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Encyclopedia > Kevin Smith (filmmaker)
Kevin Smith at a comics convention in 2005
Kevin Smith at a comics convention in 2005

Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director, comic book writer, and creator of View Askew. Kevin Smith - speaking at Wondercon on February 28th 2005 in San Francisco (with unknown American Sign Language translator. ... Kevin Smith - speaking at Wondercon on February 28th 2005 in San Francisco (with unknown American Sign Language translator. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... View Askew is the film production company created by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier responsible for such cult films as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (together the New Jersey films), Drawing Flies, and Jersey Girl. ...


His films are known for their distinctive vision and dialogue, but are sometimes criticized for crude humor, limited attention to plot development, and technical amateurishness. Smith's films are often set in his home state of New Jersey and are stuffed with pop culture references, particularly to comic books and the Star Wars movies. All of his movies, with the exception of his most recent, 2004's Jersey Girl, take place in the "View Askewniverse" and feature appearances from small time pot-dealers Jay and Silent Bob, the latter portrayed by Smith himself. Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Star Wars is a series of science fantasy films created by writer/producer/director George Lucas. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jersey Girl is writer/director Kevin Smiths first grown-up film outside his viewaskewniverse or Jersey Trilogy that encompassed his first five films and centered on stoner layabouts Jay and Silent Bob. ... Jay and Silent Bob are two fictional characters who exist in the View Askewniverse created by actor/writer/director Kevin Smith which figure prominently in most of his films. ...

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Biography and film career

Kevin Smith grew up in Highlands, New Jersey. After graduating from Henry Hudson Regional School, Smith enrolled at the New School for Social Research to study creative writing, but dropped out before completing the program. He then shifted west, enrolling at the Vancouver Film School, but soon found himself disillusioned, again dropping out and heading home. Highlands is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ...


After returning to New Jersey, Smith took a job as a convenience store clerk, eventually inspiring the script to his first film Clerks.. Cobbling together $27,000 from parents, loans, and the sale of his comic book collection, Smith and Scott Mosier, a friend from Smith's days at the Vancouver Film School, began production on the black-and-white film. To cut costs, Smith employed friends and local actors to play the roles, and filmed at night in the same convenience store where he worked during the day. Clerks. ... Scott Moosear (born 5 March 1971) is a producer, editor and all-around film maker for View Askew, a company he founded with long time friend Kevin Smith. ...


Clerks. debuted to wide acclaim at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and was almost immediately snapped up by Miramax. Initially, the film was given an NC-17 rating, almost exclusively for its crude dialogue. By comparison, Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers received an R rating, even though it included scenes of extreme violence. Miramax and Smith entered into a court battle with the Motion Picture Association of America, and eventually succeeded in getting the film's rating lowered to an R. The film became a success on the growing independent film circuit, was shown during non-concert hours at Woodstock 1994, and eventually earned a limited national release near the end of 1994. In ensuing years, it became a far-reaching inspiration for budding directors, proving that it was possible to make a movie for $27,000 and have it see wide successful release. Clerks. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks amongst the top five events of its type in the world. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... Natural Born Killers is a 1994 motion picture directed by Oliver Stone and starring Juliette Lewis and Woody Harrelson. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA, originally called the Motion Pictures Producers and Distributors Association) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... It has been suggested that Independents be merged into this article or section. ... Woodstock 94 was a rock concert that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock concert of 1969. ...


In 1995, Smith wrote and directed Mallrats, the second film in the so-called "Jersey Trilogy". Mallrats chronicles the romantic difficulties of two slackers (Jason Lee and Jeremy London) who spend their days hanging around a shopping mall. The film also featured a post-90210 Shannen Doherty and a pre-fame Ben Affleck. A more typical Hollywood comedy than Clerks., Mallrats was a failure with critics as well as at the box office, and Smith later found himself haunted by a tongue-in-cheek apology he made at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards. Smith later remarked in his question and answer session (An Evening with Kevin Smith) that Universal executives pressured him to cut scenes, including a section where Jay (Jason Mewes) masturbates over Gwen (played by Joey Lauren Adams) while she changes clothes, and he ejaculates over the partition into her hair. According to the scene, her hair would be altered as a result (as famously seen two years later in There's Something About Mary), but the executives claimed that the gross-out factor was too disgusting to be comedic. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mallrats is a 1995 movie by filmmaker Kevin Smith, part 2 of his 5-episode Askewniverse series. ... Mallrats is a 1995 movie by filmmaker Kevin Smith, part 2 of his 5-episode Askewniverse series. ... Jason Lee Jason Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American film actor. ... Jeremy Michael London (born November 7, 1972) is an American actor. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from 1990 to 2000 on the Fox Network. ... Shannen Doherty as Prudence Halliwell Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American television actress, best known for her work as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills 90210. ... Ben Affleck Benjamin Geza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) in Berkeley, California, is an American actor. ... ... Clerks. ... Mallrats is a 1995 movie by filmmaker Kevin Smith, part 2 of his 5-episode Askewniverse series. ... An Evening with Kevin Smith is a Question and Answer session that writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith holds with his fans at various American colleges, including: Clark University, Cornell University, Indiana University, Kent State University and University of Wyoming. ... Universal has several meanings: For the concept of a universal in metaphysics, see Universal (metaphysics). ... Jason Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor from New Jersey. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 6, 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Theres Something About Mary, released in 1998 by 20th Century Fox, is a combination of romantic comedy and gross-out film directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly (the Farrelly brothers). ... Gross-out films form a genre of scatological comedy movies in which the producers aim to gross out their audience with disgusting and disturbing material, also known as toilet humor. ...


