Will Smith

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Will Smith (born Willard Christopher Smith Jr., 25.9.1968)
Will Smith is an American actor and film producer as well as a rapper. He is renowned as one of the highest-earning and most powerful actors in the world.

Will Smith: Net worth
Will Smith has earnings of $32 million. (Forbes, 2014)

Will Smith: Childhood
Will Smith was born in West Philadelphia, to Caroline Smith and Willard Christopher Smith Snr. He was raised as a Baptist and when he was 13, his parents separated, though they did not divorce until he was 32 years old.
As a teen, he was nicknamed 'The Fresh Prince' and he began rapping with his friend Jeff Townes, who is better known as DJ Jazzy Jeff. Townes would mix and scratch records, whilst Smith was in charge of the lyrics.

Will Smith: Career
Will Smith's career in the entertainment business started out as one half of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. They also worked with Ready Rock C, the human beatboxer. They released a number of radio-friendly tracks, such as 'Summertime' and 'Parents Just Don't Understand'. During his early career, Smith failed to pay his income tax fully. The Inland Revenue eventually caught up with him and retrieved $2.8 million's worth of his possessions and money.
In 1996, after a hiatus from his music career to concentrate on acting, Smith returned to music as a solo artist. His first album, Big Willie Style was a massive commercial success and launched the singles 'Getting' Jiggy Wit It' and 'Just The Two Of Us'.
Will Smith's second solo album, released in 1999 was Willenium. The album featured the track 'Wild Wild West', a collaboration with Kool Moe Dee and Dru Hill.
Smith's third and fourth albums were Born to Reign and Lost and Found, released in 2002 and 2005 respectively.
When he was near the point of bankruptcy, NBC signed Will Smith to a contract, and constructed the sitcom the Fresh Prince of Bel Air around him. The series also starred Tatyana Ali and James Avery and was hugely successful.
His major film debut came in 1993's Six Degrees Of Separation, which also starred Donald Sutherland and Ian McKellan. He followed this up with his big screen breakthrough, Bad Boys, an action film which also starred Martin Lawrence and was a huge box office hit.
In 1996, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ended. Will Smith then began focusing not only on his solo music career but also on major league blockbuster movies. In 1996, he starred as a fighter pilot in Independence Day, alongside Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid.
Smith then went on to work alongside Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black the year after and the film became a global success. Will Smith status as a Hollywood favourite escalated, as did his earning potential.
In 1998, Will Smith starred in Enemy of the State, opposite Gene Hackman. Smith was then offered the main role of Neo in The Matrix but rejected the role in favour of the opportunity to star in Wild Wild West. The science-fiction comedy film was a flop, though Smith claims not to regret the decision and has publicly praised Keanu Reeves' performance in the Matrix films.
Despite the failure of Wild Wild West, Will Smith's career took an upturn when he starred in two sequels, Men In Black II and Bad Boys II. He then took the lead role in Hitch, opposite Eva Mendes, followed by I, Robot, another science-fiction film.
2001 was a pivotal year for Will Smith, when he was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the biopic, Ali. Five years later, he received another Oscar nomination when he played the role of Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness. The film also stars his son, Jaden Smith, as well as the actress Thandie Newton.
Between 2003 and 2007, Will Smith, along with his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, worked on the sitcom All Of Us, which was loosely based on their lives.
2007 was another successful year for Will Smith when he appeared in I Am Legend, an apocalyptic science fiction film. His daughter in the film is played by his real life daughter, Willow.
In 2008, he appeared in superhero movie 'Hancock' with Charlize Theron and also 'Seven Pounds' opposite Rosario Dawson, Octavia Spencer and Woody Harrelson.
In 2012, he starred in 'Men in Black III' reprising his role as Agent J. The following year he appeared with his son Jayden in the sci-fi movie 'After Earth'.

Will Smith: Personal Life
Will Smith married his first wife Sheree Zampino in 1992 with whom he had a son named Trey Smith. They subsequently divorced in 1995.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett married in 1997. They have a son, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, born in 1998 and a daughter, Willow Camille Reign Smith.
Though raised Baptist, he no longer identifies with any religion, though has an enormous amount of respect for Scientology. He is also a strong supporter of same-sex marriage.
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Annie

18th December 2014 -

 Movie Review

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Will Smith And Cameron Diaz Arrive At The NY Premiere Of 'Annie' - Part 3

9th December 2014 -

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The New York premiere of 'Annie', held at the Ziegfeld Theater, was a star-studded affair, with appearances from producer Will Smith, star Cameron Diaz and singer Sia Furler - who has re-recorded original 'Annie' song...

