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20 Things You Might Not Know About "The Matrix"
Important facts about the best film of the '90s.
"The Matrix" grossed over $460 million worldwide
The film won a total of 32 awards including four Oscars
Bullet Time wasn't invented by "The Matrix"
But it has been parodied by everyone since
Both Will Smith and Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Neo
Keanu was in a neck brace while learning to fight for the film
He also climbed out of that window for real...
... and lost 15 pounds to prepare for the pod scene
Morpheus is based on a Neil Gaiman character
The Oracle has a history
Everyone had to do their background reading
The soundtrack was inspired by... mirrors
There's an homage to Bruce Lee
"The Matrix" timeline takes place over 19 months
'The Matrix Defense' is an actual legal term
The shootout scene syncs perfectly with Lou Bega's 'Mambo No. 5'
Agent Smith also starred in "Happy Feet"
Morpheus was in "Apocalypse Now"
Trinity has a special keepsake from the film set
Most importantly, "The Matrix" could be real...
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