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    Will Smith

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    Genre:Funk, Rap, Hip-Hop
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Don't Say Nothin' lyrics
    2The Rain lyrics
    Will Smith feat. Jill Scott
    3So Fresh lyrics
    Will Smith feat. Biz Markie and Slick Rick
    4Da Butta lyrics
    Will Smith feat. Lil' Kim
    5Uuhhh lyrics
    Will Smith feat. Kel Spencer
    6Honey Bee lyrics
    Muddy Waters feat. Pinetop Perkins and Will Smith
    Men In Black lyrics
    8I Loved You lyrics
    9Wave Em Off lyrics
    10I Can't Stop lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Big Willie Style [1997]
    2Born To Reign [2002]
    3Willennium [1999]
    4Lost And Found [2005]


    Beginning his career during the mid-'80s under the name the Fresh Prince, by the following decade rapper Will Smith was one of the biggest superstars of his time — not only a pop music sensation, he also conquered television and eventually feature films, starring in a string of box-office mega hits.

    Born September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, he was 16 when he met aspiring DJ Jeff Townes; joining forces as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, the duo immediately became local favorites, but their continued existence was threatened when Smith graduated high school and was offered a scholarship to MIT. Ultimately, he chose to pursue a career in music, and in 1987 he and Townes issued their debut record, Rock the House, scoring a hit with the single "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble."

    Propelled by the smash "Parents Just Don't Understand," DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince broke into the mainstream a year later with He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper, one of the first hip-hop LPs to achieve double-platinum status. Clean-cut, witty, and easygoing, the duo's bubblegum approach was a stark contrast to the dominant, harder-edged rap sound of the period; viewed as a non-threatening alternative to their peers, they received the parental seal of approval, and their appeal spread across racial lines as well. When the duo took off in popularity, Smith made and spent a lot of money on a house, cars and jewelry; leading to his near bankruptcy in his early twenties Luckily, in 1989, he met Benny Medina, who had an idea for a sitcom based on his life in Beverly Hills. Smith loved the idea as did NBC which put on the "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990). The plot was simple -Will basically played himself; a street-smart West Philly kid transplanted to Beverly Hills. and soon Hollywood began taking notice of Smith's success.Fresh Prince of Bel Air made Smith a household name, and continued in production through 1996.
    Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992. They had a son, Willard Christopher III, also known as "Trey", but divorced in 1995, Trey appeared in his father's music video for the 1998 single "Just The Two Of Us"..

    Smith also continued his music career, and in 1991 DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince scored their biggest chart hit to date with the excellent "Summertime," from the album Homebase. The year following, he made his feature film debut in the drama Where the Day Takes You; in 1993, his supporting turn in Six Degrees of Separation was the subject of much critical acclaim. That same year, the final Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince record, the disappointing Code Red, was released. In 1995, Smith co-starred in the action film Bad Boys, a major box-office hit. Smith married actress Jada Pinkett in 1997. Together they have had two children: Jaden Christopher Syre (born 1998), his co-star in The Pursuit of Happyness, and Willow Camille Reign (born 2000).

    After The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ended in 1996, Smith began a successful solo music career while simultaneously starring in a series of films. The first two films were hugely successful summer blockbusters: Independence Day (1996), in which he played a fearless and confident fighter pilot, and Men in Black (1997), where he played the comic and confident Agent J against Tommy Lee Jones's deadpan Agent K. Smith's acting in Men in Black won critical praise. He originally rejected the lead role in Men in Black, but wife Jada Pinkett Smith coaxed him into acceptance. The two films established Smith's commercial reputation as a bankable star whose appeal across age, race, and gender lines could "open" a film at the box office.
    Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix in favor of Wild Wild West. After the failure of Wild Wild West and watching Keanu Reeves' performance, he suggests that he would not have been the appropriate actor for the role at the time, but still considers passing on The Matrix as a big mistake.
    He then gained lead roles in several box office successes including Men in Black II, Bad Boys II, Shark Tale, Hitch, and I, Robot.
    Smith is one of only two hip-hop artists to receive an Oscar nomination in an acting category (Best Actor, Ali, 2001), for his portrayal of the boxer Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, in the biopic. He once more was nominated for Best Actor Oscar – this time for his role in another true-life movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, where he played Chris Gardner in his rags to riches story.
    Smith appeared in the film I Am Legend, released December 14, 2007. Despite mixed reviews, its opening was the largest ever for a film released in the United States during December. Smith himself has said that he considers the film to be "aggressively unique"

    Will Smith portrays an alcoholic superhero despised by everyone. A publicist (Jason Bateman) helps rehabilitate him, and the superhero eventually begins an affair with the publicist's wife. In the an upcoming comedy movie Hancock.

    Later on Will Smith appeared in films including Seven Pounds (2008), Men in Black 3 (2012).

    Then in 2013 Will Smith appeared in the M. Night Shyamalan movie After Earth (2013) with his son Jaden Smith which the movie got negative reviews from critics and won the Golden Raspberry award with Jaden Smith and called the movie "The most painful failure."
    He was also in Winters Tale (2014), Focus (2015).

    Currently he is working on the movie Suicide Squad which is coming up in 2016.

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