Casting For 2016's 'Suicide Squad' Announced

4th December 2014 -

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3rd December 2014 -

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Roland Emmerich Returning to Direct 'Independence Day 2'

28th November 2014 -

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Nearly 20 years after the original sci-fi epic, Roland Emmerich has signed on to direct Independence Day 2 for 20th Century Fox. Dean Devlin, producer of the original movie starring Will Smith, is also returning...

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18th November 2014 -

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24th October 2014 -

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If anything's going to cheer you up today, let it be the heartwarming video for Sia's rendition of 'Annie' song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile'. Released ahead of the movie re-boot, it's got...

Will Smith Moving Forward with TV Version of 'Hitch'

23rd October 2014 -

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Remember the Will Smith movie, Hitch? It was ok. A little predictable, but ultimately a half-decent comedy. Smith played a dating doctor who claimed his services could match anyone with their soul mate in just...

New Teaser For "Focus" Shows Will Smith And Margot Robbie As The Coolest Con Artists Ever [Trailer]

10th October 2014 -

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Will Smith and Margot Robbie co-star in Focus, an intense crime tail about a con-artist, who takes a promising young “intern” under his wing ahead of the biggest hit of his career. Plot twist during...

Focus

10th October 2014 -

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Nicky Spurgeon is a genius when it comes to his work as a con man in the criminal underworld but decides to take on an intern in the form of the beautiful, blonde, aspiring criminal...

Jeff Goldblum Says ‘Independence Day’ Sequel “Is Brewing”.

8th October 2014 -

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In 1996 Independence Day, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, took over $817 million at the worldwide box office and amassed a legion of die-heard fans. So the question for the past 18 years has...

Amber Heard In, Matthew McConaughey Out Of 'Magic Mike XXL'

21st September 2014 -

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Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as strip club owner Dallas in the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL. The 2015 film may have lost one of its biggest stars but...

Martin Lawrence Confirms 'Bad Boys 3'

14th August 2014 -

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It’s official: Bad Boys 3 is happening. Martin Lawrence all but confirmed the movie when he sat down with Conan O’ Brien to promote his new television show, Partners.Martin Lawrence [L] and Will Smith [R]...

Robin Thicke's New Album Titled 'Paula': Ten More Cringe-Worthy Album Titles

13th June 2014 -

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In perhaps the most audacious and downright ridiculous move the music business has witnessed in the last few years, singer Robin Thicke has announced his new album will carry the title of Paula, which by...

Could Will Smith's Role In Ridley Scott's NFL Drama Land Him His First Academy Award?

6th June 2014 -

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Will Smith is in talks to star in Ridley Scott’s upcoming NFL drama, currently untitled. Will he be doing a Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson style coach role or starring as a player/retired player?...

Will Smith Lands Lead Role In NFL Concussion Drama Based On 'Game Brain' Article

5th June 2014 -

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Will Smith is set to star in another sports-based movie.But this time the 45 year-old actor won't be playing the athlete, he will be portraying an expert dealing with concussions in the NFL, Variety reports.The...

Will Smith To Star In NFL Drama Based on 'Game Brain' Concussion Article

4th June 2014 -

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Will Smith is close to signing up for Peter Landesman's untitled drama about the NFL's concussion problem, based on the GQ article Game Brain. Ridley Scott will produce for his Scott Free production company.Will Smith...

Jada Smith Reacts To Controversial Photo Of Her Daughter, Willow, And Moises Arias

11th May 2014 -

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Jada Smith has reacted to a photograph her daughter Willow, aged 13, took whilst on a bed with a 20-year-old actor. The image was posted on actor Moises Arias’ Instagram account and showed Willow lying...

Will And Jada Pinkett-Smith Step Up To Defend Willow's Questionable Instagram Shot With 20-Year-Old Actor

8th May 2014 -

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After a picture of 13-year-old Willow Smith, lounging on a bed next to 20-year-old actor Moises Arias hit the web, gossip blogs practically exploded. Speculation is rampant on what the relationship between the two is...

MPTF's Night Before The Oscars Pulling Out Of Partnership With Beverly Hills Hotel

7th May 2014 -

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In recent years, besides the glamour, celebrities and red carpet fashion at the Oscars, the show’s ethics have also been put into the spotlight. This year, The Night Before The Oscars, the biggest charity event...

Pacino as Han Solo?! Actors Who Turned Down Brilliant Roles And Probably Regretted It

18th March 2014 -

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Keanu Reeves as Neo, Tom Hanks as Forest Gump - sometimes in Hollywood an actor plays a role so perfectly you would have thought it was written specially for them. Well more often than not,...

Keith Richards, Billy Crystal, The Fonz: The Celebrity Children's Book Author Club

12th March 2014 -

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OK, so Keith Richards has released a children’s book called ‘Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar’, which was inspired by his own childhood and first experiences with music. There...

The 'Annie' Remake: EVERYTHING You Need To Know

6th March 2014 -

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The first trailer for the ‘Annie’ remake has finally been released and sees the classic tale given a throughly modern update. Since the film won’t be out until December that means there’s plenty of time...

