The pursuit of happyness tells reallife rags to riches story of. Was that chris gardner himself at the end of pursuit of. In the pursuit of happyness 2006, will smith walked past. The real chris gardner appears in the final moments of the film just before the credits role. Despite having never gone to college, and after a period of being homeless, he became a wildly successful stockbroker and wrote his memoir, pursuit of happyness. I actually saw chris gardner when he came and spoke at a leadership conference. Perhaps the name chris gardner doesnt sound very familiar to you, but youve surely seen or heard about the movie the pursuit of happyness, starring will smith. I have spent my life inpsiring people and it was what i was born to do. The glaring omission at the end of the pursuit of happyness deja. Editions of the pursuit of happyness by chris gardner. Mythic, triumphant, and unstintingly honest, the pursuit of happyness conjures heroes like horatio alger and antwone fisher, and appeals to the very essence of the american dream.
The story of chris gardner, the man behind the pursuit of. Chris has the extraordinary ability to motivate, inspire. Chris gardner stock broker pursuit of happyness true story. Dec 14, 2014 the pursuit of happyness ending scene hd my website chris. The oldest and only daughter of the four surviving children born to parents archie and ophelia gardner, bettye jean came. During the early 1980s, gardner struggled with homelessness while raising a toddler son. The film is inspired by the true story of christopher gardner, a man who has faced many obstacles in life to achieve happiness, even being forced to sleep on the streets with his son. The movie the pursuit of happyness depicts chris gardner s son christopher jaden smith as a 5yearold. The pursuit of happyness focuses on chris gardners relationship with his 5year old son, christopher.
We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with ceartain sic unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happyness. Does the real chris gardner have a cameo in the pursuit of happyness movie. Beyond the events of the film, gardner lived a difficult life before he made his millions. Gardner also made a cameo appearance in the 2008 comedy film the promotion, where he played a community leader. Also check out the very end when they are walking down that street and chris gardner himself makes a cameo and walks past them. Dressed in a suit, he crosses the street and passes will smith and his son jaden, both still in character. The film is based on the life of chris gardner who became a successful stockbroker. The pursuit of happyness focuses on chris gardners relationship with his 5yearold son, christopher. What he endured and what he eventually accomplished shows the rest of us just what is possible, no matter how poor or how little education you have. More than a memoir of gardner s financial success, this is the story of a man who breaks his own familys cycle of men abandoning their children. Chris gardner from the pursuit of happyness charactour. The movie is impressed by the true story of christopher gardner, a man who has confronted many obstacles in life to obtain happiness, even being compelled to sleep on the streets together with his son.
The next time you see the film, look closely, and you can find chris. Jaden smith, wills son, plays chris son in the movie. Gardner had an affair with a dental student, and she became pregnant with his son. Chris gardner was born on february 9, 1954 in milwaukee, wisconsin, usa as christopher paul gardner. Chris gardner, he adjusts himself to the headway of blacks in charge of his own organization and in his work with nelson mandela283. Chris gardner and the pursuit of happyness it dawned on me. Chris gardner on the pursuit of happiness the saturday night. In his popular book pursuit of happyness, chris depicted his struggles as a homeless father. Chris gardner the real pursuit of happyness part 12. He is a producer and actor, known for the pursuit of happyness 2006, the promotion 2008 and maya angelou and still i rise 2016. Smiths son jaden smith costars, making his film debut as gardner s son, christopher jr. He was born on 9 february 1954 in milwaukee, wisconsin with the full name christopher paul gardner.
Chris gardners yearlong struggle with homelessness and fatherhood was depicted in the 2006 film the pursuit of happyness. The whole doc is available only for registered users open doc. Maybe the identify chris gardner doesnt sound very acquainted to you, however youve absolutely seen or heard in regards to the film the pursuit of happyness, starring will smith. The epilogue reveals that chris went on to become a successful man and to form his own multimillion dollar brokerage firm. Chris gardners pursuit of happiness was seen in theaters by millions of people. The pursuit of happyness ending scene gratitudeandpassion. In the pursuit of happiness, the real chris gardner makes. The pursuit of happyness by chris gardner, paperback barnes. Oct 20, 2015 in the movie pursuit of happyness what are three financial decisions that chris made and what are the consequences. The true story of the pursuit of happyness ninjajournalist.
