Keanu Reeves’ ‘The Matrix’ Co-Star Had Liposuction For the Movie and the Studio Never Paid Him Back

The Matrix set a precedent for Hollywood actors training in martial arts. After Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Laurence Fishburne did it, Matt Damon trained for The Bourne Identity, the Charlie’s Angels did it, Uma Thurman did it for Kill Bill, and more. The leads of The Matrix built on their physiques. Some of their costars needed a little more help.

L-R: Keanu Reeves, Robert Taylor and Carrie-Anne Moss | Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images

The book Best. Movie. Year. Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen obviously includes a chapter on The Matrix. Author Brian Raftery interviewed the cast of The Matrix and found out one actor asked Warner Bros. to pay for his cosmetic surgery, and they never did.