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Cinemania: Before "After Earth" -- the best Will Smith roles

Posted by Peter Keough  May 19, 2013 11:46 AM

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It’s been over two decades since Will Smith debuted on the big screen, playing a teenage runaway in the Indie film “Where the Day Takes You” (1991), and since then he has become one of the top box office draws in Hollywood, with big hits including the blockbuster “Men in Black” series. If anyone can give “After Earth” (opens May 31) a lift and put M. Night Shyamalan’s career back on track, it’s him,

and he’s costarring with his son Jaden for good measure. On the other hand, Smith also starred in “Wild Wild West” (1999) and played Tea Cake Harris alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson in “Made in America” (1993), so not all of his movies are winners. Which of his roles do you think is best? We’ll publish the results and some of your trenchant comments on June 2.

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