Newsweek magazine calls Will Smith the most powerful actor on the planet. His incredible box-office draw from films like Independence Day and Men in Black has earned him the nickname the $4 billion man. Still, nothing could have prepared the superstar for this unbelievable week.
Days after the 2008 presidential election, Will said he was still riding high from President-elect Barack Obama's historic victory. On Election Day, Will gave everyone in his family video cameras to document their experiences. "It was really important to me to capture it," he says. Will's wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, started filming early—6 a.m.! "We filmed ourselves going down to the polls, my daughter went with us ... and then at night we had a party, about 60 or 70 people."