Will Smith is one of the most loved and successful superstars in USA. He conquered so many Industries. From a rapper to a tv star, to a A-list actor and to an internet influencer ‘Will Smith’ name made its mark. Today dailyreaderglobal.com present to you 5 fun facts about will smith you might not know about.
Real Name and the Nickname
‘Willard Carroll Smith Junior’ is the name Will Smith got on his birth. Will was born in September 25, 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States to Willard Carroll Smith Senior and Caroline Bright. He was named after his father. In college he got the nickname ‘Prince’ for getting into trouble and getting out of them by smooth talking the teachers. That’s how Will Smith got his rapper nickname ‘Fresh Prince’.
Neo of ‘The Matrix’
When The Wachowskis casting Matrix movie, they had Will Smith in mind for the main character ‘Neo’. But actor rejected the role and two sisters decided to cast Keanu Reeves as Neo. Later Will Smith said in an interview; that was his biggest mistake and the biggest regret in his movie career.
First Rap Artists to win a Grammy
Will Smith is one of the very first rappers to win a Grammy Award. Year 1991 He and His partner DJ Jazzy Jeff got the award in 34th Annual Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. The song called ‘Summertime’, hit #4 on Billboards.
Even though Jada Pinkett Smith is Will Smith’s soulmate, she is not his first wife. Will was married once before he married Jada in 1997. In 1992 Will Smith married Sheree Zampino. She is an American entrepreneur. They had a son together (Trey Smith). But they divorced after 3 years. Will once said that the divorce was his biggest failure but fortunately he met Jada.
Guinness Record Holder
Will Smith is one of the few actors who owns a ‘Guinness World Record’. He holds the record for ‘most public appearances in just 12 hours’ by attending to 3 red carpet premieres.
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