Keanu Reeves's Dialogue In 'John Wick 4' Is Only 380 Words After He Cut Most Of His Script

The Wall Street Journal said that during "John Wick: Chapter 4", Keanu Reeves' character, John Wick, barely speaks 380 words in 103 lines of conversation. Once the credits have been added, the movie lasts two hours and 49 minutes. Nearly one word makes up a third of Reeves' discourse.
Keanu Reeves's Dialogue In 'John Wick 4'
The conversation for the lead character becomes sparser in the longer John Wick films. In the first part, which lasted 101 minutes, Mr. Reeves spoke 484 words in total. The fourth film, which has a runtime of 169 minutes and approaches three hours, has just 380 words written by Wick. The movie's trailer includes around 10% of them, which gives the hero the impression of being talkative; Wick talks more in that 2.5-minute segment than he does in the first 25 minutes of the actual film.
The Wall Street Journal said that Reeves, who "stripped out about half the lines provided for his role in the first draft," was the one who reduced his character's dialogue. According to Stahelski, the actor isn't only stoic and "wanted to communicate meaning with body language and facial microexpressions." He is enigmatic, and the enigmatic allows the viewer to fill in the blanks.
Keanu Reeves's Dialogue In 'John Wick 4'
Michael Finch, the co-screenwriter of the movie, said to The Wall Street Journal that "It’s a shock when you work with him how dedicated he is to not speaking." The longest dialogue segment involving John Wick in the movie is merely one phrase. In the movie Osaka Continental Hotel, performed by Hiroyuki Sanada, John Wick says to his buddy Shimazu Koji, "You and I left a good life behind a long time ago, my friend."
Keanu Reeves's Dialogue In 'John Wick 4'
In the original draft, John Wick was supposed to have just half of the lines in the scene where he and the antagonist Marquis de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård) debate a duel. Nevertheless, Reeves chopped out significant portions of the speech, leaving his role in the sequence with only a few one-word replies, such as "pistol" and "no quarter." Given that he spent over three months only practicing the stunts, Reeves has referred to "John Wick: Chapter 4" as the most difficult action film he has ever created.
Keanu Reeves's sialogue In 'John Wick 4' is currently in cinemas and had an opening weekend worldwide total of $137.5 million.
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