Wed. Aug 17th, 2022

Will Smith would also probably prefer people didn’t know that he turned down Keanu Reeves’ role of Neo in the landmark film The Matrix. A pitch meeting with the Wachowskis’ (the filmmakers) had left Smith a little confused by the concept, and he wasn’t sure of the film’s commercial prospects, so he passed.

Makings things even worse is that the movie Smith chose to film instead was Wild Wild West…an infamous box office bomb.