In one of the most famous cases of actors turning down roles, Will Smith did just that for the role of Neo in The Matrix. The role instead went to Keanu Reeves and Will Smith went onto do Wild Wild West. He apparently regrets the decision, too. But let’s put on our alternate reality googles and see what The Matrix would’ve looked like had Will Smith accepted the role of Neo.
Nothing of substance here. This is a fan-made video with some scenes of Smith’s movies substituted into The Matrix. It’s still enjoyable to watch.