A rap star originally, Will Smith began rapping at the very young age of twelve. At the age of 16, he teamed up DJ Jazzy Jeff to earn musical success. However, movies and Will Smith could not be kept apart for too long.
It was in 1992 that Smith started with movies in small and comical roles. “Six Degrees of Separation” had him as its lead and this movie was released in 1993 and earned him a lot of critical acclaim. Although success was moderate, it became a household title.
However, it was the release of Bad Boys in 1995 that brought Smith his stardom. The two main leads, Smith and Martin Lawrence, became an instant hit that proved in itself the leading capacity in Smith. The year 1997 had another store of blockbuster with Men in Black, the theme song of which was sung by Smith, thereby bringing out his multi-faceted talent to the world. It was raining hits and blockbusters in his life that did not continue longer than 1999.
It was in the year 2001 that Smith played the role of the boxing legend Mohammad Ali and this film too was critically acclaimed. Although it did not do well at box office, it got Smith nominated for best actor for Oscar Awards.
It was then the time for sequels like Men in Black and Bad Boys that did not fare much in box office nor were they a flop. Smith came up with I, Robot in 2004, which was a scientific movie that crossed $144 million in box office. 2005 saw him in Hitch followed by The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006 with his son that won him best actor award. In 2007, he worked in I am Legend and now has become a successful producer.
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