Movie Article

Jason's Lyricism

Who is Jason Lee? — Learn about the actor who broke out in ''Mallrats''

Name: Jason Lee. Age: 25. Breakout role: As Brodie in Mallrats, he puts a charming spin on egregious dialogue and seems too good for Shannen Doherty. Make that much too good. Last seen: As a skateboarder in Spike Jonze's Sonic Youth video ''100 Percent.'' Recent achievements: Wed aspiring actress Carmen Lee (formerly Carmen Lewallen); founded skateboard company; now writing a screenplay he'll direct. Next up: In Kevin Smith's next two flicks, Chasing Amy, as a famous comic-book artist, and Dogma, as ''the angel of death.'' Career advice: Says Mary Vernieu, casting director of Oliver Stone's Nixon, ''He should try and do a serious dramatic role next to show himself off as an actor. If he does another comedic role, people may not take him as seriously.'' Oops.

Originally posted Nov 10, 1995 Published in issue #300 Nov 10, 1995 Order article reprints