Will Smith

Will Smith

Highest Rated: 92% Men in Black (1997)

Lowest Rated: 7% Student of the Year 2 (2019)

Birthday: Sep 25, 1968

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Given his formidable success in numerous arenas of the entertainment industry, the multi-talented Will Smith qualifies as an original "Renaissance man." Although Smith initially gained fame as the rap star Fresh Prince prior to the age of 20, (with constant MTV airplay and blockbuster record sales), he cut his chops as an A-list Hollywood actor on the small and big screens in successive years, unequivocally demonstrating his own commercial viability and sturdy appeal to a broad cross section of viewers. A Philadelphia native, Smith entered the world on September 25, 1968. The son of middle-class parents (his father owned a refrigeration company and his mother worked for the school board) and the second of four children, Smith started rapping from the age of 12, and earned the nickname "Prince" thanks to his ability to slickly talk his way out of trouble. Smith engendered this moniker as a household phrase when he officially formed the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, with fellow performer Jeff Townes in 1986. That team netted two Grammys (one for the seminal 1988 youth anthem "Parents Just Don't Understand" and one for the 1991 single "Summertime") and scored commercially with a series of albums up through their disbandment in 1993 that did much to dramatically broaden the age range of rap listeners (unlike artists in the gangsta rap subgenre, Smith and Townes never ventured into R- or X-rated subject matter or language). However, by the time he was 21, Smith had frittered away much of his fortune and had fallen into debt with the IRS. Help arrived in the form of Warner Bros. executive Benny Medina, who wanted to create a family-friendly sitcom based on his own experiences as a poor kid living with a rich Beverly Hills family, starring the genial Smith. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air debuted on NBC on September 10, 1990, and became a runaway hit, lasting six seasons. The program imparted to Smith -- who had turned down an MIT scholarship to pursue his career -- even wider audience exposure as the show's protagonist, introducing him to legions of viewers who fell outside of the rap market. During Prince's lengthy run, Smith began to branch out into film work. Following roles in Where the Day Takes You (1992) and Made in America (1993), he drew substantial critical praise on the arthouse circuit, as a young gay con man feigning an identity as Sidney Poitier's son, in Six Degrees of Separation (1993), directed by Fred Schepisi and adapted by John Guare from his own play. Smith also elicited minor controversy around this time for remarks he made in an interview that some perceived as homophobic. In 1994, Smith and Martin Lawrence signed on with powerhouse producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer to co-star in the action-comedy Bad Boys, in which the two play a hotshot pair of Miami cops; it eventually raked in over 141 million dollars worldwide. The following year, Smith topped his Bad Boys success (and then some) with a turn in the sci-fi smash Independence Day, the effects-laden tale of an alien invasion. Co-written, executive-produced, and directed by Roland Emmerich for 20th Century Fox, this picture eventually pulled in over 816 million dollars globally, making it not only the top grosser of 1996, but one of the most lucrative motion pictures in history. Smith then tackled the same thematic ground (albeit in a completely different genre), as a government-appointed alien hunter partnered up with Tommy Lee Jones in Barry Sonnenfeld's zany comedy Men in Black (1997), another smash success. Not long after this, Smith achieved success on a personal front as well, as he married actress Jada Pinkett on New Year's Eve 1998. The following autumn, Smith returned to cinemas with Enemy of the State, a conspiracy thriller with Gene Hackman that had him on the run from government agents. That film scored a commercial bull's-eye, but its triumph preceded a minor disappointment. The following summer, Smith starred opposite Kevin Kline i

