Will Smith: Sure, Tax Me More Actor supports higher taxes for the rich By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted May 8, 2012 8:51 AM CDT 89 comments Comments Actor Will Smith gestures during the Japan premiere of his film " Men in Black III " in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) (Newser) – President Obama has another high-profile backer of his call for higher taxes on the wealthy: Will Smith. "I'm very supportive of that idea," Smith told the AP while promoting Men in Black III, for which he earned an estimated $20 million. "America has been fantastic to me. I have no problem paying whatever I need to pay to keep my country growing."