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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Will Smith's 'Focus' Replaces 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' On Top Of US Box Office After $6.4 Million Friday

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If you’d been wondering what it would take to knock Fifty Shades Of Grey off the top of the US box office, it turns out the answer was Will Smith. Smith returned to the big screen this weekend in con-man comedy Focus, which managed to steal the No. 1 spot from Fifty Shades which had been dominating theatres since its Valentine’s release’

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The comedy, which co-stars Margot Robbie now looks set to take around $20 by the end of the weekend, according to the Hollywood Reporter, after pulling in $6.4 million on its opening Friday. The film is something of a return to form for Smith who suffered a career blow when After Earth bombed in 2012.

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'Focus' Starring Will Smith Teaches The Art Of The Con

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To follow up their hit comedy Crazy Stupid Love, writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have merged the con-artist heist thriller with the romantic-comedy genre; a move that was Will Smith's first encouragement with getting involved with the movie.

Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus
Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in 'Focus'

Will Smith was drawn to the material both because of the filmmakers and the subject matter. "When I read Focus it was so interesting because it's so many different kinds of movie," he said. "Glenn and John completely ignore genre, so it's a heist film but then it will be a bizarre comedy for awhile and then it's really serious and there is great action. And then there's a wonderful love story in the centre of the film. We would be in scenes sometimes and we would be like, 'This is serious right?' and they'd be like, 'Yeah, but have fun with it.'"

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Focus Review


A very odd blend of caper action, dark drama and romantic comedy, this slickly made con-artist romp never quite finds its stride. There's a merciful vein of sharp wit in the script, thanks to writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) and a spiky performance from Margot Robbie. But Will Smith's presence leaves everything feeling rather tame, compromising his character by making him a nice-guy crook rather than the unpredictable black-comedy protagonist he really should have been.

It opens as the wide-eyed Jess (Robbie) approaches veteran grifter Nicky (Smith) about learning the art of the con. She follows him to New Orleans for some major pickpocketing and double-crossing in the run-up to a big football championship, but Nicky unceremoniously dumps her afterwards. Three years later, they meet again in Buenos Aires, where both appear to be running scams centred around the Formula One team owned by Garriga (Rodrigo Santoro), who's never far from his right-hand goon (Gerald McRaney). With help from his old pal Farhad (Adrian Martinez), Nicky sets out to run his sting. But Jess is a distraction, and the stakes are too high for him to take his eye off the game.

While it's one of the running gags, Nicky's soft centre is a serious problem here, making the movie feel like a vanity project for Smith, who seems far too determined to be sympathetic. (Ficarra and Requa know how to make an anti-hero likeable: see Bad Santa.) Instead, Smith is a jarring combination of beefy physicality, fast-talking thievery and squidgy emotions. Robbie is able to more effectively merge Jess' gung-ho personality with her gleeful criminality, but when they're both together on-screen it's impossible not to feel like everything about the characters' relationship is a big con. So we wait for the script to reveal its clever twists and turns. But they're surprisingly few and oddly inconsequential.

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Will Smith Returns to Form with Exciting, Sensual 'Focus'

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Last week we reported on an interview that Will Smith had given to Esquire in which he reflected on the commercial and critical disaster of After Earth - the 2013 science-fiction film that starred Smith and his son Jaden as humans settled on a new world, Nova Prime.

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"'Wild Wild West' was less painful than 'After Earth' because my son was involved in 'After Earth,' and I led him into it. That was excruciating," mused Smith.

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Picture - Will Smith and Jada Pinkett... Hollywood California United States, Wednesday 25th February 2015

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - The Los Angeles Premiere of "Focus" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 25th February 2015

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Will Smith - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' new film "Focus." The premiere was held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 25th February 2015

Picture - Will Smith and Margot Robbie... Los Angeles California United States, Tuesday 24th February 2015

Will Smith and Margot Robbie - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' new film "Focus." The premiere was held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 24th February 2015

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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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