In 1997, Smith released Chasing Amy. The film follows the story of a man (Ben Affleck) who falls in love with a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams). Following Clerks. and Mallrats, Chasing Amy was seen as having surprising emotional depth, and was greeted with generally positive critical acclaim and modest box office success. Of Chasing Amy, Smith indicated that Clerks had been almost overpraised, while Mallrats had been overbashed, which put him in a very freeing position: people couldn't say much better things than they had of Clerks., but couldn't say much worse things than they had of Mallrats. This status made it easy for Smith to be very honest and vulnerable in making this third film. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy film about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian. ... Ben Affleck Benjamin Geza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) in Berkeley, California, is an American actor. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 6, 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy film about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian. ...


1999 saw the release of the controversial Dogma. The film followed the plight of a barren and disillusioned Catholic (Linda Fiorentino), divinely chosen to prevent two renegade angels (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon) from returning to heaven by means of a loophole in Catholic dogma. As God had mandated that they could never return to heaven, the angels' actions would prove God wrong, causing a contradiction and resulting in the termination of existence. Despite the fact that Smith was a practicing Catholic, several religious groups claimed that the film was blasphemous and organized protests. Smith noted that several of the protests occurred before the film was even finished, suggesting that the protests were more about media attention for the groups than for whatever was controversial about the film. (Smith, accompanied by friend Bryan Johnson, anonymously joined one of the protests carrying a sign that read "Dogma Is Dogshit", and was even interviewed in his protestor guise by a local tv station.) 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, and Alanis Morissette. ... The actress Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1960) is notable for her roles in films such as The Last Seduction, Dogma and Men in Black. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Matt Damon from the cover of Matt Damon: An Unauthorized Biography. ... The heavens are the sky, the celestial sphere, or outer space. ... Blasphemy is the defamation of the name of God or the gods, and by extension any display of gross irreverence towards any person or thing deemed worthy of exalted esteem. ...


In 2001 Smith released what he claimed would be his final film featuring Jay and Silent Bob, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. In the film, the duo attempts to travel to Hollywood to stop production on a film based on their characters, and take revenge on those who post negative comments about them on online message boards. Littered with inside jokes and cameos from characters in previous Smith films, the director called it a "valentine" to his fans. While the film featured appearances from numerous View Askew veterans, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back also included a lengthy and star-studded cast and cameo list that included Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Will Ferrell, Judd Nelson, George Carlin, Carrie Fisher, Seann William Scott, Jon Stewart, Jules Asner, Steve Kmetko, Tracy Morgan, Gus Van Sant, Chris Rock, Jamie Kennedy, Wes Craven, Shannen Doherty, Mark Hamill, Diedrich Bader, Alanis Morissette, Morris Day & The Time, Jason Biggs, Adam Carolla, and James Van Der Beek. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Shannon Elizabeth in Dish Dogs Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (born September 7, 1973) is an American actress and model. ... Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actress and star of the television series Tru Calling. ... Will Ferrell, in his title role in the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy John Will William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is a comedian, impressionist, and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1995–2002). ... Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an actor/writer born in Portland, Maine. ... George Carlin in the film Jersey Girl George Dennis Carlin (born May 12, 1937 in New York City) is an Irish American (I used to be Irish Catholic, now Im an American. ... Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa in Return of The Jedi Carrie Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist. ... Seann William Scott Seann William Scott is an actor born October 3, 1976 in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA. He shot to fame in the massive 1999 hit movie American Pie as Steve Stifler, later reprising that role for both sequels. ... Jon Stewart Jon Stewart (born November 28, 1962 as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) is an American comedian, actor, author, and producer, best known as host of The Daily Show. ... Jules Asner (born Julie White on 14 February 1968 in Tempe, Arizona) is a television personality and model. ... Tracy Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an actor most famous for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2003. ... Gus Van Sant Gus Van Sant Jr. ... Chris Rock Chris Rock (born February 7, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian and actor born in Georgetown, South Carolina. ... Jamie Kennedy is the future President of America. ... Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the Nightmare on Elm Street feature film series. ... Shannen Doherty as Prudence Halliwell Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American television actress, best known for her work as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills 90210. ... Mark Hamill Mark Hamill (born 25 September 1951 in Oakland, California) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his portrayal of farmboy-turned-Jedi knight Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films. ... Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor. ... Alanis Morissette Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a successful Canadian/American singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Morris Day, is an American musician and composer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Time were a funk and dance-pop ensemble of the early- and mid-80s. ... Jason Biggs (born May 12, 1978) is an American actor who is a native of New Jersey. ... Adam Carolla Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is an Italian-American comedic radio and television personality. ... James Van Der Beek and Katie Holmes on Dawsons Creek. ...