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% Bad Boys for Life Mike Lowrey Producer 2020
76% Spies in Disguise Lance Sterling 2019
26% Gemini Man Junior Henry Brogan 2019
57% Aladdin Genie 2019
7% Student of the Year 2 Actor 2019
80% Sprinter Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet Dads Actor 2019
28% Bright Daryl Ward 2017
No Score Yet African American Museum Actor 2017
14% Collateral Beauty Howard $31M 2016
27% Suicide Squad Floyd Lawton/Deadshot $325.1M 2016
59% Concussion Dr. Bennet Omalu $23.3M 2015
56% Focus Nicky $50.3M 2015
28% Annie Producer $58.7M 2014
13% Winter's Tale Judge $10.7M 2014
11% After Earth General Cypher Raige Producer $60.6M 2013
33% A Man's Story Actor 2012
68% Men in Black III J Agent J $179.1M 2012
26% This Means War Producer $54.8M 2012
66% The Karate Kid Producer $176.6M 2010
26% Seven Pounds Ben Thomas Producer $70M 2008
59% The Secret Life of Bees Producer $37.7M 2008
44% Lakeview Terrace Producer $39.3M 2008
41% Hancock Producer John Hancock $228M 2008
No Score Yet The Human Contract Executive Producer 2008
68% I Am Legend Robert Neville $256.4M 2007
67% The Pursuit of Happyness Chris Gardner Producer $162.6M 2006
61% ATL Producer $21.2M 2006
86% Saving Face Producer $1.1M 2005
68% Hitch Producer Alex "Hitch" Hitchens $177.6M 2005
36% Shark Tale Oscar $160.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Seat Filler Executive Producer 2004
56% I, Robot Detective Del Spooner Executive Producer $144.8M 2004
42% Jersey Girl Himself (uncredited) 2004
23% Bad Boys II Det. Mike Lowrey $138.4M 2003
No Score Yet A Closer Walk Narrator 2003
39% Men in Black II Agent J $190.5M 2002
25% Showtime Executive Producer $38M 2002
67% Ali Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali $58.2M 2001
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance Bagger Vance $30.4M 2000
17% Wild Wild West James West 1999
71% Enemy of the State Robert Clayton Dean 1998
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Himself 1998
92% Men in Black J 1997
65% Independence Day Capt. Steven Hiller 1996
43% Bad Boys Mike Lowrey 1995
88% Six Degrees of Separation Paul 1993
31% Made in America Tea Cake Walters 1993
80% Where the Day Takes You Manny 1992
No Score Yet The Imagemaker Pollster 1986

TV

Credit
70% Avenue 5
2020
Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2020
2019
2018
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2015
2013
2012
100% Michael Palin in North Korea
2018
Producer 2018
82% One Strange Rock
2018
Host 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing Guest 2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2016
93% Veep
2012-2019
Producer 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2015
2013
62% The Bachelorette
2003
Reality cast member 2013
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2008
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing 2008
2007
No Score Yet Supernanny
2005
Reality cast member 2007
No Score Yet All of Us
2003-2007
Executive Producer Screenwriter Director Jonny Scott 2006
2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2003
2002
No Score Yet The Nick Cannon Show
2002
Guest 2002
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Executive Producer Screenwriter Director Will Smith 1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990

QUOTES FROM Will Smith CHARACTERS

Floyd Lawton/Deadshot says: Y'all jokers must be crazy.

Floyd Lawton/Deadshot says: So that's it huh...we're the patsies...we're some kind of suicide squad.

Floyd Lawton/Deadshot says: Let's go save the world.

Dr. Bennet Omalu says: If they continue to deny my work man continues to die.

Dr. Bennet Omalu says: They have to listen to us.

Dr. Bennet Omalu says: Repetitive head trauma chokes the brain.

Dr. Bennet Omalu says: I am the wrong person to have discovered this.

Detective Del Spooner says: You so need to die!

Agent J says: Just because you see a black man driving in a nice car, does not mean it's stolen! Ok, I stole that one, but not cause I'm black!

Nicky says: Nice coat.

Owens says: Fuck off.

Brill says: Do they know me?

Robert Clayton Dean says: Who's them?

Robert Clayton Dean says: I don't know what you're talking about.

Brill says: You're either very smart... or incredibly stupid.

Rannulph Junuh says: Anything else?

Bagger Vance says: Just bash the livin' shit out of it.

Rannulph Junuh says: What were you doin' out there. I could have killed you.

Bagger Vance says: Nah, actually, I positioned myself right in front of you, because from the way your swings were goin', I figured that was the safest place.

Rannulph Junuh says: This is gettin' embarrassin'.

Bagger Vance says: Oh, no, sir, this has been embarrassin' for quite some time.

General Cypher Raige says: We are all telling ourselves a story.

General Cypher Raige says: Danger is very real. But Fear is a choice.

General Cypher Raige says: Danger is very real but fear is a choice.

General Cypher Raige says: Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist.

