‘John Wick’ lookalike charms Thai social media users

Doppelganger: While many commenters say the man (right) could be Reeves’ (left) stuntman or lookalike, others believe it was actually the superstar himself. — The Nation/ANN

An unidentified foreign man who looks like actor Keanu Reeves’ John Wick character has become the darling of Thai social-media users overnight, thanks to viral TikTok videos showing him doing things uncharacteristic to the Hollywood hitman here.

Thai media outlets – both mainstream and online – widely reported the viral videos on May 25.The videos, shared on a TikTok account called “Tuktiklife”, drew several funny comments from Thai social-media users.

Many of them said the man looked very much like John Wick, while others joked that the hitman could be on a new mission in Thailand.

Nine short clips shared on the account showed the John Wick lookalike at different places in Thailand while he was making coffee, selling grilled cuttlefish, washing dishes and visiting Bangkok’s Wat Arun in Thai traditional attire. The videos attracted 106,000 to 4.7 million views each.

“John Wick is spending his retirement in Thailand,” one commenter quipped.

The 2014 Hollywood movie John Wick tells the story of a retired hitman (played by Reeves) who is forced to return to his old ways after a group of Russian gangsters steals his car and kills a puppy gifted to him by his late wife, who died of cancer.

A clip showing the John Wick lookalike wearing elephant pants and riding a motorcycle to sell grilled cuttlefish, captioned: “Everything got a price,” had drawn 3.1 million views as of May 25.

Another TikTok video, titled “Barista”, showing him making coffee at a local Thai market, attracted 4.6 million views. — The Nation/ANN

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