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Kevin Smith

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 2nd August 1970
Place of birth Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
Year of debut 1994
First feature film Clerks

Kevin Smith grew up in New Jersey. After high school, he briefly studied creative writing at The New School For Social Research. He went to Vancouver Film School but left after only four months. While working in a shop, he wrote the screenplay for his breakthrough movie Clerks. He has built up a reputation as a writer and director filmmaker with movies from Chasing Amy to Jay And Silent Bob Fight Back. In 2010 he directed the first movie that he did not write, Cop Out.

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Kevin Smith's films

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Packshot for the film Die Hard 4.0
15 Certificate
124 Mins

New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes on a brilliant cyber-terrorist. With Justin Long. Frequent action violence and one use of very strong language.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Red State
18 Certificate
84 Mins

A group of teens who are looking for sex are lured into a trap by a sinister religious cult. With John Goodman. Contains strong violence and sex references.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Cop Out
15 Certificate
105 Mins

Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star as reckless cops trying to track down a vintage baseball card. Contains strong language and sex references and infrequent strong violence.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • In 1994, Kevin Smith won the Mercedes-Benz award and the Award Of The Youth (Foreign Film) at Cannes Film Festival.
  • He never smoked until his role in Clerks.
  • He has written several comic book series including Clerks and Chasing Dogma. He also wrote eight episodes of the Marvel comic book Daredevil.
  • From 1998 to 2006, he organised a yearly movie festival for his fans called Vulgarthon.
  • He has a street named after him in Paulsboro in New Jersey where he filmed Jersey Girl.