Will Smith has been named 2002Male Star Of the Year at this year's ShoWest convention in Las Vegas inMarch. He will personally attend to receive his award at the Gala awards banquet on March 7.

It is Smith's fourthShoWest honour. He was named male star of tomorrow in 1995, won the internationalbox office achievement award in 1997 and was named actor of the year in 1999.

Smith won a Golden Globenomination for best actor (drama) in Ali and will be seen this summer in Men In Black 2. His blockbusting credits include IndependenceDay, Men In Black and Wild WildWest.