by Sherif M. Awad
Will Smith is one of the most famous and successful actors in the world. He started his career as a rapper and went on to become a beloved movie star, with numerous box office hits under his belt. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top ten moments in the life of Will Smith.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
In 1990, Will Smith got his big break when he was cast as the lead in the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The show was a huge success and ran for six seasons, making Will Smith a household name.
In 1996, Will Smith starred in the sci-fi blockbuster “Independence Day.” The movie was a huge success, grossing over $800 million worldwide. Will Smith’s performance was praised by critics and audiences alike, and the movie cemented his status as a movie star.
Men in Black
In 1997, Will Smith starred in “Men in Black” alongside Tommy Lee Jones. The movie was a huge hit, grossing over $589 million worldwide. Will Smith’s performance as Agent J was praised, and the movie spawned two sequels.
In 2005, Will Smith starred in the romantic comedy “Hitch.” The movie was a box office success, grossing over $368 million worldwide. Will Smith’s performance as the smooth-talking love coach was praised, and the movie remains a fan favorite.
Pursuit of Happyness
In 2006, Will Smith starred in “The Pursuit of Happyness,” a biographical drama about a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his son. The movie was a critical and commercial success, and Will Smith’s performance was praised. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role.
In 2008, Will Smith starred in the drama “Seven Pounds.” The movie was a box office success, grossing over $168 million worldwide. Will Smith’s performance as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven strangers was praised by critics.
Bad Boys for Life
In 2020, Will Smith reprised his role as Detective Mike Lowrey in “Bad Boys for Life.” The movie was a huge success, grossing over $419 million worldwide. The movie was praised for its action and humor, and Will Smith’s performance was lauded.
Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin
In 2019, Will Smith starred as the Genie in the live-action remake of Disney’s “Aladdin.” The movie was a box office success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. While the movie received mixed reviews, Will Smith’s performance was praised by critics and audiences alike.
Will Smith’s Music Career
Before he was a movie star, Will Smith was a successful rapper. He released his first album, “Rock the House,” in 1987, and went on to release several more albums as part of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. He also had a successful solo career, with hit songs like “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” and “Miami.”
Will Smith’s Philanthropy
Will Smith is also known for his philanthropic work. He and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which supports a variety of causes, including education and the arts. Will Smith has also been involved in numerous other charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Children’s Health Fund.