As in any career, the life of an actor is full of ups and downs at work. While it might have the lowest rated movies, at any moment it could start to level up, or vice versa. There are other cases where it is known with certainty that a certain name or face will become a safe medium for box office income thanks to the charisma of the protagonist and his impact on the audience.
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This is precisely the case of Will Smith, who started his path as a young rapper and thanks to the charm he showed before the cameras from his series The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air to this day he is one of the most beloved actors. Throughout his film career he has starred in unforgettable projects, going through comedy, which identified him so much at the beginning, going through dramas and adventures with which he demonstrated his ability to explore different paths.
But his popularity is not everything, as he is aware of the stumbles he has had with films that failed before the critics and at the global box office, and that, somehow, have become a stain on his resume. The positive side of this is that each experience is meaningful to know yourself and your audience. The question is, will it be difficult for a star of Smith’s stature to choose his worst films? In this case, it seems not.
During an interview with GQ, where he revealed that he would like to rejoin the ranks of The Suicide Squad – 91% if the producers and his own schedule allow it, the actor talked about his best and worst films. Many will agree with the ones he chose as his favorites, as both set an important guideline in his career: Men in Black – 92%, with which his fame would grow significantly, and In Search of Happiness – 67%, for which he got his second Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
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However, the worst movie he has ever made, in his own words, is Wild wild west, a film that played with the western, fantasy and adventure genre where, in addition, he shared the scene with Salma Hayek and Kevin Kline; And the reason he doesn’t like it is not exactly the fact that he faced a giant mechanical spider, but rather that he doesn’t like the way it looked wearing denim chaps.
For the better [película], I think it is a tie between the first [de] Men in Black and In pursuit of happiness. For different reasons, those are the two near-perfect movies. […] Wild Wild West is just a thorn in my side. Seeing myself in chaps … I don’t like it.
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It must be remembered that this tape did not come alone, since the main theme interpreted by him and with the same name became popular in the same year of 1999; And every time he featured the song from the music video to a live event, he appeared in the same kind of modern cowboy wardrobe. It should be noted that it was recently revealed that Smith declined to play Neo in The Matrix – 87% giving preference to Wild wild west. Has he repented?