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Will Smith

Willard Christopher "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, film producer and pop rapper. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. In April 2007, Newsweek called him the most powerful actor on the planet. Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won multiple Grammy Awards. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show ran for nearly six years (1990–1996) on NBC and has been syndicated consistently on various networks since then. In the mid-1990s, Smith transitioned from television to film, and ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films that received broad box office success. In fact, he is the only actor in history to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office as well as being the only actor to have eight consecutive films in which he starred open at the #1 spot in the domestic box office tally. Fourteen of the 19 fiction films he has acted in have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million, and 4 of them took in over $500 million in global box office receipts. His most financially successful films have been Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Independence Day, Men in Black, Men in Black II, I, Robot, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Hancock, Wild Wild West, Enemy of the State, Shark Tale, Hitch, and Seven Pounds. He also earned critical praise for his performances in Six Degrees of Separation, Ali, and The Pursuit of Happyness, receiving Best Actor Oscar nominations for the latter two.

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Sep 25, 1968 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie You're Watching Video Music Box 2021-12-03
Latest Project:
In the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles Remake
Known For
Movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles Remake
Movie Aladdin 2 Genie (rumored)
Movie Bad Boys 4 Mike Lowrey
Movie King Richard Richard Williams
Movie You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage)
Movie Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 Himself
Movie Jackie Chan: Building an Icon Self (archive footage)
Movie Feeding America Comedy Festival
Movie David Blaine: Ascension Himself (archive footage)
Movie Bellator 244: Bader vs. Nemkov Himself
Movie Bad Boys for Life Detective Mike Lowrey
Movie Dads Himself
Movie Aladdin Genie
Movie Student of the Year 2 Himself (Uncredited)
Series Will Smith's Bucket List Himself
Movie Gemini Man Henry Brogen / Junior
Movie Spies in Disguise Lance Sterling (voice)
Movie Quincy Himself
Movie Howard (archival footage)
Series One Strange Rock Himself - Host
Movie Bright Daryl Ward
Movie Collateral Beauty Howard Inlet
Movie National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony Himself
Movie Suicide Squad Floyd Lawton / Deadshot
Movie DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League Himself
Movie Concussion Dr. Bennet Omalu
Movie Star Wars: Greatest Moments
Movie Focus Nicky
Movie Winter's Tale Judge
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself
Movie After Earth: 1,000 Years in 300 Seconds Himself
Movie After Earth: A Father's Legacy Himself
Movie After Earth Cypher Raige
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ESPN Reporter
Movie Men in Black 3 Agent J
Movie A Man's Story Himself
Movie Seven Pounds Ben
Movie Hancock John Hancock
Movie I Am Legend Robert Neville
Movie Father and Son: On Screen and Off Self
Movie Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream Self
Movie The Pursuit of Happyness Chris Gardner
Movie Club Oscar Oscar (voice)
Movie Live 8
Movie Will Smith: Live in Concert
Movie Hitch Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens
Movie I, Robot Del Spooner
Movie Shark Tale Oscar (voice)
Movie Jersey Girl Himself
Movie Bad Boys II Detective Mike Lowrey
Movie Barry Sonnenfeld's Intergalactic Guide to Comedy Self
Movie Men in Black II Agent Jay
Movie Design in Motion: The Look of 'Men in Black II' Self
Movie MIB ADR Self
Movie Ali Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes
Movie The Legend of Bagger Vance Bagger Vance
Movie Metamorphosis of 'Men in Black' Himself
Movie Wild Wild West: Good Guys Gadgets Himself
Movie Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West Himself
Movie Wild Wild West Capt. James West
Movie It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West' Self
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself
Movie Torrance Rises Himself
Movie Roswell Top Secret Himself
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Will Smith
Movie Enemy of the State Robert Clayton Dean
Movie Men in Black James Edwards / Agent J
Movie The Making of Men in Black Himself
Movie Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion Himself
Movie The Making of 'Independence Day' Himself
Movie Independence Day Captain Steven Hiller
Movie Bad Boys Detective Mike Lowrey
Movie Six Degrees of Separation Paul
Movie Made in America Tea Cake
Movie Where the Day Takes You Manny
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith
Movie Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special Self
Movie The Earth Day Special Himself (as Fresh Prince)