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When Kevin Smith broke into Hollywood, he was the ultimate 'indie' outsider. He'd just shot his first film, 'Clerks' at a convenience store in Jersey where he worked. He did it in just twenty-one days on a shoestring budget - twenty-seven thousand dollars. He got by most of that by maxing out his credit cards and selling his comic book collection.
Now, fifteen years later, Kevin is a force in Hollywood, as a director, producer, actor, screenwriter, author, and comic book writer. He has more than twenty films under his belt, including 'Mallrats', 'Chasing Amy', 'Dogma', 'Jersey Girl', and 'Zack and Miri Make A Porno.'
Kevin has a soft spot for Canada too. He went to film school in Vancouve, and is a major fan of 'Degrassi.' Kevin has also published his memoir - 'My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith.'
Now, he's set to release his latest film - starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. But it's a bit of a change for Kevin. For the first time, he's directing a film that he didn't write. It's a police comedy, called 'Cop Out.'