Will Smith Honored at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Academy Award nominee Will Smith was honored at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival with a prestigious Modern Master Award. The Associated Press reports that Smith was presented with the accolade, which celebrates his career accomplishments, by friend and fellow actor Tom Cruise. The former rapper and acclaimed actor was recently nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in the film The Pursuit of Happyness. In the film the Fresh Prince plays a struggling single father who faces down enormous odds to achieve his dream of becoming a stockbroker. “People are enjoying the film and it’s reached a level of critical acclaim; it can’t get any better than this,” Smith said. “This is such a glorious time, it feels almost like emotional, spiritual greed.”

  • B.Easy

    That’s whats up, black people doing positive things, 1st

  • let the game begin

    pursuit of happiness one of the best movie this year.

  • let the game begin

    pursuit of happiness one of the best movie this year.

  • jacquez
  • JAY DOGG

    WILL SMITH SUCKS CANT, RAP, BUT COULD ACT,…..

  • yung ceasa

    JAY DOGG Says:

    January 29th, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    WILL SMITH SUCKS CANT, RAP, BUT COULD ACT,…..

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    and you can……..new rule if u cant do, dont criticize those who can and do

  • Jersey Boy

    This sucks duke

  • Real Talk

    Tru DAT!!

    JAY DOGG… do us all a favor

    and KILL YOUR SELF!!

    Ignorant Niggaz like YOU is fuckin up the Planet!!

    if YOU can’t DO… shut the FUCK UP!!

  • Roger from Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

    Hey Yall American Peepz what happend to the rest of that movie: pursuit of happiness?? I thought i was gonna see some Ferrari’s Damn…STOP CuTTing The Stories!!! Yall 2 hollywood mennn !
    haha

    PEaCe !

  • Stax On Deck

    Pursuit of Happiness was an inspiring movie for me. Congrats to Will Smith