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The Will Smith Quiz
by Staff
With a successful career in music, television and film, there's no question Will Smith is one of the biggest triple-threats in show biz. Take our quiz to see how much you know about his life and career.

Where was Will Smith born?

  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Los Angeles

When did Will Smith release his first album?

  • in his senior year of college
  • when he was 21 years old
  • while he was in high school

True or false: Will Smith planned to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but he turned down a full scholarship in favor of a rap career.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff won the first-ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Thanks to his music career, Smith was a millionaire before the age of 18.

  • true
  • false

What year did "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" premiere?

  • 1988
  • 1990
  • 1992

True or false: Will Smith never released another album after he started acting.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Jada Pinkett auditioned to play Will's girlfriend on "Fresh Prince" in 1990 and was rejected for the role.

  • true
  • false

What 1993 film gave Will Smith his first leading movie role?

  • "Bad Boys"
  • "Independence Day"
  • "Six Degrees of Separation"

Who played opposite Smith in "Bad Boys"?

  • Martin Lawrence
  • Chris Rock
  • Eddie Murphy

What year did "Independence Day" hit theaters?

  • 1994
  • 1996
  • 1998

Who starred opposite Smith in "Men in Black"?

  • Martin Lawrence
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Tommy Lee Jones

What is the name of Smith's 1997 album?

  • "Gettin' Jiggy wit' It"
  • "Men in Black"
  • "Big Willie Style"

What sport was featured in the 2000 movie "The Legend of Bagger Vance"?

  • baseball
  • golf
  • basketball

Where did Smith marry Jada Pinkett?

  • California
  • New York
  • Maryland

True or false: Smith turned down the role of Neo in "The Matrix."

  • true
  • false

What movie caused Will to turn down the role in "The Matrix"?

  • "Wild Wild West"
  • "Men in Black"
  • "Ali"

Which movie earned Smith his first Oscar nod?

  • "Wild Wild West"
  • "The Legend of Bagger Vance"
  • "Ali"

Who beat out Smith to win the Oscar for Best Actor in 2002?

  • Denzel Washington
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Brad Pitt

Which 2006 film gave Will Smith his second Oscar nomination?

  • "Hancock"
  • "The Pursuit of Happyness"
  • "Hitch"

How old was Jaden Smith when he co-starred in "The Pursuit of Happyness"?

  • 6 years old
  • 8 years old
  • 10 years old

Which 2007 Will Smith film was based on a book by celebrated horror writer Richard Matheson?

  • "I Am Legend"
  • "I, Robot"
  • "Hancock"

Who starred opposite Smith in "Hancock"?

  • Charlize Theron
  • Eva Mendes
  • Jennifer Lopez

What role does Will Smith play in "Men in Black" and its sequels?

  • Agent A
  • Agent K
  • Agent J

What year did "Hitch" come out?

  • 2005
  • 2008
  • 2011

What was the title of Smith's fourth studio album, which came out in 2005?

  • "Willennium"
  • "Lost and Found"
  • "Will Smith"

Who co-starred with Will Smith in the film "Focus"?

  • Emma Roberts
  • Margot Robbie
  • Jennifer Lawrence

What franchise did the 2015 film "Concussion" take aim at?

  • Major League Baseball
  • National Hockey League
  • National Football League

What accent did Will Smith have to master for "Concussion"?

  • French
  • Nigerian
  • Spanish

Which of the following is not one of Will's children?

  • Willa
  • Willow
  • Willard