WILD WILD WEST
(James T. West) has starred in two of the ten all-time top grossing
films worldwide: 1997's summer blockbuster "Men in Black,"
for which he also recorded the Grammy-winning title song; and
1996's "Independence Day." Last year he starred in "Enemy
of the State," the hit film that paired him with Gene Hackman.
Smith's box-office power was recognized by NATO/ShoWest when he
was honored as the "Male Star of Tomorrow" in 1995 and,
just two years later, with their International Box Office Achievement
Award. This year, the organization named him "Male Star of
the Year." In addition, Smith was selected "1999 Entertainer
of the Year" by the NAACP Image Awards.
His feature film work also includes his critically acclaimed performance
in the Oscar-nominated "Six Degrees of Separation,"
as well as "Bad Boys," "Made in America" and
"Where the Day Takes You."
Smith began his career in the music industry. As the Fresh Prince,
he and DJ Jazzy Jeff recorded several platinum and multi-platinum
albums, won two Grammys and three American Music Awards. In 1998
Smith released his first solo album, Big Willie Style, for which
he won a Grammy, three World Music Awards and four American Music
Awards. He also recorded the smash hit title song for "Wild
Smith made his transition into television as the star of "The
Fresh Prince of Bel Air," which wrapped its sixth and final
season in 1996.
He recently formed Overbrook Entertainment, a production company
with a first-look motion picture and television deal at Universal
Pictures. Overbrook also has a record label whose product is distributed
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