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|25 Sep|4 mins

All We’ve Ever Learnt From Will Smith

Everything. (Except, maybe, a clear understanding of time travel.)
Elle Glass
25 Sep
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Will Smith is a big deal. A really big deal. He’s saved the world more than once, knows how to wear a black suit and etched his way onto our once-young minds as the Fresh Prince (surely every kid born in the 80s / early 90s know those lyrics by heart). He’s the kid from West Philly who once called an album Big Willie Style just for kicks (he was all of 17). He’s made movies, taken home Oscar nominations, won Grammys and is solely responsible for the catch phrase your Dad can’t quite let go of (“Getting jiggy with it, nah nah nah...”). According to Vanity Fair, Will Smith has “accomplished nearly everything in Hollywood, except for a clear understanding of time travel”. Talk about an extremely-justified man crush.

Some other reasons to fan out on...

It's OK to make mistakes (kind of).
The one – and only time – he tried method acting, he fell in love with Stockard Channing (by accident). “Never again” he told anyone who would listen.  

Be proactive in the self-improvement stakes.
Once upon a time someone questioned (read: roasted) his familiarity with Mexican folk song La Bamba. So he learnt the lyrics by heart and screamed the whole song over Instagram, in full.

It's cool to try new things.
Smith moonlighted as a one-time hair stylist when he cut off his son / teen oracle Jaden Smith’s dreds (you know, the ones he once upon a time decorated with Cartier rings … Circa 2016. Yes, that was $5k worth of hair ties.)

And, it's totally fine to want to emulate your heroes.
“That damn Wolverine,” He told Esquire in 2014, while sitting courtside at the Sixers-Grizzlies game. “That's as good as it gets right there. I'm going for him. I'm going for Hugh Jackman. His body fat had to be around 4…”

Wolverine, schmolverine. Here are some photos of the man we thought you oughta see...

Advice
|25 Sep|4 mins

All We’ve Ever Learnt From Will Smith

Everything. (Except, maybe, a clear understanding of time travel.)
Elle Glass
25 Sep
Share:

Will Smith is a big deal. A really big deal. He’s saved the world more than once, knows how to wear a black suit and etched his way onto our once-young minds as the Fresh Prince (surely every kid born in the 80s / early 90s know those lyrics by heart). He’s the kid from West Philly who once called an album Big Willie Style just for kicks (he was all of 17). He’s made movies, taken home Oscar nominations, won Grammys and is solely responsible for the catch phrase your Dad can’t quite let go of (“Getting jiggy with it, nah nah nah...”). According to Vanity Fair, Will Smith has “accomplished nearly everything in Hollywood, except for a clear understanding of time travel”. Talk about an extremely-justified man crush.

Some other reasons to fan out on...

It's OK to make mistakes (kind of).
The one – and only time – he tried method acting, he fell in love with Stockard Channing (by accident). “Never again” he told anyone who would listen.  

Be proactive in the self-improvement stakes.
Once upon a time someone questioned (read: roasted) his familiarity with Mexican folk song La Bamba. So he learnt the lyrics by heart and screamed the whole song over Instagram, in full.

It's cool to try new things.
Smith moonlighted as a one-time hair stylist when he cut off his son / teen oracle Jaden Smith’s dreds (you know, the ones he once upon a time decorated with Cartier rings … Circa 2016. Yes, that was $5k worth of hair ties.)

And, it's totally fine to want to emulate your heroes.
“That damn Wolverine,” He told Esquire in 2014, while sitting courtside at the Sixers-Grizzlies game. “That's as good as it gets right there. I'm going for him. I'm going for Hugh Jackman. His body fat had to be around 4…”

Wolverine, schmolverine. Here are some photos of the man we thought you oughta see...

@willsmith

“Yo... The Single Earring was the TRUTH.”

@willsmith

“That chain was the SAUCE! I might have to start rockin’ it again.” Please, please do.

Thanks to Getty Images

Elevated streetwear: the original.

@willsmith

“Took my Daddio for a cruise in my new whip!”

@willsmith

“Happy Bday, @HalleBerry. I was googling for pictures of us together and this is all I could come up with.”

@willsmith

Note: to add to CV ... Can serenade with the recorder.

Elle Glass
Writer
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