Video: Actor and Producer Will Smith give major reference to Bob Marley in ‘I Am Legend’ film


Award winning actor/Producer Will Smith brought showed his respect and admiration for Bob Marley in his 2008 flick, ‘I Am Legend’.

Throughout most of the film, several positive Marley tunes could be heard on the movie’s soundtrack, and notably the popular ‘Three Little Birds’ was evident in a major scene.

Smith’s character even presents the Bob Marley album collection, ‘Legend’, saying it was the best album ever made.

Smith’s character was Robert Neville, a military scientist who believes he is the last man left on earth after an outbreak of a deadly virus. The film tells of his personal struggle to survive with his dog by his side.

In the end, Neville is saved from the mutants by a woman and baby, now discovering he wasnt alone. Neville tells the womna, Anna of his daughter who had died, who he named, Marley.

The plot of the film is aligned with the struggles that the King of Reggae himself experienced, in his desire and attempts at spreading positivity through Music to the world.

Check out an in-depth Marley inspired clip (below), as Will Smith’s character narrates:

“Bob Marley had this idea…kind of a virologist idea…he believed that you can cure racism and hate; literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people’s lives. When he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gun man came to his house and shot him down. Two days later he walked on stage and sang..”

ALSO: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith spend Thanksgiving Day 2014 with friends and family in Jamaica

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