Is Will Smith Reinventing Himself?

February 28, 2015 12:20 AM

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Will Smith is, without a doubt, a charming, likable, A-list movie star. How did he achieve his status as Mr. July? By making safe choices. When has a Will Smith movie ever ruffled some feathers? How about push some boundaries? Or, better yet, how many auteur filmmakers has the actor worked for? One being Michael Mann, while the second (arguably) being Michael Bay.

It says a lot about Smith that hasn't put himself in more hands of singular vision filmmakers. He had a chance to work with Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained, but he skipped the opportunity. Why would he pass up a sure thing hit and a great script? Because it's too edgy for Smith's brand, in add...

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