awards & nominations

Concussion With Bonus Featurette (2015)

Will Smith as "Dr. Bennet Omalu"

While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer's disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.

Golden Globe (2015)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Will Smith as "Chris Gardner"

Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.

Academy Award (2006)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2006)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Ali (2001)

Will Smith as "Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali"

With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war -- as well as the fists in front of him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the world. Forget, now, what you thought you knew.

Academy Award (2001)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2001)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)

Will Smith as "Will Smith"

Will Smith more or less plays himself in this good-natured NBC sitcom. As the show's popular theme song explains, fictional Will's mom sends him away from his rough Philadelphia neighborhood to live with wealthy Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian in Bel-Air. Will often has fun at the expense of stuck-up cousins Carlton and Hilary.

Golden Globe (1994)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe (1993)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy