Will Smith vs Leonardo DiCaprio

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25/09/1968
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2019

Lastly, Smith will appear as an assassin who faces off against himself, a clone who is younger and in his prime in Ang Lee's Gemini Man, scheduled for release on October 4, 2019

2017

"His most recent movie, Bright was distributed via Netflix on December 22, 2017

2016

Weeks after signing Smith onto the film, his father was diagnosed with cancer, from which he died in 2016

2014

As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts

2013

In 2013 Smith starred in After Earth with his son Jaden

2012

In 2012, Smith stated he supported legalizing same-sex marriage

2011

On August 19, 2011, it was announced that Smith had returned to the studio with producer La Mar Edwards to work on his fifth studio album

2009

On December 11, 2009, Smith and his wife hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway to celebrate Obama's winning of the prize

2008

Smith donated $4,600 to the 2008 presidential campaign of Democrat Barack Obama

2007

3 million to charities in 2007, of which $450,000 went to two Christian ministries, and $122,500 went to three Scientology organizations; the remaining beneficiaries included "a Los Angeles mosque, other Christian-based schools and churches, and

2006

Smith and his son Jaden played father and son in the 2006 biographical drama The Pursuit of Happyness In the film Smith portrays Chris Gardner

2005

In 2005, Smith was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for attending three premieres in a 24-hour time span

2003

2003 saw Smith return for Bad Boys II, the sequel to the 1995 film Bad Boys and the second installment in the Bad Boys series, the film follows detectives Burnett and Lowrey investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami

2002

" Men in Black 3 was released ten years after release of Men in Black II (2002), and grossed over $624 million worldwide

2001

Smith portrayed heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali in the 2001 biopic Ali

2000

His parents separated when he was 13, but did not actually divorce until around 2000

1999

Before the end of 1999, a video album was released featuring Smith's seven music videos released to date, which reached number 25 on the UK Music Video Chart

1998

Together they have two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998), his co-star in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth, and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000), who appeared as his daughter in I Am Legend

1997

During the summer of 1997, Smith also began his solo career with the release of "Men in Black", the theme song for the film of the same name, which topped singles charts in several regions across the world, including the UK

1996

In 1996, Smith starred as part of an ensemble cast in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day

1993

Smith's first major roles were in the drama Six Degrees of Separation (1993) and the action film Bad Boys (1995) in which he starred opposite Martin Lawrence

1992

They had one son, Trey Smith, born on November 11, 1992, and divorced in 1995

1990

Smith was nearly bankrupt in 1990, when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around him

1989

The group received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for "Parents Just Don't Understand" (1988), though their most successful single was "Summertime" (1991), which earned the group their second Grammy and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100

1988

Smith spent money freely around 1988 and 1989 and underpaid his income taxes

1986

The duo's first album, Rock the House, which was first released on Word Up in 1986 debuted on Jive in March of 1987

1985

Philadelphia-based Word Up Records released their first single in late 1985 to 1986 when A&R man Paul Oakenfold introduced them to Word Up with their single "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble," a tale of funny misadventures that landed Smith and his former DJ and rap partner Mark Forrest (Lord Supreme) in trouble

1980

In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince

1968

Smith was born on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Caroline (Bright), a Philadelphia school board administrator, and Willard Carroll Smith, Sr

2018

In January 2018, it was announced that DiCaprio is planned to star in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film about the Manson Family murders

2017

In April 2017, he promoted and protested President Trump's inaction on climate change by attending the 2017 People's Climate March

2016

In October 2016, DiCaprio joined forces with Mark Ruffalo in North Dakota in support of the Standing Rock tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline

2015

In October 2015, Appian Way acquired the movie rights for a book about the Volkswagen emissions scandal

2014

DiCaprio is a vegetarian, rumored to even be vegan, and in 2014 he backed the documentary Cowspiracy about the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and the positions of several environmental organizations on the issue

2013

In April 2013, DiCaprio donated $61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media

2012

Filming began on August 8, 2012, in New York, and the film was released on December 25, 2013

