Yeah I remember how Keanu was perceived as a dumb airhead at the time, maybe because of Speed mostly and his silly role and stupid things like "pop quiz hot shot!". Which reminds me Speed is another one I need to rewatch soon too. Dennis Hopper again plays a great role as a villain there which probably still holds up pretty well.
A Scanner Darkly was great. Definitely want to rewatch that one sometime. One of my fave Linklater films. 'Dracula' looks like a horrible miscast with him there for sure and everyone knows it.
Just read about Permanent Record too and yeah one of those forgotten films that interest me a lot right now. Sounds interesting, and Joe Strummer did the soundtrack? Very cool