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2. No One Delivers Dialogue Better

No one in the business can weave emotion into stale dialogue like Will Smith. Let’s take one of his most iconic roles, as Captain Steven Hiller in Independence Day. Literally every single one of Will Smith’s lines (every single one) is a rote one-liner. “You know I love to make an entrance.” “Welcome to Earth!” “I could have been at a barbecue!” “You really think you can do all that bullsh-t you just said?” Every one. Yet Smith managed to make Steven Hiller a wise-cracking hero whose presence in the film is so dominating, that his absence essentially tanked the sequel before it began.


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