In a moment that quickly overshadowed the entirety of the 2022 Academy Awards, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. And just a short while later, Smith was back on stage—to accept his first ever Oscar for his performance as Richard Williams in King Richard.
Although Smith has apologized for his actions when he accepted the award, this did not calm the storm of the incident.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy's Organizing Committee, has dealt with Will Smith's violence against Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. Academy Board Chairman David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson In an open letter to all members, he said: Will Smith is barred from participating in the Oscars or any other Academy events for a period of 10 years.
Will Smith, born in 1968, entered the entertainment industry as a rapper at the age of 12, and later formed the group DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince with Jeff Townes, which won two Grammy trophies.
In 1993, he started his career as an actor. He proved his commercial value with films such as "Jedi Men", "Independence Day" and "Men in Black", and gradually established his position in the film industry. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his 2002 film "Ali" and 2007's "When Happiness Knocks on Your Door".
In 2008, he was named the most powerful actor in Hollywood by the US "Newsweek"; in 2015, with an annual income of 26 million US dollars, he entered the Forbes Global Actors Rich List, tied for 18th.
Returning to this incident, after Will Smith made a fuss at the Oscars, his award-winning work "King Richard" has also become a hit on various websites.
When "King Richard" was released in theaters last year, it was synchronized with streaming media, and top Hollywood actors like Will Smith were all about to take box office dividends. Warners paid Will Smith $40 million in damages after his theatrical box office dividend was affected. According to people familiar with the matter, Will Smith, who is both a star and a producer, gave his money to five The actors who co-starred with him were Sania Sidney, Demi Singleton, Joe Bernthal, Tony Godwin, and Ange Nuelis, and wrote checks to these five actors himself.
He may not have played a very good role in this incident as a public figure, but it does not mean that he can obliterate his previous achievements. He became the fifth black actor in Oscar history to win the Academy Award.
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