Sunday, September 25, 2016

Will Smith is Born

Will Smith was born on September 25, 1968.
September 25, 1968
On this day, Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. was born in 1968. He slowly rose to fame as the rap artist, Fresh Prince in the late 1980’s but most people became aware of the rapper-turned actor when NBC offered him the starring role in the sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990. The showed ran for six seasons. Smith’s transition for TV to movies was a smooth one. To date, he is the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the U.S. In 2007 Newsweek referred to Smith as the “most powerful actor in Hollywood.” As of 2014, all of his films have grossed $6.6 billion in the global box office. Smith as received Best Actor Oscar nominations for his work in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness.