Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix.

He starred in Wild Wild West instead.

In an interview with Wired, Smith said, “I would have absolutely messed up The Matrix. At that point I wasn’t smart enough as an actor to let the movie be—whereas Keanu was.”

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    I ain’t even mad. Wild Wild West > The Matrix.
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    Easily the best decision of his career. Only because the thought that Wild Wild West potentially could have been...
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    Will would have been great as Neo, but he was so great in WWW that there’s been no harm, no foul and both movies were...
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    Hahaha, whatever. He would’ve been awesome in the Matrix. I think he’s just being nice about Keanu. I saw an interview...
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    Whoa.
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    THIS IS MY MOVIE.
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