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Kevin Smith is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Executive Producer and Editor American born on 2 august 1970 at Red Bank (USA)

Kevin Smith

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Birth name Kevin Patrick Smith
Nationality USA
Birth 2 august 1970 (49 years) at Red Bank (USA)
Creator of View Askew Productions
Creator of SModcast Pictures

Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer, public speaker and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and podcaster.

He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy Clerks (1994), which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in as the character Silent Bob. Smith's first several films were mostly set in his home state of New Jersey, and while not strictly sequential, they frequently feature crossover plot elements, character references, and a shared canon described by fans as the "View Askewniverse", named after his production company View Askew Productions, which he co-founded with Scott Mosier.

Smith also directed and produced films such as the buddy cop action comedy Cop Out (2010), the horror film Red State (2011), and the horror comedy Tusk (2014), the first film in the True North trilogy.

Smith is also the owner of Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, a comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey. He co-hosts several weekly podcasts that are released on SModcast Internet Radio. Smith is well known for participating in long, humorous Q&A sessions that are often filmed for DVD release, beginning with An Evening with Kevin Smith.

Biography

After the success of his first films, Smith lived in Los Angeles, though he disliked no longer being near his New Jersey friends. He dated actress Joey Lauren Adams, and declared his desire to marry her in Time magazine, but they began to grow apart after he spoke of staying in Los Angeles permanently and starting a life with her. When Smith's grandmother became ill, he returned to Red Bank and remained there, realizing that that was where he belonged. Smith and Adams' relationship was tested by their working together on Chasing Amy, the set of which saw a heated argument between the two. The two broke up in June 1997.



Smith is married to Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, whom he met while she was interviewing him for USA Today. They got married at Skywalker Ranch on April 25, 1999. He photographed her for a nude pictorial in Playboy that consisted of photographs by various celebrities. Their daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, was born June 26, 1999, and was named after the character from the Batman comics. They live in the Hollywood Hills, in a house Smith purchased from longtime friend Ben Affleck in 2003.

Initially raised Catholic, Smith began to develop doubts about his beliefs in his early 20s, and came to see Catholic mass as "dry and lip-servicey." Seeking out advice, Smith spoke to a priest, who analogized faith to liquid filling a shot glass, and explained that the glass grows in size as a person grows older, and thus the same knowledge that satisfies a person as a child can be insufficient as an adult. Smith read extensively on Christianity, explored other religions, read the Biblical apocrypha, and tried joining a Pentecostal congregation. The thoughts and ideas he explored during this time formed the inspiration for his film Dogma, the beginning of which features characters using the shot glass metaphor used by the priest. Though Smith still regularly attended mass as late as 1998, he stated on "Back to the Well", a feature on the Clerks II documentary, that now he only goes to Mass on the day before he starts production of a movie, and the day before it premieres. He never smoked until his debut film, Clerks, in which he used the cigarettes as a prop, but did not inhale. He has said that prior to filming Clerks, he was a staunch non-smoker. He quit smoking cigarettes in 2008 after taking up smoking cannabis after working with Seth Rogen on Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Smith is an avid hockey fan and loyal New Jersey Devils fan. He is also a fan of the Edmonton Oilers.


2010 Southwest Airlines incident


On February 13, 2010, Kevin Smith was on board a full Southwest Airlines flight in Oakland bound for Burbank when he was asked to leave the plane, allegedly over their safety policy, which specifies space allocation and an armrests-must-be-down rule. According to Smith, he was able to put both armrests down in accordance with Southwest Airlines policy, and both passengers on either side did not object to his presence. There was also another passenger larger than Smith on the same plane (although Smith did not comment on this at the time, saying he didn't want to "Throw a fellow fatty under the bus"). Smith agreed to leave the flight after the employee told him the captain wanted him to leave. Smith was insulted by what he felt was humiliating treatment. After they exited the plane, he argued with the employee, trying to get a clear explanation for what had happened and who was responsible. He doubted that the captain had anything to do with the situation, and speculated it may have been one of the employees between the gate and the plane. After being booked on a later flight and being offered a $100 Southwest Airlines voucher, which he turned down, Smith lashed out at Southwest Airlines on his Twitter account, holding the organization responsible for the actions of the employees in question.



