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Will Smith, in my opinion he’s truly America’s Sweetheart.

Now hear me out, I know that the title, “America’s Sweetheart,” usually goes to a woman that is upheld as being sweet, charming, friendly, and just someone that everyone just can’t seem to dislike.  Well, this Fourth of July, I think we should all celebrate Will Smith because let’s face it, who hates Will Smith? From making Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, one of the most famous sitcoms of the 90’s to having us pee our pants laughing at all his comedic movies, Smith is so awesome.

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Will Smith is America’s Sweetheart because he embodies a nice guy, and let’s be real, how many times has this guy saved America in his movies? I’ll give you some examples:

Independence Day:

Basically self-explanatory of why we need to honor him on the Fourth of July.

I Am Legend:

Can just anyone figure out the cure to turn vampires back into humans?  No, but Will Smith can, and he can also recite a scene from Shrek. Now, that’s impressive.


A hero that didn’t want to be a hero, a man that was a drunk that nobody liked, but ultimately saves the day and gains the respect of everyone.

Men In Black:

Once again, saving a city from aliens taking over — all while looking good in a suit.

I, Robot:

Even in a futuristic America where robots are trying to take over, Will Smith still manages to save the day and be sarcastic at the same time.

Again, you’re probably thinking, well these were all movies, Will Smith didn’t actually save the day or is an actual American hero. Yes, I understand that, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve props for acting out these roles so successfully.  It takes a lot to fake save the world and I’ve rooted for him every time he’s done it in the movies.  So this 4th of July, let’s raise a glass to Will Smith, the actor who has fought aliens, helped awkward men get the women of their dreams, and who had us sobbing by the end of The Pursuit of Happyness.

Will Smith, America’s Sweetheart, saving America (at least in the movies) since the 90’s.