Will Smith's 'leap of faith' on 50th birthday

Will Smith will do this bizarre act to celebrate his birthday

The jump was billed as a leap "in the heart of the Grand Canyon", but The Associated Press pointed out it actually took place over a smaller gorge belonging to the Navajo Nation, a tribe whose reservation borders the east rim of the national park.

The jump was streamed live on the actor's personal YouTube channel to help raise awareness and donations for Global Citizen's education campaigns.

The film star made a decision to celebrate the big 5-0 by bungee jumping from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. He was joined by his family on the momentous occasion: wife and fellow actor Jada Pinkett Smith; his daughter, singer Willow Smith and his sons Trey Smith and actor/rapper Jaden Smith.

His "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star, Alfonso Ribeiro, served as a host interviewing Smith and others before and after.

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He posted a photo of his family on Instagram shortly before his jump, writing: "My Squad holding me down for my big 5-0". Smith has teased the jump for months. "It goes from complete, absolute terror to the most magnificent bliss you've ever felt in your life".

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It also raised money for charity through an online lottery for a chance to watch the jump in person. Smith explained that he and his family first came to the Grand Canyon in 1976 in the same type of vehicle but his trip there as a kid instilled fear because of the height.

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