In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show ran for nearly six years (1990-1996) on NBC and has been syndicated consistently on various networks since then. In the mid-1990s, Smith transitioned from television to film, and ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films that received broad box office success. In fact, he is the only actor in history to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office as well as being the only actor to have eight consecutive films in which he starred open at the #1 spot in the domestic box office tally.
Fourteen of the 19 fiction films he has acted in have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million, and 4 of them took in over $500 million in global box office receipts. His most financially successful films have been Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Independence Day, Men in Black, Men in Black II, I, Robot, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Hancock, Wild Wild West, Enemy of the State, Shark Tale, Hitch and Seven Pounds. He also earned critical praise for his performances in Six Degrees of Separation, Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness, receiving Best Actor Oscar nominations for the latter two.
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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career, Personal life, TV- and Filmography right away: The Karate Kid (2010 film), Seven Pounds, The Secret Life of Bees (film), Lakeview Terrace, Hancock (film), I Am Legend (film), The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch (film), Shark Tale, I, Robot (film), American Chopper, Jersey Girl (2004 film), All of Us, Bad Boys II, Men in Black II, Ali (film), The Legend of Bagger Vance, Welcome to Hollywood, Wild Wild West, Torrance Rises, Enemy of the State (film), Men in Black (film), Independence Day (film), Bad Boys (1995 film), Six Degrees of Separation (film), Made in America (film), Where the Day Takes You, Blossom (TV series), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ABC Afterschool Special, Will Smith discography
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