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Actor/Musician Will Smith at 45th Emmy Awards

Actor/Musician Will Smith at 45th Emmy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When someone mentions Will Smith movies, the first film that likely comes to mind is Men In Black. This highly entertaining and unique movie has cemented Will Smith as a prominent action star. Typically, his movies involve the good guy chasing the bad elements out of a city or off the planet.

Born Willard Christopher Smith on September 25, 1968, he has graced the silver screen since 1990. He began his acting career at a young age, starring in the comedy TV series, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” From there, Will Smith’s rise to fame skyrocketed. He is the only Hollywood actor to have domestically grossed a total of one hundred million dollars eight times in a row.

Some of the most notable Will Smith movies include the sequels of Bad Boys, Independence Day, MIB, and I Robot, among others. In addition to his action films, Smith has also starred in the comedy movie Hitch and provided a voice-over in the movie Shark Tale. The Pursuit of Happyness is one of the films where his performance was exceptionally noteworthy.

Besides acting, Will Smith is known for his musical talent, having produced numerous rap records, many of which became bestsellers. As an actor and film producer, he has been nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and as a singer, he has won several Grammy Awards, the most prestigious honor for musical achievement.

After the conclusion of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV series, Smith transitioned to film and first appeared in Independence Day, released in 1996. In 1997, he starred in the first Men In Black movie. Both films received critical acclaim, making Will Smith’s movies some of the highest-earning blockbusters.

Smith’s films that have been nominated for Oscars include Ali in 2001 and The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006. He portrayed legendary boxer Mohammad Ali in the former and Chris Gardener in the latter. Since 1992, his filmography has grown to 19 films, with global gross receipts amounting to billions of dollars.

Even at the age of 40, reliable sources indicate that Will Smith plans to continue making movies, with several projects lined up through 2014. Many people find inspiration from his films, and thankfully, this inspiration is not likely to end any time soon. Keep an eye out for more blockbuster releases in the near future! Let’s hope that one of his upcoming projects might earn him an Academy Award. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!