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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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billybob    

I wished, Affleck would have learned more from Silent Bob

230 days ago
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jackmama311    

big ups to mr affleck. he'll be great as bruce wayne/batman.

230 days ago
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tongy    

Someone told me that we can find our rich soul mates on Richsingledating.us. Really???

230 days ago
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Santo    

Just imagine a Kevin Smith directed Batman movie: Everybody just sitting around the batcave getting stoned, telling dick and fart jokes.

230 days ago
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Freeman George    

I ****ing hate Kevin Smith. Lose about 200 pounds and then let's discuss who made who

230 days ago
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atxgirl    

shut up, loser

230 days ago
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Columbo    

More spammers with a friend named Lynn. Stfu.

230 days ago
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WallStreet    

Kevin Smith would be a hoot to sit and spark a few with. And Jay Mewes too. I'm happy for him that he's happy for his buddy - that's nice...

230 days ago
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Edwood    

All Kevin has made is a handfull of ****ty movies.

One thing he hasn't made is a salad.

230 days ago
10.

train wreck    

Hollywood is producing nothing but crap, Kevin.

Please make another mediocre movie so I can forget about my problems for a couple of hours.

230 days ago
11.

Denver    

Now we know who to blame

229 days ago
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Bob DaMahn    

lol Affleck as Batman!

229 days ago
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Michael    

I can't believe they picked him as Batman. Especially after Daredevil!!! Seriously. But I will say he isn't a bad actors. Things like Mallrats and other Smith movies. He's better at that comedic style movies. Not dramas.

But he did help make Affleck a name.
Good will hunting
Mallrats
Chasing Amy
Dogma
Clerks 2
Jay and silent bob strike back
And others!
Kevin smith is a good guy it seems and a decent film guy. I think his movies are funny as hell.

229 days ago
14.

Nikki    

NANANANANANANANANANA BATMAN!!!

229 days ago
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HfromDublin     

Love Kevin Smith, but I think he should wait to see how Ben performs first, remember all the crap he gave Tim Buton over his batman, it could backfire. Am I the only one finding it hard to imagine Affleck as batman?

229 days ago
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