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Spike Lee

Spike Lee

Director

Spike Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American filmmaker and actor. He was born Shelton Lee in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. His father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a school teacher. His mother dubbed him Spike, due to his tough nature. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University. After graduating, he went to the Tisch School of Arts graduate film program. He made a controversial short, The Answer (1980), a reworking of D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) -- a ten-minute film. Lee went on to produce a 45-minute film Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983), which won a student academy award. Lee's next film, "The Messenger," in 1984, was somewhat biographical. In 1986, Spike Lee made the film, She's Gotta Have It (1986), a comedy about sexual relationships. The movie was made for 175,000 dollars, and made seven million. Since then, Lee has become a well-known, intelligent, and talented film maker. His next movie was School Daze (1988), which was set in a historically black school and focused mostly on the conflict between the school and the Fraternities, of which he was a strong critic, portraying them as materialistic, irresponsible, and uncaring. Lee went on to do his landmark film, Do the Right Thing (1989), a movie specifically about his own town in Brooklyn, New York. The movie garnered an Oscar nomination, for Danny Aiello, for supporting actor. It also sparked a debate on racial relations. Lee went on to produce the jazz biopic Mo' Better Blues (1990) which showed his talent for directing and acting, and was the first of many Spike Lee films to feature Denzel Washington. His next film, Jungle Fever (1991), was about interracial dating. Lee's handling of the subject proved yet again highly controversial. Lee's next film was the self-titled biography of Malcolm X (1992), which had Denzel Washington portraying the civil rights leader. The movie was a success, and resulted in an Oscar nomination for Washington. His next films were the comparatively light, Crooklyn (1994), and the intense crime drama, Clockers (1995). In 1996, Lee directed two movies: the badly received comedy, Girl 6 (1996), and the politically pointed, Get on the Bus (1996), about a group of men going to the Million Man March. His next film, He Got Game (1998), proved to be another excursion into the collegiate world as he shows the darker side of recruiting college athletes. The movie, in limited release, yet again featured Denzel Washington. In 2000 came Bamboozled which made a mockery out of television and the way African-Americans are perceived by white America and the way African-Americans perceive themselves. The movie, however, was a resounding critical success. Lee also has produced films like New Jersey Drive (1995), Tales from the Hood (1995), and Drop Squad (1994). He also has produced and or directed movies about Huey P. Newton, Jim Brown, and has commented in many documentaries about varied subjects. Lee is an obsessive New York Knicks fan. He and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, have two children.

Born: March 20, 1957 (Age 66) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Streaming Sources for all Spike Lee Movies & TV Shows

