructable manner. I vote he's The One, and not the other one.

Posted by: Chianti on August 29, 2003 11:42 AM

It is a pickle, no doubt about it.
Instinct (and the curve of the studly thighs) tells me it's him, but my logic wonders if they would risk having him under that shower of sparks? Maybe they're CGI.

Posted by: krix on August 29, 2003 11:46 AM

It's Keanu alright...

Posted by: Keanuette on August 29, 2003 11:51 AM

Of *course* it is Keanu, don't be silly. Chianti has pointed out all the right arguments (LOL!) and besides, he has a certain... Lankyness??? (Argl! I HATE it when I don't know the proper English word) Keanu is built a little disproportionate (please don't kill me for this, I love him too!!) meaning: His'top'-half is actually about half an inch too long to be symetrical. -I studied!!! ;-D I guess you could say that 'his ass is hanging too low' *snigger*
This is clearly shown in this pic, and therefore, it cannot be 'Chad'. The sparkles are fake too, it's a light-effect, I think. I hope these arguments will further solve this case for you ;-)

PS; Do you really think that Chad is 'studly'??? Ew, he looks like a college-boy!

Posted by: Julie on August 29, 2003 12:22 PM

I didn't say studly re:Chad, I said hunkamuffin.

Posted by: krix on August 29, 2003 12:26 PM

...c'est pas faux, cette derrière! Can't be, why should they put pics online that don't show the real thing?

Posted by: Niobe on August 29, 2003 12:58 PM

I'm guessing Chad is more like in his early thirties; IMO, studly. He also doubled for Mr. R. in The Replacements and was his stand-in in The Gift.

Posted by: Chianti on August 29, 2003 01:06 PM

Hey Grumpy! :-D
Excuse me, I'll re-phrase;

PS: Do you really think that Chad is 'hunkamuffin'??? Ew, he looks like a college-boy!

Posted by: Julie on August 29, 2003 01:27 PM

Anyone that can double for Keanu is a hunkamuffin.

Posted by: krix on August 29, 2003 01:41 PM

No!!!! I don't think so at all!!! Yuck!

Chad is giving me flashbacks of one of my worst ex-boyfriends. They look almost alike, and yes, *that* was a college-boy. Which explains it all, really ;-)

Now please excuse me while I'm off to deal with a suddenly unearthed teenage-trauma. Gosh, these pesky memories come to haunt you when you least expect them, eh? Thanx a bunch babe!

Posted by: Julie on August 29, 2003 02:02 PM

Ahhh, That's it. Ex-boyfriend issues. SAY NO MORE.

pardon Julie folks, she needs to take a moment...

::offers chocolate::

Posted by: krix on August 29, 2003 02:08 PM

-"Anyone that can double for Keanu is a hunkamuffin."
Oh, and I do take this back. As I'm scanning more trading cards I realize that the guy that doubled as Ted is just creepy.

But I still wouldn't kick Chad out of bed.

Carry on.

Posted by: krix on August 29, 2003 02:12 PM

Hey, I simply can't wait to see The Revolutions now, especially will be looking for that particular sceen. Then we will all know for sure if it's really him or not.
My gut tells me it is Keanu and his butt on this picture, girl!

Posted by: Lucia on August 29, 2003 02:24 PM

I googled Chad for pics and he is quite handsome. He also is quite learned in the martial arts. hmmm. If I'm ever pissed with KeKe... Chad as stand-in fantasy. I'll make a note.

Posted by: Chianti on August 29, 2003 02:50 PM

I am rather preplexed here too, first, Julie, sorry for the flashback.....I think the dude is a babe, and those thighs in the pic.....they had keanu so thin for this movie, I am not convinced that this one is the one.

Posted by: tess on August 29, 2003 05:02 PM

Sniff... Thanx Tess, and thanx Krix for the chocolate... *blows nose*
I feel better now.
Remember I wrote earlier (in the faux-friday context) that Keanu was an inch too long?
Well, THIS jerk was an inch too short.


I really feel better now :-)

Posted by: Julie on August 29, 2003 05:32 PM

"the gold standard of asses"....Ummmm -- I like that!

Posted by: phoenix IX on August 29, 2003 07:13 PM

i meant assery .... in the utmost *smiles* complementary way imaginable!...

Posted by: phoenix IX on August 29, 2003 07:15 PM

yeah, it's him...

Posted by: lori on August 30, 2003 05:56 AM

When I saw that posterior shot - I was like "Whoa!" - Please, please, please let it be him looking so fine. God, and those thighs ...

Posted by: Sunny on September 2, 2003 09:00 AM

it's keanu -- the butt and thighs are not that in shape, trust me on this one. IMO, too flabby.

Posted by: jessica on October 5, 2003 10:37 PM
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