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Kevin Ryan Smith (born December 17, 1986) is an American football running back who’s now a free agent. He played college football for the University of Central Florida (UCF), and received All American honors. Smith was decided by the Detroit Lions in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Kevin Smith Net Worth $25 Million Dollars

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 2, 1970
Death date: February 15, 2002, Beijing, China
Birth place: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Film Editor, Comedian, Comic Book Creator, Radio personality, Screenwriter, Television producer, Author
Education:Vancouver Film School, Henry Hudson Regional High School, Brookdale Community College, The New School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (m. 1999)
Children:Harley Quinn Smith
Parents:Grace Smith, Donald E. Smith
Siblings:Virginia Smith, Donald Smith, Jr.
Awards:Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
Nominations:Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Nebula Award for Best Script, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, Shorty Award for Director, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor, Shorty Special Award for Newsworthy Photo of the Year, British Independent Film Award for Best Foreign Independent Film - English Language
Movies:Mallrats, Yoga Hosers, Dogma, Tusk, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Chasing Amy, Clerks, Red State, Jersey Girl, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out, Clerks II, An Evening with Kevin Smith, Daredevil, Live Free or Die Hard, Catch and Release, Fanboys, An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder, Scream 3, Moose Jaws, Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, Vulgar, TMNT, Holidays, Southland Tales, The Flying Car, Drawing Flies, Hit Somebody, Now You Know, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, Shooting Clerks, Clerks: The Lost Scene, For a Good Time, Call . . ., Superman: Doomsday, Small Town Gay Bar, Bottoms Up, Big Helium Dog, Bear Nation, Overnight Delivery, Concert For New York City, Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK, 4.3.2.1, Desperate Remedies, Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao, Doogal, Tail Lights Fade, Pilot Season, Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary, Daredevil: Vol. 1, Manchild
TV shows:Comic Book Men, Spoilers, more
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#Fact
1When asked who his favorite actor to work with was, he said his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith. After some negative critical reactions for his film _Cop Out_ (2010), he was in a particular defiant mood while filming _Tusk_(2014). Harley Quinn was set to cameo, as well as Johnny Depp. Harley Quinn suggested that her friend and Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp act in the scene with her. Because of that, Smith felt that he was able to forget the negative critics and have fun, and even said that she made him want to be a filmmaker "more than anyone in this world.".
2Is a huge fan of Degrassi High (1987). After Clerks (1994) got picked up and he came into some money he bought the entire series on tape. At the time it was only available commercially and not for private use, and so he ended up paying $6000 for them.
3Kevin's paternal grandfather was of Irish, English, and distant German, descent. Kevin's three other grandparents were all of German ancestry.
4Big fan and friend of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. When Smith finished Clerks II (2006) he invited Rodriguez and Tarantino to be among the first to view it.
5In one of his podcasts, Smith revealed that the name of Silent Bob came, in part, from a character in Tim Burton's Batman (1989), Bob the Goon, citing in particular Jack Nicholson's (The Joker) line "Bob, gun" and the character stoically handing him a gun.
6He is an Edmonton Oilers ice hockey fan.
7Son of Donald E. Smith and Grace Smith.
8Kevin founded the podcast network, 'The SModcast Podcast Network' on January 1st, 2010.
9Shares the same birthday with his brother, Donald Smith.
10Hosts a weekly podcast with friend and producer Scott Mosier called "SModcast". Guest hosts have included friends Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan, Malcolm Ingram, Jason Mewes, his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith and his daughter Harley Quinn Smith. This podcast has expanded into an entire network called "The SModcast Podcast Network" at smodcast.com.
11At one point was sought after to direct Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) with Ben Affleck in the lead.
12At the height of controversy over his film Dogma (1999), Kevin Smith and his friend Bryan Johnson participated in a protest against the film at an Eatontown, New Jersey, movie theater. Smith and Johnson hand-made signs that read "'Dogma' is dogshit" and and "To Hell With 'Dogma.'" The protest, which was supposed to attract hundreds of demonstrators, was only attended by about 15 people. Smith was recognized and interviewed by a local TV news reporter, to whom he refused to admit that he really was Kevin Smith.
13Created an online short film contest called Movies Askew in 2005. The twelve finalists were screened in Hollywood for Smith and a famous panel of judges that included Jason Mewes and Donnie Darko (2001) director Richard Kelly. Duane Graves took home the Grand Prize for his documentary Up Syndrome (2000), granting him the privilege of working with Smith on one of his future projects.
14Is a huge fan of Road House (1989).
15Graduated from Henry Hudson Regional High School (Highlands, New Jersey) in 1988.
16Is an AMPAS member.
17Directed Reaper: Pilot (2007) just to prove to himself that he could direct a script that he did not write.
18Wrote all of his own dialog for the five episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) that he appeared on.
19As a teenager his girlfriend's mother wrote "Kevin Smith will never be a famous writer." on a sheet of paper and told him that if he ever proved it wrong that she would eat the paper. He still has the sheet of paper, and considers the mother a close friend. However he does not speak with the former girlfriend anymore.
20Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000.
21Has two dogs named "Mulder" and "Scully".
22Wrote and acted in comedy sketches in the town's annual talent show. His comedic writing even made the local papers.
23Was approached by Dimension chairman Bob Weinstein to do a Jay and Silent Bob/Hellraiser crossover movie in the same vein as the old Abbott and Costello meets the Wolfman type crossovers. Smith declined.
24Played goalie during games of street hockey with his friends Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan, and Ed Hapstak.
25Had an idea for an science fiction alien themed story that was to be a part of the film anthology called "Alien Love Triangle" but his idea was never used. He has stated an interest in turning his idea into a feature one day.
26Wrote and produced with Jason Lee, a pilot for a sitcom, to star Lee, called "Hiatus". The premise had Lee's character coming back home to open up a comic book store after living in California for a few years, trying to make it as a struggling actor. Unknown to his family and friends, he was actually a porno star for a while,when he didn't land any "legitimate" work.
27He was the first and only guest on Michael Moore's Fox pilot The Michael Moore Show (1997).
28In the fall of 2002, the town of Paulsboro in New Jersey named a street after him: Kevin Smith Way. This was in response to Smith using the town to film in.
29After Mallrats (1995), pitched an idea he had for a "Jaws 5" to Universal. They gave him the go ahead to write a treatment, but he had other projects to work on.
30Shortly after Clerks (1994) was released theatrically, Smith taught an acting class at his old high school, Henry Hudson Regional.
31During his childhood, he was a big fan of Tom Savini's special effects work.
32Once considered buying a local movie theater in Red Bank New Jersey and showing all kinds of movies. He said one week could be Scorsese themed with Taxi Driver (1976) and Mean Streets (1973), then the next week could be superhero themed, like the original Batman and Superman movies.
33The reason why there hasn't been a Jay and Silent Bob video game yet, is because Smith wants to be fully involved in the game's creation and he simply does not have the time. He does insist there will one day exist a Jay and Silent Bob video game.
34Wrote a short story in his college creative writing course about a serial killer, who also happened to be a priest. He received the best grade in the class.
35Once tried to buy a warehouse near his View Askew production office in Red Bank, New Jersey, to convert into sound stages for independent films. He even approached Miramax president Harvey Weinstein to split the bill. However, the warehouse owner wanted too much money.
36In high school, he video taped his school's sporting events and town meetings for the local cable access station.
37Tried to produce remakes for C.H.U.D. (1984) and Race with the Devil (1975).
38Has stated that he had an idea for a children's book and that he'd like to write it before his little girl reaches her teens.
39Wanted to write and direct a big screen adaptation of the book "Sex and Rockets".
40Wrote a script called "Busing" in 1994 for Hollywood Pictures. It was described as "Clerks in a restaurant". Parts of this script became Clerks II (2006).
41Has said that after his career is over he'd like to teach film and creative writing courses at a college.
42Once wrote and produced two pilots for sitcoms. One was called, "Hating Hal" and the other one was "Hiatus".
43Pitched a superhero movie to Miramax in 1999 and Miramax chairman Harvey Weinstein loved it. It was described as a "Justice League" type of superhero team that has to disband because of the government. Once on their own, the film would follow the same type of format used in Pulp Fiction (1994) which would be stories inter-connected. In the end, the team would have to unite to defeat one of their own, turned villainous. Smith just never got around to writing a full script. It was also pitched to HBO as a possible series.
44Was a guest critic for Ebert & Roeper while Roger Ebert was recovering from throat surgery. He reviewed the films for the weekend of August 12-13, 2006. He gave thumbs-up to World Trade Center (2006), Step Up (2006), and Half Nelson (2006). He gave thumbs-down to Scoop (2006).
45Had a long running feud with Jeff Anderson shortly after Clerks (1994) was released and ended just before production began on Dogma (1999). This explains Anderson's absence in Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997).
46Has maintained that had he not had the success with Clerks (1994), he would still be a clerk at the Quick Stop and RST Video in Leonardo, New Jersey.
47Favorite bands: The Police, Talking Heads, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, E Street Band, and The Cure.
48At one point or another, he was set to write (and in some cases direct) the big- screen versions of Scooby-Doo (2002) and Alien Love Triangle (2008).
49Won a Harvey Award, given for achievement in comic books, in 1999 for Best New Talent based on his work with Marvel's Daredevil as well as his comic book series "Clerks" and "Jay & Silent Bob" for Oni.
50Was at one point attached to write the script for Scary Movie 3 (2003).
51Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pages 408-413. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
52While filming Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), accidentally mispronounced Eliza Dushku's last name, and subsequently simply called her "Duck Shoot."
53Said in his DVD commentary of Dogma (1999) that actress Linda Fiorentino was very difficult to work with, even to the point that she wouldn't speak to him some days. In retrospect he says he wishes he had cast Janeane Garofalo as Bethany instead (Garofalo appears in Dogma as Liz at the abortion clinic).
54In a review of Clerks (1994), one critic described his writing style as "David Mamet meets Howard Stern."
