Will Smith is one of the most well-known Hollywood celebrities and has millions of fans across the world. Although he rose to stardom over three decades ago, he remains one of the most beloved celebrities. This year, he has already appeared in one of the highest-grossing films of the year with Aladdin and has two more movies yet to release. So what makes him so popular?
1. He’s A Dedicated Actor
Comedy, drama, or action – Will Smith can do it all and he gives every role its due. His breakout role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air made him a star and he went on to become one of the most popular actors of the nineties. With Independence Day, he made a mark in Hollywood and his popularity skyrocketed from there. This year, he managed to perform the difficult task of reinventing the iconic Genie and became the favorite part of Aladdin for many.
2. He’s A Good Voice Actor Too
Will Smith has also been a voice actor. In the 2004 film Shark Tale, he voiced a fish named Oscar. It had the second-highest opening of a Dreamworks film at the time. This year, he’ll lend his voice to another animated character, a spy named Lance Sterling who turns into a pigeon in Spies in Disguise.
3. He’s A Professional Rapper
Will Smith actually began his career in the entertainment industry as a rapper under the name of ‘Fresh Prince’. He has not only released several albums but also performed songs for many movies that he’s been in such as Men in Black, I Am Legend, and Shark Tale. Since Aladdin was a musical, Smith also sung the classic tunes with his signature energy.
4. He’s Even Become A Vlogger
In the past few years, Will Smith has also become a vlogger. He launched his YouTube channel in 2017 and now has over six million subscribers. He shares parts of his life through his videos, allowing his fans to get an up-close and personal look. His impact on YouTube has been huge and he was even featured in YouTube rewind for 2018.
5. He’s An Awesome Person
Lastly, Will Smith’s worldwide popularity isn’t just because he can act, rap, and make YouTube videos. It’s because he’s a genuinely awesome person who is fun to be around. He has used his fame and wealth to support various charities and even bungee jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon for his 50th birthday to raise money for charity.
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