Why I Turned Down The Matrix | STORYTIME

  • Опубликовано: 13 фев 2019
  • 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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  • Paris Gia
    Paris Gia 2 часа назад

    The wild wild west is one of my fav childhood movies!💯

  • David Hauck
    David Hauck 4 часа назад

    Plot twist. We’re all in the matrix.

  • Andy Doufreisn
    Andy Doufreisn 4 часа назад

    This video is racist...I’m just not sure how

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад

    Stop cutting herself NOW

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад

    Tell her I'm a damn shame

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад

    Lil Jada

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад

    Peace y'all just don't

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад

    Chrome rims and tint icon 2 🐒 switch I'm pretty lol may weather

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад +1

    All white DEMON challenger

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад +1

    LOL Nana Django

  • Occie Holloway
    Occie Holloway 13 часов назад +1

    Hell no switch

  • John-Peter Kivedo
    John-Peter Kivedo 13 часов назад

    And we all thank you for not taking it.

  • justice is served
    justice is served 14 часов назад

    10 ten anime sacrifices

    DAT BECKY 15 часов назад

    Love ya

  • weepingod
    weepingod 16 часов назад

    i am so glad you did cause it would be so cringey with you in it and you are just that kinda guy

  • ProfZockTV
    ProfZockTV 16 часов назад

    Keanu fits Neo more

  • Felipe Gonzalez
    Felipe Gonzalez 17 часов назад

    when i was kid i like wild wild west . blowmind, because its just fantansi

  • Just Gamer
    Just Gamer 19 часов назад +1

    Зашло збс четко

  • sayan neogy
    sayan neogy 20 часов назад

    Well... Matrix has its separate fanbase for Keanu Reeves!!!

  • Jiyal Zooqan
    Jiyal Zooqan 22 часа назад

    Iam your biggest fan in the world

  • Saul Shlosberg Dutton
    Saul Shlosberg Dutton День назад


  • kc 3182x
    kc 3182x День назад

    Will Smith would be awesome for the Animatrix wars!! On the birth of A.I. and how everything started!

  • Down-Time Gaming
    Down-Time Gaming День назад

    So do we get an agent "J" cameo in MIB International? :v

  • Gavinda jya jya
    Gavinda jya jya День назад


  • dornravlin
    dornravlin День назад

    even at 50 will smith look like hes in his 20s how black really doesnt crack

  • Genuine Entertainment
    Genuine Entertainment День назад +2

    Will as much as I love you as an actor. Keanu was suited for the roll. Much gratitude.

  • Nelson Beltrán
    Nelson Beltrán День назад

    I love it

  • April Fools
    April Fools День назад

    The pitch was so horrible because the W brothers didn't actually create the matrix. The architect created the matrix he only ran their programming so they can make the movie. Funfact: The original idea of will smith would insist that Jesus is black

  • Bulg Beats
    Bulg Beats День назад

    The Illustration is so dope for this 🙌🏼 big up Westbrook Studios 👊🏼 hopefully we can work in the near future

  • Khenede H
    Khenede H 2 дня назад

    Omg I love you will.

  • Mario Luzardo
    Mario Luzardo 2 дня назад

    I’m sure if Lawrence fishburne came to will in full matrix gear and played out the red or blue pill scene to will he would of taken the job in a heartbeat lol

  • Badtwinone
    Badtwinone 2 дня назад

    To be honest, I LOVE Wild Wild West, is one of my favorite movies and The Matrix is a little bit boring (to me, of course) despite Keanu did a great job being Neo.

  • Amazon Queen
    Amazon Queen 2 дня назад

    i dont think wild wild west was that bad compared to had he done matrix...thank you for not doing the matrix

  • Amazon Queen
    Amazon Queen 2 дня назад

    i dont think wild wild west was that bad compared to had he done matrix...thank you for not doing the matrix


    If Will Smith would have played the role of Neo, the Matrix would still have been a great movie. When an actor plays a role well it is hard to imagine another playing the role.

  • OneGun Son
    OneGun Son 2 дня назад

    Should have turned down selling your soul and being a pedophile

  • Quallentina Knievel
    Quallentina Knievel 2 дня назад

    I want to see matrix with will with new

  • Christopher Harte
    Christopher Harte 2 дня назад

    Lmao 😂 what’s funny is after hearing his explanation on how they pitched the movie to him, I don’t blame him for not doing the Matrix 😂

  • GS S
    GS S 2 дня назад

    ya point taken..
    you would ve truly messed the matrix up.
    Val Kilmer would've been Morpheus, Lawrence FB would've been Agent Smith..
    good save the real Mr.Smith !