55In 2005, he appeared as himself in several episodes of the Canadian TV series teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). Although he is married in real life, for his appearances on this show, Smith (as a character in the show) is said to be single, in order to allow him to make out with one of the main (adult) characters in the series.
56His daughter plays his character, Silent Bob, as a small child in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).
57Cast Alan Rickman as Metatron in Dogma (1999) after learning Rickman was a fan of Chasing Amy (1997).
58Because so many people asked him what happened to the characters Jay and Silent Bob between the films Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999), Smith wrote a graphic novel detailing their (mis)adventures between the two films. The book is entitled "Chasing Dogma".
59Shot a pictorial of his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, for Playboy Magazine.
60Attended Vancouver Film School but dropped out halfway through.
61Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Illinois Wesleyan University on May 7, 2000.
62Did some rewrites for Coyote Ugly (2000).
63Wrote the first eight issues of the Marvel Knights series of Daredevil. In the graphic novel edition of all eight issues, the introduction was written by Ben Affleck. Kevin began writing the Green Arrow comics for DC.
64Graduated from Henry Hudson Regional in Highlands, New Jersey in 1988.
65Brother of Virginia Smith and Donald Smith.
66Sold his comic book collection for money to film Clerks (1994) and after the film was a success he bought the collection back.
67Owns a comic book store, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey.
68Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith was born. She is named after the character, Harley Quinn, in the Batman: The Animated Series (1992)(The animated series). [June 1999]
69Harley Quinn, Kevin's daughter's name, may also be a play on the Harlequin character from the Italian commedia dell'arte, the same reference that the creators of the Batman character were making.
70Suspected that he was hired to write the doomed "Superman Lives" script after someone at Warner Brothers saw the exchange in Mallrats (1995) between "TS" and "Brodie" involving Superman's reproductive habits. Warner executives told Smith to cut a romantic scene between "Superman" and "Lois" on Mt. Rushmore. Kevin complained and said, "This has the best dialog in the script". Executives responded, "This is a toy movie. People don't care how good the dialog is". The script was eventually rejected by Tim Burton, who elected to personally rewrite it.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollyweed2016TV Movie executive producer post-production
The Staremaster2016Documentary executive producer filming
Moose Jawsproducer announced
Comic Book Men2012-2016TV Series executive producer - 56 episodes
Shooting Clerks2016executive producer
Geeking Out2016TV Series executive producer
Holidays2016co-executive producer
Red State2015Short producer
Emo Kev2013Short executive producer
Gooper2013Video short executive producer
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green2013TV Movie producer
The Twelve Steps of Jason Mewes: Get Greedo2013Short executive producer
Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under2012TV Movie producer
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK2012TV Movie producer
Spoilers with Kevin Smith2012TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell2012TV Movie documentary executive producer
Bear Nation2010Documentary executive producer
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'2009Video documentary executive producer
Reaper2007TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Sucks Less with Kevin Smith2006TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentary executive producer
Small Town Gay Bar2006Documentary executive producer
Reel Paradise2005Documentary executive producer
Now You Know2002executive producer - uncredited
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma2001Video documentary short producer
Clerks2000-2001TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Vulgar2000executive producer
Big Helium Dog1999executive producer
Tail Lights Fade1999executive producer - uncredited
A Better Place1997executive producer
Good Will Hunting1997co-executive producer
Drawing Flies1996executive producer
Hiatus1996TV Movie executive producer
Clerks1994producer
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary1992Short documentary producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollyweed2016TV Movie post-production
Clerks IIIannounced
Helena Handbagannounced
MallBratsTV Series announced
Moose Jawswritten by announced
Holidays2016segment "Halloween"
Yoga Hosers2016
Tusk2014written by
Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie2013
Gooper2013Video short based on the comedy of
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell2012TV Movie documentary uncredited
Red State2011written by
The Flying Car2009Short screenplay
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008written by
Sucks Less with Kevin SmithTV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2006 written by - 6 episodes, 2006
Clerks II2006written by
Clerks: The Lost Scene2004Video short creator / written by
Jersey Girl2004written by
Daredevil, Vol. 1: Guardian Devil2003Video
Roadside Attractions2002TV Short
The Flying Car2002TV Short written by
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentary segment "'Why I Love New #*$%[email protected] York'"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001characters / written by
ClerksTV Series characters - 6 episodes, 2000 - 2001 developer - 6 episodes, 2000 - 2001 written by - 3 episodes, 2001 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2000 story - 1 episode, 2000
Dogma1999written by
Chasing Amy1997written by
Hiatus1996TV Movie
Mallrats1995written by
Clerks.1995TV Short characters
Clerks1994written by
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary1992Short documentary written by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madness in the Method2017filmingKevin
Hollyweed2016TV Movie post-production
Clerks IIIannouncedSilent Bob
MallBratsTV Series announcedSilent Bob
Moose JawsannouncedSilent Bob
Shooting Clerks2016Larkin Eve
Ask the StoryBots2016TV SeriesSpecial Guest Appearance
Babble-On Begins: The Director's Cut2016ShortSuzanne the Orangutan (voice)
Interns of F.I.E.L.D.2016TV SeriesManos
Yoga Hosers2016The Bratzis
The Mindy Project2015TV SeriesKevin Smith
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery2015VideoWorker #2 (voice)
The Big Bang Theory2015TV SeriesKevin Smith
The Marvel Experience2014M.O.D.O.K. (voice)
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham2014Video GameKevin Smith (voice)
The ArScheerio Paul Show2013TV Series shortGladys Portugues
Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie2013Silent Bob / Himself (voice)
Babble-On Begins2012TV SeriesSusanne the Orangutan
For a Good Time, Call...2012Cabbie
Phineas and Ferb2010TV SeriesClive Addison
4.3.2.1.2010Big Larry
Degrassi Goes Hollywood2009TV MovieKevin Smith
Fanboys2009Guy at gas station
Reaper2007TV SeriesJewish Guy
Superman/Doomsday2007VideoGrumpy Man (voice)
Live Free or Die Hard2007Frederick 'Warlock' Kaludis
TMNT2007Diner Cook (voice)
Manchild2007TV MoviePaul
Catch and Release2006/IISam
Bottoms Up2006VideoRusty #2
Clerks II2006Silent Bob
Southland Tales2006Simon Theory
Doogal2006Moose (voice)
Degrassi: The Next Generation2005TV SeriesKevin Smith / Silent Bob
Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi2005VideoKevin Silent Bob
Veronica Mars2005TV SeriesDuane Anders
Biography2004TV Series documentaryUnidentified
Comic Book: The Movie2004VideoKevin Smith
Duck Dodgers2003TV SeriesHal Jordan
Hardware: Uncensored Music Videos - Hip Hop Volume 12003VideoSilent Bob (segment "Because I Got High")
Daredevil2003Jack Kirby, Forensic Assistant
Now You Know2002Married Guy
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Silent Bob
Clerks2000-2001TV SeriesSilent Bob
Vulgar2000Martan Ingram
Law & Order2000TV SeriesTony's Wife's Nephew
Scream 32000Silent Bob
Big Helium Dog1999Director
Dogma1999Silent Bob
Chasing Amy1997Silent Bob
Mallrats1995Silent Bob
Clerks1994Silent Bob

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollyweed2016TV Movie post-production
Clerks IIIannounced
Helena Handbagannounced
MallBratsTV Series attached announced
Moose Jawsannounced
Supergirl2017TV Series 1 episode
The Flash2016TV Series 2 episodes
Holidays2016segment "Halloween"
Yoga Hosers2016
Tusk2014
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green2013TV Movie
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK2012TV Movie
Red State2011
Cop Out2010
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008
Reaper2007TV Series 1 episode
Clerks II2006
Jersey Girl2004
The Flying Car2002TV Short
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentary segment "Why I Love New #*$%[email protected] York"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001
Untitled Prince Documentary2001Documentary
Dogma1999
Chasing Amy1997
Hiatus1996TV Movie
Mallrats1995
Clerks1994
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary1992Short documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015additional voices
American Milkshake2013presents
Reaper2007-2008TV Series consultant - 17 episodes
Reel Paradise2005Documentary phase one instigator
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001executive album producer - uncredited
Tail Lights Fade1999executive advisor

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flying Car2002TV Short uncredited
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001
Dogma1999as Kev
Chasing Amy1997
Clerks1994
Holidays2016segment "Halloween"
Yoga Hosers2016
Tusk2014
Red State2011
Cop Out2010
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008
Clerks II2006
Jersey Girl2004

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001writer: "Jay's Rap 2001", "Mooby Theme Song" - as Kevin P. Smith
Clerks1994writer: "Berserker" - as K. Smith

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dogma1999puppeteer: Vincent Guastini Productions - as Kevin P. Smith

Casting Director

Casting Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flying Car2002TV Short

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary1992Short documentary post-production manager

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Think of a Wonderful Thoughtspecial thanks announced
Shooting Clerks2016very special thanks
Where We're Meant to Be2016special thanks
Barbecue2015Short thanks
Mewes2015Short special thanks
The Mission2015Short thanks
The Movie Madhouse: The Hollywood Birth of a Podcast2015Short special thanks
Simba2015Short thanks
Potential Inertia2014inspirational thanks
I Am Santa Claus2014Documentary special thanks
The Poisoning2013special thanks
Truth or Dare2013/IIvery special thanks
Milius2013Documentary special thanks
American Milkshake2013special thanks
Saturday2013/IShort very special thanks
Texting2012Short special thanks
A Little Bit Zombie2012acknowledgment to the works of
Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum2012acknowledgment
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter2011special thanks
10 pelis2011special thanks
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope2011Documentary special thanks
Triple Rush2011TV Series additional thanks - 4 episodes
Hit and Run2011/IShort special thanks
Jasper Man2010Short special thanks
Juxtaposition2010Short special thanks
The Puppet Monster Massacre2010Video special thanks
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010special thanks
Club832009very special thanks
Funny Guy2009Short special thanks
Stuck Like Chuck2009special thanks
A Bloody Mess2009Short special thanks
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'2009Video documentary special thanks: goes out to, for helping pull out another one - as Kevin
I Got Stuff2008Video short very special thanks
The Waitlist2008Documentary short special thanks
American Drug War: The Last White Hope2007Documentary thanks
Phobia2007Short special thanks
Gone Baby Gone2007thanks
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed2007TV Movie documentary special thanks
Sucks Less with Kevin Smith2006TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder2006Video documentary special thanks
Kisses and Caroms2006special thanks
This Film Is Not Yet Rated2006Documentary the producers wish to thank
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentary thanks: Zak And Joey would like to thank, for givin' two dudes from Santa Ana a shot at the wheel - as Kevin
Come Early Morning2006special thanks
Small Town Gay Bar2006Documentary thanks
For Catherine2005very special thanks
Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman2005Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm2005Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City2005Video documentary short special thanks
Waiting...2005/Ivery special thanks
The Men Without Fear: Creating 'Daredevil'2003Video documentary special thanks
An Evening with Kevin Smith2002Video documentary special thanks
Reality of Life2002special thanks
The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards2002TV Movie documentary very special thanks
Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels2002Video documentary special thanks
Donnie Darko2001special thanks
Comedy Central Canned Ham2001TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Vulgar2000thanks
Trooper Clerks: The Animated One-Shot2000Short special thanks
Cold Hearts1999special thanks
Tail Lights Fade1999the director wishes to thank: for believing
