By Jack Rico
08.31.2015 | By Jack Rico |
In Ali, Will Smith came close to embodying the essence of pugilist Muhammad Ali. In The Pursuit of Happyness, Smith ventured into the depths of his acting like never before. Both roles garnered him Oscar nominations for Best Actor, but in this first trailer of his new film Concussion, Smith seems to be at the peak of his dramatic acting.
In this role, he isn’t tirelessly pushing to convince audiences he is destitute or projecting a larger than life personality which most people cannot connect with. No, in this new drama, based on a true story, Will Smith seems to inhabit his character with a naturalness and empathy that should drive us critics and editors to put him in the conversation for Best Actor at the 2016 Oscar Awards. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Official synopsis: Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.