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LAS VEGAS - MARCH 17: Actor Jaden Smith appears after accepting the Breakthrough Male Star of the Year Award before a screening of his upcoming movie, 'The Karate Kid' at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.



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ShoWest Day 3: A Bit of This, A Bit of That

The big event of the the day was a screening of one of Columbia's big summer pictures, The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.

This is a departure from the first three films (1984, '86 and 89. It takes place in China and is not a remake of the previous versions. For the audience in attendance today, the big news was the star of the movie is Jaden Smith, 11 year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Jaden was named as the recipient of the ShoWest Star of Tomorrow Award.

Thus, before the film, his dad, with his mom standing by silently, came on stage to say a few words. Will Smith, of course, got a huge reception and then his son was given the award.

Jaden took the mic, acknowledged the enthusiastic reception and said, "My dad wrote me a speech with a whole lot of funny things in it, but I'm 11 and I'm nervous, so thank you!" He quickly, and to more applause, walked off the stage.

The film is very good. We cannot give any plot points but it is absorbing and satisfying.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-sterling/showest-day-3-a-bit-of-th_b_503685.html

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Jaden Smith Interview - The Karate Kid and His ShoWest Award

2010's a big year for Jaden Smith. Not only is he the star of a major film - Columbia Pictures' 'The Karate Kid' - he was also named ShoWest's 2010 Breakthrough Male Star of the Year at the annual gathering of theater owners.

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Jaden Smith's Karate Kid injury

Jaden Smith's biggest injury on the set of The Karate Kid didn't happen during an action scene - but while he was filming a quiet moment with his love interest.

The 12-year-old - son of Hollywood actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - stars opposite Jackie Chan in the remake of the 80s classic, as a young boy who moves to China and is bullied by a kung fu gang, and falls for a classmate, Mei Ying.

Jaden said: "The worst I got hurt was in a dialogue scene - I actually was just walking up to Mei Ying, it's the first time I ever see her, and boom, my knee was just killing me, I was like, what the heck, you know? I had to ice it and everything."

The movie was screened at the annual ShoWest convention in Las Vegas, where Jaden won the Breakthrough Male Star Of The Year award.

Will and his wife Jada produced the film, along with Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original and its sequels.

Jaden revealed: "My dad had the idea of remaking it. He's the one who was like, 'We need to make this movie'."

Will told the ShoWest audience: "It's very scary when you go back and fiddle around with a classic."

Martial arts star Chan teaches his young prodigy kung fu in the movie but Jaden said the filmmakers kept the original title out of respect for their source material and because The Karate Kid has such name recognition among audiences.

He also revealed Chan taught him to, "stay fast and stay focused"


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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 11-year-old “Karate Kid” Jaden reveals that he is no match for another Smith star.

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ShoWest 2010: The Smiths Hit Vegas For ‘The Karate Kid’

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith joined Access’ Billy Bush on stage for the presentation of the ShoWest Breakthrough Star of the Year Award to son Jaden. Later, Billy and Jaden hit the town together where they made the 460-foot ascent to the top of the Eiffel Tower.



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