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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While Kevin Smith may be considered one of the nicest people in Hollywood, one can’t forget that his career flourished from his sharing stories from deep within the bowels of the business. Some of his early popular stories involve the likes of Prince and Superman Lives producer Jon Peters, but one of his later ones involved Die Hard‘s leading man Bruce Willis.

In one of his more soul-crushing stories, Smith discussed working with Willis on Live Free or Die Hard, wherein Smith played the role of a hacker. This led to Smith soon working with Willis on his own film, Cop Out. Sadly, this relationship didn’t last, as Smith went on to call out Willis for his unprofessional behavior, and his refusal to take direction from Smith to get scenes shot. Smith pulled no punches in his tale, and when it was announced that there would a Bruce Willis Roast on Comedy Central, he expressed his excitement to take part.

Alas, it was not meant to be, as Smith was not given an invitation to cast some stones alongside many others. As one would expect, Smith took to Twitter to express his disappointment:

“I have a hard time making fun of others (which is why I tend to turn inward and mock myself). And honestly: even though I’ve worked with him twice, I’m way okay with not being invited to this Roast. But it does kinda feel like a… what’s the term I’m looking for here? A cop out.”

Badum-bum tsst! Well-played! While it seems unlikely, perhaps someone at Comedy Central will see this and make a call, but since they haven’t already…

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SOURCE: Kevin Smith

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.