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How Celebrities Were Discovered

Will Smith

Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time is all it takes. Will Smith was already an up-and-coming rapper when he met Benny Medina, a Warner Bros. vice president in the Universal Studios parking lot. He asked him for directions to a nearby sports arena. Aware of who he was, Medina decided he'd be perfect for a sitcom based on his life... and so the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was born.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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