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Will Smith says it’s a tie for what he considers his best movie — but the worst is on an island all by itself.
In a recent segment of the popular GQ series where stars go undercover online to respond to comments about themselves, Smith addressed what he considers the best and worst work of his illustrious career.
“For the best, I think it is a tie between the first Men in Black and The Pursuit of Happyness,” Smith said. “For different reasons, those are the two almost perfect movies.” Men in Black was an enormous, franchise-spawning blockbuster. The Pursuit of Happyness was also successful, but more importantly, landed Smith an Oscar nomination.
As for what he considers his worst film: Wild Wild West.
The reveal will likely not be that big a surprise to most fans; the 1999 picture was beaten up by critics, flopped at the box office and rounded up eight Golden Raspberry Award nominations, winning five.
“Wild Wild West is just a thorn in my side,” the actor said with a laugh. “To see myself with chaps. … I don’t like it.”
In the comedy-action film directed by Men in Black filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld, Smith and Kevin Kline starred as two U.S. Secret Service agents working together to protect President Ulysses S. Grant in the American West.
Circling back to The Pursuit of Happyness, Smith addressed a comment questioning how he could have possibly been passed over for the best actor Oscar that year.
“Ding, ding, ding,” Smith said. “Yes, good question. Let’s send that into the proper authorities.”
That year, Forest Whitaker won for The Last King of Scotland. Also nominated were Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond, Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson and Peter O’Toole for Venus.
Watch the full GQ segment below.
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