Life Brad Pitt refused leading role in The Matrix By weekster Posted on January 26, 2020 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Although he has many major roles to his name and not to complain about offers, Brad Pitt has sometimes said “no” to a role in a film that became quite successful throughout his career. He thanked for playing the character Neo in The Matrix, a role that eventually went to Kenau Reeves. This reports The Daily Mail. “He belonged to someone else” “I feel that that role was never really meant for me, and it turned out. He belonged to someone else, I really believe that,” said Brad. The reason Pitt did not want to do the film was because the recordings partly overlapped with those of Fight Club in 1998. In addition to Brad, Will Smith was also asked for the role, who also thanked because the filming of his Wild Wild West.