Spike Lee  Movies & TV Credits

Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
Movie
5.6
ActorFilmmaker2001
Movie
7.9
ActorInterviewer (voice) (uncredited)1997
Movie
6.1
ActorSelf2011
Movie
8
ActorSelf2012
Movie
7.2
ActorHimself2012
Movie
7.4
ActorSelf2015
Movie
7
ActorChucky1995
Movie
7.2
ActorSnuffy1994
Movie
8.1
ActorMookie1989
Movie
5.5
ActorJimmy1996
Movie
6.7
ActorSelf2011
Movie
6.9
Actor2005
Movie
6.7
ActorCyrus1991
Movie
5.3
ActorSpike Lee2000
Movie
4.5
ActorHimself1990
Movie
7.9
ActorShorty1992
Movie
6.5
ActorJohn Jeffries1999
Movie
8
ActorSelf1996
Movie
6.8
ActorGiant1990
Movie
6.9
ActorMars Blackmon1986
Movie
6.3
ActorDarrell 'Half-Pint' Dunlap1988
Movie
7.6
ActorHimself2000
Movie
8.2
ActorSelf2005
Movie
5.5
ActorMr. Mookie2012
Movie
6.4
ActorSelf1993
Movie
7.9
ActorSelf2007
Movie
5.3
Actor1993
Movie
7.8
ActorSelf2018
Movie
5.9
ActorSelf2009
Movie
6.9
ActorHimself2018
Movie
6.2
ActorSelf1994
Movie
6.8
Actor2011
Movie
8.1
ActorSelf1994
Movie
8.1
Actor2008
Movie
8.2
ActorSelf2014
Movie
4.8
Actor1992
Movie
6.9
Actor2005
Movie
Actor1991
Movie
Actor2014
Movie
Actor1994
Movie
5.9
ActorSelf2002
Movie
7.3
ActorSelf2021
Movie
8.3
ActorSelf1990
Movie
4.9
ActorSelf2001
Movie
6.3
ActorSelf2004
Movie
6.4
ActorSelf2004
Movie
6.3
ActorSelf2005
Movie
7.8
ActorHimself2010
Movie
7.2
ActorSelf2017
Movie
7.6
ActorSelf2022
Movie
7
ActorSelf2008
Movie
6
ActorSelf
Movie
ActorSelf2022
TV Show
7.8
ActorSpecial Agent Pete (archive footage)
1 Episode
1992-1995
TV Show
8.1
ActorSelf
1 Episode
2010
TV Show
ActorSelf
1 Episode
2005
Limited Series
7.8
ActorSelf
7 Episodes
2021-2021
TV Show
7
ActorSelf
1 Episode
2020
TV Show
6.7
ActorSelf (archive footage)
1 Episode
2021
TV Show
7.5
ActorSelf
4 Episodes
2022-2022
TV Show
4.7
ActorSelf
1 Episode
2002-2003
TV Show
7.8
ActorSelf - Illustrious Guest
1 Episode
2019-2022
TV Show
2.7
ActorSelf
3 Episodes
1997
TV Show
4.4
ActorSelf - Guest
1 Episode
2019-2024
TV Show
8.1
ActorSelf
3 Episodes
1996
TV Show
7.8
ActorSelf (uncredited)
1 Episode
1975
TV Show
7
ActorSelf
1 Episode
2015
TV Show
7.2
ActorSelf
2 Episodes
2003
TV Show
7.9
Actor1 Episode1990-1994
TV Show
8.4
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1994
TV Show
4.6
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1999-2012
TV Show
7
ActorSelf
1 Episode
2015
TV Show
6.8
ActorDrum Major
1 Episode
2017-2019
TV Show
9.1
ActorHimself (archive footage)
1 Episode
2011
TV Show
7.7
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1971
TV Show
7.8
ActorMars Blackmon
1 Episode
1975
TV Show
7.4
Actor(archive footage)
1 Episode
2018
TV Show
7.8
ActorSpecial Agent Pete
56 Episodes
1992-1995
TV Show
6.7
Actor1 Episode1997-2000
TV Show
6.9
ActorSelf
1 Episode
2014
TV Show
6.9
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1953
TV Show
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1988
TV Show
7.4
ActorSelf (archive footage)
1 Episode
2018
TV Show
6.9
ActorHimself
1 Episode
2014
Short Film
6.4
ActorSelf2021
Short Film
ActorSelf2005
Short Film
ActorHimself2002
Movie
6.9
ActorSelf1989
Movie
6.8
ActorSelf1996
Movie
7.1
ActorSelf2015
Movie
5.3
ActorSelf1989
Movie
5.8
ActorSelf1989
Movie
6.4
ActorSelf2009
Movie
6
ActorSelf1993
Movie
6.6
Actor2007
Movie
7
ActorSelf (archive footage)1996
Movie
6.6
Actor2002
TV Special
6.6
ActorSelf2002
TV Special
7.9
ActorSelf1991
Movie
7.7
DirectingDirector, Producer2002
Movie
5.6
ProductionProducer, Co-Executive Producer2001
Movie
7.9
DirectingDirector, Producer, Writer1997
Movie
7.3
DirectingDirector2005
Movie
7.6
ProductionProducer2018
Movie
8
DirectingDirector2012
Movie
6.8
DirectingScreenplay, Director, Producer2000
Movie
7.7
DirectingDirector, Producer, Writer2018
Movie
6.2
CrewPresenter2005
Movie
5.8
DirectingDirector, Producer, Writer2015
Movie
7
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1995
Movie
6.8
ProductionExecutive Producer2015
Movie
7.2