In previous years, Smith had quietly performed question and answer sessions at colleges around the country. Given that he couldn't reach every college, and that he wanted a permanent record of what went on at these events, Smith filmed two of the sessions and compiled a DVD, titled An Evening with Kevin Smith. His candid and humorous answers give many insights to the story of his journey as a filmmaker. The DVD was such a success that Smith decided to film a second DVD at sessions in Toronto and London, which should see release late in 2005. An Evening with Kevin Smith is a Question and Answer session that writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith holds with his fans at various American colleges, including: Clark University, Cornell University, Indiana University, Kent State University and University of Wyoming. ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ... St. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


In 2004, Smith released Jersey Girl about a man (Ben Affleck) struggling to raise his daughter after the death of his wife (played by Jennifer Lopez). George Carlin and Liv Tyler starred alongside Affleck in the comedic drama. The film opened to mixed reviews and lackluster box office, largely a result of the blacklash surrounding the extensive media attention given to Affleck and Lopez's off-screen relationship, as well as the negative critical and box office results of the couple's 2003 film Gigli. Smith referred to the film as his "fatherhood" movie, and found bittersweet comfort that he was able to share the film with his own father just prior to his death. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jersey Girl is writer/director Kevin Smiths first grown-up film outside his viewaskewniverse or Jersey Trilogy that encompassed his first five films and centered on stoner layabouts Jay and Silent Bob. ... Ben Affleck Benjamin Geza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) in Berkeley, California, is an American actor. ... Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn López (also known as J. Lo, born July 24, 1969) is a well-known Puerto Rican American actress, singer, fashion designer, dancer and all-around cultural icon. ... George Carlin in the film Jersey Girl George Dennis Carlin (born May 12, 1937 in New York City) is an Irish American (I used to be Irish Catholic, now Im an American. ... Liv Tyler in Wellington (New Zealand) Liv Tyler (born Liv Rundgren on July 1, 1977 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actress most famous for her role in the 1998 blockbuster movie Armageddon and the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003). ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD cover of Gigli Gigli (pronounced zhee-lee) is a film released in 2003 which was written and directed by Martin Brest, starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. ...


2005 has proven a busy year for Kevin Smith, as he will begin filming a sequel to his first film Clerks., tentatively titled The Passion of the Clerks. Unlike the first movie, the sequel is rumored to have a budget of $250,000 to $5,000,000. According to Smith, the only returning characters from the previous films will be Dante, Randal, Jay and Silent Bob. He will join Jason Lee in Richard Kelly's Southland Tales. He has also snagged his first major acting role with Catch and Release, a film staring Jennifer Garner. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Clerks. ... The Passion of the Clerks is the 2005 sequel to Kevin Smiths movie Clerks. ... Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975) is an American film director and writer, best known for 2001s Donnie Darko. ... Southland Tales is a 2006 ensemble film currently in pre-production. ... Catch and release is a term given to the recreational fishing where releasing the fish (catch) is believed to be a technique of conservation. ...