In a world where suicide and anger are crowning the frustrations of people, the lifechanging story of this. The epilogue reveals that gardner went on to form his own multimillion dollar brokerage firm. Home movie biography speaking books back2highschool contact im chris gardner. In the pursuit of happiness in the beginning, chris gardner. The real chris gardner appears in the final moments of the film just before. The pursuit of happyness makes a halfhearted attempt to make a similar, though much less coherent point by including a cameo by ronald reagan early on in the film, and mr muccinos commentary talks vaguely and irrelevantly about that journalistic favorite, the gap between rich and poor in the 1980s. The real chris gardner of the pursuit of happyness fame is the perfect role model for anyone fighting against society to make the most of their life. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, gardner continues to sell bone density scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker, with slim chances for advancement to a paid position.
Chris gardner, played by will smith, is just trying to give his son a good home as hes on the pursuit of happiness. Dec 15, 2006 in this journey through the struggles and trials that single father, chris gardner, has to take, you see the real side of hardwork and integrity. Sep 01, 2019 fatherhood is never easy, especially with the added pressure of finding a bed to sleep in each night. Chris gardner reportedly thought smithan actor best known for his performances in action movieswas miscast to play him. Jun 07, 20 as a father figure, chris gardner is not just honest, but even able to admit when he is wrong to his son. At the end of the pursuit of happyness 2006 the real person the protagonist is based on, chris gardner, makes a cameo. He is the reallife character behind the pursuit of happyness movie, which starred will smith and his son, jaden smith. Was that chris gardner himself at the end of pursuit of happyness when smith and his son are walking. Beyond being recognized as an american entrepreneur, investor and stockbroker, chris gardner is famous as a motivational speaker, author and philanthropist. Gardner makes a cameo appearance at the very end of the movie, passing his movie counterpart in the street as christopher tells knockknock jokes. I just thought it was because will looks back at him. This movie is based on the eponymous biography, also released in 2006.
Review of the book pursuit of happyness by chris gardner. Will smith was nominated for an academy award for his portrayal of chris. This movie doesnt only show the hard work of a single parent, but it shows that no matter how hard you get. The pursuit of happyness was a huge hit as millions became captivated by christophers story. Its not surprising that hollywood turned his story into a blockbuster film starring will smith. In the pursuit of happiness in the beginning, chris gardner says they all look so damn happy but him, in the end he is the happy one and everbody else is sad. The pursuit of happyness final scene of chris gardner will. He left his wife sherry dyson and moved in with the dental student as a way to get ready to be a father. Chris gardner on the pursuit of happiness the saturday night show duration.
In the pursuit of happyness 2006, will smith walked past the real chris gardner, the man he played and the movie was based on. In reality, chris gardner s son was only twoyearsold when the films plot unfolded in real life. Christ gardner went from being homeless to working for stock broker companies. Im an entrepreneur, single parent and the author of the pursuit of happyness. In the pursuit of happiness, the real chris gardner. Chris autobiography, pursuit of happyness inspired the critically acclaimed, iconic film starring will smith. The true story of christopher gardner, who invests heavily in a device known as a bone density scanner, only to find himself struggle to sell the product as its just marginally better than the current technology, and much more expensive. Will plays chris gardner, a single parent who insists on raising his son while he struggles to make ends meet. For example, at the end of the movie the pursuit of happiness, the guy that the movie is based on briefly. How chris gardner went from sleeping rough with his young son on the. Nov 25, 2019 the epilogue reveals that chris went on to become a successful man and to form his own multimillion dollar brokerage firm. Alan frakesh, the dean witter executive who gives chris his shot at redemption, as well as reverend cecil williams and chris gardner, himself, in cameo appearances. The sentence, as it appears in lemuels essay, is as follows.
