Why I Turned Down The Matrix | STORYTIME

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    It’s been gossiped about in Hollywood for years, but this is the true story behind why Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix.
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Martin Frederiksen
Martin Frederiksen

love this guy

Vor 8 Stunden
FirehorseCreative
FirehorseCreative

He did me a favor and now I Love Will Smith even more- if that is possible.

Vor 14 Stunden
Elijah P
Elijah P

Will smith handler told will smith to turn down NEO! It is too obvious.

Vor 15 Stunden
alex wilson
alex wilson

i loved Keanu reeves as neo. but if things happen differently we could be saying will smith is the perfect Neo and we cant see anyone else playing him

Vor 19 Stunden
Lloyd Christmas
Lloyd Christmas

Remember when you made out with that guy on the red carpet and then slapped him like you're a woman?

Vor 20 Stunden
LCM Films
LCM Films

This is a completely different story than he told on Oprah in the late 90s. He said, “These cats were saying you ate in the real world, but it’s not the real world. The real world is actually all controlled by the machines. You live in a fake world you believe is real.” And he was out. Look it up yourselves. Will, don’t lie because you made the wrong choice. We all do.

Vor 21 Stunde
Willahelm Powers
Willahelm Powers

Thank you Will

Vor Tag
Ash Redman
Ash Redman

Dunno why he’s throwing wild Wild West in the bin, I’m 32 now and Ive watched that film over 20 times easy. Bad boys a 1000 times over.

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Choky R
Choky R

Will Smith you cant ever ruin a movie its just imposible .

Vor Tag
Mark
Mark

Thank god

Vor Tag
Hael
Hael

hahaha Thank you for turning down :)

Vor Tag
Vova Khvatov
Vova Khvatov

Will Smith and Val Kilmer. Call me crazy but I think that would've worked

Vor Tag
Lucah London
Lucah London

You turned down the matrix because Neo was destined to be Keenu Reeves.

Vor Tag
G I Doe
G I Doe

So glad they gave this to Keanu, he carried that role 10/10 overall great actors in that first movie at least

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Sean mckell
Sean mckell

He would have aced it. Just not as good as Keanu

Vor 2 Tage
signoaspire
signoaspire

Ahhh dats hot.

Vor 2 Tage
Chad Mulligan
Chad Mulligan

Reminds you what a cool guy he is. If you decide you wanna come fish in alaska hit us up will!

Vor 2 Tage
CONTRA & MARIO
CONTRA & MARIO

Why Hancock Didn't have a Sequel ?? 😢😢😭😭😭

Vor 2 Tage
Leraj
Leraj

Wild wild west was not bad though.

Vor 2 Tage
Brenton Weyi
Brenton Weyi

Plot twist: Agent Smith is actually Will

Vor 2 Tage
DEMONICRONIC
DEMONICRONIC

Bruh Wild Wild West is #Lava

Vor 2 Tage
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In another timeline Morpheus is Val Kilmer and Will Smith is Neo.

Vor 2 Tage
Sweet Salvation
Sweet Salvation

Yeah that's weird. I feel sorry for the people in that timeline😆

Vor Tag
Monique K
Monique K

Keanu was perfect though

Vor 2 Tage
Colin Purtell
Colin Purtell

If the Wachowski brothers really talked that way, I can see why they connected so well with Keanu.

Vor 3 Tage
popseed2
popseed2

I thought the exact same thing

Vor Tag
that channel with pat Sanders
that channel with pat Sanders

Oh well, he made up for it with Hancock and I robot then

Vor 3 Tage
zema melody
zema melody

help me will

Vor 3 Tage
TOONYMAN STUDIOS
TOONYMAN STUDIOS

He would have been the ghetto neo! He would have told the kernel "where you hiding those KFC at?"

Vor 3 Tage
A Certain Anime Index
A Certain Anime Index

I actually really enjoyed wild wild west haha

Vor 3 Tage
SrmthfgRockLee
SrmthfgRockLee

u did it in aparalel universe

Vor 3 Tage
SrmthfgRockLee
SrmthfgRockLee

matrix 4 coming out.. neo vs will smith?

Vor 3 Tage
SrmthfgRockLee
SrmthfgRockLee

if he didnt decline we wouldnt have this video reanactment XD

Vor 3 Tage
Ryan Irwin- Diehl
Ryan Irwin- Diehl

Lol at least he admits Wild Wild West was a mistake

Vor 3 Tage
Paul Cameron - N.Z
Paul Cameron - N.Z

Yeah you would of screwed it up. Some things happen for a reason, they only approached you cos white men can't jump.

Vor 3 Tage
invatafreestyle Street & Freestyle Football by AL
invatafreestyle Street & Freestyle Football by AL

You just made disconsidered a awesome idea of a movie. and you want to make it look like the Watchowskies were dumb. that is not NICE.

Vor 3 Tage
Super Unknown
Super Unknown

Hancock was will smiths alternate portrayal of neo.

Vor 3 Tage
Walter White
Walter White

There is a parallel universe where Will Smith is Neo. Ive been there, I swear.

Vor 4 Tage
IXIRob_MarleyIXI
IXIRob_MarleyIXI

2:18 😆😂

Vor 4 Tage
Nmz k
Nmz k

My preferred two actors are Will and Keanu, both are amazing

Vor 4 Tage
MikeSparrow
MikeSparrow

Back then Will was the funny guy, he brought the comic relief to the movies he was in and he was not doing serious roles. If he would had done Matrix it would probably change into a comedy somehow.

Vor 4 Tage
Robin S
Robin S

Independence Day wasn't a comedy. I get that he brought some sense of comedic relief into that movie and might have done the same in The Matrix though.

