Will Smith is the biggest movie star in the world. His newest movie is "After Earth" starring himself alongside his son Jaden Smith and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. After Earth was released May 31st.
Will Smith's box office success began after finishing 6 seasons of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He then starred in two of the highest grossing movies of all time, Independence Day & Men in Black. He followed this up with the Jerry Bruckheimer produced "Enemy of the State" which grossed more than a $100 million in the US. Wild Wild West still made money but is largely considered Will's only movie failure. The movie was savaged by critics and did not make the money the studio expected. After this movie he tried his hand at more serious dramas, "The Legend of Bagger Vance" and "Ali." "Ali" while not a huge box office success won Will huge critical acclaim and he was nominated for an Oscar for his outstanding dramatic performance.
Will then made sequels to two of his biggest hits Men In Black and Bad Boys, both did extremely well at the box office in America and overseas. The Sci-Fi movie I, Robot was then released in 2004 and it continued Will's unbreakable run, he had quickly become the most bankable star in Hollywood, putting together a string of 7 movies that all grossed over 100 million domestically. He then starred in the Dreamworks animation movie "Sharktale" and the romantic comedy "Hitch" with Eva Mendes. Hitch was a departure from the roles Will was used to playing but again the movie proved to be extremely popular with fans and proved his diversity as an actor. Will Smith then took on the heavily dramatic Pursuit of Happyness with his son Jaden Smith. This movie was based on a true story and again it managed to win over audiences and critics who praised Will and his son Jaden's performance. Will was not slowing down though, I Am Legend was released December 2007 and made over 700 million worldwide making it one of Will's most successful movies ever. In 2008 Will released Hancock on July 2nd which made over 600 million worldwide. After a 4 year hiatus from acting Will returned with Men In Black 3D and it earned over $600 million dollars worldwide. The writer of "The Town," is busy working on a script for Bad Boys 3. Will's next movie after After Earth may be Focus, where he will play a con artist. Will Smith's movie career has gone from strength to strength. We can't wait to see what he does next.