Will Smith

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Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor and rapper.wikipedia
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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

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In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. Smith started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes as turntablist and producer.
Rapper Will Smith (the Fresh Prince) met disc jockey Jeff Townes (DJ Jazzy Jeff) in the 1980s, when they were both trying to make names for themselves in West Philadelphia's local hip hop scene.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996.
The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his wealthy uncle and aunt in their Bel Air mansion after getting into a fight in his hometown.

The Pursuit of Happyness

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For his performances as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001) and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Smith received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman.

Ali (film)

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For his performances as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001) and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Smith received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
The film focuses on ten years in the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith, from 1964 to 1974, featuring his capture of the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, his conversion to Islam, criticism of the Vietnam War, and banishment from boxing, his return to fight Joe Frazier in 1971, and, finally, his reclaiming the title from George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle fight of 1974.

Chris Gardner

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For his performances as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001) and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Smith received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
That book was made into the motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

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Smith started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes as turntablist and producer.
Jeffrey Allen Townes (born January 22, 1965), known professionally as DJ Jazzy Jeff or simply Jazz, is an American record producer, DJ, actor and comedian who is best known for his friendship and collaboration with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.

Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance

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The group received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for "Parents Just Don't Understand" (1988), though their most successful single was "Summertime" (1991), which earned the group their second Grammy and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The first award for Best Rap Performance was presented to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (the vocal duo consisting of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith) for "Parents Just Don't Understand".

Independence Day (1996 film)

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In 1996, Smith starred as part of an ensemble cast in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day.
The film features an ensemble cast that includes Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein, Vivica A. Fox and Harry Connick Jr. The film focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by an extraterrestrial race of unknown origin.

Wynnefield, Philadelphia

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He grew up in West Philadelphia's Wynnefield neighborhood, and was raised Baptist.
Wynnefield is the childhood home of actor and rapper Will Smith, film producer Lee Daniels (Monster's Ball and The Woodsman), film director Charles Stone III, politico and former Big Brother reality-TV contestant Will Mega and documentary filmmaker Tigre Hill.

Men in Black (song)

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During the summer of 1997, Smith also began his solo music career with the release of "Men in Black", the theme song for the film, which topped singles charts in several regions across the world, including the UK.
"Men in Black" is a song by American rapper and actor Will Smith from the movie Men in Black, in which he also starred.

Big Willie Style

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"Men in Black" (and second single "Just Cruisin'") was later included on Smith's debut solo album Big Willie Style, which reached the top ten of the US Billboard 200 and was certified nine times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Big Willie Style is the debut solo album by American hip hop recording artist Will Smith.

Bad Boys (1995 film)

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Smith's first major roles were in the drama Six Degrees of Separation (1993) and the action film Bad Boys (1995) in which he starred opposite Martin Lawrence.
Bad Boys is a 1995 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Michael Bay, in his feature directorial debut, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as two Miami narcotics detectives, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey.

Gettin' Jiggy wit It

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The third single from the album, "Gettin' Jiggy wit It", became Smith's first Billboard Hot 100 number one when it was released in 1998.
"Gettin' Jiggy wit It" is a single by American actor and rapper Will Smith, released as the third cut from his debut solo album Big Willie Style (1997).

Men in Black (1997 film)

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During the summer of 1997, Smith also began his solo music career with the release of "Men in Black", the theme song for the film, which topped singles charts in several regions across the world, including the UK. In the summer of 1997, he starred alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the hit Men in Black, playing Agent J.
Loosely adapted from The Men in Black comic book series created by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, the film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as two agents of a secret organization called the Men in Black, who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans.

Just Cruisin'

"Men in Black" (and second single "Just Cruisin'") was later included on Smith's debut solo album Big Willie Style, which reached the top ten of the US Billboard 200 and was certified nine times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
"Just Cruisin " is a single by American rapper Will Smith.

Wild Wild West (Will Smith song)

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Smith's second album was again supported by the release of a film theme song as the lead single: "Wild Wild West", featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee, topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA.
"Wild Wild West" is a song by American actor and rapper Will Smith from the 1999 film of the same name, in which he also starred.

Enemy of the State (film)

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In 1998, Smith starred with Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State.
The film stars Will Smith and Gene Hackman, with Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Gabriel Byrne, Dan Butler, Loren Dean, Jake Busey, Barry Pepper, and Regina King in supporting roles.

Willennium

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The album in question, Willennium, reached number five on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
Willennium is the second studio album by American rapper Will Smith.

Parents Just Don't Understand

The group received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for "Parents Just Don't Understand" (1988), though their most successful single was "Summertime" (1991), which earned the group their second Grammy and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song's two major verses involve The Fresh Prince's problems with his own parents.

Will 2K

"Will 2K", the second single from the album, reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Will 2K" is the second single taken from American rapper Will Smith's second studio album, Willennium. The single was released on September 9, 1999.

Wild Wild West

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The following year he turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix in favor of Wild Wild West (1999).
The film stars Will Smith (who previously collaborated with Sonnenfeld on Men in Black) and Kevin Kline (in a dual role) as two U.S. Secret Service agents who work together in order to protect U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats during the American Old West.

Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble

Philadelphia-based Word Up Records released their first single in late 1985 to 1986 when A&R man Paul Oakenfold introduced them to Word Up with their single "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble," a tale of funny misadventures that landed Smith and his former DJ and rap partner Mark Forrest (Lord Supreme) in trouble.
In the song, Will Smith warns his crew to stay away from young women and recounts some unfortunate (but humorous) experiences with them.

Born to Reign

In 2002, following a four-year musical hiatus, Smith returned with his third album Born to Reign, which reached number 13 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.
Born to Reign is the third studio album released by American actor and rapper Will Smith.

The Matrix

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The following year he turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix in favor of Wild Wild West (1999).
Will Smith turned down the role of Neo to make Wild Wild West, because of skepticism over the film's ambitious bullet time special effects.

Agent J

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In the summer of 1997, he starred alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the hit Men in Black, playing Agent J.
Jay is portrayed by Will Smith in the three films and voiced by Keith Diamond in the animated series.