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats'1999Video documentary short special thanks
Overnight Delivery1998special thanks
Clerks.1995TV Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starwoids2001DocumentaryHimself
Untitled Prince Documentary2001DocumentaryHimself
Lucy You Love It2000DocumentarySilent Bob
Chasing Kevin2000ShortHimself
Exposure2000TV SeriesHimself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 4 - Hawaii2000VideoHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live2000TV SeriesHimself
The Blair Clown Project1999Himself
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats'1999Video documentary shortHimself - Writer and Director
Split Screen1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1998TV SeriesHimself
Independent's Day1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Michael Moore Show1997TV MovieHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1995-1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
Drawing Flies1996Himself (as Silent Bob)
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary1992Short documentaryHimself - Director
Temple of Art2017Documentary post-productionHimself
What's a Podcast? A Documentary Film2016Documentary filmingHimself
Dean BlundellannouncedHimself
Visual FunkDocumentary announcedHimself
Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Book Men2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey2016DocumentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Star Wars Show2016TV Series shortHimself - Writer & Director
Fat Man on Batman with Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin!2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
GeekRockTV2016TV SeriesHimself
Geeking Out2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Good Mythical Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Screen Junkies Movie Fights2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Dawn of the Justice League2016TV ShortHimself - Host
Hollywood Game Night2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Film Hawk2016DocumentaryHimself
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts2016TV Series documentary shortHimself - Filmmaker
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHimself
Le complexe de Frankenstein2015DocumentaryHimself
@midnight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Contestant
Talking Dead2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The 3rd Annual Geekie Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Award Recipient
Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope2015DocumentaryHimself
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?2015DocumentaryHimself
Duff Till Dawn2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
Star Wars: Greatest Moments2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bats of the Round Table2014ShortHimself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2014TV SeriesHimself
21 Years: Richard Linklater2014DocumentaryHimself
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Electric Playground2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Comlink2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHimself
Man Caves2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Out of Print2014/IDocumentaryHimself
The Wil Wheaton Project2014TV SeriesHimself - Kevin Smith's Guide to Reaction Videos
The Arsenio Hall Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spoilers with Kevin Smith2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mindy Project2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Man of Steel: The Yahoo Live Fan Event2013TV MovieHimself - Host
Bonus Content2013TV SeriesHimself
The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting2013ShortHimself
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave Puppet Theatre2013Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Brand X with Russell Brand2013TV SeriesHimself
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green2013TV MovieHimself
King of the Nerds2013TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Decoding Die Hard2013Video documentaryHimself
One2013TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under2012TV MovieHimself
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
SXSW Flashback 20122012TV MovieHimself
The Rep2012DocumentaryHimself
Face Off2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK2012TV MovieHimself
BearCity 2: The Proposal2012Himself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Machinima Comic-Con Live Stream 20122012VideoHimself
Jay & Silent Bob Get Old: Classic2012TV SeriesHimself
SMarchive2012TV SeriesHimself
SMorning Show and Tell2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Attack of the Show!2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2014)
Kingdom Come2011DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Babble-On Live 5/22/20112011Himself
Smodimations 2-D2011Himself
Rove LA2011TV SeriesHimself
Hughes the Force2011ShortHimself
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope2011DocumentaryHimself
NerdHQ2011TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
What's Trending2011TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40!2010TV Special documentaryHimself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day2010TV Series documentaryHimself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Cop Out: Maximum Comedy Mode2010Video documentaryHimself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from the NYPL: A Tribute to George Carlin2010VideoHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Don't You Forget About Me2009Video documentaryHimself
Late Review2009TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc2009Video documentaryHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kevin Smith Interview - Vail Film Festival2009Video shortHimself
Kevin Smith Renegade Award 2009 Vail Film Festival2009ShortHimself
Official Rejection2009DocumentaryHimself
Money Shots2009VideoHimself
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'2009Video documentaryHimself - Writer and Director
Adult Entertainment Expo '092009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Comedy2008TV SeriesHimself
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith2008Video documentaryHimself
Scream Awards 20082008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic-Con '08 Live2008TV MovieHimself
Artist on Artist2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Suck My Geek!2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally2007Video documentaryHimself
Die Hard: Yippee Ki Yay Motherf*****2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Junior Defenders2007VideoHimself
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'2007Video documentaryHimself
Webnation2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Green Arrow: Legend of the Emerald Archer2007Video documentary shortHimself
Comic-Con 2007 Live2007TV MovieHimself
