Deepfake technology has come a long way way over the past few years. It was impressive (if mildly scary) how well it originally worked, but now it can be legitimately difficult to tell when you’re deepfakes seeing if it’s real, And it turns out that when it comes to a particular Keanu Reeves deepfake, it can be hard to tell, even if you know the truth.
TIC Toc The account Uureal_Keanu is a series of videos featuring Keanu Reeves doing fairly mundane things around the house, which, if it were real, would probably still get millions of views. The account is getting millions of views even though it’s not actually Keanu Reeves, and while people technically know it’s there, many are still surprised, while others seem genuinely dumbfounded.
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The comments on these videos are from people who can’t believe that this guy looks like Keanu Reeves, despite clearly knowing that he is not Keanu Reeves, and who probably think that the username has ” Despite being “unreal”, this could be the real Keanu Reeves on TikTok…
To others it seems that, while they are sure it is not really Keanu, it was touch and go there for a while. Frankly, this guy not only has tangerine looks, but he has a physical presence that you can totally buy. And Keanu is known for doing hilarious stunts For fans. The only reason to believe it might not be real is that it is, after all, the Internet.
We’ve seen other very impressive Deepfakes of celebrities like Tom Cruise before this. It usually involves a person who bears no resemblance to the celebrity in question. Then adding technology on top to digitally transform one face into another. It’s basically a cheap and dirty version of digital effects houses like ILM when they need to create princess leia digitally either Grand Moff Tarkin Inn wicked one, Still, it’s actually better than many because it doesn’t require creating everything digitally.
But again, this all leads to an interesting question. What if this isn’t a deepfake and it’s just Keanu Reeves pretending to not really be Keanu Reeves…
Maybe we’ll never really know for sure. But the real Keanu has a lot of exciting projects coming up, including many john wick projects.