Will Smith Once Knocked out His ‘Men In Black’ Director

After coming off his training in Ali, the Oscar-winner decided to try his newfound moves on Sonnenfeld. But things didn’t go so well with the prolific filmmaker after challenging the star.

Will Smith and his Men In Black director Barry Sonnenfeld were known for roughhousing every now and then. But at one point Smith might have taken the roughhousing a little too far.

“There’s something cathartic about getting knocked down and standing back up, something really animalistic that puts you in touch with the center of who you are. It’s the concept of fight or flight. You really discover who you are in that 30 seconds before the bell rings, and especially in that five seconds after the first time you get clipped,” Smith once said in a 2001 interview with Playboy.