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Will Smith has long been a figure of fascination in Hollywood. And it's not hard to see why.
And now the Focus star is giving fans a further look inside his life behind the spotlight in his new memoir, Will, co-written by Mark Manson, the author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
Following the book's release this week, we've rounded up the five biggest revelations to come out of Will Smith's memoir.
1. Will Smith contemplated killing his father to "avenge" his mother.
In an exclusive extract obtained by People, Smith opened up about his complicated relationship with his late father, who died from cancer in 2016.
"My father was violent, but he was also at every game, play, and recital. He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of every one of my movies," Smith wrote in his memoir.
"He listened to every record. He visited every studio. The same intense perfectionism that terrorised his family put food on the table every night of my life."
The 53-year-old shared a violent memory from his childhood that helped shape who he is today.