Can you imagine anyone other than Jeanu Reeves wooooowwwwwing their way through the Matrix? Although not exactly the best actor of his generation it’s hard to say that he did a bad job. Neo and Keanu fit together pretty well.
And Will Smith thinks the same, meaning he holds no regrets over turning down the role of Neo.
He has been quoted as saying “That’s the role Keanu was born to play. When I watch the movie and I see the choices he made, there are a hundred occasions when I think, ‘I would have messed that up.'”
Would you have liked to see Will in the role? I think he would have done pretty good.