By EW Staff
January 18, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

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”The entire…experience has profoundly adjusted my point of


”The entire…experience has profoundly adjusted my point of view of the world…. I was with Nelson Mandela and his wife in South Africa…. I said, ‘It’s a head trip living in the majority. [Laughs] It feels great to be in a country where if [Ali’s Caucasian director] Michael Mann and I get in a fight, when the police come, they’re going to shoot him!”’ — WILL SMITH, sharing his impressions of filming in Africa, on E! Online

”I’d love to be able to do that, but we…could never figure out a way to get the postproduction on each of the films done in six months, because they’re so complicated and there’s so many…computer shots.” — Lord of the Rings director PETER JACKSON, on why you won’t see the second film of the Ring trilogy this summer, on