History Creator / SpikeLee

5th May '16 3:02:27 PM CierraDei
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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, writer, and actor famous for dealing with controversial issues such as racism, politics, and urban violence in his films. He is known for being very opinionated, very polarizing, and very influential. Lee has received two ''UsefulNotes/AcademyAward'' nominations, a Student Academy Award and an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award and the 2013 Gish Prize.

Lee made his directorial debut with ''She's Gotta Have It'', and has since directed such films as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''Film/TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'', ''/Film/TwentyFifthHour'', ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'', and most recently Chi-Raq (2015).

Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film (or "joint" as it's called) a year[[note]]This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films[[/note]]. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006), was his biggest hit to date. In 2006, he also directed the acclaimed documentary, ''When the Levees Broke'', which detailed life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city's anti-flooding safeguards in 2005.

In 2013, he was chosen to direct an English-language remake of the South Korean thriller ''{{Film/Oldboy|2003}}'' and started work on a follow-up to ''Film/InsideMan''.

Lee has acted in his ten of his films. He played the lead role of Mookie in ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' and major supporting roles in ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''{{Film/Girl 6}}'', and ''Mo' Better Blues''. One character he played, Mars Blackmon from ''She's Gotta Have It'', also appeared in ads for Nike.

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Shelton '''Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee Lee''' (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, writer, screenwriter, and actor famous for dealing with controversial issues such as racism, politics, and urban violence in his films. He is known for being very opinionated, very polarizing, and very influential. Lee has received two ''UsefulNotes/AcademyAward'' UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, a Student Academy Award and an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award and the 2013 Gish Prize.

Lee made his directorial debut with an independent film, ''Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads'' in 1983, and his first feature film, ''She's Gotta Have It'', was released in 1986. He and has since directed such films as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''Film/TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'', ''/Film/TwentyFifthHour'', ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'', and most recently Chi-Raq (2015).

Throughout
''Chi-Raq'' (2015). Lee's films are typically referred to as "Spike Lee Joints" and the 90s, he made at least one closing credits always end with the phrases "By Any Means Necessary", "Ya Dig" and "Sho Nuff."

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film (or "joint" as it's called) a year[[note]]This ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films[[/note]]. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006), was his biggest hit to date. nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Original Screenplay in 1989. In 2006, he also directed the acclaimed documentary, ''When the Levees Broke'', which detailed life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city's anti-flooding safeguards in 2005.

2005. In 2013, he was chosen to direct an English-language remake of the South Korean thriller ''{{Film/Oldboy|2003}}'' and started work on a follow-up to ''Film/InsideMan''.

''{{Film/Oldboy|2003}}''.

Lee has starred or acted in his ten of his own films. He played the lead role of Mookie in ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' and major supporting roles in ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''{{Film/Girl 6}}'', and ''Mo' Better Blues''. One character he played, He reprised the role of Mars Blackmon from ''She's Gotta Have It'', It'' for a series of Nike commercials also appeared in ads for Nike.
starring UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan.
5th May '16 2:39:42 PM CierraDei
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Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, writer, and actor famous for dealing with controversial issues like racism, politics and urban violence in his films. He is known for being very opinionated, very polarizing, and very influential. Lee has received two Academy Award nominations, a Student Academy Award and an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award and the 2013 Gish Prize.

Lee made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''Film/TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'', ''/Film/TwentyFifthHour'', ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'', and most recently Chi-Raq (2015).

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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, writer, and actor famous for dealing with controversial issues like such as racism, politics politics, and urban violence in his films. He is known for being very opinionated, very polarizing, and very influential. Lee has received two Academy Award ''UsefulNotes/AcademyAward'' nominations, a Student Academy Award and an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award and the 2013 Gish Prize.

Lee made his directorial debut with She's ''She's Gotta Have It (1986), It'', and has since directed such films as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''Film/TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'', ''/Film/TwentyFifthHour'', ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'', and most recently Chi-Raq (2015).
5th May '16 2:35:44 PM CierraDei
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African-American film maker: very opinionated, very polarizing, and very influential.

Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film (or "joint" as it's called) a year[[note]]This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films[[/note]]. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' is often cited as one of his best films, but his next film, ''Film/SheHateMe'', is considered one of his worst. ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006), was his biggest hit to date. Also in 2006,he made the acclaimed documentary ''When the Levees Broke''. Despite this, he still had trouble getting two projects off the ground: a James Brown biopic and a film about the L.A. riots.

His 2008 WWII tale ''Miracle at St. Anna'' was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews from the critics.

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African-American Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film maker: director, producer, writer, and actor famous for dealing with controversial issues like racism, politics and urban violence in his films. He is known for being very opinionated, very polarizing, and very influential.

influential. Lee has received two Academy Award nominations, a Student Academy Award and an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award and the 2013 Gish Prize.

Lee made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''Film/TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'', ''/Film/TwentyFifthHour'', ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'', and most recently Chi-Raq (2015).

Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film (or "joint" as it's called) a year[[note]]This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films[[/note]]. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' is often cited as one of his best films, but his next film, ''Film/SheHateMe'', is considered one of his worst. ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006), was his biggest hit to date. Also in 2006,he made In 2006, he also directed the acclaimed documentary documentary, ''When the Levees Broke''. Despite this, he still had trouble getting two projects off Broke'', which detailed life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the ground: a James Brown biopic and a film about the L.A. riots.

His 2008 WWII tale ''Miracle at St. Anna'' was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews from the critics.
city's anti-flooding safeguards in 2005.



He frequently acted in his earlier films. He played the lead role of Mookie in ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' and major supporting roles in ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''{{Film/Girl 6}}'', and ''Mo' Better Blues''. One character he played, Mars Blackmon from ''She's Gotta Have It'', also appeared in ads for Nike.

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He frequently Lee has acted in his earlier ten of his films. He played the lead role of Mookie in ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' and major supporting roles in ''Film/MalcolmX'', ''{{Film/Girl 6}}'', and ''Mo' Better Blues''. One character he played, Mars Blackmon from ''She's Gotta Have It'', also appeared in ads for Nike.
24th Mar '16 2:09:44 AM erforce
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In 2013, he was chosen to direct an English-language remake of the South Korean thriller ''{{Film/Oldboy}}'' and started work on a follow-up to ''Film/InsideMan''.

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In 2013, he was chosen to direct an English-language remake of the South Korean thriller ''{{Film/Oldboy}}'' ''{{Film/Oldboy|2003}}'' and started work on a follow-up to ''Film/InsideMan''.
3rd Feb '16 10:49:58 PM jormis29
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[[TropeNamer Famously attributed with coining the name for the]] "MagicalNegro" [[TropeNamer trope.]] Oh, and he's a SitcomArchNemesis with QuentinTarantino, due to the latter claiming NWordPrivileges for his movies.

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[[TropeNamer Famously attributed with coining the name for the]] "MagicalNegro" [[TropeNamer trope.]] Oh, and he's a SitcomArchNemesis with QuentinTarantino, Creator/QuentinTarantino, due to the latter claiming NWordPrivileges for his movies.
6th Dec '15 10:26:26 PM enderheisenberg
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Most recently he was chosen to direct an English-language remake of the South Korean thriller ''{{Film/Oldboy}}'' and started work on a follow-up to ''Film/InsideMan''.

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Most recently In 2013, he was chosen to direct an English-language remake of the South Korean thriller ''{{Film/Oldboy}}'' and started work on a follow-up to ''Film/InsideMan''.




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* ''Film/ChiRaq'' (2015)
7th May '15 7:59:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Film/Crooklyn}}'' (1994)
* ''{{Film/Clockers}}'' (1995)

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* ''{{Film/Crooklyn}}'' ''Film/{{Crooklyn}}'' (1994)
* ''{{Film/Clockers}}'' ''Film/{{Clockers}}'' (1995)



* ''{{Film/Bamboozled}}'' (2000)
* ''TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'' (2000)

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* ''{{Film/Bamboozled}}'' ''Film/{{Bamboozled}}'' (2000)
* ''TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'' ''Film/TheOriginalKingsOfComedy'' (2000)



* ''SheHateMe'' (2004)
* ''InsideMan'' (2006)

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* ''SheHateMe'' ''Film/SheHateMe'' (2004)
* ''InsideMan'' ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006)



* ''[[Film/{{Oldboy2013}} Oldboy]]'' (2013)

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* ''[[Film/{{Oldboy2013}} Oldboy]]'' ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}'' (2013)
24th Feb '15 11:09:18 AM RushLimborg
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[[TropeNamer Famously coined the name for the]] "MagicalNegro" [[TropeNamer trope.]] Oh, and he's a SitcomArchNemesis with QuentinTarantino, due to the latter claiming NWordPrivileges for his movies.

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[[TropeNamer Famously coined attributed with coining the name for the]] "MagicalNegro" [[TropeNamer trope.]] Oh, and he's a SitcomArchNemesis with QuentinTarantino, due to the latter claiming NWordPrivileges for his movies.
24th Feb '15 11:08:22 AM RushLimborg
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[[TropeNamer Famously coined the name for the]] "MagicalNegro" [[TropeNamer trope.]] Oh, and he's a SitcomArchNemesis with QuentinTarantino, due to the latter claiming NWordPrivileges for his movies.
27th Dec '13 8:38:11 PM Doinkmeister
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Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film a year[[note]]This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films[[/note]]. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' is often cited as one of his best films, but his next film, ''Film/SheHateMe'', is considered one of his worst. ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006), was his biggest hit to date. Also in 2006,he made the acclaimed documentary ''When the Levees Broke''. Despite this, he still had trouble getting two projects off the ground: a James Brown biopic and a film about the L.A. riots.

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Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film (or "joint" as it's called) a year[[note]]This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films[[/note]]. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' is often cited as one of his best films, but his next film, ''Film/SheHateMe'', is considered one of his worst. ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006), was his biggest hit to date. Also in 2006,he made the acclaimed documentary ''When the Levees Broke''. Despite this, he still had trouble getting two projects off the ground: a James Brown biopic and a film about the L.A. riots.
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