Reeves threw himself into training for the movie and its sequels, putting those skills to use in recent films "Man of Tai Chi" (which he also directed) and "47 Ronin." His post-"Matrix" film slate includes "Constantine," "Something's Gotta Give," and "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Reeves also produced the 2012 documentary "Side by Side," where he interviewed directors Christopher Nolan and George Lucas. His assassin thriller "John Wick" comes out later this year.
Since recruiting and schooling Neo in the art of Matrix-bashing, Fishburne has gone on to star in the sequels, as well as "Mystic River," "Akeelah and the Bee" and "Assault on Precinct 13." He also played Perry White in "Man of Steel," a role he'll reprise in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" film. After a three-year stint on "CSI," he landed the role of Jack Crawford on NBC's "Hannibal." His next film, "The Signal," hits theaters in June.
Moss became every geek's poster girl after her role as the badass leather- and spandex-clad female warrior, Trinity. She returned for both sequels but hasn't landed as juicy a role since, even being relegated to playing Shia LaBeouf's mother in 2007''s "Disturbia." She co-starred on the short-lived series "Vegas" and appeared in this year's "Pompeii."
Fortunately for Weaving, Neo's human-hating nemesis is just one role in a busy career. He returned for both sequels, then jumped aboard another massive trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings," as grumpy elf Elrond, who appears again in "The Hobbit" films. Although masked throughout the movie, he was "V" in "V for Vendetta." He also provided the voice of Megatron in the "Transformers" films and took on multiple roles in the Wachowskis' 2012 epic "Cloud Atlas."
Besides playing traitorous Cypher, Joey Pants's many films include "Memento," "Bad Boys," and "The Fugitive." He'd previously starred in the Wachowskis' 1996 thriller "Bound." Post-"Matrix," he played Ralphie on "The Sopranos," which earned him a 2003 Emmy. He revealed his battle with depression in 2007 and founded the non-profit organization No Kidding, Me Too! to raise awareness of the issue.
As the team's operator and a "natural-born son of Zion," Chong was one of the most likable characters in the movie. He didn't make it to the sequels, after reportedly demanding too much money, and was replaced by Link, played by Harold Perrineau. The actor (who took adopted pop Tommy Chong's name at age 18), has since appeared in "The Crow: Wicked Prayer" and guested on "Numb3rs" and "Burn Notice."
Outside of "The Matrix," the New Zealand native's still best known for his role in 1993's "Once Were Warriors" and its 1999 sequel, "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?" His acting credits since have been sparse: He turned to directing with the New Zealand music documentary series "Songs From The Inside."
Since playing Switch (the only rebel clad in all white), Australian actress McClory has continued to star in Aussie TV series, including "The Doctor Blake Mysteries" and "Corridors of Power." She's also starred in four films by her husband, director Jon Hewitt, including "Redball" and "Acolytes."
Parker (who played good-guy Dozer), co-starred in "The Marine" with John Cena and in "Spartacus: War of the Damned" as rebel slave Sanus. From 2010-2011, he starred as a detective on the web series "The Resolve," and is currently filming the movie adaptation.
Mouse was the youngest crew member who had a thing for the lady in the red dress. Doran, an Aussie native, also had a small part as the colorfully named "Elan Sleazebaggano" in "Attack of the Clones." He starred on a few Australian series, including "Always Greener" and "All Saints." He co-directed and starred in the 2011 thriller "Found Footage."
Foster played the wise, cookie-baking Oracle in "The Matrix" and the first sequel, "The Matrix Reloaded," but died of diabetes in 2001 at age 67. The role was recast with "I'll Fly Away"'s Mary Alice, who had shared the stage with Foster in the 1995 production of "Having Our Say." Foster was an award-winning theater actress who was married to "The Mod Squad"'s Clarence Williams III from 1967 to 1984.
Besides playing a dreaded Agent in "The Matrix," Goddard is known to sci-fi fans as Stark, from "Farscape." He also appeared in the Kate Winslet film "Holy Smoke" and the movie "Babe" (as the Hoggett's son-in-law). He has also served as an acting coach on "Australia's Next Top Model."
These days, "Agent Jones" is better known as Sheriff Walt Longmire on the A&E series "Longmire." Between those two career-defining roles, he starred on the British series "Ballykissangel" and appeared in the films "Ned Kelly" and "Long Weekend". He just wrapped "Focus" with Will Smith and re-teamed with Hugo Weaving for the Aussie thriller "Healing."
Nicodemou had a brief but memorable role as the girl whose "Alice in Wonderland" tattoo persuades Neo to "follow the white rabbit." She's starred on the Aussie soap opera "Home and Away" since 2000 and won the Australian version of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2004.
The Wachowskis chose this influential Chinese martial-arts choreographer and film director after seeing his work in 1994's "Fist of Legend." After "The Matrix"'s thrilling wirework made him an (almost) household name, he went on to choreograph more legendary sequences in the "Matrix" sequels, as well as "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" for Ang Lee, and "Kill Bill" for Quentin Tarantino. He worked with Reeves again on 2013's "Man of Tai Chi."
"The Matrix" made Lana (formerly Larry) and Andy Wachowski some of the most highly sought-after filmmakers in Hollywood. The sequels were less well-received, and their next films, "Speed Racer" and "Cloud Atlas," disappointed. Larry made headlines when he transitioned to Lana, making her the first high-profile transgender director. Their next film is "Jupiter Ascending," starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.