Six Degrees of Separation's Paul (Will Smith) is the type of con man that doesn't pull off elaborate heists or create intricate facades, he simply ingratiates himself to kind strangers and they, in turn, take care of him. Well, there's a fair bit of lying involved, including mention of Sidney Poitier, but that's typically the con man's M.O.
Paul's con strikes a chord because it seems the most true to life. His ability to slip so easily into the lives of the Kittredge family rings true, and Smith nails his leading feature film role. Obviously, Paul is a charmer, but this is a case where the con man is meant to be likable but not liked.