Rte irelands national public service media 1,926 views. Sep 03, 2014 the pursuit of happyness 19 understanding that eventually emerged was of a kind of cinderella storywithout the fairy godmother and the part at the end where she marries the prince and they all live happily ever after. This is the story of a salesman named chris gardner role brilliantly played by will smith in the 80s, selling bone density scannera handy alternative for xrays, struggling with family management related factors and how to deal with the same. The character of linda is based on chris gardner s first wife, sherry, and the mother of his children. In the early 1980s in san francisco, chris gardner had big dreams, but could barely earn enough to keep a roof over his young family. In the pursuit of happiness in the beginning, chris. The cameo doesnt have a large role to the plot, and is just used as a recognition devise. The real chris gardner was present throughout the shooting and discussed several things with will and director gabriele muccino. Life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to be 2009 see also. The plot is based on a true story, yet some scenes were modified and added to the real story. Jun 01, 2006 a homeless fathers pursuit of happyness chris gardner relates his ragstoriches story in his memoir of surviving the means streets of san francisco with his son while pursuing his dream of.
His life was the basis for the pursuit of happyness with will smith. And then he became a truly inspiring self help guru. Gardner s book of memoirs, the pursuit of happyness, was published in may 2006. Will smith earned an oscar nomination for his performance as chris gardner. Chris gardner biography, net worth, son, wife, siblings. Chris gardner is a selfmade africanamerican millionaire, investor, author, international speaker and stockbroker. For his persistent pursuit of happiness, his immeasurable dignity in the shadows of poverty and his lead by example playbook for pure fatherhood, chris gardner is an incredibly great character. The pursuit of happyness is a 2006 american autobiographical drama film based on entrepreneur chris gardner s nearly oneyear struggle being homeless. Thandy newton played the role as the wife of chris. Chris gardner, as played by will smith in sony pictures the pursuit of happyness is the ultimate extreme career changer.
Christopher paul gardner born february 9, 1954 is an american businessman, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son, christopher gardner, jr. Mar 01, 20 the real chris gardner of the pursuit of happyness fame is the perfect role model for anyone fighting against society to make the most of their life. In the pursuit of happiness, the real chris gardner makes a cameo at the end of the movie. Sherry came from a wealthier background and had a famous cousin robert alexander. Jul 10, 2012 the pursuit of happyness is a biography film which was made at 2006 in san francisco, california. Chris gardner, has to take, you see the real side of hardwork and integrity. At the end, the real chris gardner walks past chris and chris jr. But make no mistake, this is a will and jaden smith vehicle, their characters plight contrasting sharply. At the end of the pursuit of happyness 2006 the real. Jun 25, 2015 fighting back tears, gardner shakes hands with them, then rushes to his sons daycare to embrace christopher. Christopher paul gardner born february 9, 1954 is an american businessman and motivational speaker. Ive recently taken my newest position and the last job i will ever have in my life. Also check out the very end when they are walking down that street and chris gardner himself makes a cameo and walks past. Chris gardner is one of the most sought after inspirational speakers worldwide.
It starred will smith as chris gardner and his real life son, jaden as chris son, christopher. Before he can receive pay, he needs to outshine the. The real chris gardner was okay with this dramatic liberty taken by the filmmakers, i understood that. Through the movie the pursuit of happyness i have learned to wonder and think about how to pursue happiness in life. The pursuit of happyness 2006 frequently asked questions. The man is admired for his inspiring rags to riches story. At social soirees with alexander, chris befriended danny glover and samuel l jackson before they were famous. Biography speaking books back2highschool contact chris gardner. Jan 10, 2018 chris gardner married sherry dyson on june 18, 1977. The movie version of chris, played by will smith, turns to acknowledge him.
They walk down the street, joking with each other and are passed by a man in a business suit the real chris gardner in a cameo appearance. The pursuit of happyness is a 2006 biographical film based on the life of chris gardner, a selfmade millionaire played by will smith gardner invests the family savings in a new type of bone density scanner which is more expensive but with clearer imaging. Success story of chris gardner founder of gardner rich. What happened at the end of the movie the pursuit of. The pursuit of happyness is a 2006 american biographical drama film directed by gabriele muccino and starring will smith as chris gardner, a homeless salesman. Their relationship almost immediately had problems. In the movie pursuit of happyness what are three financial. Gardner makes a cameo appearance in the film, walking past.576 684 103 719 1494 415 662 1220 1422 929 1199 808 1328 909 982 129 1062 492 699 1007 1074 1180 1045 222 1529 760 244 369 423 926 622 775 1200