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Smith: 'Movie made me take control'

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Smith: 'Movie made me take control'

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Will Smith has revealed that making new film Seven Pounds made him take greater control over his own destiny.

The I Am Legend actor stars as a suicidally depressed man determined to change the lives of seven strangers in the movie.

"That's one of the elements that attracted me to this idea - how much control you can have over your life but how much you don't have once you relinquish it," he told USA Today.

"I make choices in my life after working on this film. I found myself walking down the stairs and it's raining, and I found myself grabbing extra-hard on the railing. Just think, one slip - and that's it."

He added: "You have to be conscious. You don't have control after you've set these dominoes in motion. Your control point is before you make this crucial mistake."

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