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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Starring: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Ali Larter
Director: Kevin Smith
Location: North side of Ventura Place near grassy park.
For a man playing a character who doesn’t speak in any of the movies he’s portrayed in, Kevin Smith knows how to get the chatter going.
Local resident Smith wrote, directed and starred in the 2001 box office hit Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. His character may have been more comfortable playing in roles in the 1920s and earlier when silent films were the norm but he doesn’t get lost in the ridiculously star-studded cast.
Someone could easily mistake the casting list for a guest list at a swanky Hollywood party, several of whom have been molded by reoccurring roles.
Wes Craven even shows up as himself in the film that sees two lazy stoners trek across country to maybe the scariest place of all, Hollywood.
Bob’s silence isn’t enough for everyone though. Chris Sporleder started a website striking back against the movie called Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
The fist flying attitude at the end of the movie when Jay and Silent Bob tracked down and knocked out naysayers wasn’t lost on the set.
Sporleder said a former production assistant told him he had been nearly physically assaulted while working on the film.
Every movie that stars “Silent Bob” is radically raunchy in nature but this one takes the cake.
“This has the strongest possible vulgar and profane dialogue, including drug use and very explicit sexual references,” said Nell Minow of Common Sense Media.
The silence lasted over a decade beginning with Clerks and ending with Clerks II. The role was reprised in several films including the popular Dogma and Mall Rats during that time.
Smith may have had very little line highlighting to do in this script on account of his speechlessness, but he might have been waiting for to proper moment to explode.
Last year Smith erupted after being kicked off a Southwest Airlines’ plane for being too fat for his seat. He didn’t worry about distancing his public persona from his writing persona for characters in his movies and he let the expletives fly on his twitter feed.
The “Silent Bob” actor was able to board another flight and was quick to take off with sarcasm on Twitter. “Look how fat I am on your plane, quick, kick me off.”