Will Smith - The Famous Hollywood Actor and Producer

He earned his first Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination George Nader Actor for his portrayal of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in Michael Mann's acclaimed biopic Ali. Smith recently starred in and produced the critically acclaimed, true-life drama The Search for Happyness. His performance brought him his second Academy Award nomination, his fourth Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Best Actor.

Smith most recently starred in the blockbusters I'm Legend, directed by Francis Lawrence and Hancock, directed by Peter Berg. He will next re-team with the director and producers of The Search for Happyness for Seven Pounds, a mental drama about a man who'll change the lives of seven strangers.

In 2005, Smith starred in and produced the hit romantic comedy Hitch, directed by Andy Tennant. The entire year prior, he starred in and executive produced the sci-fi smash I, Robot, adapted from the book by Isaac Asimov and directed by Alex Proyas. Also that year, he voiced the central character of Oscar in the blockbuster animated feature Shark Tale, opposite Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro.

In July 2003, he reunited with Martin Lawrence for Bad Boys II, the sequel with their 1995 hit Bad Boys. Smith had earlier starred in two blockbusters that topped the box office in back-to-back summers. In 1996, he took on alien invaders in Roland Emmerich's science fiction actioner Independence Day. The following year, he starred with Tommy Lee Jones in Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy Men in Black, which is why Smith also recorded the Grammy-winning title song. In 2002, Smith, Jones and Sonnenfeld reteamed for the sequel Men in Black II.

Smith was already a Grammy-winning recording artist when he made his successful transition to acting in television and films. Following roles in the movies Where the Day Takes You and Manufactured in America, he received widespread critical acclaim for his starring role in the drama Six Examples of Separation, with Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland. In 1995, he was named ShoWest's Male Star of Tomorrow. His film credits also include Enemy of the State, opposite Gene Hackman; Wild Wild West, which is why he also recorded the hit title song; and the title role in Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance.

Smith began his career in the music industry while still in high school. Teaming together with his friend Jeff Townes to form DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Smith became a chart-topping rap artist.

Together, they recorded several platinum and multi-platinum albums and won numerous awards, including two Grammys and three American Music Awards.
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