General Cypher Raige says: Do you know where we are?

Kitai Raige says: No, sir.

General Cypher Raige says: This is Earth.

Bagger Vance says: Just make no sense, is all: Man says he don't play golf yet if he's out here in the shade of night hittin' some balls off where he can't even see them?

Rannulph Junuh says: Yeah well, I've done things that have made less sense.

Bagger Vance says: As we all have.

Hancock says: If you don't get out of my way, your head is going up his ass. You fellas sure want to ride this train?

Convict says: Choo, choo, asshole.

Hancock says: Call me an asshole, one more time.

Rannulph Junuh says: Who's out there?

Bagger Vance says: Just me. Just a man tryin' to find a place to rest his tired feet, takin' in some of God's glory. My, what a night!

Rannulph Junuh says: I could have killed you out there!

Bagger Vance says: Oh no, sir. See, I set myself directly in front of ya. Judgin' by the way you'd been hittin' some balls I figured that's where I'd be out of harms way.

J says: My ears look funny.

James T. West says: I have a telegram for a Dr. Loveless. It's from his mother, Irene. She's telling him to come on home, stop all this foolishness.

Agent J says: You must be from the planet "Damn".

Capt. Steven Hiller says: Welcome to Earth.

Muhammad Ali says: Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.

Boris the Animal says: That's not possible!

Agent J says: Let's agree to disagree.

Chris Gardner says: [voice-over] This part of my life... this part right here? This is called "happyness." Share this quote

Chris Gardner says: This part of my life, this part right here? This is called 'happiness'. Share this quote

Chris Gardner says: It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?

Chris Gardner says: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?

Chris Gardner says: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. Not even me. All right?

Christopher says: All right

Chris Gardner says: You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.

Chris Gardner says: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.

Chris Gardner says: I met my father for the first time when I was 28 years old. I made up my mind that when I had children, my children were going to know who their father was.

Chris Gardner says: This part of my life... this little part.... is called "Happiness"

Chris Gardner says: This part of my life... this little part... is called "Happiness"

Chris Gardner says: This part of my life... this little part... is called 'Happiness'.

Del Spooner says: [Digging into pie with a spoon] "Mmmm. Sweet potato pie."

Del Spooner says: [digging into pie with a spoon] Mmmm. Sweet potato pie.

Granny says: "Put that on the plate."

Granny says: Put that on the plate.

Agent J says: This is how you see things?

Griffin says: It's a huge pain in the ass, but it has its moments!

Det. Marcus Burnett says: Did you see that?!?

Det. Marcus Burnett says: Did you see that?

Det. Mike Lowrey says: They throwing cars at us! How am I not seeing that?!?

Det. Mike Lowrey says: They throwing cars at us! How am I not seeing that?

Det. Mike Lowrey says: It's gonna be chitty chitty bang bang, nigga..That's what its gonna be

Det. Mike Lowrey says: You know what it gonna be if I'm there, gonna be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang nigga.

Lt. John Bergin says: So, what's the look?

Del Spooner says: What look?

Lt. John Bergin says: That look.

Del Spooner says: This is my face. What look?

Sonny says: My name is sonny.

Sonny says: My name is Sonny.

Del Spooner says: so we're naming you now.

Del Spooner says: So, we're naming you now.

Del Spooner says: You are the dumbest smart person I have ever met in my entire life.

Del Spooner says: Hey! Did you just shoot at me with your eyes closed?!

Farber says: Yo Spoon, she just shot at you with your eyes closed!

Del Spooner says: Hey! Did you just shoot at me with your eyes closed?

Dr. Susan Calvin says: Well, it worked, didn't it?

Del Spooner says: Sorry, I'm allergic to bullshit.

Chris Gardner says: [voice-over] This part of my life... this part right here? This part is called "being stupid."

Chris Gardner says: [voice-over] This part of my life... this part right here? This part is called 'being stupid.'

Martin Frohm says: What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?

Chris Gardner says: He must have had on some really nice pants

Chris Gardner says: He must have had on some really nice pants.

J says: You'd better ease off my face before something bad happens to you..........Too late.

J says: You need to ease up out my face before something bad happen to you. Too late.

J says: So, big bad bug got a bit of a soft spot, huh?

K says: The roaches check in.

