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Keanu Reeves gives new ‘Toy Story’ character depth

Frank Carnevale
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Keanu Reeves arrives at the world premiere of “Toy Story 4” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the El Capitan in Los Angeles.
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Keanu Reeves, left, takes a selfie with a fan as he arrives at the world premiere of “Toy Story 4” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the El Capitan in Los Angeles.
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Keanu Reeves arrives at the world premiere of “Toy Story 4” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the El Capitan in Los Angeles.
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Keanu Reeves signs an autograph as he arrives at the world premiere of “Toy Story 4” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the El Capitan in Los Angeles.

Keanu Reeves takes his acting seriously… even when voicing the character of a toy.

Th actor has a part in “Toy Story 4” as new toy Duke Caboom, a Canadian stuntman. But before he took the role, he wanted to make sure the character had depth and a background.

“He didn’t just come to do a funny cartoon voice, he dug deep,” producer Jonas Rivera told USA Today at Tuesday night’s “Toy Story 4” premiere.

“He’s like a legit movie star, but a gentleman, and one of the most thoughtful actors we ever worked with,” Rivera said, after Reeves walked by to coolly say “What’s up, what’s up?” to Pixar producers.

Talking with People.com at the premiere, Reeves talks about his character in the movie and about how he carries regret about letting his child down. “So part of the journey for my character … I don’t know, be heroic.”

Reeves is having a moment right now. He recently made the rounds on numerous talk shows to promote “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” where he talked about the movie but also was very thoughtful and deep.

He has a role in Netflix rom-com “Always Be My Maybe;” made a splash announcing a role Cyberpunk 2077 video game; reunited with Alex Winter for “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure 3” set for release in 2020. And according to People.com, he been dubbed the internet’s newest boyfriend.

Fans have also recently shared their “Keanu Stories” about meeting the actor.

If you need more Reeves, here’s a clip of him doing the voice for Duke Caboom:

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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