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16 Will Smith TV And Movie Details That Make You Feel Fresh

November 12, 2020 589 votes 81 voters 6.8k views16 items

List RulesVote up the details you missed when watching Will Smith on the big and small screen.

Will Smith is a man of many talents. From his comedic chops to dramatic energy, he truly is one of the most flexible actors of his generation. Being on the scene since the late '80s has its perks, in that he has a massive catalog of work to comb through for tiny details that not only enhance the performances he gives but make the projects he's part of that much richer. This is a collection of missable details from Will Smith's work in movies and television.

Vote up the most interesting details from Will Smith's body of work!

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    It's Always Fun To Snag A Cameo From The Person You're Portraying

    It's Always Fun To Snag A Cameo From The Person You're Portraying
    Photo: The Pursuit of Happyness / Sony Pictures Releasing

    From Redditor u/Smeaglle8:

    In The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Will Smith walked past the real Chris Gardner, the man he played and the movie was based on.

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    Whenever Improv Makes It Into the Final Cut, It's Usually Gold

    Whenever Improv Makes It Into the Final Cut, It's Usually Gold
    Photo: Independence Day / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/dartmaster666:

    In Independence Day (1996) they filmed Will Smith dragging the alien across the salt flats of Utah. Will Smith improvised the "And what the hell is that smell?" Nobody warned him of the horrible smell that sometimes comes of the Great Salt Lake due to billions of dead brine shrimp each year.

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    A Bittersweet Goodbye

    A Bittersweet Goodbye
    Photo: u/toksic316 / Reddit
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    Will Smith Is A Man Of Many Talents

    Will Smith Is A Man Of Many Talents
    Photo: Men In Black II / Sony Pictures Releasing

    Redditor u/Ctrl--Alt noticed this amazing throwback detail in Men In Black II:

    In Men in Black II, Will Smith (Agent J) communicates with an alien US Post Office worker by reprising an old beat-boxing routine from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

    The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air : "Sorry Ashley"

    Men in Black II : Post Office Aliens

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