Will Smith

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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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1996: Capt. Steven Hiller - Independence Day
2006: Chris Gardner - The Pursuit of Happyness
2004: Del Spooner - I, Robot
2004: Oscar (voice) - Shark Tale
2008: Ben - Seven Pounds
2007: Robert Neville - I Am Legend
1993: Paul - Six Degrees of Separation
1999: Capt. James West - Wild Wild West
2005: Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens - Hitch
2001: Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay - Ali
2003: Detective Mike Lowrey - Bad Boys II
2008: John Hancock - Hancock
1998: Robert Clayton Dean - Enemy of the State
2012: Agent J - Men in Black 3
2016: Floyd Lawton / Deadshot - Suicide Squad
2015: Dr. Bennet Omalu - Concussion
2015: Nicky - Focus
2020: Detective Mike Lowrey - Bad Boys for Life
2016: Howard Inlet - Collateral Beauty
2017: Daryl Ward - Bright
2019: Henry Brogen / Junior - Gemini Man
2019: Lance Sterling (voice) - Spies in Disguise
2021: Richard Williams - King Richard
2007: Self - Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream
1997: James Edwards / Agent J - Men in Black
2002: Jay - Men in Black II
2013: Cypher Raige - After Earth
1995: Detective Mike Lowrey - Bad Boys
Mike Lowrey - Bad Boys 4
Zakamuelas - Fugue Urbano - Guerra de Bandas
Nick Cooper - Brilliance
Nicky Barnes - The Council
William Breedlove (rumored) - Terms of Endearment
2013: Himself - After Earth: 1,000 Years in 300 Seconds
2013: Himself - After Earth: A Father's Legacy
1997: Himself - The Making of Men in Black
2007: Self - Father and Son: On Screen and Off
Peter - Emancipation
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Remake
2020: Self - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special
Chris Gardner - A Procura da Felicidade
2019: Genie / Mariner - Aladdin
2002: Self - Design in Motion: The Look of 'Men in Black II'
2023: Genie - Aladdin 2
2000: Bagger Vance - The Legend of Bagger Vance
1993: Tea Cake - Made in America
Will Smith: Live in Concert
2000: Himself - Metamorphosis of 'Men in Black'
Daryl Ward - Bright 2
2005: Oscar (voice) - Club Oscar
1996: Himself - Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion
1999: Himself - Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West
1996: Himself - The Making of 'Independence Day'
2019: Himself - Jon Bellion - Glory Sound Prep Documentary
Edward Fisher - They Came Out at Night
2014: Judge - Winter's Tale
1992: Manny - Where the Day Takes You
1998: Himself - Roswell Top Secret
2018: Self - Quincy
2002: Self - MIB ADR
2002: Self - Barry Sonnenfeld's Intergalactic Guide to Comedy
1999: Himself - Wild Wild West: Good Guys Gadgets
2004: Himself - Jersey Girl
2016: Himself - DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League
1999: Self - It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'
1999: Himself - Torrance Rises
2016: Self - National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony
2012: Himself / Agent J - Partners in Time: The Making of MIB 3
2019: Himself - Dads
2019: Himself (Uncredited) - Student of the Year 2
2020: Himself (archive footage) - David Blaine: Ascension
1990: Self - Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special
2011: Himself - A Man's Story
2001: Himself - America: A Tribute to Heroes
1999: Himself - From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic
2013: Himself - David Blaine: Real or Magic
2015: Star Wars: Greatest Moments
2020: Himself - Feeding America Comedy Festival
2013: ESPN Reporter - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
1998: Will Smith - Welcome to Hollywood
2005: Live 8

TV CREDITS:
2006: The One Show
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
2003: American Chopper
1992: MTV Movie & TV Awards
1993: GMTV
1994: Inside the Actors Studio
2014: Himself - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
1988: This Morning
2003: All of Us
1952: Today
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1999: The Early Show
1995: MADtv
1973: Rock Concert
1998: TRL
1953: The Academy Awards
2009: Live from Studio Five
2006: Himself - El hormiguero 3.0
1981: Wanna bet, that..?
2009: Guest - Skavlan
1995: Die Harald Schmidt Show
1999: Himself - Rove
1990: Will Smith - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
2017: Himself - Carpool Karaoke
2018: Himself - Host - One Strange Rock
1972: Hawker - ABC Afterschool Special
2007: Self - The Graham Norton Show
2003: Himself - The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2005: The Reichen Show
2019: Himself - Will Smith's Bucket List
1995: Pinoak (voice) - Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
2018: Himself - James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
1998: Die Johannes B. Kerner Show
2015: Self - Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
1996: Himself - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
1987: Himself - Host - Kids' Choice Awards
2020: Self - Host - This Joka
2006: Invitado - El hormiguero 3.0