Another Southwest employee later found Smith, apologized to him and admitted he was treated wrongly. Southwest Airlines representatives later released two statements regarding the incident via their blog. In the first statement, Southwest claimed that Smith "has been known to (...) purchase two Southwest seats" and cited its "Customer of Size" policy which requires that customers who cannot put their armrests down purchase two seats. In his podcast, Smith stated that he regularly purchased two seats, and had done so the previous week, because he preferred not having to sit next to anyone, not due to his size. In releasing this statement, Southwest disclosed Smith's personal travel details without his permission. The first statement also claimed that the flight captain personally determined that Smith was too large to fly. In its second statement, Southwest contradicted this claim, stating that the captain had not singled out Smith.

Smith later released an entire episode of SModcast devoted to the subject, giving a lengthy description of the incident, in which he claimed that he had been able to lower the armrests completely and comfortably and claimed to have been repeatedly lied to by airline personnel. He also referred to the airline as the "Greyhound of the Air" and vowed to never fly the airline again.

In his podcast, Smith stated that on his return flight a large female passenger was told to ask him if it was all right that she was sitting next to an empty seat he had bought between them, and it was suggested by Southwest staffers that she may need to purchase an additional seat due to her size, even though she had been placed next to an already-purchased empty seat. Smith interviewed her on the following SModcast episode.


Smith also released 24 video statements on YouTube further describing the incident.

Best films

Good Will Hunting (1998)
(Co-Executive Producer)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kevin Smith (64 films)

