02/10/2011 07:17 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kevin Smith: 'I Became A Stoner Because Of Seth Rogen'

Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" stumbled at the box office - it debuted with a meager $10 million - and thrust the writer/director into an emotional crisis of the why-am-I-on-this-planet variety, but the comedy did bestow one gift on its creator: marijuana.

And as Smith has stated on many occasions since, pot became the catalyst for a career second-wind. For that, he has "Zack and Miri" star Seth Rogen to thank.

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