Will Smith is an american actor, comedian, producer, rapper and songwriter. He is famous world-wide, especially for acting and has been in many famous mainstream movies, including many thriller films. In fact, in 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”. He was born on the 25th September 1968.
Will Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards (all ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama’ or ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical’) , two Academy Awards (best actor and best performance), and has won four Grammy Awards (for rap) as well as being nominated or winning many other awards.
10 Film Examples:
- Men In Black (1997) – Mystery/action
- Bad Boys 2 (2003) – Crime/thriller
- Suicide Squad (2016) – Fantasy/action
- Enemy of the State (1998) – Thriller
- I Am Legend (2007) – Thriller
- Hitch (2005) – Comedy
- Hancock (2008) – Crime
- After Earth (2013) – Adventure/action
- Independence Day (1996) – Thriller/action
- I, Robot (2004) – Thriller/action
Although Will Smith has been in many thriller films but one of his most iconic roles was his main role in the comedy American TV series ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ beginning in 1990, when he was just 22 years old and reached 13.1 million US ratings in the first year of airing. It has an IMDb rating of 7.9 out of 10 and to this day, still remains very well-known. I absolutely love this TV series as it is unique and Will Smith’s acting is phenomenal (as usual), it is a TV series which can be watched again and again and will still guarantee laughs. It won nine awards. It is fair to say that this hit TV series boosted Will Smith’s fame.
‘I Am Legend’ is one of my all-time favourite thriller films due to the storyline and incredible acting by Will Smith which allows the audience to create and emotionally connection to not only his character, by others around him. It was released in 2007 when he was 39 years old and grossed $77,211,321 on its opening weekend in 3,606 theatres. It has an IMDb rating of 7.2 out of 10.