May 24, 2024 1:44 am

Jeff Daniels Explains How His Memorable Speed Death Was Influenced by a Spielberg Classic
Jeff Daniels Explains How His Memorable Speed Death Was Influenced by a Spielberg Classic

Jeff Daniels Explains How His Memorable Speed Death Was Influenced by a Spielberg Classic

Jeff Daniels, who starred alongside Keanu Reeves in the 1994 action classic, Speed, recently revealed how he channeled Steven Spielberg’s Jaws during his character’s dramatic death. Directed by Jan de Bont, Speed follows police officer Jack Travern (Reeves) after being tasked with disarming a bomb on a moving bus, which will explode if the vehicle slows to below 50mph. Daniels played Harry, Travern’s friend and partner, and one of domestic terrorist, Howard Payne’s (Dennis Hopper), victims.

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​During his character’s dramatic death in Speed, Jeff Daniels revealed the acting technique he picked up from a famous Jaws star. Read More