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Will Smith: I try not to over-act

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Will Smith: I try not to over-act

Will Smith is determined to not over-act.

The 47-year-old Hollywood star is among the world's most recognisable actors and he has admitted that one of the secrets to his success is to "not act too much" as he believes this deters viewers.

He said: "That's an obsession for me, to not act so much that people don't want to see it.

"You act so much that you turn people off, or you put so many creatures in it that now people don't take the acting seriously."

Will also revealed that he attempts to combine intimate character details with blockbuster elements.

The 'Men In Black' star told the 'Awards Chatter' podcast: "I'm obsessed with trying to put small character dramas into the middle of blockbuster packages.

"The most successful I've ever been with that concept is 'I Am Legend'.

"'I Am Legend' easily could've been a stage play, right? You know, a one-man show, a dude with a dog.

"You generally would think you need a little bit more than that for a blockbuster, but to date that's my biggest opening and my second biggest film."