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Marvel Then and Now: An Evening with Stan Lee and Joe Quesada2007Video documentaryHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Shark Is Still Working2007DocumentaryHimself
Sucks Less with Kevin Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder2006Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: Spiderman Live2006Himself
Train Wreck!2006Video documentary shortHimself
Siskel & Ebert2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The Henry Rollins Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Mega642006TV SeriesHimself
Austin Movie Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Icons2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Clerks II: Unauthorized2006TV MovieHimself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Film Is Not Yet Rated2006DocumentaryHimself - Director of 'Clerks' and 'Jersey Girl'
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentaryHimself - Writer and Director
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fuck2005DocumentaryHimself
Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn2005Video documentary shortHimself
Joey2005TV SeriesHimself
Mallrats: The Erection of an Epic - The Making of Mallrats2005Video documentary shortHimself - 'Silent Bob' / Writer / Director
Dinner for Five2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself - Guest Host
05 Spaceys2005TV SpecialHimself
Empire Movie Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Silent Bob
Batman Heroes: Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Returns Heroes: Alfred2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Directors2005TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
'Clerks' 10th Anniversary Q & A2004Video documentaryHimself
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Snowball Effect: The Story of 'Clerks'2004Video documentaryHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself / Silent Bob
My Date with Drew2004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Shootout2004TV SeriesHimself
Yes, Dear2004TV SeriesHimself / Silent Bob
MADtv2004TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Captain Scurvy
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party2004DocumentaryHimself
Reflections on 'The X-Files'2004Video documentary shortHimself
DVD Exclusive Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Extra2003TV SeriesHimself
A New Low2003Video shortHimself
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Men Without Fear: Creating 'Daredevil'2003Video documentaryHimself
Roadside Attractions2002TV ShortHimself
Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century2002Video documentary shortHimself
An Evening with Kevin Smith2002Video documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Wizard World Chicago 20022002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels2002Video documentaryHimself
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma2001Video documentary shortHimself
Project Greenlight2001TV SeriesHimself
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet2001TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Comedy Central Canned Ham2001TV SeriesHimself / Silent Bob

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes Manufactured2016DocumentaryHimself
The Drunken Peasants2016TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Vlogbrothers2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesSilent Bob

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalRed State (2011)
2009Renegade AwardVail Film FestivalOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
2008Lifesaver Achievement AwardAtlantic City Cinefest
2007Dirtiest Mouth MomentMTV Movie AwardsClerks II (2006)· Jason Mewes
2006Audience AwardEdinburgh International Film FestivalClerks II (2006)
2006Maverick AwardHawaii International Film Festival
2005Independent Spirit AwardEmpire Awards, UK
2001Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsCoolest Character of the YearJay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)· Jason Mewes
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayChasing Amy (1997)
1994Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)Awards Circuit Community AwardsHonorable MentionsClerks (1994)
1994Award of the YouthCannes Film FestivalForeign FilmClerks (1994)
1994Mercedes-Benz AwardCannes Film FestivalClerks (1994)
1994Audience AwardDeauville Film FestivalClerks (1994)
1994Filmmakers TrophySundance Film FestivalDramaticClerks (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe ArScheerio Paul Show (2013)· Eric André
· Will Arnett
· Jon Barnett
· Alison Brie
· Max Greenfield
· Rob Huebel
· Nick Kroll
· Jack McBrayer
· Adam Pally
· Jordan Peele
· June Diane Raphael
· Seth Rogen
· Paul Scheer
· 'Weird Al' Yankovic
2011Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest ScreenplayRed State (2011)
2001Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest ScriptDogma (1999)
2000Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayDogma (1999)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalDogma (1999)
1998ButacaButaca AwardsBest Art House Film (Millor película d'autor)Chasing Amy (1997)
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayChasing Amy (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenChasing Amy (1997)
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayChasing Amy (1997)
1995Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureClerks (1994)· Scott Mosier (producer)
1995Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First ScreenplayClerks (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayClerks (1994)
1994Critics AwardDeauville Film FestivalClerks (1994)
1994Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticClerks (1994)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalMidnight MadnessTusk (2014)
1997BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayChasing Amy (1997)
1997LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayChasing Amy (1997)
1994NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest New DirectorClerks (1994)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayChasing Amy (1997)


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#Quote
1[on Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)'s disappointing box office performance] I was depressed, man. I wanted that movie to do so much better. I'm sitting there thinking, 'That's it, that's it, I'm gone, I'm out. The movie didn't do well and I killed Seth Rogen's career! This dude was on a roll until he got in with the likes of me. I'm a career killer! Judd's [Judd Apatow] going to be pissed, the whole Internet's going to be pissed because they all like Seth, and the only reason they like me anymore is because I was involved with Seth! And now I fuckin' ruined that. It was like high school. I was like, 'I'm a dead man. I'll be the laughing stock.'
