Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Will of the World


Will Smith on "60 Minutes" part 1


Will Smith on "60 Minutes" part 2

I never used to be a Will Smith fan, but I was won over by his performance as the dad in The Pursuit of Happyness. I also thought he had some interesting things to say on "60 Minutes" Sunday:

1) That he credits his success not just to talent but to an extreme work ethic.

2) That he stars in so many Sci-Fi flicks because he and his production partner looked at the list of the top grossing movies of all time and realized that most of them featured aliens, lots of special effects, etc...

3) That his tax problems were so bad early in his career that for about four years the I.R.S. nabbed the bulk of his "Fresh Prince" salary. This bit should be inspirational for creative types or anyone for that matter who feels burdened by debt or is struggling to make ends meet. Will's life shows that there might be a multi-million dollar crib at the end of the tunnel.

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