Hollywood star Will Smith is eternally grateful for his role in hit movie BAD BOYS - because it gave him his sex symbol status.

The actor, married to The Matrix Reloaded beauty Jada Pinkett Smith, says the opening scene of the flick, showing him running down the street with his shirt open, boosted his appeal to female fans.

He says, "Up until that point, nobody ever looked at me (as a sex symbol) - I've always been a little goofy."

21/07/2003 02:29