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    Born on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Will Smith in the news

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A Brief History of Celebrities Being Attacked on the Red Carpet (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on May 29th 2014, 10:30AM

May 29th 2014, 10:30AM

Oscars 2014: Who's Presenting at This Year's Ceremony?

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 24th 2014, 10:30AM

Feb 24th 2014, 10:30AM

Will Smith Is a Superhero Again in 'Brilliance'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 21st 2014, 9:00AM

Feb 21st 2014, 9:00AM

Will Smith Facts: 17 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the A-List Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on Feb 14th 2014, 7:00AM

Feb 14th 2014, 7:00AM

'Winter's Tale' Review: 10 Things to Know About Colin Farrell's Snowy Romance

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 13th 2014, 6:00AM

Feb 13th 2014, 6:00AM

13 Huge Stars Who Took Smaller Roles in Big Movies (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Gary Susman on Feb 12th 2014, 9:30AM

Feb 12th 2014, 9:30AM

'Independence Day 2': Will Smith Won't Be Back

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 10th 2014, 8:00AM

Feb 10th 2014, 8:00AM

'Bad Boys 3' Is Happening, But Will Its Stars Return?

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 11th 2013, 7:00AM

Dec 11th 2013, 7:00AM

Will Smith Set to Star in Time Travel Thriller 'Selling Time'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 25th 2013, 8:00AM

Oct 25th 2013, 8:00AM

'Independence Day' Will Only Get One Sequel, Will Smith May or May Not Star

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 24th 2013, 2:00PM

Oct 24th 2013, 2:00PM

Will Smith's Best and Worst Movie Moments

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 25th 2013, 5:00AM

Sep 25th 2013, 5:00AM

'Independence Day' Sequels: Will Smith Could Still Return, Says Roland Emmerich

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 5th 2013, 11:00AM

Sep 5th 2013, 11:00AM

Enjoy a Priceless Still of Will Smith's Famous Family at the MTV VMAs (PHOTO)

Posted by
Laura Larson on Aug 26th 2013, 8:30AM

Aug 26th 2013, 8:30AM

Reel Meals: Have an All-American, Alien-Infested Picnic With 'Independence Day'

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jul 3rd 2013, 2:00PM

Jul 3rd 2013, 2:00PM

Will Smith Won't Return for 'Independence Day 2'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 24th 2013, 10:30AM

Jun 24th 2013, 10:30AM

Will Smith May Be Giving Up Blockbuster Movies

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jun 5th 2013, 7:15AM

Jun 5th 2013, 7:15AM

'After Earth': Deciphering the Will/Jaden Smith Movie

Posted by
Rick Mele on May 31st 2013, 10:33AM

May 31st 2013, 10:33AM

'After Earth' Unscripted: Will and Jaden Smith on Filming With Deadly Snakes & On-Set Parenting (VIDEO)

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on May 24th 2013, 6:34AM

May 24th 2013, 6:34AM

'Wild Bunch' Remake: Will Smith Eyes Modern-Day Reboot

Posted by
Katie Roberts on May 14th 2013, 1:12PM

May 14th 2013, 1:12PM

Jaden Smith Wants to Be Emancipated for His Birthday

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 14th 2013, 7:30AM

May 14th 2013, 7:30AM

'After Earth' Japan Premiere: Will and Jaden Smith Ham It Up for the Crowd (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on May 1st 2013, 9:59AM

May 1st 2013, 9:59AM

'After Earth' Unscripted: Ask Will and Jaden Smith a Question!

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on Apr 11th 2013, 12:01PM

Apr 11th 2013, 12:01PM

Why Will Smith Passed on 'Django Unchained'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 25th 2013, 6:23AM

Mar 25th 2013, 6:23AM

Movie stars aren't an endangered species, they are more vital than ever in the $200 million fantasy tentpole era.

Posted by
Scott Mendelson on Mar 4th 2013, 1:51PM

Mar 4th 2013, 1:51PM

Weekend Box Office (06/03/12): Snow White and the Huntsman Opens Strong While Prometheus Excels Overseas

Posted by
Scott Mendelson on Jun 3rd 2012, 7:09PM

Jun 3rd 2012, 7:09PM

'Men In Black 3' Lawsuit: Extra Sues For Wardrobe Malfunction

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on May 30th 2012, 1:36PM

May 30th 2012, 1:36PM

Will Smith: 7 Reasons We've Missed Him

Posted by
on May 24th 2012, 10:30AM

May 24th 2012, 10:30AM

'Men In Black 3' Unscripted: Josh Brolin Doesn't Know Will Smith's Song 'Summertime'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on May 24th 2012, 4:18AM

May 24th 2012, 4:18AM

Men In Black 3: Not All That Comes In Threes Is Bad

Posted by
on May 23rd 2012, 10:41AM

May 23rd 2012, 10:41AM

'Men in Black 3': Pros And Cons

Posted by
Eric Larnick on May 23rd 2012, 8:50AM

May 23rd 2012, 8:50AM

Will Smith's Strangest Moments: Guest Starring On 'Blossom,' Eating Sushi And Getting Slimed

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on May 22nd 2012, 8:16AM

May 22nd 2012, 8:16AM

The Oscars, The Battle of Los Angeles & The Top 10 Movies in Which Aliens Attack L.A.

Posted by
Jason Apuzzo on Feb 24th 2012, 11:40AM

Feb 24th 2012, 11:40AM

Why Denzel Washington Is the Last Old-fashioned Movie Star

Posted by
Scott Mendelson on Feb 7th 2012, 4:24PM

Feb 7th 2012, 4:24PM

'Hancock' Sequel? Will Smith, Peter Berg Are Thinking About It

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jan 18th 2012, 12:37PM

Jan 18th 2012, 12:37PM

'Men in Black 3' Trailer: Will Smith Time-Jumps Into the Past to Save Tommy Lee Jones

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 12th 2011, 2:40AM

Dec 12th 2011, 2:40AM

M. Night Shyamalan Tweets What Will Smith Calls Him

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 8th 2011, 2:50AM

Dec 8th 2011, 2:50AM

Zoe Kravitz May Join Will Smith, Jaden Smith and M. Night Shyamalan in Space Drama

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 6th 2011, 4:20AM

Dec 6th 2011, 4:20AM

Report: Twentieth Century Fox Wants Will Smith to Save Movies; Plans Two 'Independence Day' Sequels

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 27th 2011, 8:00AM

Oct 27th 2011, 8:00AM

In Honor of Mick Jagger's Potential New Role, 9 Great Singers Who Can Also Act

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 26th 2011, 2:00PM

Sep 26th 2011, 2:00PM

New 'Men in Black 3' Photos: Some Wacky Space Vehicles

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jul 8th 2011, 1:30PM

Jul 8th 2011, 1:30PM

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