  • Hello Araria
    Hello Araria 2 дня назад

    Hello smith Sir 🙏🎁🎂

  • Human Being of Planet Earth
    Human Being of Planet Earth 3 дня назад

    i remember getting sun glasses at burger king for that movie

  • RTP
    RTP 3 дня назад

    React to the bel air trailer

  • Kid Psykie
    Kid Psykie 3 дня назад

    WHAT...….. I Love WId Wld WESSSST

  • Akuma Sin
    Akuma Sin 3 дня назад

    i know will smith an idot why

  • Candy Love
    Candy Love 3 дня назад

    Great video!

  • dabeargaming06
    dabeargaming06 3 дня назад

    dude you turned down this but accepted rewind 2018 and the matrix

  • Celso Toledo
    Celso Toledo 3 дня назад

    You are F@&$ing the BEST kkkkkk lol I’ve cried here too much 😂

  • brinquedo com Pietro
    brinquedo com Pietro 3 дня назад

    Deveria ter legenda português sou seu fã will

  • austin busbee
    austin busbee 3 дня назад

    You better not ruin Alladin. Robin William's will haunt you

  • FireKnighty
    FireKnighty 3 дня назад

    Oh that's hot that's hot

  • Blue Devil Records
    Blue Devil Records 3 дня назад

    only the will of a heart borne of metal
    the blackest of the Smiths - could choose right on a fifty fifty swing is not anomic at all, purely static

  • Chuck Guidetti
    Chuck Guidetti 3 дня назад

    He decided to take the blue pill and woke up in the Wild Wild West

  • Pablo Meow
    Pablo Meow 4 дня назад

    hi brother will, you workout?

  • Boomerpop
    Boomerpop 4 дня назад

    If you think about it we would of never got John wick as good as he is now and we would never got the most iconic Wild West song

  • Express youself
    Express youself 4 дня назад


  • Kiaburrell27
    Kiaburrell27 4 дня назад

    But Will be honest you must have felt sick when you saw that film blown up lol. I still believe you would have been great. But still you done some other films I loved like the Pursuit of happiness. Which is one of my great amount great movies. So you still up there. Love ya and your fam. Axx

  • Kiaburrell27
    Kiaburrell27 4 дня назад

    Keanu was fantastic though.

  • Kiaburrell27
    Kiaburrell27 4 дня назад

    Nah Will you can’t explain this away lol. You would have been BRILLIANT.

  • Randall K Richardson
    Randall K Richardson 4 дня назад

    Yeah 😘

  • Paul Davis
    Paul Davis 4 дня назад

    Keanu Reeves was perfect as Neo in The Matrix. I am glad Will Smith turned it down. lol

  • Calvin Johnson
    Calvin Johnson 4 дня назад

    No Will, Conclusion Is Which Paid More? Wild Wild West Paid That "Check" Right?

  • Alex Morales
    Alex Morales 4 дня назад

    Glad it wasn't you, you too much of a clown for a role like that

  • Kundalini Flower
    Kundalini Flower 4 дня назад +1

    That’s crazy!! But you right, everything happens just the way it’s supposed to 😉

  • pony player
    pony player 4 дня назад

    It was his decision jeez!

  • The Mean Frickeroni
    The Mean Frickeroni 4 дня назад

    This Will Smith guy is great, he should be in a movie or something

  • Shane Annigans
    Shane Annigans 4 дня назад

    I'm so glad he turned it down.
    Smith wouldn't be able to help but be his typical goofy self and ruin the immersion.

  • Kaiboy
    Kaiboy 4 дня назад

    I’m glad Keanu Reeves played Neo cause he is way more talented than you. And besides if you played Neo the matrix would have been a flop

  • Flora yusuf
    Flora yusuf 4 дня назад


  • William Perry
    William Perry 4 дня назад

    Cause youre an idiot will lol you should have seen the power of the stop jump

  • Nobetterman
    Nobetterman 4 дня назад

    Let's be real here. If Smith did do The Matrix, then we wouldn't have had the beauty that is the Wild Wild West song.
    ... And, realistically, we would have got some god awful Matrix rap that Smith was known for with most of his 90s movies

  • chillinebony
    chillinebony 5 дней назад

    I dunno, a will smith-val kilmer mashup woulda been killer

  • Summer S.
    Summer S. 5 дней назад

    I ☝🏾LOVE ☝🏾 Wild Wild West. ☝🏾 The movie and the song. ☝🏾 Great choice.

