Filmmaker Kevin Smith talks ‘Clerks III’ and industry changes

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Kevin Smith attends the “Clerks III” premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, on August 24, 2022. Photo by Katrina Jordan/REUTERS.

In 1994 Kevin Smith wrote, produced, and directed his first feature “Clerks.” The movie became a cult classic, and Smith introduced the audience to Jay and Silent Bob, the fictional friends portrayed by Jason Mewes and Smith, respectively. Despite the film’s success, the filmmaker reveals he didn’t necessarily have a plan moving forward.

“There's never been a career path,” he says. “There's never been, ‘One day I'll get to the Oscar.’ No, not at all.”

Almost three decades later, Smith discusses his latest movie “Clerks III,” his work in animation, and changes in the movie industry. 

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