"He'd conquered music, television and film all before the age of 30. Wow."


The Essential: Will Smith reviews how Smith went from being a little known rap star to Hollywood superstar. Hearing how he’d made and lost a fortune by the time he was 18 but managed to bounce back as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  Family friends, co-stars and insiders also give their accounts of how Will transitioned to the big screen and made his mark in major blockbusters such as Independence Day and Men in Black and smashed through the cultural barriers in Hollywood becoming the most bankable actor in the business.


BBC TWO, 2002