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WILL SMITH AS "BAGGER VANCE" IN THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE (2000) Author Steven Pressfield acknowledges that his book The Legend of Bagger Vance and its title character is based on the Hindu God, Bhagavan. Set in Savannah, Georgia during the World War I era, the film Smith portrays Bagger as a mythical caddy that helps a disillusioned golfer (played by Matt Damon) find his "authentic swing." Despite mixed reviews of the "magical negroe" plot, the project still managed to drum up $40 million in worldwide tickets sales.

WILL SMITH AS “BAGGER VANCE” IN THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE (2000) Author Steven Pressfield…