TIL Will Smith was originally desired to be cast as Neo in the Matrix. He turned down the role to play Jim West in the film Wild Wild West.

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  1. I remember seeing Kevin Kline going on Letterman to plug Wild Wild West. Letterman asked about the movie, Kline said “It’s a Will Smith movie.” and then proceeded to talk about stage acting.

  2. I’m sure every S tier level actor/actress has movies they tuned down that went on to be legendary flicks. Surprised at Will though as this seems right up his alley, and he’s a better actor than Keanu with all due respect.

  3. Keep in mind that Will Smith had JUST been in a box office smash hit directed by Barry Sonnenfeld; the studios were likely running their hands together over another potential money printing machine.

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