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Will Smith Pokes Fun At Himself Over Generation Award at MTV Movie Awards

Will Smith poked fun at himself as he accepted the Generation Award at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards over the weekend.

"When I first heard that MTV wanted to give me the Generation Award, I thought that was like code for the 'Old Ass Dude Award'—'Congratulations, your best work is behind you, have fun,'" Smith joked.

"This is absolutely beautiful," he said. "I was in Brooklyn the other day shooting, and these women came running out, they're like 35-40 years old, they're screaming, 'Oh my God, Will, Will!'"

"Then there is this one kid who is 8 years old and he's like, 'Oh my God, oh my God, I don't know who you are. I don't know who you are.' So I knelt down and said, 'I'm the Karate Kid's dad.'"

"I released my first record when I was 17, and so I'm 47 years old, this June marks 30 years in this business for me," he said. "I made parents just don't understand. I'm with my kids sometimes and I'm like, 'I don't get it.' I really just want to say, I'm humbled, and I want all of you to know I am dedicated to being a light in this world."

"I am dedicating every day, when I wake up, I want to help people," he added. "I want to be a light, I want to display love, I want to play roles that have dignity, and just want to help."

"In this world there is a lot of suffering, a lot of people are suffering in this world and when you see my material and when I present myself in public and what I'm trying to do with my family and my friends, I just want all of you to know that I am dedicated to till I die to light and love."

Queen Latifah and Halle Berry (photosHalle Berry photos) also praised the actor.

"The reason I admire this amazing, wonderful, talented man most, well, Will is champion for diversity in Hollywood, blazing a path for actors by showing that someone of any color can play any role, and can open any movie, and can win every award, and be the biggest freakin' movie star in the whole world," Berry said. "I love you Will Smith."

"There isn't a more thoughtful or talented man in this town, there is no one that's been more generous to me or our community," Latifah said. "He was the first rapper to break into movies and become and international superstar. The king of huge blockbuster movies, and we all got to thank him for opening up that door. Thank you."

April 11, 2016 |

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