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By Anne M. Todd

A millionaire earlier than the age of 20, the megastar of the long-running well known sitcom The clean Prince of Bel-Air, and a film megastar, Will Smith boasts a magnificent r sum but his profession is way from over. growing to be up in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Will Smith began a rapper, yet quickly verified huge expertise and aura as an actor. because the mid-1990s, Will Smith's identify on a film virtually promises that it'll be a blockbuster hit. Balancing his time among operating and elevating 3 youngsters along his spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor additionally contributes to different tasks off the motion picture set. Will Smith: Actor tells the tale of this unstoppable megastar, from his humble beginnings to his upward thrust to foreign repute.

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Smith played the wisecracking best friend of Goldberg’s daughter. ” The Washington Post noted of Smith’s performance, “Smith’s shtick and probably his character are superfluous, but Benjamin sensibly indulges the young comic. ” Also in 1993, Smith landed a role in the film adaptation of the hit play Six Degrees of Separation, directed by an Australian named Fred Schepisi. Starring in the film with Smith were Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland. John Guare had authored the play and the screenplay.

Smith and Lassiter did not give up. Lassiter continued to look for parts for his client, and Smith continued to do auditions for small movie roles in order to get his foot in the door. He got his chance in 1992. In this year, while still working on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Smith took on his first movie role. He had a small part in Where the Day Takes You, a film directed by Marc Rocco, about a group of homeless runaway teenagers who are trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. ” Also in 1992, Smith married Sheree Zampino and had a child, Willard III, who was called Trey.

He had made a name for himself in television. Now he wanted to make a name for himself in movies. It was not all smoothsailing, however, trying to break into the movie industry. His manager, James Lassiter, would later tell an interviewer of Smith’s struggle to break into the field, “Nobody cared. You’re [just] a rapper. ” Smith and Lassiter did not give up. Lassiter continued to look for parts for his client, and Smith continued to do auditions for small movie roles in order to get his foot in the door.

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