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Will Smith

The rapping career of Will Smith now exists as just a footnote -- a brief stop on Smith's way to international movie stardom. Sometimes the two have melded -- he did music for "Men in Black" and "Wild Wild West" -- but Smith has proved just as adept at serious films ("The Pursuit of Happyness") and big-budget action fare ( "Hancock") as he was at turning a phrase. Look for a third installment in th e"Men in Black" series to arrive in 2012.
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