The Matrix was a 1999 science fiction film starring that was the first of the Matrix film francise starring Keanu Reeves. The film's special effects influenced Hollywood filmakers, and the use of slow-motion, spinning camera angles and bullet time effects have been parodied in multiple productions as well. Entertainment Weekly named the character of Morpheus as one of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years.
- In The Muppet Show Comic Book: Pigs in Space, Link Hogthrob does a slow motion kick-around with sunglasses while fighting off an army of Chickens in a nod to the film.
- Greg Blandy provided stunts for the flim
- Ian Bliss played Bane in The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
- David Bowers played a gang member in Matrix Revolutions
- Laurence Fishburne played Morpheus
- David Franklin played a maitre D' in The Matrix Reloaded
- Paul Goddard played Agent Brown
- Deni Gordon played a priestess
- Jada Pinkett Smith played Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
- Bruce Spence played the Trainman in the video game Enter the Matrix and the film Matrix Revolutions
- Gina Torres played Cas in The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
- Hugo Weaving played Agent Smith
- Laurence Woodward played a guard