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Getting Into Character: Jaden Smith in Karate Kid Remake

Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in The Karate Kid

That’s not Daniel-san and that ain’t Mr. Miyagi, but that’s definitely —or at least the the 2010 version of it.

For the martial arts reboot, (The Pursuit of Happyness) worked out daily to play Dre Parker, an American boy who moves to China. “I trained every day for four months with Master Wu [the film’s fight coordinator],” the 11-year-old told People.

Fortunately, Jaden had the real-life mentoring of (Mr. Han) to get him through the overseas shoots. “Jackie taught me to ask, ‘My left or camera left?’” Smith recalled about filming.

The Karate Kid opens June 11, 2010, the same day as another remake: .

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