Miscellaneous information

  • Smith married Jennifer Schwalbach on 25 April 1999. She was a USA Today reporter who met him when she interviewed him about his films. They have a daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, named after The Joker's sidekick Harley Quinn. Both Jennifer and Harley have appeared in his films; in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jennifer played jewel thief Missy and Harley played young Silent Bob.
  • Smith's films often feature the same actors including Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Mewes, and Matt Damon. Comedians Chris Rock and George Carlin have also been featured in more than one Smith film.
  • Smith's production company is called View Askew Productions.
  • Smith was co-executive producer for the 1998 movie Good Will Hunting, assisting friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck with making and marketing their film. After Damon and Affleck received Academy Awards for their screenplay, critics surmised that Smith himself was responsible for the script, a rumor which Smith vehemently denied.
  • Smith is a noted comic book author who has written for Marvel Comics' Daredevil and Black Cat and DC Comics' Green Arrow, and even had a cameo role in the 2003 Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck. He has also written three original comic books based on his movies: Clerks, Chasing Dogma, and Bluntman and Chronic.
  • Smith owns and operates Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey, a comic book store largely dedicated to merchandise related to his films; a second Secret Stash in the Westwood section of Los Angeles was opened in September 2004.
  • For a time Smith was working on a script for a Superman movie, but the script was eventually discarded when Tim Burton was attached to the product. Neither Smith's nor Burton's vision for Superman were filmed.
  • Not long after Clerks, Smith pitched an idea called "Bussing" about bus boys, described as "Clerks in a restaurant".
  • Smith once wrote a screenplay for a film version of The Six Million Dollar Man.
  • Smith has been known to do script rewrites, including a draft of the movie Coyote Ugly. (Smith said that no dialogue from his draft made it to the final film.)
  • Smith has created and appeared in several short "Roadside Attractions" segments for The Tonight Show, detailing trips to random locations around the country.
  • In 2002, Smith pressed his bosses at Miramax to pick up the rights to Gregory McDonald's Fletch series. Smith hopes to helm a movie adaptation of the first book in the series, Fletch Won, with the intention of making it more faithful to the original novel than the popular Chevy Chase films. Smith hoped to cast View Askew regular Jason Lee in the title role, but was nixed by the higher-ups. Smith has recently spoken to Garden State's Zach Braff about the possibility of taking the role.
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back's fictional website MoviePoopShoot.com became real in 2002, converting into an entertainment website covering movies, music, comics, toys, and video games.
  • Smith has written a screenplay for a new film version of The Green Hornet. Then-Miramax head Harvey Weinstein attempted to draft Smith to direct the film, but Smith eventually backed out, noting that his directing style wasn't really "visual" enough to pull off a big-budget action movie.
  • In May 2004, Montclair State University awarded Smith with an honorary PHD.
  • In early 2005, Smith appeared in three episodes of the Canadian-made Degrassi: The Next Generation television show. In the episodes, Smith, portraying "himself", visited the school to work on the film Jay and Silent Bob Go to Canada. Smith recounted later that the idea was so good, he could almost see himself making such a movie.
  • In July 2005, at a Q & A in Vancouver, BC, Smith was awarded an honorary degree from the Vancouver Film School.

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Filmography (as writer and director)

Clerks. ... Mallrats is a 1995 movie by filmmaker Kevin Smith, part 2 of his 5-episode Askewniverse series. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy film about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian. ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, and Alanis Morissette. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Jersey Girl is writer/director Kevin Smiths first grown-up film outside his viewaskewniverse or Jersey Trilogy that encompassed his first five films and centered on stoner layabouts Jay and Silent Bob. ... The Passion of the Clerks is the 2005 sequel to Kevin Smiths movie Clerks. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

See also

The New Jersey films are five motion pictures, written and directed by Kevin Smith with his View Askew production company, and partially or completely set in New Jersey. ...

External links

Kevin Smith
Films
The New Jersey films: Clerks. | Mallrats | Chasing Amy | Dogma | Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back | The Passion of the Clerks

Other: Jersey Girl | An Evening with Kevin Smith | The Green Hornet | Fletch Won The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by Amazon. ... Kevin Smith may refer to the following people: Kevin Smith, a New Zealand actor. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... The New Jersey films are five motion pictures, written and directed by Kevin Smith with his View Askew production company, and partially or completely set in New Jersey. ... Clerks. ... Mallrats is a 1995 movie by filmmaker Kevin Smith, part 2 of his 5-episode Askewniverse series. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy film about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian. ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, and Alanis Morissette. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Passion of the Clerks is the 2005 sequel to Kevin Smiths movie Clerks. ... Jersey Girl is writer/director Kevin Smiths first grown-up film outside his viewaskewniverse or Jersey Trilogy that encompassed his first five films and centered on stoner layabouts Jay and Silent Bob. ... An Evening with Kevin Smith is a Question and Answer session that writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith holds with his fans at various American colleges, including: Clark University, Cornell University, Indiana University, Kent State University and University of Wyoming. ... The Green Hornet is a 2005 film, written by Kevin Smith. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

Notable characters created by Kevin Smith
Jay and Silent Bob | Dante Hicks | Randal Graves | Banky Edwards | Alyssa Jones | Leonardo Leonardo
Other
View Askew | View Askewniverse | Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash | Silent Bob Speaks

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Kevin Smith followed this by jumping to DC Comics, producing a 14 issue run on Green Arrow that saw the return of Ollie Queen from the dead and the introduction of a new female "Speedy" character.
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Smith claims it was the worst amatuer tape he had ever seen because the camera kept switching between Mewes's buttocks and the MTV Movie Awards playing in the background.
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