Will Smith

Actor, producer, and rapper Will Smith

Willard Christopher "Will" Smith Jr. is an American actor, producer, and rapper. He has enjoyed success in television, film and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him the most powerful actor in Hollywood. Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince.
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Will Smith Gets Back At Trolls By Singing 'La Bamba' At The Top Of His Lungs
Huffington Post - 6 days
The star spoke in Spanish to address criticism that he didn't know the song's lyrics.
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See Will Smith pull the ultimate dad move
CNN - 12 days
Will Smith posted a parody of his son Jaden's hit single "Icon."
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Watch Will Smith parody son Jaden Smith's 'Icon' music video
ABC News - 12 days
Smith posted a congratulatory video for his son's successful debut album.
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Black Panther: does the Marvel epic solve Hollywood's Africa problem?
Guardian (UK) - 16 days
Cinema has long reduced Africa to a faraway land filled with wild animals, wars, poverty and Aids – but perhaps this new Afrocentric epic will put an end to the cliches Related: Will Smith’s Bright: racial allegory or straight up racism? Fans have been waiting a long time to visit Wakanda, the wondrous Afrofuturistic homeland of Black Panther, but this is not the first time Hollywood will have taken us to a fictional African kingdom. Before Wakanda, there was Zamunda, where giraffes and elephants roam the palace gardens, the king wears a dead lion around his shoulders, and handmaidens strew the royals’ paths with rose petals and attend the prince’s every need, including the washing of “the royal penis”. The movie is, of course, Eddie Murphy’s 1988 smash hit Coming to America, whose compendium of cliches showed just how large the gap could be between “African” and “American”, and how much work Black Panther has to do. Continue reading...
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Will Smith Needs His Own Nature Documentary Series Right Now
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Nailed it.
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Will Smith, Joel Edgerton expected to return for 'Bright' sequel
ABC News - about 2 months
The fantasy film is the streaming service's No. 1 film.
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Dear God, Netflix Really Is Giving Bright a Sequel - Vanity Fair
Google News - about 2 months
Vanity Fair Dear God, Netflix Really Is Giving Bright a Sequel Vanity Fair Bright, the cinematic wreck that Netflix unleashed upon the world in December, is officially getting a sequel. The streaming platform ordered a sequel before the film even premiered—and was soundly drubbed by critics—then confirmed the news on ... 'Bright': Is Will Smith's Character a Bright?Comicbook.com Will Smith's critically panned Netflix film 'Bright' is getting a sequelNew York Daily News Netflix greenlights 'Bright' sequel; Will Smith to return as starUSA TODAY ComingSoon.net -ABC News -Mashable -Cinema Blend all 126 news articles »
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What’s on TV Friday: ‘I Love Lucy’ and ‘Split’
NYTimes - about 2 months
Two colorized episodes of “I Love Lucy,” including a Christmas special, will air on CBS. And Will Smith’s latest sci-fi blockbuster comes to Netflix.
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Will Smith Plays Cops-And-Monsters In Unremarkable 'Bright'
NPR - about 2 months
Smith is a police officer paired with an orc (Joel Edgerton) in this fantasy-inflected buddy-cop movie that's "lazy but not boring" and "perfectly, stubbornly mediocre." (Image credit: Matt Kennedy/Netflix)
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Will Smith Explains Why He Can't Watch Himself On 'The Fresh Prince'
Huffington Post - about 2 months
"It’s terrible and I can’t bear to watch it."
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Beatboxing Will Smith attends premiere of sci-fi film ‘Bright’in Mumbai
Reuters.com - 2 months
Will Smith surprises fans with a beatboxing performance as he presents his new film ‘Bright’ in Mumbai. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Will Smith
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    In 2016, Smith played Deadshot in the supervillain team-up action film Suicide Squad.
  • 2015
    Age 46
    As of November 2015, Smith is set to star in the independent drama Collateral Beauty, which will be directed by David Frankel.
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  • 2014
    Age 45
    As of 2014, his films have grossed $6.6 billion at the global box office.
    Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts.
  • 2012
    Age 43
    In 2012, Smith stated he supports legalizing same-sex marriage.
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    Men in Black III opened on May 25, 2012 with Smith again reprising his role as Agent J. This was his first major starring role in four years.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    On December 11, 2009, Smith and his wife hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway to celebrate Obama's winning of the prize.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    Smith donated $4,600 to the 2008 presidential campaign of Democrat Barack Obama.
    It was in 2008 that Smith starred in the superhero movie Hancock.
    In 2008 Smith was reported to be developing a film entitled The Last Pharaoh, in which he would be starring as Taharqa.
    On December 1, 2008, TV Guide reported that Smith was selected as one of America's top ten most fascinating people of 2008 for a Barbara Walters ABC special that aired on December 4, 2008.
  • 2007
    Age 38
    Later that month, Smith starred in the film I Am Legend, released December 14, 2007.
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    On December 10, 2007, Smith was honored at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    In 2005, Smith was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for attending three premieres in a 24-hour time span.
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  • 2000
    Age 31
    His parents separated when he was 13, but did not actually divorce until around 2000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    In 1998, Smith starred with Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State.
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  • 1997
    Age 28
    Smith married actress Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997.
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    In the summer of 1997 he starred alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the summer hit Men in Black playing Agent J.
  • 1996
    Age 27
    In 1996, Smith starred as part of an ensemble cast in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day.
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  • 1992
    Age 23
    They had one son, Trey Smith, born on November 11, 1992, and divorced in 1995.
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    Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992.
  • 1990
    Age 21
    Smith was nearly bankrupt in 1990, when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around him.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 19
    Smith spent money freely around 1988 and 1989 and underpaid his income taxes.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on September 25, 1968.
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