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1994
Movie
4.7
DirectingScreenplay, Director, Producer2014
Movie
7
ProductionExecutive Producer2014
Movie
8.1
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1989
Movie
4.7
ProductionExecutive Producer1994
Movie
6.7
ProductionExecutive Producer2014
Movie
7
DirectingDirector, Executive Producer1996
Movie
5.5
DirectingDirector, Producer1996
Movie
7.1
DirectingScreenplay, Director, Producer1998
Movie
7.8
DirectingDirector2006
Movie
5.3
DirectingDirector, Editor, Producer, Writer1983
Movie
6.7
DirectingProducer, Director, Writer1991
Movie
7.4
ProductionProducer2000
Movie
6.7
DirectingDirector1995
Movie
7.9
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1992
Movie
7.6
DirectingDirector2016
Movie
6
DirectingDirector, Producer2008
Movie
6.8
DirectingDirector, Writer, Producer1990
Movie
6.8
ProductionExecutive Producer1995
Movie
6.1
ProductionExecutive Producer2018
Movie
5.6
DirectingDirector, Producer2013
Movie
7.4
ProductionExecutive Producer2011
Movie
6.3
DirectingDirector, Producer2018
Movie
5.5
DirectingDirector, Screenplay2012
TV Special
6
DirectingDirector, Producer2017
Movie
5.7
ProductionExecutive Producer2010
Movie
6.3
DirectingDirector, Writer, Producer1988
Movie
5.5
DirectingDirector, Producer, Screenplay2004
Movie
6.9
DirectingDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor1986
Movie
6.5
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1999
Movie
6.6
ProductionExecutive Producer1995
Movie
7
DirectingDirector, Producer2002
Movie
6.9
ProductionProducer1999
Movie
5.2
ProductionExecutive Producer2015
Movie
7
DirectingDirector, Producer2000
Movie
6.4
ProductionExecutive Producer2016
Movie
6.5
CrewPresenter2012
Movie
2.8
ProductionExecutive Producer2012
Movie
DirectingScreenplay, Director
Movie
6
ProductionExecutive Producer2001
Movie
5.2
ProductionProducer2019
Movie
6.3
DirectingDirector, Producer, Writer2020
Movie
8.2
CameraCamera Operator2008
Movie
6.4
ProductionExecutive Producer2021
Movie
8
DirectingDirector, Executive Producer2020
Movie
6.7
ProductionExecutive Producer2022
Movie
ProductionProducer
Movie
2.7
DirectingDirector, Writer1986
Movie
4.9
DirectingDirector2001
Movie
7.1
DirectingDirector, Producer2016
Movie
4.6
ProductionExecutive Producer2018
Movie
5.2
ProductionExecutive Producer2020
Movie
1.9
DirectingDirector2014
Movie
DirectingDirector, Producer, Writer
Movie
DirectingDirector
TV Show
6.9
DirectingDirector
1 Episode
2006-2008
TV Show
6.8
DirectingDirector, Creator, Creator
19 Episodes
2017-2019
TV Show
8.2
ProductionExecutive Producer
7 Episodes
2022-2022
Short Film
6.8
CrewThanks2015
Short Film
7.4
ProductionExecutive Producer2011
Short Film
7.3
ProductionExecutive Producer2018
Short Film
6.5
DirectingDirector2020
Short Film
4
DirectingDirector1980
Short Film
2.6
DirectingDirector1982
Short Film
ProductionExecutive Producer2018
Short Film
ProductionExecutive Producer2018
Short Film
7
DirectingDirector2005
Short Film
6.8
CrewThanks1992
Short Film
DirectingDirector2002
Short Film
ProductionExecutive Producer2023
Movie
6.9
DirectingDirector2001
Movie
5.7
ProductionExecutive Producer2003
Movie
6.2
DirectingDirector, Producer2002
Movie
6.4
DirectingDirector, Producer2009
TV Special
5.1
DirectingDirector1999
Movie
6.5
DirectingDirector2004
Movie
7.2
DirectingDirector2009
Limited Series
7.4
DirectingDirector, Producer, Creator
2 Episodes
2010-2010
Limited Series
8.3
DirectingDirector, Producer, Creator
4 Episodes
2006-2007
TV Special
8
DirectingDirector1998
TV Special
6.2
DirectingDirector, Producer2014
TV Special
7.1
DirectingDirector, Executive Producer2013
TV Special
6.3
DirectingDirector2001
Limited Series
6.1
DirectingDirector
3 Episodes
2005
Limited Series
7.2
DirectingDirector, Producer
4 Episodes
2021-2021
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year

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