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Old 06-07-2019, 04:32 PM
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Keanu Reeves' TWO bellybuttons

Look at this scene where Agent Smith "bugs" Neo.

There certainly appears to be a serious "dimple" to the lower-left of the actual navel.

Wrong place for an appendectomy scar.

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Old 06-07-2019, 04:43 PM
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The image in question is around 4:24. Immediately before that, around 4:18, there is no such dimple in the view from the other side. I therefore conclude it's an artifact of the CGI. Maybe they had some piece of equipment or model pushing into his stomach, and they digitally removed the equipment but not the dimple.

Or maybe this was many takes in, and in one of the earlier takes, the bug burrowed a hole in the wrong place rather than going through his belly button. Whoops!
Old 06-07-2019, 10:02 PM
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One of my aunts has a second belly-button, from an accident with a fishhook.
Old 06-07-2019, 11:39 PM
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:28 AM
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I have a scar just like that, from having a feeding tube inserted during radiation treatment. Perhaps Keanu had to have a tube for some reason.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:11 AM
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It looks too low to be a feeding tube scar, but it might be from a surgical drain.

From an Esquire interview, in relation to his habit of riding motorcycles:

"As a hobby it is not without its risks. In 1988, he took a hairpin bend too fast and lay on the pavement for half an hour thinking he was going to die. The accident left a thick scar up his abdomen and necessitated the removal of his spleen. Since then there have been other surgeries, fake teeth, veneers. Some broken ribs. "

If anything, they probably CGI'd scars out rather than in, and were inconsistent.


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Old 06-08-2019, 11:09 AM
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It wasn't Keanu:

In the scene where the bug enters Keanu's belly button, a model torso, very specific to Keanu was created. In making the film, there was a mix of prosthetic devices, "pure animation" and digital effects (Neo's mouth sealing). When the bug is pulled out of its case, it's real--after that moment, the bug is digital. A model maker spent twelve weeks making the bug extractor.

He doesn't appear to possess such a dimple.
Old 06-08-2019, 01:06 PM
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Google "john stamos bellybutton"
Old 06-08-2019, 04:34 PM
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:01 PM
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:39 PM
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He has something like a dozen umbilici (there's a word you don't use often) later in the movie. Nothing to see here.
Old 06-08-2019, 05:52 PM
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He doesn't appear to possess such a dimple.
Here's a better view.


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