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Spike Lee is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 20 march 1957 at Atlanta (USA)

Spike Lee

Spike Lee
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Birth name Shelton Jackson lee
Nationality USA
Birth 20 march 1957 (63 years) at Atlanta (USA)
Creator of 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, List of awards and nominations received by Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.

Lee's movies have examined race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Lee has received two Academy Award nominations and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award, the 2013 Gish Prize and an Academy Honorary Award in 2015.

Biography

Lee and his wife, attorney Tonya Lewis, had their first child, daughter Satchel, in December 1994. They also have a son, Jackson, born in 1997. Spike Lee is a fan of the American baseball team the New York Yankees, basketball team the New York Knicks, and the English football team Arsenal. One of the documentaries in ESPN's 30 for 30 series, Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, focuses partly on Lee's interaction with Miller at Knicks games in Madison Square Garden.

In June 2003 Lee sought an injunction against Spike TV to prevent them from using his nickname. Lee claimed that because of his fame, viewers would think he was associated with the new channel.

While Lee continues to maintain an office in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, he and his wife live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Best films

Inside Man (2006)
(Director)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
(Director)
Malcolm X (1992)
(Director)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
(Actor)
The Best Man (1999)
(Producer)
He Got Game (1998)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Spike Lee (60 films)

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Actor

Bad 25
Bad 25 (2012)
, 2h3
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Rubén Blades, Glen Ballard, Sheryl Crow
Roles Himself
Rating79% 3.9886353.9886353.9886353.9886353.988635
The film includes behind the scenes clips of the recording session of Jackson's seventh studio album, Bad. It also features various people that had worked with Jackson during the Bad era (1986–1989) talking about the production of the album and the tour, acting or starring in some of Jackson's Bad singles and music videos including Sheryl Crow who was the duet partner with Jackson on the Bad World Tour for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", Siedah Garrett, the original duet artist, talks about her experience with Jackson and many others. There are also interviews with influenced entertainers and artists.
Red Hook Summer, 2h1
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Clarke Peters, Nate Parker, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Colman Domingo, Heather Simms, James Ransone
Roles Mr. Mookie
Rating49% 2.459762.459762.459762.459762.45976
Flik Royale is a 13-year-old boy from Atlanta who is sent to live with his preacher grandfather, Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Kobe Doin' Work, 1h23
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Basketball films, Documentary films about sports, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spike Lee
Roles himself
Rating63% 3.151383.151383.151383.151383.15138
Kobe Doin’ Work is an 84-minute exploration of Kobe Bryant’s work ethic, his in game mentality, and his bluntness that makes Kobe a great competitor. [1] It focuses on Kobe Bryant during one day of the 2007–08 Los Angeles Lakers season. Bryant granted filmmaker Spike Lee and 30 cameras unprecedented access to his life for one day. Kobe: Doin' Work premiered on ESPN on May 16, 2009.The documentary follows Kobe Bryant during the 2007–08 NBA season throughout the April 13, 2008 game against the San Antonio Spurs.[2] The game in which Kobe was documented and given a microphone to capture live in game moments was a heated game with the rival Spurs. Kobe shot 6 of 14 from the field, scored 20 points, and played 32 minutes. The game was a crucial game in the end of the regular season, as the Los Angeles Lakers hoped to keep first place in the Western Conference with a record of 55-25. Spike Lee was interviewed asking why he chose Kobe Bryant to direct this documentary, in which Lee replied, "I'm a big basketball fan. It was obvious. He was having an MVP-type year, in which he did win the MVP. Also the Lakers looked like they were going to take it to the Finals. And I wanted them to beat the Celtics. I hate the Celtics. But the Celtics won. But I don't think I was taking a gamble by choosing Kobe." (Lee, NBA.com)3. Kobe agreed to let Lee microphone him during the game, in which he also played in the game. According to Spike Lee, "He (Kobe) said several times how much fun it was just doing it." (Lee, NBA.com)3. The 83-minute documentary ran on ESPN commercial free.[3] The documentary also focuses on Bryant and the team in huddles and during time-outs. The cameras also get full access of coach Phil Jackson in the locker room with the team during half-time.