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Spike Jonze is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Camera Operator, Editor and Presenter American born on 22 october 1969 at Rockville (USA)

Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze
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Birth name Adam Spiegel
Nationality USA
Birth 22 october 1969 (54 years) at Rockville (USA)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award, Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Director

Spike Jonze (pronounced "Jones" /dʒoʊnz/; born Adam Spiegel; October 22, 1969) is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He started his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich (1999) and Adaptation (2002), both written by Charlie Kaufman, and then started movies with screenplays of his own with Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Her (2013).

Jonze is well known for his music video collaborations with Fatboy Slim, Weezer, Beastie Boys, Björk and Kanye West. He was a co-creator and executive producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of Vice Media, Inc.. He is part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll.

He co-founded Directors Label, with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry, and the Palm Pictures company.

He has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director for Being John Malkovich, and Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Song ("The Moon Song") for Her. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Her.


On June 26, 1999, Jonze married director Sofia Coppola, whom he had first met in 1992. On December 5, 2003, the couple filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences." The character of John, a career-driven photographer (Giovanni Ribisi) in Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), was rumored to be based on Jonze, though Coppola commented ”It’s not Spike, but there are elements of him there, elements of experiences".

Jonze began dating Michelle Williams in July 2008, after the death of Heath Ledger. They met on the set of Synecdoche, New York, which Williams starred in and Jonze produced. Williams called the timing of their relationship "impossible", and ended it in September 2009.

In 2011, it was reported that he was dating Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi, but they have since broken up.

Best films

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Jackass 3D (2010)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Jackass Number Two (2006)
Jackass: The Movie (2002)

Usually with

Lance Bangs
Lance Bangs
(10 films)
Jeff Tremaine
Jeff Tremaine
(5 films)
Preston Lacy
Preston Lacy
(4 films)
Vincent Landay
Vincent Landay
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Spike Jonze (33 films)

