10 Things You Didn't Know About Will Smith

This is a story all about how his life got flip-turned upside down.

With fans all very excited for Will Smith's role in the up-and-coming Suicide Squad film release, it seems fitting to delve a little deeper into the actors life to find out a few things about him that even the hardcore fans amongst you might not already know. Will Smith, born Willard Carroll 'Will' Smith Jr in 1968, has seen his career grow from being a moderately successful rap artist into what Newsweek described as "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Having enjoyed success in television, film and music, Will Smith is held dear in many of our hearts, namely for his role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and since then, for many award winning big screen productions. Will Smith was ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes; as of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts. More so, as of 2014, his films have grossed $6.6 billion in global box office. He's been nominated for various acting awards, and is the only actor to have stared in eight box office films where he was consecutively the lead actor. He made us laugh in The Fresh Prince, cry in Seven Pounds and The Pursuit of Happiness, and had us screaming for his life in I Robot. His kids are growing up and frequently in the news, and he looks like a pretty cool dad. But what about behind the headlines? Here are ten things you didn't know about the actor, which might make him even more interesting to fans than he already is.
In this post: 
Will Smith
 
Posted On: 
Contributor
Contributor

I love Stephen King and music festivals; I eat my toast upside down; I daydream about getting married probably a bit too much; and I wish every day for a pet sausage dog puppy (who never materialises – sob).

Discussion