Willard Carroll “Will” Smith Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. In April 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. He is the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office, eleven consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he starred open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally. Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes
Throughout Life People Will Make You Mad, Disrespect You And Treat You Bad. Let God Deal With The Things They Do, Cause Hate In Your Heart Will Consume You Too.
When I Was Growing Up, I Installed Refrigerators In Supermarkets. My Father Was An Electrical Engineer.
I Had A Hit Single On The Radio For 30 Days Before I Graduated From High School.
For Me, There Is Nothing More Valuable Than How People Feel In A Movie Theater About A Movie.
Whatever Your Dream Is, Every Extra Penny You Have Needs To Be Going To That.
So If You Stay Ready, You Ain't Gotta Get Ready, And That Is How I Run My Life.
I Want The World To Be Better Because I Was Here.
I Know How To Learn Anything I Want To Learn. I Absolutely Know That I Could Learn How To Fly The Space Shuttle Because Someone Else Knows How To Fly It, And They Put It In A Book. Give Me The Book, And I Do Not Need Somebody To Stand Up In Front Of The Class.
I've Trained Myself To Illuminate The Things In My Personality That Are Likable And To Hide And Protect The Things That Are Less Likeable.
I've Viewed Myself As Slightly Above Average In Talent. And Where I Excel Is Ridiculous, Sickening Work Ethic.
You Can Cry, Ain't No Shame In It.
The First Step Is You Have To Say That You Can.
In My Mind, I've Always Been An A-list Hollywood Superstar. Y'all Just Didn't Know Yet.
It's Quite Highly Possible That I Have Peaked. I Mean, I Just Can't Imagine What Else I Could Do Beyond This. It's Really A Bittersweet Kind Of Feeling.
I Try To Speak My Points Of View About Black America, And How I Feel About Black Men And The Role That Black Men Should Play In Their Lives With Their Children And In Their Lives With Their Women.
The Things That Have Been Most Valuable To Me I Did Not Learn In School.
I Think With Movies I Am Really Connecting To The Joseph Campbell Idea Of The Collective Unconscious.
When You Create Art, The World Has To Wait.
In Black Neighborhoods, Everybody Appreciated Comedy About Real Life. In The White Community, Fantasy Was Funnier. I Started Looking For The Jokes That Were Equally Hilarious Across The Board, For Totally Different Reasons.
I Was Raised In A Baptist Household, Went To A Catholic Church, Lived In A Jewish Neighborhood, And Had The Biggest Crush On The Muslim Girls From One Neighborhood Over.
I'm A Student Of World Religion, So To Me, It's Hugely Important To Have Knowledge And To Understand What People Are Doing.
Life Is Lived On The Edge.
We All Want To Be In Love And Find That Person Who Is Going To Love Us No Matter How Our Feet Smell, No Matter How Angry We Get One Day, No Matter The Things We Say That We Don't Mean.
Tommy Lee Jones Is Hilarious. I Would Say, If You Look At The Body Of His Work, The Character He Is Most Like Is The One In 'The Fugitive.' That's How He Talks And Jokes. That Is The Type Of Energy He Has.
I've Always Considered Myself To Be Just Average Talent And What I Have Is A Ridiculous Insane Obsessiveness For Practice And Preparation.
Traditional Education Is Based On Facts And Figures And Passing Tests - Not On A Comprehension Of The Material And Its Application To Your Life.
I Have A Great Time With My Life, And I Wanna Share It.
If You're Not Willing To Work Hard, Let Someone Else Do It. I'd Rather Be With Someone Who Does A Horrible Job, But Gives 110% Than With Someone Who Does A Good Job And Gives 60%.
I Had To Focus And Create A Character In Bagger Vance, Not Just Do My 'Will Smith' Thing And Get Paid.
I'm A Student Of Patterns. At Heart, I'm A Physicist. I Look At Everything In My Life As Trying To Find The Single Equation, The Theory Of Everything.
My Skin Is Hard When It Comes To My Music. But With My Movies, I'm Still A Virgin In A Lot Of Ways. I'm Not Used To Being Shot Down For No Reason.
Well, All I Know Is What I Read In The Papers.
The First Time That I Performed As An Actor Was The First Day On The Set Of 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-air.'
I Would Have Absolutely Messed Up 'The Matrix'.
There's So Much Negative Imagery Of Black Fatherhood. I've Got Tons Of Friends That Are Doing The Right Thing By Their Kids, And Doing The Right Thing As A Father - And How Come That's Not As Newsworthy?
I Mean, I'm Very Serious With My Kids About Them Comprehending The Intricacies Of Global Finance.
I've Never Really Viewed Myself As Particularly Talented. I've Viewed Myself As Slightly Above Average In Talent.
I Love Being Black In America, And Especially Being Black In Hollywood.
I Don't Necessarily Believe In Organized Religion.
Goofy Was The Word That Was Used Most Often By My Sisters Because I've Been This Tall Ever Since I Was 12 Years Old.
As A Child, I Watched 'Dallas' And That Was My Vision For My Life For As Long As I Could Remember.
I Love Producing. I Am Loving Doing That. I Think That Is My Most Natural Space In The Business. I Just Love Producing Or Editing And That's Where I Thrive.
My First Record Came Out While I Was A Senior In High School, Which Is Dangerous.
Money And Success Don't Change People; They Merely Amplify What Is Already There.
My School Was 90 Percent White, But 90 Percent Of The Kids I Played With Were Black. So I Got The Best Of Both Worlds. I Think That Is Where My Comedy Developed.
If It Was Something That I Really Committed Myself To, I Don't Think There's Anything That Could Stop Me Becoming President Of The United States.
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.
A Rapper Is About Being Completely True To Yourself. Being An Actor Is About Changing Who You Are.
And Where I Excel Is Ridiculous, Sickening, Work Ethic. You Know, While The Other Guy's Sleeping? I'm Working.