Will Smith filmography

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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 stockbroker 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]

Television[edit]

Title Year(s) Role Network Notes Ref(s)
ABC Afterschool Special 1990 Hawker ABC Episode: "The Perfect Date"
Cameo
[17]
[18]
The Earth Day Special 1990 Himself ABC [19]
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990–1996 Will Smith NBC Executive producer (24 episodes) [4]
[20]
Rockin' Through the Decades 1990 Host NBC Documentary of Alvin and the Chipmunks [21]
Blossom 1992 Himself NBC Cameo [22]
NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 Himself NBC [23]
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 Pinocchio HBO Episode: "Pinocchio" [24]
All of Us 2003–2007 Jonny UPN
The CW
Executive producer [4]
[24]
BET Awards 2005 2005 Host BET [25]
Un-broke: What You Need To Know About Money 2009 Himself ABC [26]
2012 Kids' Choice Awards 2012 Host Nickelodeon [27]
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 CBS Executive producer [28]
Top Gear 2015 Himself BBC [29]

Film[edit]

Title Year Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
Where the Day Takes You 1992 Manny Rocco, MarcMarc Rocco [30]
Made in America 1993 Walters, T.KT.K Walters Benjamin, RichardRichard Benjamin [31]
Six Degrees of Separation 1993 Paul Schepisi, FredFred Schepisi [32]
Bad Boys 1995 Lowrey, MikeMike Lowrey Bay, MichaelMichael Bay [33]
Independence Day 1996 Hiller, Capt. StevenCapt. Steven Hiller Emmerich, RolandRoland Emmerich [6]
Men in Black 1997 James Darrell Edwards III / Agent J Sonnenfeld, BarryBarry Sonnenfeld [34]
Enemy of the State 1998 Dean, Robert ClaytonRobert Clayton Dean Scott, TonyTony Scott [35]
Wild Wild West 1999 West, Captain JamesCaptain James West Sonnenfeld, BarryBarry Sonnenfeld [36]
Legend of Bagger Vance, TheThe Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 Vance, BaggerBagger Vance Redford, RobertRobert Redford [37]
Ali 2001 Ali, MuhammadMuhammad Ali Mann, MichaelMichael Mann [38]
Showtime 2002 Dey, TomTom Dey Executive producer [4]
[39]
Men in Black II 2002 James Darrell Edwards III / Agent J Sonnenfeld, BarryBarry Sonnenfeld [40]
Bad Boys II 2003 Lowrey, MikeMike Lowrey Bay, MichaelMichael Bay [41]
Ride or Die 2003 Ross Jr., CraigCraig Ross Jr. Executive producer [4]
[42]
Jersey Girl 2004 Himself Smith, KevinKevin Smith Cameo [43]
[44]
I, Robot 2004 Spooner, Detective DelDetective Del Spooner Proyas, AlexAlex Proyas Executive producer [45]
The Seat Filler 2004 Castle, NickNick Castle Executive producer [4]
[46]
Saving Face 2004 Wu, AliceAlice Wu Producer [4]
[47]
Shark Tale 2004 Oscar (voice) Jenson, VickyVicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, and Rob Letterman [48]
Hitch 2005 Hitchens, Alex "Hitch"Alex "Hitch" Hitchens Tennant, AndyAndy Tennant Producer [49]
ATL 2006 Robinson, ChrisChris Robinson Producer [4]
[50]
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 Gardner, ChrisChris Gardner Muccino, GabrieleGabriele Muccino Producer [51]
I Am Legend 2007 Neville, RobertRobert Neville Lawrence, FrancisFrancis Lawrence [52]
Hancock 2008 Hancock, JohnJohn Hancock Berg, PeterPeter Berg Producer [53]
The Human Contract 2008 Smith, Jada PinkettJada Pinkett Smith Executive producer [4]
[54]
The Secret Life of Bees 2008 Prince-Bythewood, GinaGina Prince-Bythewood Producer [4]
[55]
Lakeview Terrace 2008 LaBute, NeilNeil LaBute Producer [4]
[56]
Seven Pounds 2008 Thomas, TimTim Thomas Muccino, GabrieleGabriele Muccino Producer [57]
The Karate Kid 2010 Zwart, HaraldHarald Zwart Producer [58]
This Means War 2012 McG Producer [59]
Men in Black 3 2012 James Darrell Edwards III / Agent J Sonnenfeld, BarryBarry Sonnenfeld [60]
After Earth 2013 Raige, CypherCypher Raige Shyamalan, M. NightM. Night Shyamalan Writer (story), and producer [61]
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 ESPN Reporter McKay, AdamAdam McKay Cameo [62]
Winter's Tale 2014 Lucifer Goldsman, AkivaAkiva Goldsman Cameo [63]
Annie 2014 Gluck, WillWill Gluck Producer [64]
Focus 2015 Spurgeon, NickyNicky Spurgeon Ficarra, GlennGlenn Ficarra and John Requa [65]
Concussion 2015 Omalu, BennetBennet Omalu Landesman, PeterPeter Landesman [66]
Suicide Squad 2016 Floyd Lawton / Deadshot Ayer, DavidDavid Ayer [67]
[68]
Collateral Beauty 2016 Inlet, HowardHoward Inlet Frankel, DavidDavid Frankel [69]
[70]
Bright Films that have not yet been released 2017 Ward, ScottScott Ward Ayer, DavidDavid Ayer Executive producer,
In post-production
[71]
[72]
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The streak started with Men in Black II in 2002.[12]

References[edit]

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