Will Smith backs Obama's gay marriage stance

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US actors Josh Brolin, left, and Will Smith, right, pose during a photocall ahead of the German Premiere of "Men in Black 3" in Berlin, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

BERLIN (AP) — Will Smith says he supports U.S. President Barack Obama's position on gay marriage.

The Hollywood actor says the question of whether gay people should be allowed to legally marry is "about semantics."

He told reporters in Berlin on Monday that "if anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form."

Still, Smith says the president's support for gay marriage was a "brave" move in an election year.

The actor is in Berlin to promote his new film "Men in Black III" that premieres in Germany on Monday.