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    Keanu Reeves Arrives in Japan to Legions of Fans, Cracks a Little Smile

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    What do you get when you mix Keanu Reeves with tons of adoring fans? A not so sad Keanu!

    The Matrix star arrived in Japan over the weekend and was greeted by a massive crowd of devotees hoping to get some face time with the famous Hollywood actor. Despite his cool demeanor, he did manage to flash a few grins while making his way through the Narita Internation Airport terminal.

    Reeves is in town to promote his latest film, 47 Ronin, at a Tokyo press conference and screening.

    The 3D film is based on actual historical events that took place during the Edo Period known as Chushingura.

    Director Carl Rinsch revealed that he sat down with Reeves more than two years ago to try and woo him on board the project.

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    But Ronin isn't the only project that he's been working on lately.

    Reeves made his directorial debut earlier this month with the film Man of Tai Chi.

    The film revolves around a young man (played by Matrix stuntman Tiger Hu Chen) who is lured into a deadly underground martial arts fight club ruled by a mysterious tycoon named Donaka Mark (Reeves).

    But getting into the director's chair wasn't always the plan for the action film.

    "Originally I wasn't going to direct it," he shared. "But as the writer Michael Cooney and the executive producer Daxing Zhang and I were working on the story, it became such a vision in my mind and my heart that I wanted to direct it."

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