Will Smith is currently appearing in the box office ‘I Am Legend’. A post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence. Smith plays virologist Robert Neville, who thinks he may be Earth’s only human not affected by a man-made virus. We’ve compiled a list of 10 facts about Will, currently the biggest box office draw in Hollywood.
Birth Name : Willard Christopher Smith Jr.
Date of Birth : 25
September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Power : Newsweek have called Will Smith the
most powerful actor on the planet, after he conquered all three forms of
entertainment in America, TV, music and cinema.
Parents : Will’s mother Caroline worked on
a school board, while his father Willard owned a refrigeration company.
Rapping : Smith began rapping when he met
DJ Jazzy Jeff at a party when they were in their teens. He won a Grammy when he
was just 20.
Reality Show : Smith and his wife Jada
Pinkett Smith created the sitcom ‘All of Us’ in 2003, which was loosely based
on their lives. The show lasted four seasons.
Riches : Despite almost facing bankruptcy
in his early twenties, he has consistently listed in Fortune Magazine’s
“Richest 40” list of the forty wealthiest Americans under the age of
Regrets : Will admits that one of his
biggest movie regrets is turning down the role of Neo in ‘The Matrix’, he also
admits that he regrets making the 1999 film ‘Wild Wild West’.
Record Breaker : Will gained a place in the
Guinness book of records in 2005 for the most public appearances in 12 hours
during promotions for ‘Hitch’.
I am legend : Smith said he found this
movie to be his toughest challenge since portraying Muhammad Ali. He is alone
on screen for the first half of the film. He said that “when you’re on
your own, it is kind of hard to find conflict.”