Way, way back in 1999, the sci-fi action movie The Matrix
seemed to come out of nowhere and change cinema forever with it's combination of high-concept and ground-breaking special effects. It made a superstar out of a perfectly cast Keanu Reeves
, but we have learnt over the last few years that the reason this match made in Hollywood heaven came to be is because a host of other actors said no.
Well, add Brad Pitt
to that list, as the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
star has now revealed that he too turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix
all those years ago.
"I did pass on The Matrix
. I took the red pill. That's the only one I'm naming ... I wasn't offered two or three. Only the first one. Just to clarify that. I come from a place, maybe it's my upbringing, if I didn't get it,