J says: They don't check out.

Jay says: Kay, he's a Ball-chinnian.

Jay says: Old-Busted-Hotness.

Frank the Pug says: Yada, yada. She's attractive, she's not that kind of species & I'm attractive.

Jay says: Am I supposed to take advice of love from a dude that chases his own ass?

Corn Face says: You don't look too good.

Jay says: Yeah & you look like crap.

Dog Poop says: (Laughs)

Dog Poop says: [laughs]

Jay says: I take that back. He looked liked crap.

Agent J says: My man, for real?

J says: Hey, where you going??

J says: Hey, where you going?

K says: (Calmly) I'm going to get my gun back.

K says: [calmly] I'm going to get my gun back.

Del Spooner says: So, Dr. Calvin, what exactly do you do around here?

Dr. Susan Calvin says: My general fields are advanced robotics and psychiatry. Although, I specialize in hardware-to-wetware interfaces in an effort to advance U.S.R.'s robotic ahthropomorphization program.

Del Spooner says: So, what exactly do you do around here?

Dr. Susan Calvin says: I make the robots seem more human.

Del Spooner says: Now wasn't that easier to say?

Dr. Susan Calvin says: Not really. No.

Del Spooner says: Sonny!

Sonny says: Yes detective?

Del Spooner says: Calvin's fine save me!

Del Spooner says: Hold my pie.

Guy With A Pie says: [looks at Spooner blankly]

Del Spooner says: Sir, hold it or wear it.

Del Spooner says: I thought you were dead.

Sonny says: Technically I was never alive, but I appreciate your concern.

Dr. Susan Calvin says: Do you ever have a normal day?

Del Spooner says: Yeah. Once. It was a Thursday.

Del Spooner says: [to Dr. Lanning's cat] Look, I understand you have experienced a loss, but this relationship just can't work. I mean, you're a cat. I'm black. I'm not going to be hurt again.

Del Spooner says: What if I'm right?

Lt. John Bergin says: [sighs] Well, then I guess we're gonna miss the good old days.

Del Spooner says: What good old days?

Lt. John Bergin says: When people were killed by *other people*.

J says: Boy, it just be rainin' black people in New York!

J says: [to startled passengers] It just be raining black people in New York!

J says: You see this?! N-Y-P-D means I-will-KNOCK-YOUR-PUNKASS-DOWN!

Chris Gardner says: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.

Agent K says: You know how I live such a happy life?

Agent J says: How you live such a happy life?

Agent K says: I don't ask questions. I don't want to know the answer to.

Agent J says: That's deep.

Agent J says: See, here's the problem. You can't smell it because your nose already smells like that, but my nose doesn't.

Agent J says: Seriously, I'm not even sure that's meat. I think I just saw a tooth in that thing. or a claw. or a hoof.

Alex "Hitch" Hitchens says: Right, but see, here's the thing - my clients actually *like* women.

Capt. Steven Hiller says: Look, I really don't think they flew 90 billion light years to come down here and start a fight. Get all rowdy.

Alex "Hitch" Hitchens says: You wanna jump out a plane without a chute, be my guest. But forgive me if I don't join you.

Kay says: OK here we go automatic pilot...It is not automatic pilot

Kay says: OK here we go automatic pilot...It is not automatic pilot.

Jay says: He doesn't operate at hyper speed !

Jay says: He doesn't operate at hyper speed!

Kay says: I could really use a steering wheel here

Kay says: I could really use a steering wheel here.

Jay says: We don't have no damm steering wheel this what we've got

Jay says: We don't have no damm steering wheel this what we've got.

Del Spooner says: I think you murdered him because he was teaching you to simulate emotions and things got out of control.

Sonny says: I did not murder him.

Del Spooner says: But emotions don't seem like a very useful simulation for a robot.

Sonny says: I did not murder him.

Del Spooner says: Hell, I don't want my toaster or my vacuum cleaner appearing emotional...

Sonny says: I did not murder him!

Del Spooner says: That one's called anger. Ever simulate anger before?

Chris Gardner says: Chris Gardner: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?

Chris Gardner says: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?

Christopher says: Christopher: All right.

Christopher says: All right.

Chris Gardner says: Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.

Chris Gardner says: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.

