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Will Smith filmography

A photograph of Will Smith attending the premiere of The Karate Kid in 2010
Smith at the premiere of The Karate Kid in 2010

Will Smith is an American actor and producer. His breakthrough came when he played a fictionalised version of himself in the 1990s television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.[1][2] The role brought him international recognition and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.[1][3] He also served as an executive producer on 24 episodes of the series.[4] Two years later, Smith made his film debut in the drama Where the Day Takes You, where he appeared as a disabled homeless man.[5] In 1995, he starred as a police officer with Martin Lawrence in Michael Bay's Bad Boys. The following year, Smith appeared as a Marine Corps pilot with Jeff Goldblum in Roland Emmerich's science fiction film Independence Day.[6] The film grossed over $817 million at the worldwide box office and was the highest grossing of 1996.[7] In 1997, he starred as Agent J in the science fiction film Men in Black, a role he reprised in its sequels Men in Black II (2002), and Men in Black 3 (2012).

Smith portrayed heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali in the 2001 biopic Ali. For his performance he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.[3][8] In 2004, he appeared in the animated film Shark Tale, and science fiction film I, Robot. The following year he starred as a professional dating consultant in the romantic comedy Hitch.[9] Smith's portrayal of entrepreneur and salesman Chris Gardner in the biopic The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor.[3][10][11] In 2008, he played a vigilante superhero in Hancock. While the film received poor reviews, it became his eighth consecutive to gross over $100 million at the North American box office and grossed a worldwide total of over $624 million.[a][13][14] In 2015, Smith portrayed Nigerian-American physician Bennet Omalu in the biopic Concussion for which he garnered a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.[3] The following year, he appeared in the action film Suicide Squad, which grossed over $745 million at the worldwide box office.[15][16] In 2019, Smith starred as the Genie in the live-action adaptation of the 1992 animation film of the same name, Aladdin. The film is his highest grossing, with a worldwide box office total of over $1 billion.[17]

FilmEdit

Title Year Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
Where the Day Takes You 1992 Manny Marc Rocco [18]
Made in America 1993 Tea Cake Walters Richard Benjamin [19]
Six Degrees of Separation 1993 Paul Fred Schepisi [20]
Bad Boys 1995 Mike Lowrey Michael Bay [21]
Independence Day 1996 Capt. Steven Hiller Roland Emmerich [6]
Men in Black 1997 James Darrell Edwards III
Agent J
[b]
Barry Sonnenfeld [22]
Enemy of the State 1998 Robert Clayton Dean Tony Scott [23]
Wild Wild West 1999 Captain James West Barry Sonnenfeld [24]
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 Bagger Vance Robert Redford [25]
Ali 2001 Muhammad Ali Michael Mann [26]
Showtime 2002 Tom Dey Executive producer [4]
[27]
Men in Black II 2002 James Darrell Edwards III
Agent J[b]
Barry Sonnenfeld [28]
Bad Boys II 2003 Mike Lowrey Michael Bay [29]
Ride or Die 2003 Craig Ross Jr. Executive producer [4]
[30]
Jersey Girl 2004 Himself Kevin Smith Cameo [31]
[32]
I, Robot 2004 Detective Del Spooner Alex Proyas Executive producer [33]
The Seat Filler 2004 Nick Castle Executive producer [4]
[34]
Saving Face 2004 Alice Wu Producer [4]
[35]
Shark Tale 2004 Oscar Vicky Jenson
Bibo Bergeron
Rob Letterman
Voice role [36]
Hitch 2005 Alex "Hitch" Hitchens Andy Tennant Producer [37]
ATL 2006 Chris Robinson Producer [4]
[38]
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 Chris Gardner Gabriele Muccino Producer [39]
I Am Legend 2007 Robert Neville Francis Lawrence [40]
Hancock 2008 John Hancock Peter Berg Producer [41]
The Human Contract 2008 Jada Pinkett Smith Executive producer [4]
[42]
The Secret Life of Bees 2008 Gina Prince-Bythewood Producer [4]
[43]
Lakeview Terrace 2008 Neil LaBute Producer [4]
[44]
Seven Pounds 2008 Tim Thomas Gabriele Muccino Producer [45]
The Karate Kid 2010 Harald Zwart Producer [46]
This Means War 2012 McG Producer [47]
Men in Black 3 2012 James Darrell Edwards III
Agent J[b]
Barry Sonnenfeld [48]
After Earth 2013 Cypher Raige M. Night Shyamalan Writer (story)
producer
[49]
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 ESPN Reporter Adam McKay Cameo [50]
Winter's Tale 2014 Lucifer Akiva Goldsman Cameo [51]
Annie 2014 Will Gluck Producer [52]
Focus 2015 Nicky Spurgeon Glenn Ficarra
John Requa
[53]
Concussion 2015 Bennet Omalu Peter Landesman [54]
Suicide Squad 2016 Floyd Lawton / Deadshot[b] David Ayer [55]
[56]
Collateral Beauty 2016 Howard Inlet David Frankel [57]
[58]
Bright 2017 Daryl Ward David Ayer [59]
[60]
Student of the Year 2 2019 Himself Punit Malhotra Hindi film
Cameo
[61]
Aladdin 2019 Genie Guy Ritchie [62]
Gemini Man 2019 Henry Brogan / Junior Ang Lee [63]
Spies in Disguise   2019 Lance Sterling Nick Bruno
Troy Quane
Voice role; post-production [64]
Bad Boys for Life   2020 Mike Lowrey Adil El Arbi
Bilall Fallah
Post-production [65]
[66]
Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released

TelevisionEdit

 
Smith at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards in 1993
Title Year(s) Role Network Notes Ref(s)
ABC Afterschool Special 1990 Hawker ABC Episode: "The Perfect Date"
Cameo
[67]
[68]
The Earth Day Special 1990 Himself ABC [69]
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990–1996 Will Smith NBC Executive producer (24 episodes)
Writer (story for episode "Ain't No Business Like Show Business")
[4]
[70]
Rockin' Through the Decades 1990 Host NBC Documentary of Alvin and the Chipmunks [71]
Blossom 1992 Himself NBC Cameo [72]
NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 Himself NBC [73]
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 Pinocchio HBO Episode: "Pinocchio" [74]
All of Us 2003–2007 Jonny UPN
The CW
Executive producer and co-creator
Writer 2 episodes
Director (episode ''The N-Word'')
[4]
[74]
BET Awards 2005 2005 Host BET [75]
Un-broke: What You Need To Know About Money 2009 Himself ABC [76]
2012 Kids' Choice Awards 2012 Host Nickelodeon [77]
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 CBS Executive producer [78]
One Strange Rock 2018 Host National Geographic 10 episodes [79]
Cobra Kai 2018–present YouTube Premium Executive producer [80]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The streak started with Men in Black II in 2002.[12]
  2. ^ a b c d Smith played a character with two different names in this film.

ReferencesEdit

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