Will Honored as a Modern Master

Will Smith went from warming up a NYC crowd of extras to being honored at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. BFF Tom Cruise presented Will with the Modern Master Award. Will is up for an Oscar for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness and was asked about the film's success and what it takes to be a good father. Here's more:


"People are enjoying the film and it's reached a level of critical acclaim; it can't get any better than this," he said. "This is such a glorious time, it feels almost like emotional, spiritual greed."

Asked what it takes to be a good father, Smith said patience, compassion and commitment. He's the father of three in real life, including 7-year-old Jaden, who co-stars in the movie.

"You've got to really want to be a good father," he told reporters on the red carpet outside the Arlington Theatre on Saturday night.

Looks like a fun evening! Too bad Katie didn't make it to the event. Do you think Will will bring home an award for an Oscar in a few weeks? More pics of Will, Tom, Jada, Ron Livingston and more so read more

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