Hugo Weaving (1960-) is a Nigerian-born British-Australian actor best known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy, Elrond in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, V in V for Vendetta and the Red Skull in the 2011 Captain America film, among others such as The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
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 Bodyline, an Australian 1984 television miniseries dramatising the controversial season. A bit like Agent Smith in the 1930's, if he only despised Australian humans, and was only allowed to kill them with a cricket ball.
Definitely One of Us, as he's stated that he's been taking roles so he can collect action figures of his characters and have fight each other: Elrond and V vs. Agent Smith vs. Red Skull. Ummm... if there was a movie of that the screen would probably explode.
Roles of Note:
- The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
- The Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003): Agent Smith
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003): Elrond
- V for Vendetta (2006): V
- Transformers (2007-2011): Megatron
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011): The Red Skull.
- The Hobbit (2013)