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Will Smith Takes Highest Honor at MTV Movie Awards

Will Smith Takes Highest Honor at MTV Movie Awards

Actor Will Smith is being honored in a big way at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards!

Smith will receive the Generation Award for dominating the box office for decades with films like "Men in Black,” “Independence Day,” and "Ali.” The award recognizes an actor who has created an amazing body of work that resonates to the MTV generation.

Executive Producer Casey Patterson said in a statement, "Will Smith and MTV have grown up together and share a very cool history. MTV was a part of every phase of Will's career and he has been a huge part of what defined the MTV culture from the beginning. From TV’s ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’ to his music and amazing movies, Will is the voice of a generation and not afraid to use it. The 25th anniversary of the ‘Movie Awards’ is the perfect year to honor #BIGWILLIESTYLE as only MTV can - with lots of big surprises in store.”

The hosts Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson also raved about Will after the announcement. Dwayne wrote on Instagram, "WILL SMITH is our @MTV Generation Award recipient. When I first broke into Hollywood 15yrs ago, all I wanted to do was learn the business and put in the hard work to have a career like his. It's a real privilege to honor you my friend. #WeAreStillPuttinInTheWork #BigWillieStyle #MovieAwards #GenerationAward.”

Kevin used a GIF of Will — see his tweet below!

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will take place April 10.