Jaden wins award for Karate Kid
Published 15/03/2010 | 11:51
Jaden Smith has been named ShoWest Breakthrough Male Star Of The Year for his role in The Karate Kid.
The remake of the classic 1984 film, co-produced by 11-year-old Jaden's parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and co-starring Jackie Chan, isn't even released until June but has already won recognition, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.
Robert Sunshine, managing director of ShoWest, said: "Jaden Smith is an exceptional young actor who has delivered a true breakout performance with his portrayal of Dre Parker in The Karate Kid."
Jaden will be presented with the award at the exhibitors' convention which is being held in Las Vegas' Bally's and Paris Las Vegas hotels.
ShoWest will also hold a preview screening of The Karate Kid, directed by Harald Zwart, on the same day.
Rising child star Jaden made his feature film debut opposite his father in The Pursuit Of Happyness and went on to star in the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.