Kevin Smith shares photo to show 85-pound loss — see what he looks like now

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By Erin Clements

Kevin Smith is 85 pounds lighter than he was seven years ago, and he took to Twitter to show off his impressive weight loss.

The "Clerks" and "Mallrats" director shared a striking before-and-after image of him and his daughter, Harley Quinn, in 2008 and earlier this month, on Saturday.

"Left: me & my kid in 2008. Right: 2 weeks ago, 85 pounds later. I shan't wear pants and will never abort the shorts," he captioned the photo.

Smith, 44, was inspired to slim down after a 2010 incident in which he said he was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight for being too large for one seat.

One year later, he had already dropped 65 pounds.

“I feel mixed feelings about losing the weight. I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin [ones]. I’ll never be thin,” Smith told Joy Behar in 2011.

In February, Smith told Men's Health that abstaining from sugary drinks was a key factor in his fitness journey.

He added, "My 'working out' is I've got this hill outside my house — like, right outside my house, you walk out the door and — boom! — you’re on this hill, so I’ll take my dogs out and see who starts breathing heavy and sweating first."