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Her (2014)
, 2h
Directed by Spike Jonze, Megan Ellison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Social science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future
Actors Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Samantha Morton, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Alien Child (voice)
Rating79% 3.9989553.9989553.9989553.9989553.998955
In futuristic Los Angeles, Theodore Twombly is a lonely, introverted, depressed man who works for a business that has professional writers like himself compose letters for people who are unwilling or unable to write letters of a personal nature themselves. Unhappy because of his impending divorce from childhood sweetheart Catherine (Rooney Mara), Theodore purchases a talking operating system (OS) with artificial intelligence, designed to adapt and evolve. He decides that he wants the OS to have a female voice, and she names herself Samantha. Theodore is fascinated by her ability to learn and grow psychologically. They bond over their discussions about love and life, such as Theodore's avoiding signing his divorce papers because of his reluctance to let go of Catherine. Samantha proves to be constantly available, always curious and interested, supportive and undemanding.
The Wolf of Wall Street, 2h59
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau
Roles Dwayne (uncredited)
Rating80% 4.0218854.0218854.0218854.0218854.021885
In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) loses his job as a Wall Street stockbroker employed by a man named Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) due to Black Monday. He takes a job at a boiler room brokerage firm on Long Island that specializes in penny stocks. Thanks to his aggressive pitching style and the high commissions, Belfort makes a small fortune.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, 1h32
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Georgina Cates, Jackson Nicoll, Spike Jonze, Steve-O
Roles Gloria
Rating64% 3.24713.24713.24713.24713.2471
Billy is sitting in the waiting room of a law office. His mom comes out to grab him and tell him they're going to see his grandpa. Irving Zisman is sitting in the waiting room of a hospital, checking out a magazine and looking at the sexual images. A nurse comes in to tell Irving that his wife has died. After a brief moment of silence, Irving starts laughing, overjoyed that his wife is dead. Irving leaves the hospital to get himself off, but unfortunately for him, the massage parlor and strip club are closed. Desperate, he sticks his penis in the slot of a vending machine. That's when he gets himself stuck and starts asking onlookers for help.
Moneyball (2011)
, 2h13
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Casey Bond, Chris Pratt
Roles Alán (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.7982553.7982553.7982553.7982553.798255
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is upset by his team's loss to the New York Yankees in the 2001 postseason, after the Yankees overcome a 2-0 series lead. With the impending departure of star players Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and Jason Isringhausen to free agency, Beane needs to assemble a competitive team for 2002, but must overcome Oakland's limited payroll. During a visit to the Cleveland Indians, Beane meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a young Yale economics graduate with radical ideas about how to assess players' value. Beane tests Brand's theory by asking whether he would have drafted him (out of high school), Beane having been a Major League player before becoming general manager. Though scouts considered Beane a phenomenal prospect, his career in the Major Leagues was disappointing. After some prodding, Brand admits that he would not have drafted him until the ninth round and that Beane would probably have accepted a scholarship to Stanford instead. Beane hires the inexperienced Brand to be the Athletics assistant general manager.
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D (2010)
, 1h35
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius
Roles Self
Rating69% 3.496343.496343.496343.496343.49634
Beavis and Butt-head introduced the film by explaining 3D technology. The opening sequence features the cast lining up and then being attacked by various objects in slow-motion. The opening sequence, as well as many of the stunts, were filmed with Phantom high speed cameras which shoot at 1,000 frames per second.
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, 23minutes
Origin Canada
Genres Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Meryl Streep, Spike Jonze, Forest Whitaker, Alain Goulem, Jackie Burroughs, Sébastien René
Roles Plant
Rating61% 3.097863.097863.097863.097863.09786
A Sealyham Terrier named Jennie leaves a comfortable life and embarks on a journey for new experiences and stardom.
Where the Wild Things Are, 1h41
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Max Records, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara
Roles Bob (voice) / Terry (voice)
Rating66% 3.348383.348383.348383.348383.34838
The film begins with Max, a lonely nine-year-old boy with an active imagination whose parents are divorced, wearing a wolf costume and chasing his dog. His older sister, Claire, does nothing when her friends crush Max's snow fort (with him inside) during a snowball fight. Out of frustration, Max messes up her bedroom and destroys a frame that he had made for her. At school, Max's teacher teaches him and his classmates about the eventual death of the sun. Later on, his mother, Connie, invites her boyfriend Adrian to dinner. Max becomes upset with his mother for not coming to the fort he made in his room. He wears his wolf costume, acts like an animal, and demands to be fed. When his mother gets upset, he throws a tantrum and bites her on the shoulder. She yells at him and he runs away, scared by what has transpired. At the edge of a pond Max finds a small boat that he boards.
Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak, 39minutes
Directed by Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep
Roles Himself
Rating78% 3.91783.91783.91783.91783.9178
Starting in 2003 Spike Jonze and his frequent collaborator Lance Bangs began to film a series of interview with author Maurice Sendak. Sendak spoke about his youth, family, thoughts on death, and his career and some of the controversies that came from his books Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.
Jackass Number Two, 1h32
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Stephanie Hodge
Roles Self
Rating69% 3.496853.496853.496853.496853.49685
Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. The film opens with an introduction of the nine cast members while they're being chased by bulls in a neighborhood. As the stampede chases them, Ryan Dunn jumps into a station wagon before a bull rips off the open door. Preston Lacy is pushed through a fence by a bull while trying to get over it. Dave England takes cover in a garbage can, which is knocked aside by a bull. Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña is knocked to the ground by a calf, and Chris Pontius is thrown into a kiddie pool by a bull's horns. Ehren McGhehey and Steve-O jump and break through a garden fence to avoid being hit. Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera are left, and get chased into a house. Bam jumps through a window, and Johnny stops in his tracks to deliver his signature line, "Hi, I’m Johnny Knoxville, and welcome to Jackass!", before being blasted through a window by several bulls, followed by the film's title appearing onscreen.
Adaptation., 1h54
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Brian Cox
Rating76% 3.848063.848063.848063.848063.84806
The self-loathing Charlie Kaufman is hired to write the screenplay for The Orchid Thief. Kaufman is going through depression and is not happy that his twin brother Donald has moved into his house and is mooching from him. Donald decides to become a screenwriter like Charlie and attends one of Robert McKee's famous seminars.
Jackass: The Movie, 1h27
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Stephanie Hodge
Roles Self
Rating65% 3.2978753.2978753.2978753.2978753.297875
Jackass : the movie s'inspire d'une émission diffusée sur MTV et dans laquelle des personnes accomplissent des challenges et des cascades plus risqués les uns que les autres.
Being John Malkovich, 1h52
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich
Roles Derek Mantini's Assistant for Emily Dickinson Puppet
Rating76% 3.8483453.8483453.8483453.8483453.848345
Craig Schwartz (Cusack) is an unemployed puppeteer in a forlorn marriage with his pet-obsessed wife Lotte (Diaz). Gaining a file clerk job through Dr. Lester (Bean) at LesterCorp, in the strange Floor 7½ low-ceiling offices of the Mertin-Flemmer Building in New York City, he develops an attraction to his coworker Maxine (Keener), who does not return his affections. Craig enters a small door hidden behind a filing cabinet and finds himself in the mind of actor John Malkovich. Craig is able to observe and sense whatever Malkovich does for fifteen minutes before he is ejected and dropped into a ditch near the New Jersey Turnpike. He reveals the portal to Maxine and they let others use it for $200 a turn.
Three Kings, 1h54
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Saïd Taghmaoui, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis
Roles Conrad Vig
Rating70% 3.547613.547613.547613.547613.54761
The film opens with an Iraqi Army soldier trying to surrender as U.S. troops mop up loose ends, following the end of the Gulf War. U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) shoots him in the confusion over how to handle stray soldiers, earning him the admiration of his bumbling comrades, Private First Class Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze) and Specialist Walter Wogeman (Jamie Kennedy). Boisterous celebrations continue into the night, until Staff Sergeant Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) breaks up the party.
Torrance Rises, 34minutes
Directed by Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs
Genres Comedy
Actors Spike Jonze, Will Smith, Eminem, Madonna, Chris Rock, Janeane Garofalo
Roles Richard Coufey
Rating69% 3.483323.483323.483323.483323.48332
Amarillo By Morning, 29minutes
Directed by Spike Jonze
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Spike Jonze
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.2357853.2357853.2357853.2357853.235785