Filmstank Fun Facts: Will Smith – by Sam

So here at FilmStank, we thought it could be a cool idea to share some interesting (or at least what we think is interesting) film trivia every now and then. Who knows, maybe daily, maybe weekly, maybe it’ll jump all over the place – who knows? Generally, these will be short, fun facts and hopefully you’ll find them at least somewhat interesting.

Today, I thought I’d two fun facts about one of the biggest movie stars ever to grace our screens. Yes, as you may have read in the title, it is Will Smith.

Will Smith

Fun Fact number 1:

Did you know he was offered the role of Neo in The Matrix, one of the most influential films of the 90’s, if not of all time, and turned it down? This was a decision he said was the greatest regret of his career.

Do you know why he turned it down? To star in Wild Wild West, a critically panned film, which is also the film he most regrets making.

Fun Fact number 2:

Will was originally not going to star in Men In Black, arguably one of his biggest films, and only eventually accepted at the persuasion of his wife.

Interesting eh? I wonder where Smith would be had he chosen to star in The Matrix, and not to start in Men In Black. What do you think?

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