I like to browse IMDB for random info about actors I follow and the other day I came across a very interesting tidbit. Well a few things: First regarding Johnny Depp: Then Will Smith: I loved the Matrix movies. Knowing these two tidbits annoys me though. Apparently one of my favorite movie trilogies could have been much, MUCH better. Seriously had Johnny Depp or Will Smith played the role of Neo the entire movie would have been different. Mainly there would have been a lot less "Whoa" and a lot more better acting. Does anybody else think these movies would have been better with either Johnny Depp or Will Smith playing Neo? Will Smith's wife was actually in the 2nd and 3rd movies as Naobe. I wonder if that decision was based at all on the fact that they originally wanted Will Smith in the movie. Don't get me wrong I liked the movies as is but Keanu Reeves is so dry as an actor. It almost worked for his advantage in these movies because he comes across as very naive. I'd credit his brilliant acting for that but actually that's how he is in every movie he's ever been in. So out of these two mentioned, who would you rather have seen play Neo if one of these would have worked out? Depp or Smith?