Actor-writer-director Kevin Smith and his longtime screen partner Jason Mewes sank their hands and feet in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood today ahead of their latest film pairing as their characters Jay and Silent Bob.
Smith and Mewes first played the characters in Smith’s 1994 film “Clerks,” and they reprised their roles as comic foils in almost all of Smith’s other movies — taking the lead roles in 2001’s “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back.”
Smith, who last year suffered a near-fatal heart attack, told the crowd gathered for the ceremony that he visited the Chinese Theatre forecourt 40 years ago with his family.
Ben Affleck, who has appeared in multiple Smith films, including “Chasing Amy,” Dogma” and “Jersey Girl,” spoke at the ceremony, which was also attended by actor Danny Trejo.
Smith’s other directorial credits include “Mallrats” (1995), “Chasing Amy” (1997), “Dogma” (1999), “Jersey Girl” (2004) and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (2008).