Big fan of Kevin Smith. His tenacity, his commitment to his friends and fans and his willingness to follow his art no matter what anyone else thinks.
I love most of his movies (Dogma being my favorite and I did like Jersey Girl no matter what everyone else thinks of it.) his comic book work (the Daredevil run was great) and I am a big fan of his podcasts (#1 in my book is his original with his good friend Scott Mosier, Smodcast.)
Happy B day sir, now get busy and make Clerks 3.