Hugo Weaving (April 4, 1960- ) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Agent Smith in the The Matrix and as Elrond in The Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. He gained his first experience as a voice actor in the Babe films, where he played Rex the sheepdog, the titular hero's foster father.
In one universe, he's really an undercover agent working for Sector Seven, trying to hide the N.B.E.s from the public and covering it up by acting in fictional movies, like that thing with the jewelry or the internet that plugs into your brain. This is all, of course, to keep you from seeing the upcoming historical documentary. Or make you see it. Either way works.
In the Sector Seven ARG, Transformers (2007) and all related fiction, materials, and promotional materials are actually a counter-information campaign designed to discredit leaks and cover up the existence of N.B.E.s by presenting the facts about them as fictional events. It is suggested that Generation 1 was a similar campaign.
- During a television interview on June 13th, 2007 in Australia on the Tenn Network's news hour, director Michael Bay stated that Weaving had recorded his lines as Megatron in Australia while Bay directed him from the U.S. using ichat, and thus, he had never actually met the actor.