Weaving was cast as the quietly menacing character Agent Smith. The actor has made a hefty career being cast in smash franchises. After his star-turn in The Matrix, the actor also hit pay dirt in The Lord of the Rings film series as well as with voice work for video games and animated films like Happy Feet. This year he will star in The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
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