The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer


The Pursuit of Happyness movie trailer for the film starring (Will Smith) as a struggling salesman who takes custody of his son (Jaden Smith) as he's on the verge of beginning a life-changing professional endeavor as a stockbroker. However, significant obstacles stand in his way, most notably the fact that he is homeless.




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Chris Gardner on the Film and Will Smith
Chris Gardner on the Film and Will Smith

Two anchors interview Chris Gardner about the movie The Pursuit of Happyness and an inaccuracy with the film. They also ask him what it was like having Will Smith portray him on the big screen. Finally, Chris offers advice on becoming successful, just as one of the anchors hurries to wrap up the interview.

The Real Chris Gardner Can't Get a Taxi
The Real Chris Gardner Can't Get a Taxi

Chris is interviewed in a taxi by a man collecting random stories about residents of Chicago. He conveys in explicit language his frustration with not being able to flag down a taxi. He explains, "White people can hail a taxi. A black man gotta catch a f@*kin' cab."

The Pursuit of Happyness Part 2
The Pursuit of Happyness Part 2

Part 2 of the 20/20 Chris Gardner interview. He talks about studying to be a stockbroker while homeless and eventually getting his broker's license. He became a millionaire and went on to open his own brokerage firm. Watch video of him with actor Will Smith, who portrayed him onscreen.

The Pursuit of Happyness Part 1
The Pursuit of Happyness Part 1

This ABC 20/20 report features a Chris Gardner interview where he reflects on his rags to riches story, including a childhood in which he was terrorized by his violent stepfather. In part 1 of the report, Gardner also shares the moment that changed his life, when he met a man who drove a red Ferrari and asked him, "What do you do and how do you do it?"