  • DJ Stewart
    DJ Stewart 5 дней назад

    I think it would have actually been dope to see a brotha as Neo

  • blaze thompson
    blaze thompson 5 дней назад

    I love the matrix one the BEST movies whilst I was growing up! If the producers went and made you a star in this movie I WOULD NOT be watching it as your the worst actor you think your funny and your just a general clown.👎 So glad you decided to say no! Bring on the next matrix without you !😎

  • Sheriff Paul
    Sheriff Paul 5 дней назад

    Nothing again Keanu, but the best case scenario you as Neo and Keep Lawrence.

  • Mr Pickles
    Mr Pickles 5 дней назад

    In alternate reality Keanu is the Fresh Prince and Will starred in Will and Ted Excellent Adventures

  • Joaquim Rietveld
    Joaquim Rietveld 5 дней назад

    you turned down Neo, but said yes to youtube rewind

  • Marcus Vinicius
    Marcus Vinicius 5 дней назад

    Algum brasileiro ?

  • the wolf studio
    the wolf studio 5 дней назад

    New matrix movie but with will smith... that'd be groovy. lol

  • Omowàle Zaquir
    Omowàle Zaquir 5 дней назад +1

    Don’t turn down the opportunity to executive produce this...

  • ToriTreble
    ToriTreble 5 дней назад

    The brothers who made the matrix are ladies now! They're ladies! Both of 'em! What're the chances?! WHAT'RE THE CHANCES?!

  • Davi Mello de oliveira
    Davi Mello de oliveira 5 дней назад

    sou se fa queria saberporque nao saiu mais os filmes homens de preto

  • Alexander Yassin
    Alexander Yassin 5 дней назад

    I would have hated the matrix.

  • Jaclyn Ortiz
    Jaclyn Ortiz 5 дней назад

    Wild Wild West is the only Will Smith film I’ve never seen. Lol.

  • Eras Alams
    Eras Alams 5 дней назад

    2:05 that's what they call "visioneeerry" meen 😼

  • Rémi Jacquot
    Rémi Jacquot 5 дней назад

    Why is everyone hating wild wild West ? Havent seen it in some time but I always loved it

  • D'psalmist Funny Video Comedy House
    D'psalmist Funny Video Comedy House 6 дней назад

    I Love this! I gat some Hilarious Videos u Must Love to Watch😜😜

  • sly fly
    sly fly 6 дней назад

    no offence but the movie woulda sucked if you played neo, you could of passed for maybe dozer or the oracle

  • Txoov Siv Yis Puav Dai Taw Hais Qhov Tseeb

    If you did the matrix than ww west, you probably mess up two movies. I’m glad you only mess up ww west. Lol

    • ThatguyNice
      ThatguyNice 4 дня назад

      I feel the same way about Jar Jar Binx. Who said, "Meesa gonna ruin two good movies?"

  • Jack Rusio
    Jack Rusio 6 дней назад +15

    If Will was meant to be Neo... would Agent Smith be called Agent Anderson?

  • enima
    enima 6 дней назад

    Um I loved Wild Wild West. Great movie 😀

  • tikapaprika
    tikapaprika 6 дней назад

    It doesn’t make sense how people are commenting on Aladdin as if they saw the movie already. I wouldn’t pre-judge it. I’m excited to see it and I hope it turns out to be a great/enjoyable movie.

  • Shortahhsmurf ._
    Shortahhsmurf ._ 6 дней назад

    And the wild Wild West was good 😭

  • Shortahhsmurf ._
    Shortahhsmurf ._ 6 дней назад

    Actually u would’ve made it greater😭😭

  • Morrie Larsen
    Morrie Larsen 6 дней назад

    giant spiders, what was it like working with Jon Peters?

  • ugh, your mind
    ugh, your mind 6 дней назад

    not even gonna lie i could so see will being in the matrix but it’s still fine even if he wasnt

  • EternalChange
    EternalChange 6 дней назад

    For the record, Wild Wild West is pretty far up there in movies I love. So... not a mistake. Just saying.

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  • TiT0
    TiT0 6 дней назад

    Pense que en todo el video estaba reapeando el pinche will :v

  • CherryBoo65 Boone
    CherryBoo65 Boone 6 дней назад +1

    So basically they described a black Bruce Lee? 😂. My family loved Wild Wild West!