10/28/2014 04:34 am ET Updated Oct 28, 2014

Kevin Smith Shaves His Trademark Beard For 'Yoga Hosers' Film

Kevin Smith is sporting a new look. For his upcoming movie, "Yoga Hosers," the filmmaker shaved his trademark beard as well as a few pounds off his famous "Fat Man" figure.

Here's the "Clerks" writer-director's before picture:

This is my magic beard. Enjoy it now: tomorrow, I am going to shave it off for #YogaHosers

A photo posted by @thatkevinsmith on

And here he is after, almost unrecognizable sans whiskers:

If Smith looks thinner without the beard, it's not just the loss of facial hair at work. He has eliminated processed and added sugars from his diet, writing on Instagram last week that he was down about 20 pounds.

Over the summer, Smith told ComicBook.com that he was also walking 5 miles a day.

Smith's weight made headlines in 2010 when he was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight after the airline said he couldn't fit in one seat. The airline later apologized.

"Yoga Hosers," which stars Johnny Depp, is set for release next year. The film also features Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, as well as Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith.



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