In the Matrix, Cypher's real name (as revealed by the Agent he is dealing with) is Mr. Reagan. Is this intended as an intentional reference to former actor and former President Ronald Reagan?
For one thing, Cypher claims he wants to be someone important, "like an actor". Reagan, obviously, was not only an actor, but President of the United States. Even more interesting, Cypher is a traitor to his companions from Zion, giving the Agents information in return for being plugged back in. During the Cold War, Ronald Reagan provided information to the FBI on fellow actors he believed to be communists.
How much, if any, of Cypher's character was intended as a reference to Ronald Reagan? Have the Wachowskis ever addressed these similarities?