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WATCH: Lost 1986 Bill & Ted audition tapes of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have been found

August 16th, 2020 by Marc Comments

While we’re all patiently waiting for Bill and Ted’s most triumphant return in Bill & Ted Face the Music on August 28th (here), a cool little oddity has appeared online.

Seemingly lost audition tapes of stars Keanue Reeves and Alex Winter playing the happless duo have emerged just in time for us all to enjoy before the closing of their most excellent trilogy.

The tapes are from 1986 and are completely adorable as the two young stars seem to perfectly embed the heroes from day one.

Grainy audition tapes from 1986 – never been seen before by the public – show Keanu Reeves joking and roughhousing with Alex Winter. Winter would eventually be cast as his costar, Bill S. Preston Esq and Reeves would play Ted Theodore Logan.

“Keanu, from the beginning it was clear that this guy was head and shoulders above the rest,” a source who was on the set said.

“Alex and Keanu kind of picked each other, they found each other in the big waiting room on day one and they started hanging out together,” they said.

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