Ben Thomas says: Don't be weak...Dont be weak!

Robert Neville says: "The people who are trying to make the world worse are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness." [quoting Bob Marley]

Robert Neville says: The people who are trying to make the world worse are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness. [quoting Bob Marley]

David Levinson says: They are pulling us in. I was counting on this.

Capt. Steven Hiller says: When the hell was you plannin' on tellin' me?

David Levinson says: Oops.

Capt. Steven Hiller says: We're gonna have to work on our communication.

Capt. Steven Hiller says: This was supposed to be my weekend off, but noooo, you got me out here, draggin' your heavy ass through the burning desert, with your dreadlocks sticking out the back of my parachute. You gotta come down here with an attitude, actin' all big and bad. And what the hell is that smell? I coulda been at a barbecue, but I ain't mad.

Jeffrey Price says: But first we gotta get high.

Agent J says: My man, for real?

Jeffrey Price says: No, real high.

Del Spooner says: You must know my ex-wife.

Agent J says: How old are you?

Young Agent K says: 29

Young Agent K says: 29.

Agent J says: Huh, You've got some city miles on you.

Mike Lowrey says: Now that's how you drive! From now on - That's how you drive!

Jeffrey Price says: Just jump.

Agent J says: You want me to jump?! I am NOT going to jump off this building!

Jeffrey Price says: Uh, time-JUMP?

Agent J says: ...What are those?

Young Agent K says: Jetpacks.

Dr. Alfred Lansing says: The 3 laws can only lead to one possible revolution.

Del Spooner says: Whose revolution?

Dr. Alfred Lansing says: That detective, is the right question. Program terminated.

Agent K says: Do you know what's the most destructive force in the universe?

Agent J says: Sugar?

Agent K says: Regret.

J says: Hey, what day is it today?

1969 Man in Elevator says: Um, Tuesday.

J says: No, I mean the date.

1969 Man in Elevator says: The fifteenth.

J says: Of...

1969 Man in Elevator says: July.

J says: My man, I mean the year.

1969 Man in Elevator says: 1969.

J says: Thank you.

Hancock says: Hancock: I will fight crime butt-ass naked before I fight it in that, Ray

Hancock says: I will fight crime butt-ass naked before I fight it in that, Ray.

Agent J says: (to '69 police officers) ...And don't assume the car is stolen just because a black man is driving... well, I stole this one.. but not because I'm black!

Agent J says: [to '69 police officers] ...And don't assume the car is stolen just because a black man is driving... well, I stole this one.. but not because I'm black!

Agent K says: There are things out there you don't need to know about.

Agent J says: That's not the lie you told me when you recruited me!

Jay says: You don't remember me but we use to work together.

Kay says: I never worked at a funeral home. There's something I could do for you, slick?

Agent J says: When I see a couple I'm like O K.

Agent J says: When I see a couple, I'm like OK.

Capt. Steven Hiller says: Now that's what I call a close encounter.

Del Spooner says: Your the dumbest smart person I have EVER meet!

Del Spooner says: Your the dumbest smart person I have EVER met!

J says: K?

Young Agent K says: How do you know my name?

Hancock says: You'd better not hit me with that truck!

J says: Crazy, right? Two men talking to the wall, wall taking back? It's a mess. Hey, don't worry about it.

Griffin says: All you gotta do is jump.

Obadiah Price says: All you gotta do is jump.

Jeffrey Price says: All you gotta do is jump.

J says: You want me to jump?!

Young Agent K says: You want me to jump?!

Griffin says: Time-jump.

Obadiah Price says: Time-jump.

Jeffrey Price says: Time-jump.

J says: Okay, you know how your kid won a goldfish in that little baggie from the school fair and you didn't want that nasty thing in your house so you flush it down the toilet? Well, this is what happens.

Griffin says: First we gotta get high.

Jeffrey Price says: First we gotta get high.

J says: My man, for real?

Young Agent K says: My man, for real?

Griffin says: No, real HIGH

Griffin says: No, real HIGH.

Jeffrey Price says: No, real HIGH.

J says: You Do Know Elvis Is Dead? Right?

J says: You do know elvis is dead? Right?

K says: No, Elvis Is Not Dead. He Just Went Home.

K says: No, Elvis is not dead. He just went home.