Filmmaker Kevin Smith has credited actor Seth Rogen - and a newfound love of marijuana - with pulling him out of a creative downturn.
The Clerks director was uninspired and unsure where his career was headed until the Pineapple Express star talked him into smoking cannabis last summer (08).
Now Smith lights up at least three times daily and is swamped with new projects, including a Batman comic and the release of upcoming movie A Pair Of DICks, starring Bruce Willis.
He tells the New York Post, "I know you're supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do weed! Don't do the other stuff, but weed is good. What you want to do is what I did, build a movie empire and, at age 38, smoke it all away."
And Smith concedes he's "just not good" at directing his own screenplays anymore: "Judd Apatow is way better at being Kevin Smith now than Kevin Smith ever was. So Judd Apatow should do it for a while, and I should figure out something else, and weed has been helpful with that."