Will and Jaden Smith Win Razzie Award For Worst Acting Combo

2nd March 2014 -

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The annual Razzie Awards celebrated their 34th year of the most terrible movies during the year on Saturday in Los Angeles. There were quite a few movies that were nominated for awards which featured well-known...

Winter's Tale

20th February 2014 -

 Movie Review

The fact that this magical romance has been retitled A New York Winter's Tale in the UK tells you what the filmmakers think of the audience: we can't be trusted to get anything on our...

It's Not Unusual To Still Love 'The Carlton Dance', As Jimmy Fallon And Will Smith Show [Video]

18th February 2014 -

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Jimmy Fallon has exploded into his new hosting role on The Tonight Show, replacing the former host of two decades, Jay Leno. If Fallon was feeling nervous, he wasn't showing any signs as he leapt...

Jimmy Fallon Makes Unforgettable Tonight Show Debut

18th February 2014 -

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon. Fallon’s first ever Tonight broadcast, live from New York, finally happened, capping off months of promotion. Now it’s time for a rundown.Fallon’s opening monologue...

'Winter's Tale' Receives Icy Critical Reception

16th February 2014 -

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Winter's Tale, also known as A New York Winter's Tale, has failed to warm the hearts of critics following its Valentine's Day release.Colin Farrell stars in Winter's Tale as Peter Lake.The film has a stellar...

Valentine's Day, Celeb Style: 10 of Hollywood's Longest Marriages

14th February 2014 -

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Hollywood couples are not exactly known for their ability to stay together and having two actors in a relationship is usally a clash of massive egos. However there are some couples who have managed to...

For All Its Candor, "Winter's Tale" Falls Flat With Critics

14th February 2014 -

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Winter’s Tale (not to be confused with the Shakespeare play) starring Colin Farrell, premieres today to high expectations. For writer/director Akiva Goldsman, it’s been a labor of love, but a long and complicated one. Goldsman...

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"I wonder how Will is going to hide the fact that he is bisexual and prefers men to women for sex? His wife has left a long line of female lovers along the way and it is a known fact the Will has used several top notch male prostitues . votaciones presidenciales

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Will SMith is thinking about running for a political office........"Maybe even the presidency!"I wonder how Will is going to hide the fact that he is bisexual and prefers men to women for sex? His wife has left a long line of female lovers along the way and it is a known fact the Will has used several top notch male prostitues . On the outside, both he and his wife appear to be the perfect couple with the perfect family...but in real life they both prefer and have sex with the opposite sex. I guess they will fit right in with the rest of the politicians and their vices in Wasington.

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Hitler is a good person, with a twisted logic! The fab actor has allegedly stated and it does sound like something that he would say! Of course had Mr Smith been on the receiving end of such twisted logic he would have asked "why?". That simple question is asked every day by the victims of such "twisted logic", not just survivors of the Halocaust. There is no rational answer to the actions of perveyors of distrust and cruelty. Not even angels can rationalise the darkness, it leads to confusion. Darkness breeds fear, injustice and oppression. The skill of dark hearts lies in their intellectual ability to mask their true nature. I think this is what Mr Smith means. Hitler was "nice" like all awful people, they excel at being "nice" in order to spread their dark messages. That is why survivors use the concept of evil to describe something that is beyond proper logic and reason. In recognition of the innocence of such victims, for it is true, that the darkness attacks the Light. That makes scientists, philosophers and academics and of course the Jewish Nation perveyors of Light during the Halocaust. It also makes the 9 million so called "witches" who were executed by the Vatican across Europe during the era of the Inquisitions, perveyors of Light.Anywhere where darkness strikes, there is something precious to the Light at stake. The darkness is recognised by its cruel and violent habits. Will Smith is definately a Light heart, he cannot see anything other than the actuality of his own essential nature.The Christmas festival is an adaption of a real spiritual happening that the "witches" paid hommage to. God the Mother blesses Her children in all dimensional realitites, She sends out Her Ray of Love in the hope that some of mankind will open their hearts and absorb it. The ensign of the Mother is a four pointed radiant star, artists have made the star a focal point at this time of year, it holds a dearer place in our experiencing than the birth of a spiritual leader 2000 years ago. The five pointed star represents spiritual ego-consciousness, a reflection of Mother within us all.

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WILL SMITH IS VERY SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Will Smith is an all around great person. He is greatly admirable and well respected. He is the "box office king" and has fame worldwide. I think he is one of the most respected celebrities. There aren't tabloids with false stories spilling out everywhere. Like, other actors get scrutinized for pictures of them being friendly to a women, but that doesn't happen for the Fresh Prince. He has gained the respect from the public for being himself and that is honorable. He is absolutely beautiful.

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