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Will Smith is an actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons until 1996. After the series ended, Smith transitioned from television to film, and has gone on to star in numerous blockbuster films. He is the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office, eleven consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he starred, open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally. Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts. As of 2016, his films have grossed $7.5 billion at the global box office. 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.

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Kevin O'Neal, left, a passenger who was in the car with Cardell Hayes the night Hayes killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, returns to Orleans Parish criminal courthouse Thursday, April 20, 2017, after a break in the sentencing of Hayes, who killed Smith and shot his wife, and was convicted of manslaughter in New Orleans. Hayes was sentenced to 25 years in prison for manslaughter, far less than the maximum prosecutors had called for. He also received 15 years for shooting Racquel Smith in the legs, to be served at the same time. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum star in "Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition," now available on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Will Smith arrives at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Celebrity Announcement: Get your message across with the ultimate celebrity photobomb! Here, Will Smith helps share the big news. (Photo: eonline.com)

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Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the world premiere of "Focus" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

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Actor and rapper Will Smith born on September 25, 1968, is 46 and better than ever.

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FILE - In this photo combo from video images taken from AP video on May 18, 2012, top left image, U.S. actor Will Smith, center right, is embraced by reporter Vitalii Sediuk, white suit, from the Ukrainian television channel 1+1, on the red carpet before the premiere of "Men in Black III" in Moscow. At top right, Smith reacts after the two men embraced. In bottom left image, Smith slaps Sediuk after the male television reporter allegedly tried to kiss Smith. In bottom right photo, Smith walks away from Sediuk. Sediuk’s antics have left him with fewer friends in the entertainment world after his publicist and television station cut ties with him over pranks that have once again landed the 25-year-old in handcuffs. He’s kissed Will Smith in Moscow, tried to steal Adele’s spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera’s dress at Cannes and now accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere. (AP Photo via AP video)

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FILE - In this video image taken from AP video on May 18, 2012, U.S. actor Will Smith, center right, is embraced by reporter Vitalii Sediuk, white suit, from the Ukrainian television channel 1+1 on the red carpet before the premiere of "Men in Black III" in Moscow. Smith later slapped Sediuk who tried to kiss him before the Moscow premiere. Sediuk’s antics have left him with fewer friends in the entertainment world after his publicist and television station cut ties with him over pranks that have once again landed the 25-year-old in handcuffs. He’s kissed Will Smith in Moscow, tried to steal Adele’s spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera’s dress at Cannes and now accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere. (AP Photo via AP video, File)

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A photo of 13-year-old Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada Smith, has sparked a wave of criticism. (Instagram/TMZ)

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A photo of 13-year-old Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada Smith, has sparked a wave of criticism. (Instagram/TMZ)

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Will Smith hunts zombies with an AR-15 in the movie I Am Legend.

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Milwaukee Brewers' Will Smith throws during the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Garza throws seeds at teammate Will Smith during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, March 3, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)