Will Smith has been a face in the minds of many quite recently because of the ongoing drama and continued films he has been involved in, but the actor himself has had a longstanding and quite successful career that caught people’s attention for decades now. What is there to know that you don’t immediately think of when hearing the name Will Smith? Let’s learn 7 fun facts about Will Smith you may not know yet!
Quick and Record-Breaking Success
From 2002 to 2008, Will Smith was in 8 consecutive movies that grossed over 100 million United States dollars. This was an absolutely insane run of a career and earned him a top spot in records for acting stardom. He still holds this record since nobody else has even been able to come close, and since movies often don’t consecutively run as quickly as in that era.
Before getting into acting, Smith was drawn into the rap business by where he grew up and by meeting with Jeff Townes who was a great DJ. The two collaborated on making music starting when Will was only 16, and thanks to a few quick hits that made billboard charts he was considered a millionaire before he even was 18 years old!
Learning for Film
Will Smith’s character in The Pursuit of Happyness solved Rubik’s Cube quite quickly which made fans wonder if he learned to. A world-record holder for this toy actually spoke up that he taught Will and with practice the actor managed to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 55 seconds from practicing what he was taught repeatedly.
Unlike many people both in fame and outside of it, Will Smith tries to hold himself to high standards and keep improving or working at what he wants in life. The actor proved that back in 2005 where he debuted on three different red carpet events in England in just 12 hours, which was a world record until an Indian actor beat it by one in 2009.
One big item behind this celebrity is his intense and quite dark childhood, wherein his father abused his mother repeatedly and quite severely even in sight of Will. Eventually, the parents split. But being so young and trauma-bonded meant Will actually felt more intense shame and upset from the split than relief, and that crazy up and down childhood has left its mark.
Violence and Love
From dating age, Will Smith had plenty of complicated relationships and even confided in his biography that he turned to sleeping around a lot as a means of dealing with a breakup. He also had a violent streak that got him into trouble shortly before landing his big role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where he assaulted a director and had a bunch of charges to face.
Never-Ending Ups and Downs
The story behind Will’s love life really could go on for quite some time, but let’s just say his current relationship with Jada Pinkett isn’t all it has been cracked up to be to the public eye. Jada didn’t want to marry him, and often sparked Will’s jealousy on purpose or on accident through her friends and behaviors. The two truly are a rough couple, but most ignore that for celeb status.
Now you know a little bit more about this tumultuous celebrity known as Will Smith, who has definitely had his fair share of fame but has plenty of skeletons in his closet that most don’t realize just from his acting career as well. Whether you’re a fan or not, these 7 facts about Will Smith are certainly an interesting way to get insight on an actor and celebrity many people know the name of and that has a fair share of drama in current times that draws attention everywhere.