After a superhero fights a villain in the streets, don’t you ever wonder how long it takes for a city to rebuild all the destruction? Well, Hancock finally addressed that issue, and it was a ton of fun watching Will play a drunk, bitter superhero. Plus, seeing him square off against Charlize Theron was pretty dang delightful.
9. I Am Legend
Not many actors can hold the screen by themselves, but Will did it with ease in the post-apocalyptic flick. Just don’t make us re-watch the dog scene again.
8. Six Degrees Of Separation
Way back in 1993 when he was still starring in 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air', Will took on one of his first big-screen roles alongside Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland. That’s a tall task, but Will made critics and audiences take notice of his dramatic skills, and it started his path to superstardom.
Will grabbed his first Oscar nomination playing the legendary boxer. It wasn’t a perfect film, but Will disappeared into the role. Even though he’s such a well-known personality himself, Will nailed all of Ali’s mannerisms and voice.
6. Enemy Of The State
While the plot is a typical “wronged man on the run” (like 'The Fugitive'), this film rises above cliché with great direction from the late Tony Scott and Will heading up an all-star cast which includes Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, and Jason Lee.
5. Bad Boys
Whatcha gonna do? The 1995 flick was Will’s first of many blockbusters and saw him star alongside Martin Lawrence. The action comedy was the perfect fit for Will’s talents, and after one sequel in 2003, the rumours are Will is ready to return for another round.
4. Men In Black
Who knew Will Smith starring in a film alongside Tommy Lee Jones would be such a hit? The two surprisingly had such great chemistry in the 1997 flick that audiences kept coming for 2 more sequels. Maybe they just really liked seeing Will in the cool shades.
This 2005 romantic comedy turned into a blockbuster that made us wonder why Will doesn't do more rom-coms. It had a smart script, but what really made it a winner was Will’s easy chemistry with Eva Mendes and his hilarious banter with Kevin James.
2. Independence Day
Sure, it’s cheesy and corny, but it’s one of the most memorable “alien invasion” flicks of all time. Who can forget Will punching an alien in the face and saying “Welcome To Earth”? Gold! It’s a shame he won’t be back in this year’s sequel coming 21 years after the original.
1. The Pursuit Of Happyness
In a rare dramatic performance, Will gave his best ever as a jobless salesman trying to raise his young son (played by Will’s real-life son, Jaden) on the streets. Will lost his usual charming confidence playing the broken man struggling to get by. Will deservedly grabbed his second Oscar nomination for the film. We dare you to not get choked up at the ending.