Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Will Smith

Will Smith, Jr. is an American actor. His full name is Willard Christopher. Will Smith was born on 25th September1968 in West Philadelphia. He is not only an actor but also a producer and rapper. Smith once lived in German town which is situated in the Northwest Philadelphia. His mother’s name was Caroline she was a school administrator of Philadelphia school board. Will Smith’s father was a refrigeration engineer. His name was Willard Christopher Smith.
In 1980 Smith begins his career as a rapper and achieved fame by using the name Fresh Prince. In 1990 he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This show dramatically
increased his popularity. NBC has run this show for nearly 7 years from 1990 to 1996. This show has been syndicated by various networks since then. Smith starts his film career in mid 1990s. He starred in many blockbuster films. He is the only actor whose consecutive eight films earn over $100 million in the domestic box office. He has been nominated for a Best Actor in Oscar nomination for Ali and The Pursuit of Happiness. He was nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. Will smith also own four Granny Awards.


Film: Year-----Title----Role

1992---Where the Day Takes You---Manny
1993---Made in America---Tea Cake Walters
1993---Six Degrees of Separation---Paul
1995---Bad Boys---Detective Mike Lowrey
1996---Independence Day---Captain Steven "Steve" Hiller, USMC
1997---Men in Black---James Darrell Edwards / Agent J
1998---Enemy of the State---Robert Clayton Dean
1999---Torrance Rises---Himself
1999---Wild Wild West---Captain James "Jim" West
2000---Welcome to Hollywood---Himself
2000---The Legend of Bagger Vance---Bagger Vance
2001---Ali---Muhammad Ali
2002---Men in Black II---James Darrell Edwards / Agent J
2002---"Girlfriend" by B2K---The Godfather
2003---Bad Boys II---Detective Mike Lowrey
2004---A Closer Walk---Narrator
2004---Jersey Girl---Himself
2004---I, Robot---Detective Del Spooner
2004---Shark Tale---Oscar
2005---There's a God on the Mic
2005---Hitch---Alex "Hitch" Hitchens
2006---The Pursuit of Happyness---Chris Gardner
2007---I Am Legend---Dr. Robert Neville
2008---Hancock---John Hancock
2008---Seven Pounds---Ben Thomas
2012---Men in Black III---James Darrell Edwards / Agent J
2013---After Earth---Cypher Raige
2013---Winter's Tale---To be announced
Box office grosses:

Year---Title---Budget---U.S. gross---Worldwide gross

1992---Where the Day Takes You---N/A---$390,152---$390,152
1993---Made in America---N/A---$44,942,695---$104,942,695
1993---Six Degrees of Separation---N/A---$6,284,090--$6,284,090
1995---Bad Boys---$23m---$65,647,413---$141,247,413
1996---Independence Day---$75m---$306,169,255---$817,400,878
1997---Men in Black---$90m---$250,690,539---$587,790,539
1998---Enemy of the State---$90m---$111,549,836---$250,649,836
1999---Wild Wild West---$170m---$113,805,681---$222,105,681
2000---The Legend of Bagger Vance---$80m---$30,695,227---$39,235,486
2002---Men in Black II---$140m---$190,418,803---$441,818,803
2003---Bad Boys II---$60m---$138,540,870---$272,940,870
2004---I, Robot---$120m---$144,801,023---$348,601,023
2004---Shark Tale---$75m---$161,192,000---$367,192,000
2006---The Pursuit of Happyness---$55m---$162,586,036---$306,086,036
2007---I Am Legend---$150m---$256,393,010---$585,055,701
2008---Seven Pounds---$55m---$69,369,933---$166,617,328
2012---Men in Black 3---$225m---$170,171,342---$600,409,608


Year---Title---Production role

2002---Showtime---Executive producer
2003---Ride or Die---Executive producer
2003–2007---All of Us---Creator/Executive producer
2004---The Seat Filler---Executive producer
2004---Saving Face---Producer
2008---The Secret Life of Bees---Producer
2008---Lakeview Terrace---Producer
2010---The Karate Kid---Producer
2012---This Means War---Producer

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