12 interesting facts about Will Smith

Will Smith is one of the most Successful, versatile and talented actors in Hollywood. From a Singer to TV actor to a successful journey in Hollywood is inspiring. He has given us the movies which will be remembered in the History of Cinema.

We loved him in ‘Independence Day’ but he amazed us in ‘Ali’, He made us all empathize and cry for him through his sadness and happyness in ‘Pursuit Of Happyness’.

Here are some interesting facts about Will Smith

#1

That’s not true…is it?

Will Smith from Fresh Prince

Smith had no idea how to act until day one of shooting the show.The Fresh Prince‘s executive producer, Quincy Jones, confirmed that “Will had never acted before Fresh Prince, but after a 15-minute read through, we knew he was our guy.

#2

We love your Swag Will Smith

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Freshman

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Freshman

Before getting into acting, Smith had a successful career as a musician, known as The Fresh Prince, and the MC in the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.

#3

This guy had his taxes due…in millions!

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Smith owed the government $2.8 million (DOLLARS) prior to filming. Seems like this guy learned how to earn but didn’t learn about spending the moolah! Having mismanaged his rapping cash flow, Smith owed the government almost three million dollars (whoa) before starring in The Fresh Prince. “There’s nothing more sobering than having six cars and a mansion one day and you can’t even buy gas for the cars the next,” Will said of his money troubles.

#4

High on success

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Beginning with “Men in Black II” (2002) and ending with “Hancock” (2008), Smith starred in eight consecutive $100M+ grossing movies, an incredible stretch and a record.

#5

Multi talented star

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In 1988, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince won the first ever Grammy award in the Rap category.

#6

Bad Boys were really Good

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The actor’s first major film role was in the drama “Six Degrees of Separation” (1993). He followed it up with the hit blockbuster “Bad Boys” (1995) opposite Martin Lawrence. “Bad Boys” was also Michael Bay’s directorial feature debut.

#7

Missed an Oscar but won our hearts

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Smith has been nominated for two Best Actor Oscars, for “Ali” (2001) and “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006), but he has yet to take home the prize.

#8

Love from the past

Sheree Flecther and Will Smith

Before his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor was married to Sheree Fletcher for three years in the early ’90s. They had one child together, Trey.

#9

Game changer indeed

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Due to his free-spending ways, Smith nearly went bankrupt in his early twenties. Luckily, the hit tv series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” soon got off the ground, and the rest is history.

#10

I go color blind when I try my hands at Rubik

Still from the movie 'Pursuit of Happyness'

In both “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” Smith solves a Rubik’s Cube. This is a real talent of his, and he’s even done it on live television in under a minute.

#11

Will Smith as Neo?

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The actor turned down the role of Neo in “The Matrix.” Instead, he took the lead role in “Wild Wild West” (1999), the first commercial disappointment of Smith’s career and one of the actor’s few regrets.

#12

First ‘Ali’, How about ‘Obama’?

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President Barack Obama has stated that he would like Smith to play him if there were ever a film about his life. President Obama has also acknowledged that the two have, in fact, discussed the possibility.

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