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Will Smith        

Esteemed Actor and Producer; Known for "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "I Am Legend," "Concussion" & "Suicide Squad"

Very few performers have had as much success transitioning from the music scene to the film realm as Will Smith has. Being in the entertainment scene since the late '80s, today, Smith is one of the most recognized and esteemed performers and producers in the industry.

Will Smith was born Willard Christopher Smith Jr on September 25th, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Overbrook High School in Wynnefield Pennsylvania, which is where he soon became known to his friends as "The Prince," for his charming antics. Little did he know that this nickname would still have meaning over 30 years later.

Prior to his debut as a solo artist, Will Smith had already made a name for himself in the acting realm. In 1990, Will Smith was cast in the NBC sitcom, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which starred Smith as the "Fresh Prince," a young street-smart kid from Philly living in one of LA's wealthiest areas, Bel-Air. The family comedy proved to be a great success running for six years and giving Smith a name in the industry.

It wasn't long before the movie offers came rolling in. One of his first roles was in the film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson, "Made In America," in which Smith played the best friend of Goldberg's onscreen daughter. His next role in the Oscar-nominated film, "Six Degrees of Separation," garnered him international respect after proving to the world that he could play more than the comical Fresh Prince. This eventually led to the 1995 box-office hit, "Bad Boys," which was one of the first-ever action films to feature two black lead actors.

After "Bad Boys," things only got better for Will Smith. He starred in over a dozen films including "Independence Day," "Men in Black," "Enemy of the State," Ali," "I, Robot," "Hitch" and "The Pursuit of Happyness" to name a few. In 2007, Smith starred in "I Am Legend," a remake of the Charlton Heston film "Omega Man," in which he battled bloodthirsty vampires. The film became a national and international hit.

Smith then took on the dual role of actor and producer for "Hancock" (2008), in which he played an alcoholic anti-superhero, and for "Seven Pounds" (2008), about a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. He also helped produce two more films released that year, "Lakeview Terrace" and "The Secret Life of Bees."

After a hiatus, Smith returned to the big screen in 2012 with "Men in Black 3," followed by a turn as a military commander in the critically panned M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi flick "After Earth," which co-starred Smith's son Jaden. He then made a cameo as Lucifer in the film "Winter's Tale" (2014).

Smith's next leading role came with the 2015 heist caper "Focus," co-starring Margot Robbie. Later in the year he starred as Dr. Bennet Omalu in the sports drama "Concussion," earning a Golden Globe nomination for his role as a doctor fighting to raise awareness about head trauma in NFL players. That year Smith also began shooting the DC Comics movie "Suicide Squad" (2016), set for a 2016 release.

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in the cinema

I like as will smith, very handsome as with simplicity, sympathy elegance and sens of humor and sens of fun in life the way he can put at ease his all kind of fans entirely peacefully.i like the way he takes care.he has got very good attitudes in the acting.it s really fun.

in the cinema

he is a very elegant good musician and dancer,with an adorable voice.and the creator of the song men in black are very good musicians.everything is balanced in that song with thank you, some modulations and women discritely accompany will smith.

in the cinema

men in black is perfect to dance and I like the way will smith sings with rhythm and soft in the voice.there s a very interesting modulation in that music , I think the people who did that song are very good musicians, that song is perfect for the fun.and will smith too.

in the cinema

I welcome will smith 's humanity,and if he wants to make more science fiction he can find with the scientists many subjects about the univers.it 's a pleasure to see the two men actors with men in black.

in the cinema

I m fan of will smith.i m having fun with men in black, will sings and dances very well.he has rythm in his skin,i really like him in science fiction, there s imagination in what he does ,I ask myself if he could sing for his fan a song with rihanna perhaps?he is also very funny and he is a very good nice hero. and he does roles that reassure the humanity.he plays with a lot of sens of humour and life.he is perfect . I really like him.he entertains very well.he is a big very nice star.

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