Best Movies of All Time + [Will Smith]

Will Smith

Birthday time again, folks! Today we're celebrating the birthday of Will Smith, who turns 43 today. Smith first hit it big as the lead in the television program, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and he's ridden that success to much higher accolades. While he had some bigger roles in the mid-1990s, it wasn't until his leading role in 1997's Men in Black that Smith became a cinematic superstar. Since then, Smith has managed to star in a slew of films - some good, some bad - and has picked up a couple of Academy Award nominations along the way, thus establishing his presence as a legitimate acting threat. So today, I'd like to celebrate his career by counting down my five favorite of Will Smith's roles. You'll next be able to see Smith in the third installment of the Men in Black franchise, which is currently slated for a 2012 release. That being said, let's once again say happy birthday to this talented actor.

5. Robert Neville
I Am Legend (2007)

4. Ben
Seven Pounds (2008)

3. James Darrel Edwards III / Agent J
Men in Black (1997)

2. Captain Steve Hiller
Independence Day (1996)

1. Chris Gardner
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Awards
1999: Nominee - Best Original Song
2006: Nominee - Best Actor, Drama
2007: Nominee - Best Hero(ine)