Now that Will Smith and Josh Brolin are starring in the third installment of Men in Black — Will as Agent J and Josh as a young Agent K — we’re finding it hard to believe both actors got their starts over 20 years ago.
Josh’s first-ever role was in the 1985 kids’ classic The Goonies (as Brand), and Will made it big as the charismatic-yet-goofy star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which aired from 1990 to 1996 on NBC and gave the world the gift of TV’s best theme song. “In West Philadelphia, born and raised... ”
Three kids, 18 movies, and two Oscar nominations later (for Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness), Will Smith, 43, doesn’t appear to have aged a day. Maybe it’s all that gettin’ jiggy with it? A word of warning: If you ever meet him and have the urge to kiss his baby-smooth face, don’t do it; he may slap you.
Josh, 44, has definitely aged — but in a very good way. Seriously, we love us some rugged handsomeness. And thanks to his starring role in the critically acclaimed Coen brothers drama No Country for Old Men and his 2009 Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for Milk, he’s now a bona fide Hollywood heavyweight.