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Will Smith sympathizes with his Aladdin co-star who complained that he has been ignored by Hollywood since the movie surpassed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

Mena Massoud, an Egyptian-born actor, starred alongside Smith, who received praise as the blue genie.

Massoud told the Daily Beast his career has tanked since the movie's release. He says he is not getting calls from movie studio's offering roles.

"I haven't had a single audition since Aladdin came out," he said. "The big truth is I haven't really seen a big anything from [the film].

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"It's like, I'm sitting here being like, okay, Aladdin just hit $1 billion — can I at least get an audition? Like I'm not expecting you to be like, 'Here’s Batman.' But can I just get in the room?... Can you just give me a chance?"

Massoud, who is 28, believes his age might be hurting his chances to land a movie role in Hollywood.

"I feel like I'm going to be overlooked and underestimated for a long time because I am a young actor," he said.

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Smith was asked to comment on his former co-star when he attended the Hollywood premiere of his new animated film Spies In Disguise on Wednesday.

Smith, 51, seemed surprised to learn that Massoud was an unemployed actor who is down on his luck.

"Uh I'm just hearing that right now so I haven't spoken to Mena," he told Variety.com.

"But he is a spectacular actor, and he has nothing to worry about," he added.

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Will Smith's new action thriller Gemini Man is a box office flop. The movie is about a retiring assassin, Henry Brogan (Smith), who finds himself battling a mysterious killer that turns out to be a younger clone of himself. Henry needs to find out why he's being targeted and who created his clone to kill him.

Directed by Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain), the action thriller opened with just $20 million in domestic ticket sales over the Oct. 11-13 weekend. Then the terrible reviews began rolling in.

Critics trashed the "groundbreaking" de-aging technology and the movie's high frame-rate that looked like the film was sped up in some places. The terrible reviews resulted in a career-worst Rotten Tomatoes score of 25 percent for Lee.

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Paramount Pictures had hoped Gemini Man would pick up the slack in China, but it was upset by Angelina Jolie's fantasy flick Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ($22.4 million).

Gemini Man finished Sunday with an underwhelming $82.2 million in foreign box office receipts.

Gemini Man faces a $75 million loss, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The production cost for Gemini Man is a staggering $240 million - including $100 million in marketing costs alone. The film was heavily marketed in television commercials, print ads and online.

Gemini Man sparked free press around the world, thanks to the de-aging technology that rendered a barely recognizable younger version of Will Smith. Did they think we forgot what he looked like in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

The staggering marketing cost aside, Paramount and Skydance each ponied up 35 percent of the budget. The rest of the cost was split by 2 China-based companies, Alibaba and Fosun. All four companies will absorb the $75 million loss.

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Friends are concerned about Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, who went on a full vegan diet - which means no animal products that provides most of the body's protein.

Vegans subsist on a diet of vegetables, wholegrains, beans, legumes, and fresh fruit. They don't eat eggs, fish or dairy products.

Jaden recently took a food truck to Skid Row to feed the homeless. But insiders say he is unwittingly starving himself to death.

Fans noticed the 21-year-old, who was born under the Cancer zodiac sign, dropped about 40 pounds from his already small frame.

He looks thin and emaciated. But most worrisome is his teeth which are beginning to decay from the effects of his starvation diet. Jaden wears an expensive diamond grill over his teeth to conceal the damage.

When the body doesn't get enough nutrients, the teeth begin to decay, the bones soften from lack of calcium. The muscles atrophy (waste away) from the lack of energy which comes from consuming fast-digesting carbohydrates, like sugar. The patient stops urinating (kidney failure) and the skin turns yellow from jaundice (liver failure). Eventually the internal organs begin to shut down.

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