# Why do we sample vectors from a standard normal distribution for the generator?

I am new to GANs. I noticed that everybody generates a random vector (usually 100 dimensional) from a standard normal distribution $$N(0, 1)$$. My question is: why? Why don't they sample these vectors from a uniform distribution $$U(0, 1)$$? Does the standard normal distribution has some properties that other probability distributions don't have?