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Actor

The Disaster Artist, 1h38
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films
Actors Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Alison Brie
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.698223.698223.698223.698223.69822
En 1998, Greg Sestero est un jeune Américain qui rêve de devenir un acteur célèbre. Dans le cadre d'un cours de théâtre, il rencontre Tommy Wiseau, un homme énigmatique et passionné qui semble habité par les mêmes désirs bien qu'il ignore tout de l'industrie du cinéma. Devenant rapidement amis, ils décident de tout faire pour réaliser leurs rêves en s'installant à Los Angeles, où Wiseau possède déjà un appartement. Bénéficiant d'une grande fortune aux origines mystérieuses, Wiseau finit par décider, après une série de refus et de déceptions, de se lancer dans l'écriture et la réalisation de son propre film, dans lequel il compte donner les rôles principaux à Greg et à lui-même.
Yoga Hosers, 1h28
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Johnny Depp, Kevin Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Haley Joel Osment, Lily-Rose Depp, Michael Parks
Roles The Bratzis
Rating43% 2.1537452.1537452.1537452.1537452.153745
The film centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and releases an army of monsters as they threaten their big invitation to a senior party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2h15
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, John Boyega
Roles Additional Voices
Rating79% 3.9951453.9951453.9951453.9951453.995145
L'univers de Star Wars se déroule dans une galaxie théâtre d'affrontements entre les Chevaliers Jedi et les Seigneurs noirs des Sith, personnes sensibles à la Force, un champ énergétique mystérieux leur procurant des pouvoirs psychiques. Les Jedi maîtrisent le côté lumineux de la Force, pouvoir bénéfique et défensif, pour maintenir la paix dans la galaxie. Les Sith utilisent le côté obscur, pouvoir nuisible et destructeur, pour leur usage personnel et pour dominer la galaxie. Les Sith vont par deux : un maître et un apprenti.
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, 1h10
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Matthew Lillard, Frank Welker, Grey DeLisle, Jason Mewes, Mindy Cohn, Gene Simmons
Roles Worker #2
Rating65% 3.2521353.2521353.2521353.2521353.252135
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are traveling to an amusement park called Kiss World to see Kiss at their big Halloween concert and solve a mystery, mostly because Daphne has a crush on Paul Stanley (Starchild), much to Fred's jealousy.
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, 1h44
Directed by Jon Schnepp
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about children, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Documentary films about films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Nicolas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Jon Schnepp, Grant Morrison, Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.5456253.5456253.5456253.5456253.545625
The documentary looks at the story behind Superman Lives, a film that was cancelled only three weeks before filming was set to begin. In the film Schnepp interviews several people involved with the development of the project and shows artwork and designs that would have been featured in Superman Lives if it had been made. Though the Run time is 104 minutes, there is an extended version of the film.
Tusk
Tusk (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Michael Parks, Justin Long, Quentin Tarantino, Ralph Garman, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp
Roles Girl Clerk #1
Rating52% 2.649492.649492.649492.649492.64949
Best friends Wallace Bryton and Teddy Craft host the popular podcast The Not-See Party, where they find and mock humiliating viral videos. Wallace announces plans to fly to Canada to interview the Kill Bill Kid, an Internet celebrity famous for severing his leg. In flashbacks spread throughout the film, it is revealed that Wallace was originally a failed standup comic who became popular with his increasingly vicious podcasts, and that he frequently cheats on his girlfriend, Ally.
Jay And Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, 1h4
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jason Mewes, Eliza Dushku, Kevin Smith, Tara Strong, Neil Gaiman, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
Roles Silent Bob (voice)
Rating51% 2.557212.557212.557212.557212.55721
After winning $10,000,000 from a scratchcard they bought at the Quick Stop, Jay & Silent Bob decide to become superheroes Bluntman and Chronic (a parody of Batman and Robin). They build a secret fortress of solitude beneath RST Video and acquire all the necessary gadgets and accessories to make them ideal crime-fighters. They also hire their own butler, Albert (a parody of Alfred Pennyworth).
For a Good Time, Call..., 1h25
Directed by Jamie Travis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long, Stephanie "Sugar" Lyn Beard, Mimi Rogers, Kevin Smith
Roles Cabbie
Rating59% 2.99912.99912.99912.99912.9991
After Lauren is dumped by her boyfriend, she is unable to afford a place of her own. Her old friend Jesse informs her of a beautiful apartment right by Gramercy Park, but does not include the fact that his other friend Katie lives there. During their freshman year of college, Lauren had to drive an inebriated Katie home from a frat party. She accidentally spilled her own urine onto Lauren from an empty slushie container, and was promptly thrown out of the car. Despite their clear disdain for each other, they reluctantly move in together for lack of better options.
BearCity 2: The Proposal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jason Stuart, Gerald McCullouch, Richard Riehle, Mike Ruiz, Kathy Najimy, Kevin Smith
Roles Himself
Rating63% 3.194843.194843.194843.194843.19484
Following the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York, Roger (Gerald McCullouch) proposes to his boyfriend Tyler (Joe Conti), and the gang embarks on a road trip to have the wedding in Provincetown, Massachusetts during Bear Week.
Red State
Red State (2011)
, 1h28
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, Melissa Leo
Roles prisoner who tells Pastor Abin Cooper to shut up.
Rating61% 3.0996153.0996153.0996153.0996153.099615
Travis (Michael Angarano) notices a fire station siren being removed from its pole and members of the Five Points Trinity Church, led by Abin Cooper (Michael Parks), protesting the funeral of a murdered local gay teenager. Jared (Kyle Gallner), a friend of Travis, reveals he received an invitation from a woman named Sarah Cooper (Melissa Leo) he met on a sex site for group sex with Travis and Billy Ray (Nicholas Braun). They borrow Travis' parents' car and travel to meet her. Along the way, they accidentally sideswipe the vehicle of Sheriff Wynan (Stephen Root), while he was having sex with a man. Afraid, the boys drive off.
Chick Magnet, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tracy Morgan, John Witherspoon, Kristy Swanson, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Kristen Bell
Rating23% 1.1822551.1822551.1822551.1822551.182255
When freeloader Phil is tossed out by the love of his life, Jen, he stays with two old friends who come upon a magic shirt that guarantees them sex with all the women they can handle. The three losers have their lives upended as Phil’s friends pursue a daily diet of Maxim models and close encounters with Hollywood’s hottest actresses. Phil schemes to use the shirt to win back Jen. And when an insane marine steals the shirt and threatens to use it on Jen, Phil’s battle for her affections takes on dangerously high stakes. Chick Magnet makes it clear that the laws of attraction were made to be broken.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, 1h28
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Seth Rogen, Adrianne Curry, Kevin Smith, Corey Feldman, Kenneth Branagh, Thomas Jane
Roles Himself
Rating69% 3.4962353.4962353.4962353.4962353.496235
Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, and directed by Morgan Spurlock, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope explores the phenomenon of the San Diego Comic-Con International, which began as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans. The event has grown into an annual pop culture event that influences every form of entertainment and is attended by over 140,000 people. The film follows the lives of five attendees as they prepare to attend the 2010 convention, which is characterized as "the ultimate geek mecca":
4.3.2.1
4.3.2.1 (2010)
, 1h57
Directed by Noel Clarke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Heist films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ophélia lovibond, Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, Adam Deacon, Freddie Stroma, Noel Clarke
Roles Big Larry
Rating58% 2.900842.900842.900842.900842.90084
The story focuses on four 19-year-old friends, Joanne (Emma Roberts), Cassandra (Tamsin Egerton), Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond) and Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland). They all meet one other at a diner, where they see Dillon (Adam Deacon) and Smoothy (Ashley Thomas). Unbeknownst to Dillon, Shannon has a crush on him. As the police turn up, Dillon and Smoothy run off and Dillon accidentally drops a stolen diamond into Cassandra's bag. The four girls then walk out and go their separate ways home.