Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Will Smith. Check it out!
Willard Carroll “Will” Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.
Interesting Facts about Will Smith
- Attended the prestigious Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, as well as Catholic school and public Overbrook HS.
- In the 1998 rap lyrics of “Gettin’ Jiggy”, Will Smith says that Muhammad Ali would call him “The Greatest.” Two and a half years later, he played the title role in Ali (2001).
- Dropped from Columbia Records as an artist after lackluster sales of his third solo album, which was self-titled, and greatest hits compilation. [Summer 2003]
- Smith’s pilot test show for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) was directed by Debbie Allen.
- First hip-hop artist to be nominated for an Academy Award.
- Was the first choice to star as backup quarterback Willie Beaman in Any Given Sunday (1999) but was not interested in the role.
- Friends with Alfonso Ribeiro, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Jay-Z, Tom Cruise, Eva Mendes, Tyra Banks, Tyrese Gibson, Mariah Carey, Duane Martin, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Rock, Oprah Winfrey, Kevin James, and Terrence Jenkins.
- Is a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999) along with wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
- He was considered for the role of Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), but turned it down due to his commitment to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990).
- He has solved Rubik’s cubes in both The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Alma Matter (1993) and The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). 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.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. 
- Ranked #30 on VH1’s 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists along with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
Personal Quotes by Will Smith
So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.- Will Smith
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.- Will Smith
The first step is you have to say that you can.- Will Smith
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.- Will Smith
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