Vor 2 Tage
Rawnell MC
Rawnell MC

Nice ......

Vor 5 Tage
Eco Mix
Eco Mix

Mr Smith, I admire you and I say Thanks por not have being Neo and thanks twice for all your movies and T.V. series, even the Wild Wild West, Specially for Beverly Hills Cop (just kidding) You are the man.

Vor 5 Tage
I'm the best.
I'm the best.

Control shift face.

Vor 5 Tage
Jose Amaro
Jose Amaro

thanks

Vor 5 Tage
Derryl Brooks
Derryl Brooks

Im so glad Will Smith was Agent Kay.. Childhood wouldn't have been the same

Vor 5 Tage
Tyler
Tyler

Okay don't get me bad but your videos are trully awful !!

Vor 5 Tage
Dixo Gaming
Dixo Gaming

At least wild wild west has catchy music 🎶

Vor 5 Tage
Charmquark Downspin
Charmquark Downspin

lol black Neo.

Vor 5 Tage
knppnlftw
knppnlftw

Thank you Will for not ruining The Matrix. Did you turn down John Wick too?

Vor 5 Tage
John Hernandez
John Hernandez

Hahaha this was so good love you Will. But thank God!

Vor 5 Tage
Dhen Phu
Dhen Phu

Would have been the wrong actor too, so..

Vor 6 Tage
m k
m k

no bro u would be a really good neo but keanu was the last level

Vor 6 Tage
Rashid Obili
Rashid Obili

lol same way you guys messed up Men in black

Vor 6 Tage
Andy HarperArbo
Andy HarperArbo

Thank goodness, you said no.

Vor 6 Tage
Kavinsky Magnanamous
Kavinsky Magnanamous

No way you could have done that role like he did. Lmao

Vor 6 Tage
Precious Keneema
Precious Keneema

In all my years of watching videos on youtube, never have I ever loved or enjoyed a video as much as I have loved and enjoyed this video! I would like it 169,000 times if I could so you could have double the number of likes you have for it! It's just perfect in every way. Amazing!

Vor 6 Tage
Preston
Preston

Honestly, from my heart: I have enjoyed everything I have seen you do on film and musically.

Vor 6 Tage
Paladin Tank
Paladin Tank

Thank you for that!

Vor 6 Tage
PT Danson
PT Danson

Thank you for not ruining it with your snowflake version of being black

Vor 6 Tage
RikkyCZ
RikkyCZ

In the end good outcome ... Keanu was just born for the role.

Vor 6 Tage
C McG
C McG

I liked a Wild Wild West. There. I said it.

Vor 7 Tage
12-Mojo
12-Mojo

Mate we heard u were too privileged to even listen to the plot stop lying bro

Vor 7 Tage
Yeti Nobster
Yeti Nobster

Thank you Mr.Smith.

Vor 7 Tage
Bader Bader
Bader Bader

Hankok ; stay on your lane

Vor 7 Tage
IAmHassan
IAmHassan

because this butter boy wasn't the one

Vor 7 Tage
Chyn fu
Chyn fu

yes i have watched your show

Vor 7 Tage
AutoVive
AutoVive

Coz it would have been a comedy and not a documentary. You didn't turn it down, the Universe picked the best vibe and energy for the story to be told.

Vor 7 Tage

Some People let the train pass. And some People are forced against their Will*😂 to Take the train

Vor 7 Tage
Corey Stevenson
Corey Stevenson

I dont know why you would of made it jump we dont just look it you because of those movie

Vor 7 Tage
michelle ca
michelle ca

Wow. You missed out on a franchise worth billions? Crazy!!!

Vor 7 Tage
Gadiga Khanyile
Gadiga Khanyile

The matrix is fun with out you ...

Vor 7 Tage
farhadinho9
farhadinho9

Would there have been a Matrix rap track to accompany the movie, like Wild Wild West and MIB? Cos that would've been wicked!!

Vor 7 Tage
David Chyzinski
David Chyzinski

Thank the universe I do

Vor 7 Tage
Mark O Sullivan
Mark O Sullivan

Why did you stick your tongue in your sons mouth

Vor 7 Tage
abraham velazquez
abraham velazquez

He should be at the new one as morpheus

Vor 8 Tage
Freddy November
Freddy November

Man, I love wild wild west though. If people these days compared the movie to the series I promise people would prefer the movie,

Vor 8 Tage
sajiste
sajiste

i actually tune in partially because of the production value. The editing is dope.

Vor 8 Tage
Ryan Parker
Ryan Parker

Thank you so much for turning it down. Bad Boyz for Life.

Vor 8 Tage
λ
λ

honestly you made the right choice, no offense but keanu is way better as neo i don't think you'd fit

Vor 8 Tage
Danii Niila
Danii Niila

Ya lovin' talkin' about yourself narcistic boy! Lol

Vor 8 Tage
Yurtle13 x
Yurtle13 x

You would have been cool to play neo but keanu pretty cool tho

Vor 8 Tage
Tara Hunter
Tara Hunter

I like how he does the animations he could be a cartoon director

Vor 8 Tage
SrmthfgRockLee
SrmthfgRockLee

wonder if he did it himself

Vor 3 Tage
SrmthfgRockLee
SrmthfgRockLee

ya

Vor 3 Tage
Last Word
Last Word

Did you know the real writer of The Matrix had his script stolen? Now you know why they couldn't pitch the idea to Will... it wasn't their idea. Why do you think the sequels couldn't live up? Same reason Game of Thrones crashed and burned...

Vor 8 Tage

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