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Will Smith

Will Smith

Will Smith portrayed Floyd Lawton/Deadshot in Suicide Squad.

Significant roles[]

  • William "Will" Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990-1996)
  • Tea Cake Walters in Made in America (1993)
  • Paul in Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
  • Mike Lowery in Bad Boys (1995)
  • Captain Steven Hilley in Independence Day (1996)
  • Pinocchio in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Evey Child (1997)
  • James Darrell Edwards III/Agent J in Men in Black (1997)
  • Robert Clayton Dean in Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Capt. James West in Wild Wild West (1999)
  • Bagger Vance in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001)
  • James Darrell Edwards III/Agent J in Men in Black II (2002)
  • Det. Mike Lowery in Bad Boys II (2003)
  • Del Spooner in I, Robot (2004)
  • Oscar in Shark Tale (2004)
  • Hitch in Hitch (2005)
  • Chris Gardener in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  • Robert Neville in I Am Legend (2007)
  • John Hancock in Hancock (2008)
  • Ben in Seven Souls (2008)
  • James Darrell Edwards III/Agent J in Men in Black 3 (2012)
  • Cypher Raige in After Earth (2013)
  • Nicky in Focus (2015)
  • Bennet Omalu in Concussion (2015)
  • Floyd Lawton/Deadshot in Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Howard Inlet in Collateral Beauty (2016)
  • Daryl Ward in Bright (2017)
  • The Genie in Aladdin (2019)


  • "We've still got to get it right. This happens all the time. People act like, 'Oh my god, the movie must be ending!' It's just the deal with movies."
  • "He turned the screenplay in before Christmas. What happens is Hollywood shuts down. But he was still working and he wanted to (start shooting) April 13th. So it takes a couple weeks to gear back up at the top of the year and people have taken (other) movies. He's moving really quickly."
  • "I started before Christmas. No carbs on Christmas! It was terrible."
  • "With this character and the DC world, I love that I'm getting the opportunity for the global definition of Deadshot. There's been Deadshot in little appearances here and there, there's an idea, but Deadshot isn't defined, really. I get to be a part of the creation that will be the biggest historical image of Deadshot."
  • "I've never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for 6 months and we've never exchanged a word outside of 'Action!' and 'Cut!' We've never said 'Hello,' we've never said 'Good day.' I've only ever spoken to him as Deadshot and him as the Joker. I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be 'Hey, Jared. What's up?' Not a single word exchanged off camera. He was all in on the Joker... I'm looking forward to meeting him."
  • "As the movie opens, he has a really big career score. He's looking to turn over a new leaf with his daughter after the hit, but it goes wrong. It goes terribly, terribly wrong. And it lands him in Belle Reve for life."
  • "I had never played a character that legitimately didn't give a f*&k. It's very freeing not having to carry the moral spine of the movie."
  • "I couldn't find a model to understand what would make someone comfortable killing another person for money. David walked me through that. He found a book for me, The Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas, and I worked through getting into the mind of serial killers. Once I accepted that it feels good, that really exploded the idea in my mind of Deadshot."
  • "At the end of the day critical acclaim is really nice, but we made it for the fans. If the fans like it then we did our job. I think people had expectations that may have been different, but I'm excited for the fans to get to vote."
  • "I’d definitely love to be in it. I love Margot Robbie. I will do, like, anything she wants to do. That didn’t come out, but… it probably did. It probably came out exactly how I meant it."