I noticed this last week when Captain America came out in theaters. Hugo Weaving has been a part of virtually every major blockbuster franchise in the last two decades. Granted, Hugo does a lot of stage work and has done mostly small films which gets him little publicity but since 1999 he's been taking part in a lot of blockbuster movies.
Starting in 1999, he played Agent Smith in The Matrix and its sequels. His delivery of lines like, “Mister Anderson, we’ve missed you.” is so creepy cool it makes me feel like I just got molested by a very congenial and proper pedophile. I almost want to apologize to him for it.
Then he went on to play Elrond in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as reprising the role for both parts of The Hobbit set to come out in 2012.
He's also the voice of Megatron in the Transformers trilogy.
Now, he's The Red Skull in Captain America and possibly The Avengers. Couple that with the fact that he played V in V for Vendetta and you've got the comic book films as well as the summer popcorn flicks. He's like a Geek God. Weaving is basically the Will Smith/Harrison Ford of the 21st century.