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Kevin Smith

'I'm Not Saying I MADE Ben Affleck, But ... '

9/3/2013 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Smith is either gonna get a bunch of CREDIT ... or a bunch of BLAME for Ben Affleck's performance in the next Batman flick -- 'cause the director admits, he helped Ben train for the role.

"I'm not saying I made Ben Affleck who he is today," Smith told us in L.A. this weekend ... "but I made 'Mallrats' with him 'Chasing Amy', 'Dogma.' So in some weird way, now that he's becoming Batman, I trained Batman."

Smith says he's pumped for his friend -- telling us, "This was a guy that I worked with for the first 12 years of my career, a lot of people say the best years of my career, so to see that guy take the big role, take the mantle of Batman, one of my favorite characters on the planet, that's kinda dope."

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31.

WTF    

This guy is always trying to remind people how important he is. lol

359 days ago
32.

JustAnotherFatAmerican    

Shut up tubby and go make Zack and Miri Part II.

359 days ago
33.

daisy     

Kevin Smith is awesome and those movies are classics. and he should TOTALLY direct the Batman flick, wouldnt that be great?

359 days ago
34.

whatever    

cheers to BOTH of them
I wish them nothing but the best
and Kev. always such whit and humor

359 days ago
35.

ragu4u    

Kevin has a point!

284 days ago
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