Will Smith has the elixir of sure-fire fame. Almost 90% of all his movies have been hits. Nobody can beat him as a box office draw and he has won legions of fans with his movies. So somebody asked him what is the secret of his success? Here’s his answer. He stayed focussed on the one elusive thing that helps make a movie a hit.
Will Smith has come a long way from his “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” days. Many of the readers will stare at the page, glassy-eyed and nonplussed when we mention Will Smith’s first success, a hit TV show called “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” We don’t blame you. Smith has seen greater success in the recent years with hits such as “I am Legend” and “After Earth.”But he had started out as a TV star.
He played a young teenager who had recently moved to the posh neighborhood of Bel Air in the TV show, “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”While that show was successful, Will thought he needed to do the kind of movies that will propel him into the Hollywood Big League one day. So he decided to tell his manager James Lassiter that he wanted to be the greatest movie star in the world. This got the pair thinking. They studied films that made box office news and analyzed the top ten movies that were big box office draws. “What we found is at the center, there were always special effects…there was always creatures, there was always a love story. So we started looking for movies that had special effects, creatures, and a love story,” Smith recalled recently to CinemaBlend.
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Apparently, the strategy worked well. Will Smith has done a lot of special effects driven movies starting with Roland Emmerich’s“Independence Day,” which made him an action star. He has done tons of action movies that were big box office draws, including the “Men in Black” series and “I am Legend.”
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