Wild Wild West
By 1999, Will Smith was at the peak of his acting career with movies like Independence Day and Men in Black already proving his success at the box office. You’d think he would keep the momentum going by snagging The Matrix as his next movie role.
But nah, he chose Wild Wild West, a flat action comedy that was almost universally panned by critics.
Now granted, revisiting Wild Wild West today can probably conjure feelings of nostalgia and campy memories. But all in all, even Will Smith knew he made a bad move. Peep his story of how he dropped The Matrix for Wild Wild West above.