2011

In 2011, DiCaprio joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund's campaign to free Tony, a tiger who has spent the last decade at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tête, Louisiana

2010

In 2010, he donated $1 million to relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake

2009

In 2009, he bought an island off mainland Belize, on which he is planning to create an eco-friendly resort

2008

The FEC showed that DiCaprio gave $2,300 to Barack Obama's presidential campaign in the 2008 election, the maximum contribution an individual could give in that election cycle, and $5,000 to Obama's 2012 campaign

2007

He presented at the 2007 American leg of Live Earth, and in 2010 his environmental work earned DiCaprio a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Award, honoring people who do good

2006

The same year, both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild nominated DiCaprio twice in the Best Actor category for both of his 2006 features, and in addition, DiCaprio earned his third Academy Award nomination for Blood Diamond

2005

In 2005, DiCaprio's face was severely injured when model Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party

2004

During the 2004 presidential election, DiCaprio campaigned and donated to John Kerry's presidential bid

2002

Also in 2002, DiCaprio appeared in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, a historical film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City

2001

Among the accolades received were the Martin Litton Environment Award, in 2001, from Environment Now, and the Environmental Leadership Award in 2003 from Global Green USA

2000

DiCaprio chaired the national Earth Day celebration in 2000, where he interviewed President Bill Clinton and they discussed plans to deal with global warming and the environment

1998

In 1998, DiCaprio and his mother donated $35,000 for a "Leonardo DiCaprio Computer Center" at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, the site of his childhood home

1997

Following the success of Titanic in 1997 along with earlier films, 24-year-old DiCaprio established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness

1996

DiCaprio's next film was The Great Gatsby, again with Baz Luhrmann (who directed him in Romeo + Juliet in 1996), an adaptation of F

1995

DiCaprio's last film of the year 1995 was The Basketball Diaries, a biographical film about Jim Carroll

1994

It was rebuilt after the 1994 Northridge earthquake and opened in early 1999

1993

Later in 1993, DiCaprio co-starred as the mentally handicapped brother of Johnny Depp's character in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, a comic-tragic odyssey of a dysfunctional Iowa family

1992

DiCaprio made his big screen breakthrough in 1992, when he was handpicked by Robert De Niro out of 400 young actors to play the lead role in This Boy's Life

1991

Based on Scott McPherson's screenplay adaptation of his own 1991 stage play of the same name, the film revolves around two sisters, played by Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton, who are reunited through tragedy after 17 years of estrangement

1990

DiCaprio reunited with Scorsese for the fifth time in The Wolf of Wall Street, a film based on the life of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who was arrested in the late 1990s for securities fraud and money laundering

1980

DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s, after which he had recurring roles in various television series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains

1974

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles

1970

Directed by Ridley Scott, DiCaprio dyed his hair brown and wore brown contacts for the role, which he chose to pursue because he considered it a throwback to political films of the 1970s such as The Parallax View (1974) and Three Days of the Condor (1975)

1961

As both actors had been reluctant to make romantic films similar to Titanic, it was Winslet who suggested that both should work with her on a film adaptation of the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates after reading the script by Justin Haythe, knowing that plot had little in common with the 1997 blockbuster

1960

, who, before his 19th birthday, used his charm, confidence, and several different personas, to make millions in the 1960s writing bad checks

1950

" Portraying a couple in a failing marriage in the 1950s, DiCaprio and Winslet watched period videos promoting life in the suburbs to prepare themselves for Revolutionary Road, which eventually earned them favorable reviews

1939

That year, he also starred in the dual roles of the villainous King Louis XIV and his secret, sympathetic twin brother Philippe in Randall Wallace's The Man in the Iron Mask, based on the same-titled 1939 film

1920

Centering on Hughes' life from the late 1920s to 1947, DiCaprio initially developed the project with Michael Mann, who decided against directing it after back-to-back film biographies in Ali and The Insider

1915

His maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken (born Yelena Smirnova; 1915–2008), was a Russian-born German citizen

20

More than 200 fans contacted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to protest his not being nominated for the 70th Academy Awards