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WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Will Smith attends Screening of Columbia Pictures' 'Concussion' at the Regency Village Theatre on November 23, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
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Will Smith Says Entering The Political Realm Could Be In His Near Future

Will Smith for president?

For the past 20 years, Will Smith has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood leading men, entering into the highly coveted realm of first-name only A-List actors. Idris. Denzel. Will.

And as the two-time Academy Award nominee gears up for the release of his film Concussion, he chatted with The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" Podcast to discuss his humble beginnings from West Philadelphia, to music, starring in the classic The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and then making what appeared to be the seamless transition to Hollywood blockbuster actor.

Yet things took a political turn when Smith, 47, said the current state of affairs in this country leaves him so frustrated sometimes he can't sleep, and as a man of action, he can't just sit by and watch it happen.

"I’m a climber, so if I see a mountain, I have to climb it. I’m not a camper; I don’t like hanging in one place too long. So I think, at this point, I’m elevating my ability to be useful in the world. I think that that’s what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime. I’m working really hard and my storytelling is elevating, my ability to be eloquent with my body and with my voice and to deliver ideas as an actor is elevating. And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me. They might need me out there. This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know? So I’m feeling that at some point, in the near future, I will have to lend my voice to the conversation in a somewhat different way."

 

Does that mean Mr. Smith will run for president? Decide to be mayor of his hometown of Philadelphia? Or maybe he'll take the activist approach? Who knows? Guess we're just going to have to wait and see.

Concussion hits theaters nationwide December 25.

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