"I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived." - Will Smith


Facts from IMDB



1/25. Turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix (1999).


2/25. Will was a millionaire before the age of 20.

3/25. He once stated that in his whole career, he most regrets turning down the part of Neo in The Matrix and the film that he most regrets making was Wild Wild West.

4/25. He enjoys playing chess.

5/25. Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

6/25. As a public role model, he hosted the Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Youth, as part of the Gala for President Bill Clinton.

7/25. Graduate of Philly's legendary Overbrook High School, whose alumni include Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Lear, Wali 'Wonder' Jones, Walt Hazzard, The Dovells, The Orlons,Dee Dee Sharp, etc. and, in tribute to his student years there, his production company is called Overbrook Entertainment.

8/25. Met wife Jada Pinkett Smith when she tried out for the role of his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). The role eventually went to Nia Long.


9/25. Will was the first hip-hop artist to be nominated for an Academy Award.

10/25. He speaks fluent Spanish.

11/25. He was dropped from Columbia Records as an artist after lackluster sales of his third solo album, which was self-titled, and greatest hits compilation.

12/25. Will incorporates the line "Aw, hell no!" into a lot of his movies as a running catch phrase, like Arnold Schwarzenegger's "I'll be back!".

13/25. He gained a place in the Guinness World Records book for most public appearances in 12 hours, by attending three red carpet "premieres" for Hitch (2005) on 22nd February 2005. He walked the red carpet and introduced the film at Manchester, Birmingham, and finally for the premiere in London, England.

14/25. He won a Grammy Award for the song "Summertime" during his rap career.

15/25. He has been at his adult height of 6' 2" since he was 13, although he is now about 60 pounds heavier than he first was when he reached this height.

16/25. Will was considered for the role of "Mr. Smith" in Mr. & Mrs. Smith before Brad Pitt was cast.

17/25. Will is supposedly a huge fan of the Swedish well-known (but barely known in the U.S.) melodic heavy metal band Soilwork.

18/25. He holds the record for most Kids Choice Awards with a whopping six wins.

19/25. He and Jada Pinkett Smith were forced to leave their home in California because a bush fire threatened to destroy it and several other houses in the same area.

20/25. His 1995 divorce from ex-wife Sheree Fletcher led to a $900,000 lump sum divorce settlement for Zampino plus $24,000 per month in alimony and child support; this equals $288,000 a year.

21/25. He was ranked #5 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood in 2005.

22/25. December 2007 - According to Forbes, for each dollar he got paid, Smith's movies averaged $10 of gross income.

23/25. He has three children. Son, Willard Smith III (Trey Smith) born in November 11, 1992, with Sheree Fletcher. Son, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (Jaden Smith) born July 8, 1998 and daughter, Willow Camille Reign Smith (Willow Smith) born October 31, 2000 with Jada Pinkett Smith.

24/25. He is often called "Mr. July" by the media due to the fact that most of his summer blockbusters open in July.

25. He has solved Rubik's cubes in both The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Pursuit of Happiness. This is a real talent of his; he has shown on live TV that he can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 55 seconds.

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