Keanu Reeves has had a few signature moments in his life when it comes to getting autographs.
The “The Matrix Resurrections” star said on “The Late Show” that he asked two celebrities for their autographs: rocker Lou Reed and comedian George Carlin. (Watch the video below.)
Reed was for a friend, he told host Stephen Colbert in a clip remaining released Thursday in a recent appearance.
“He was cool about it,” Reeves said of the Velvet Underground icon. “It was a little piece of paper, and it was blue ink. And it just said “Lou Reed”.
“It would have been really disappointing if he hadn’t said ‘Lou Reed’,” said Colbert.
“I know,” Reeves replied. “But he could have said ‘my best’ or …”
As for Carlin, who appeared in Reeves’ 1989 hit film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” that autograph was a keeper. And it was salty.
Recalled Reeves: “He wrote … I think it was ‘Dear Keanu, fuck you!'”
“I always thought he just wrote it for me,” continued the “John Wick” star. “Then I met someone else who said he wrote them the same thing!” … Anyway, beautiful.
Reed died in 2013 at the age of 71. Carlin died in 2008, also aged 71.
The longtime movie idol also revealed to Colbert in the playful “Colbert Questionert” poll that he loves peanut butter and honey on toast, and that “Rollerball” (1975) was his movie. favorite action when he was a child.
Discover the interview:
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