History Creator / SpikeLee

26th Jan '17 4:42:29 PM NWolfman
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'''Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee''' (born March 20, 1957).



Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor famous for dealing with controversial issues such as racism, politics, and urban violence in his films. 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.

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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a A renowned film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor famous for dealing with controversial issues such as racism, politics, and urban violence in his films. 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.
12th Jan '17 8:14:00 AM NWolfman
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Is the SitcomArchNemesis of Creator/QuentinTarantino, whom Lee has clashed with over his films' use of [[NWordPrivileged a certain word]].

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Is the SitcomArchNemesis of Creator/QuentinTarantino, whom Lee has clashed with over his films' use of [[NWordPrivileged [[NWordPrivileges a certain word]].
12th Jan '17 8:13:40 AM NWolfman
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[[TropeNamer Famously attributed with coining the name for the]] "MagicalNegro" [[TropeNamer trope.]] Oh, and he's a SitcomArchNemesis with Creator/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 ]]

Is the
SitcomArchNemesis with of Creator/QuentinTarantino, due to the latter claiming NWordPrivileges for whom Lee has clashed with over his movies.
films' use of [[NWordPrivileged a certain word]].
30th Dec '16 11:14:19 AM NWolfman
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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, 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 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.

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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, 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 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.
30th Dec '16 11:13:37 AM NWolfman
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Very political. Very polarizing. Very popular.
18th Dec '16 1:02:00 AM Xtifr
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'''Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee''' (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, 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 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.

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'''Shelton Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee''' Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a renowned film director, producer, 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 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.
1st Nov '16 1:26:47 PM Exxolon
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1st Nov '16 1:26:36 PM Exxolon
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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).

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''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."

Lee's
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).
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