2[on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)] Remember before when we were talking about The Flash (2014), and that it has heart, humor, and spectacle. The movie I felt like didn't really have a heart. It was certainly fucking humorless, there was nothing funny going on in that world whatsoever, but it had lots of spectacle. Like you can't take that away from Zack Snyder. Boy, he knows how to like compose a frame and how to setup a shot. Beautiful visual stylist but you need more than just the pictures, you need like characterization and these characters seemed off character, particularly Superman. [2016]
3[on directing Bruce Willis in Cop Out (2010)] He turned out to be the unhappiest, most bitter, and meanest emo-bitch I've ever met at any job I've held down. And mind you, I've worked at Domino's Pizza. [from his memoir "Tough Sh-t"]
4[on Reese Witherspoon] She's a dick. I was at some party with Joey Lauren Adams and Reese had just got a part Joey was hoping to get. So Joey said, 'Hey Reese, I just wanted to say congratulations. I think you'll do really great with the part.' And Reese just gave this dead-eyed look and was like, 'Whatever...' What a f**king douchebag. At this point she wasn't even the Reese Witherspoon that everybody mistakenly knows and loves. She was Reese Witherspoon circa S.F.W. (1994). To have that kind of attitude back then; I guess she was meant for stardom.
5I liked Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006). I thought in honoured the Dick Donner versions, but what I've seen from Man of Steel (2013) has pulled me right in. There is one moment where Superman is speeding Lois Lane away from danger and we get a glimpse of her face, and to me it looks like she's saying, 'If this dude slows down we are dead'. If you can show me something that beautiful that brings me as close to the comic book experience as humanly possible, you've got my money.
6[on Paul Thomas Anderson and Magnolia (1999)] I'll never watch it again, but I will keep it. I'll keep it right on my desk, as a constant reminder that a bloated sense of self-importance is the most unattractive quality in a person or their work.
7Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.
8[on involving himself with online podcasts] If I'm a white noise in your life, if I'm this background voice that's comforting to know it's there, I could go a lot farther than I ever could've gone with film. I can go weird places with you - in the bathroom, on the bus on the worst plane ride of your life. You can't demand that the audience do 'appointment viewing' anymore. You have to make it as easy and accessible as possible.
9[on cinematographer David Klein] I'm not much of a sports guy, but I do like hockey very much, and they say great lines always find each other. Same thing with Klein. He can finish a visual sentence that I can start to express but can't finish. It just makes me laugh - I became a better filmmaker standing next to the same knuckleheaded kid I'd met in film school years ago.
10[on making Red State (2011)] Look at all these beautiful people making this movie, cinching their belts and doing it for next-to-nothing. Ben (Affleck) recently sent me an email going 'Dude, I don't know how you make this for four million bucks. It doesn't look like a four-million-dollar movie'. That's because nobody got paid, dude.
11(On Slacker (1991)) It was the movie that got me off my ass; it was the movie that lit a fire under me, the movie that made me think, "Hey, I could be a filmmaker." And I had never seen a movie like that before ever in my life.
12It's too expensive, that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not. You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.
13I was a fan of the Daredevil and Green Arrow characters, so it seemed logical to write them. Now I'm kind of interested in taking obscure characters and seeing if we can turn them into top ten books. I mean, DD and GA had somewhat built-in audiences, so there was a basis to work from. But could we take a Doctor Strange book and put that in the top ten? That'd be a fun challenge.
14It wasn't the first comic I ever actually READ, but the first comic I remember slapping down hard-earned money for was a 'Superman Family' Annual in which the first story featured a married Lois and Superman waking up on a cloud. I remember being oddly aroused by the whole thing. I mean, the implication was that these two were fucking.
15I once wrote a horror screenplay for my friend Vincent to make when he was in high school that was close to Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) (aka "The Seventh Seal"). Very psychological horror stuff. A lot of the religious elements in the script ended up in Dogma (1999).
16There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be. People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low. After something like Mallrats (1995) or Jersey Girl (2004), the expectations are in the toilet. People are like, "He's over, he's done". So it's easier to be, like, "Ta-da, I'm not". It's a much more comfortable place to work from. When you have an escalating career, and every time you have to outdo yourself, I couldn't handle that kind of pressure. But having to outdo Jersey Girl (2004)? Not very difficult.
