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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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This 'Fresh Prince' Pregnancy Announcement Is Royally Awesome

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 14th 2015, 1:15PM

Apr 14th 2015, 1:15PM

Kenneth Branagh on 'Cinderella,' the Torturous 'Wild Wild West,' and Making Another Marvel Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 11th 2015, 8:00AM

Mar 11th 2015, 8:00AM

​Box Office: Will Smith's Lost 'Focus' and the Oscars Effect

Posted by
Gary Susman on Mar 2nd 2015, 7:00AM

Mar 2nd 2015, 7:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Will Smith's 'Summertime' Rap and Christina Aguilera's 'Sex and the City' Impression (VIDEO)

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Feb 26th 2015, 1:45AM

Feb 26th 2015, 1:45AM

'Focus' Movie Review: A Pretty-as-a-Picture Crime Caper

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 25th 2015, 2:00PM

Feb 25th 2015, 2:00PM

Best of Late Night TV: Will Smith's 'Gettin' Jiggy With It' Rap and Ashton Kutcher's Prosthetic Penis

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Feb 19th 2015, 2:04AM

Feb 19th 2015, 2:04AM

Best of Late Night TV: Will Smith Beatboxes, Jeff Bridges Leads Epic Omming Session (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Feb 6th 2015, 2:05AM

Feb 6th 2015, 2:05AM

Martin Lawrence Says 'Bad Boys 3' Is Still Happening (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 14th 2014, 9:05AM

Aug 14th 2014, 9:05AM

Robert Downey Jr. Is Hollywood's Highest Paid Actor

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 21st 2014, 11:00AM

Jul 21st 2014, 11:00AM

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


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