[[caption-width-right:300:We've had our eye on you for quite some time now, Mr. Weaving...]]
->''"Initially I probably didn't even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it's a total imaginary world."''

Hugo Wallace Weaving (born April 4, 1960) is a Nigerian-born British-Australian actor best known for playing [[MesACrowd Agent]] [[BigBad Smith]] in ''Film/TheMatrix'' trilogy, [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elrond]] in Creator/PeterJackson's adaptation of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', [[BombThrowingAnarchist V]] in ''Film/VForVendetta'', [[TransformingMecha Megatron]] in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', and the ComicBook/RedSkull in the 2011 ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', among others such as ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert''.

For Australians over a certain age, he will also be remembered for his portrayal of 1932-33 Ashes series English cricket captain Douglas Jardine in ''Series/{{Bodyline}}'', an Australian 1984 television miniseries dramatising the controversial season. A bit like Agent Smith in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930's]], if he only despised [[ArchEnemy Australian]] humans, and was [[ImprovisedWeapon only allowed to kill them with a cricket ball]].

Undeniably OneOfUs, as he has said that the reason he played characters like [[Film/LordOfTheRings Elrond]] and [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith]] was to get action figures made out of his characters so he could [[AwesomeDearBoy make them fight each other.]] Nonetheless he has also expressed [[MoneyDearBoy particular indifference]] to his roles as Megatron and the Red Skull.

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!!Roles of Note:

* ''Proof'' (1991) -- Martin (won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role)
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' (1994) -- Anthony "Tick" Belrose
* ''Film/{{Babe}}'' (1995) -- Rex
* ''The Interview'' (1998) -- Eddie Rodney Fleming (won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role)
* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' Trilogy (1999-2003) -- Agent Smith
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' Trilogy (2001-2003) and ''Film/TheHobbit'' (2012-2014) -- Elrond
* ''Little Fish'' (2005) -- Lionel Dawson (won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role)
* ''Film/VForVendetta'' (2005) -- V
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' (2006) -- Noah
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' (2007-2011) -- Megatron
* ''Last Ride'' (2009) -- Kev
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' (2010) -- Abberline
* ''Oranges and Sunshine'' (2010) -- Jack
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheGuardiansTheOwlsOfGaHoole'' (2010) -- Noctus and Grimble
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (2011) -- The Red Skull
* ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' (2012) -- [[ActingForTwo Half]] [[PsychoForHire the]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain bad]] [[KnightTemplar guys]], [[BattleaxeNurse one bad ''woman'']], and a couple other characters.
* ''The Turning'' (2013) -- Bob Lang
* ''Film/HacksawRidge'' (2016) -- Tom Doss