17Each flick I've done is kind of a snapshot of where I was in my life when I wrote it; Clerks II (2006) really speaks to where I am in life at the moment. You don't have to be an analyst to look at the movie and go, "The Quick Stop means a little more than the Quick Stop, and Florida represents something more than just going to Florida". That's kind of where I am. There's definitely something bittersweet about arriving at Clerks II (2006).
18Now you've gotta spend two thousand bucks to stay at my house. And for five, I'll let you photograph my wife in the shower.
19[In response to Tim Burton claiming he doesn't read comics] Well that would explain Batman (1989).
20On considering dropping out of The Green Hornet (2011) film (August 19, 2004): "Right after Jersey Girl (2004) came out and kind of underperformed, I was just like, "I got no business making large-budget movies". I should always make movies that cost less than 10 million bucks... I just don't think somebody like me should be in charge of big-budget movies. I'm too interested in dialogue, and dialogue and big budgets just don't blend very well".
21The Jay character is kind of based on who Jason was when he was about 14 years old. In the movies he's a bit more well spoken than he was at that age. Silent Bob - there is no affiliation to myself. I needed a guy to stand next to Jay and not say much, being that Jason was going to be saying a lot. - on resemblances between real life and his characters.
22I wasn't disappointed by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). I know a lot of people were but I was one of those cats who wasn't. You go in with low expectations, or not expecting it to bring you right back to the days of your youth, but it's kind of a fun movie.
23They're like, 'I can't believe Kevin Smith gets into comics, and all he can do is a superhero comic.' Well, that's what I want to do.
24[on the hoopla over homosexual slurs in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)] "Gay or straight has never been a big issue with me. Sex is sex, as far as I'm concerned. Some cats dig on the opposite gender, and some cats dig on their own. Sexual identity will always be as mystifying as why The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) was once the number one television show in our country: there's no point in getting bent out of shape about it; it just IS. Some cats will always gravitate toward "Daisy Duke", and some will always pine over Boss Hogg".

#Trademark
1His films are frequently set in his home state of New Jersey.
2The soundtracks to his movies typically consist of 90s alternative rock bands
3Characters often have an obnoxious but loyal and lifelong friend who are often the cause of conflict but ultimately redeem themselves through their actions. (Randal Graves in _Clerks (1994)_ and Clerks II (2006), Brodie in Mallrats (1995), Banky in Chasing Amy (1997), Zack in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008))
4Long Coat
5His Beard
6Always uses a "The director would like to thank" special credit column near the end of his films' end credits. He usually thanks, among others, God, his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Scott Mosier, Jason Mewes, and the film's crew. He also will not use the opening credit "A Kevin Smith Film" because he believes a film is the work of ALL the people involved, not just the director.
7Uses the "sh" rule at least once in every movie. Example "Breakfast Shmrekfast".
8Frequently shoots scenes based in or outside of Quick Stop convenience stores.
9The hero of each of his films usually has a best friend who wears a backwards baseball cap (e.g. Randal Graves in Clerks (1994), Banky Edwards in Chasing Amy (1997), and Silent Bob in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)).
10Frequently refers to characters from his View Askewniverse movies. For example, in Chasing Amy (1997), Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams) tells Holden (Ben Affleck) that she slept with Shannon Hamilton. Shannon Hamilton was the character Ben Affleck played in Mallrats (1995). Smith also frequently references Julie Dwyer dying in the YMCA pool from Clerks (1994).
11Every one of his View Askewniverse movies happens to feature either one of Smith's ex-girlfriends or his wife: Kimberly Loughran appeared in Clerks (1994) as Heather Jones and in Dogma (1999) as the woman in the elevator. Joey Lauren Adams appeared in Mallrats (1995) as Gwen Turner and in Chasing Amy (1997) as Alyssa Jones. Smith's wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) as Missy, Clerks II (2006) as Emma Bunting, and Betsy in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008).
12Frequently shows a character or group of characters reacting to a strange action happening off screen (Dogma (1999): Poop monster gang fight; Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001): Biggs and Van Der Beek monkey fight; Jersey Girl (2004): Ollie busting in on Gertie and Bryan; Clerks II (2006): The donkey show).
13References Hockey in all of his films: Clerks (1994): Dante closes the store to play hockey; Mallrats (1995): Renee breaks up with Brodie because he is playing Sega Hockey; Chasing Amy (1997): Holden and Alyssa break up at a hockey game; Dogma (1999): Azrael's imp sidekicks are dressed as hockey players and carry hockey sticks.
14Insists on editing all of his films. The only exception was Mallrats (1995), edited by Paul Dixon.
15Frequently references Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and its sequels, John Hughes movies, Steven Spielberg movies, Degrassi High (1987), and comic books.
16Frequently casts himself, Brian O'Halloran, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, and Scott Mosier (who also acts as producer on all of Smith's films).
17Witty yet profane dialogue laced with pop-culture references

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