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From ‘King Richard’ to ‘Ali’: Will Smith’s memorable performances in sports movies

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Will Smith is a multitalented star, known for his outstanding careers in TV, film and music; but he is certainly no stranger to the sports world.

Throughout his successful career, Smith has acted in various sports movies.

The movie has been revered as one of the better sports dramas of the 2000s because of Smith’s accurate and detailed portrayal of a famous figure.

Memorable quote: “Jeff Bullington, ESPN, all sports. Tonight’s play of the day is me, extracting your spine from your dead body.”

Tackling sports science in “Concussion”

In Smith’s 2015 film “Concussion,” he played Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in NFL players resulting from multiple concussions.

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