[4] Bryant provided the voiceover for the documentary on February 2, 2009, hours after he scored 61 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, (then a single-game record at the arena, which has been broken since).[5] Spike Lee said that he was excited for Kobe to do the commentary following a game at Madison Square Garden, but no one expected a 61-point performance from Bryant. "I know that if he had a terrible game the commentary would not have been the same. Guaranteed. But Kobe said he made a point to make sure not to lose the game or he would hear it from me." (Lee, 8th paragraph)3. Kobe indeed said in an after game interview that he was going to give the game his all in order to show Spike Lee a thing or two about Bryant’s skills on the court against the Knicks. "On a lighter note, I'm going to review this documentary I'm doing with Spike Lee tonight after the game and I didn't feel like sitting next to him and hearing him talking trash about the Knicks, so that was added incentive as well. Seriously. He's going to get an earful tonight." (Bryant, 8th paragraph, ESPN.
Street Fight, 1h23
Directed by Marshall Curry
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Spike Lee, Al Sharpton
Roles Himself
Rating78% 3.9424953.9424953.9424953.9424953.942495
The film details the hard-fought mayoral campaign by a young community activist and City Council member (Cory Booker) against a 16-year incumbent mayor (James) with a powerful political machine. The documentary follows Booker and several of his campaign workers from their early days of door-knocking on Newark streets through the campaign's dramatic conclusion.
3 A.M.
3 A.M. (2001)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Danny Glover, Michelle Rodríguez, Pam Grier, Sergej Trifunović, Spike Lee, Isaac de Bankolé
Roles Filmmaker
Rating58% 2.9021552.9021552.9021552.9021552.902155
Une nuit mouvementée à Manhattan en compagnie de trois chauffeurs de taxi, un ancien joueur de base-ball, une Latino-Américaine aux allures de garçon manqué et un réfugié bosniaque.
Love & Basketball, 2h4
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Chris Warren Jr., Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Alfre Woodard
Rating72% 3.6006153.6006153.6006153.6006153.600615
Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) have wanted to be professional basketball stars since they were kids. Monica wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, and wear Magic Johnson's number: 32, and Quincy wanted to be like his father and play for the Clippers. However, Monica has to work hard to establish herself, while Quincy was born with natural star potential. As the two struggle to reach their goals of playing professionally, they must also deal with their emotions for each other.
Summer of Sam, 2h22
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Météorologie, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, Musical films
Actors John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Anthony LaPaglia, Michael Rispoli
Roles John Jeffries
Rating66% 3.3492353.3492353.3492353.3492353.349235
It is the summer of 1977 and New York City lives in fear of the serial killer Son of Sam who has shot several women in parked cars. One night, Vinny and his wife Dionna go to a night club, where they dance and have drinks with friends. Dionna's attractive cousin wants to leave, which Vinny volunteers to take her cousin home. He takes her to an undisclosed area and has anal sex with her in the back seat of his car. Moments after Vinny and Dionna's cousin finish and leave the area, the Son of Sam killer arrives and kills two victims that were parked not too far from where Vinny was at.
When We Were Kings, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Documentary films about sports, Le boxe anglaise
Actors George Plimpton, Spike Lee, Norman Mailer, Malick Bowens, Miriam Makeba, Drew Bundini Brown
Roles Himself
Rating79% 3.998053.998053.998053.998053.99805
En 1974, à Kinshasa, capitale du Zaïre, a lieu une rencontre historique entre les deux poids lourds les plus reputés des Etats-Unis, Mohammed Ali, alias Cassius Clay, et George Foreman. A trente-deux ans, Ali va tenter de reconquérir le titre de champion du monde face à Foreman, vingt-cinq ans, auréolé de ses victoires sur Frazier et Norton. Le 30 octobre, le stade de Kinshasa ouvre ses grilles à 4 heures du matin.
Girl 6
Girl 6 (1996)
, 1h48
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, Children's films
Actors Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Peter Berg, Madonna, Quentin Tarantino, Ron Silver
Roles Jimmy
Rating51% 2.552212.552212.552212.552212.55221
Judy (Theresa Randle) is at an audition with Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino reveals that the film Judy is auditioning for is "the greatest romantic, African-American film ever made. Directed by me, of course" and is requested toe remove her blouse so "Q.T." and his assistant can see her breasts. She reluctantly complies, but walks out on the audition.
Clockers
Clockers (1995)
, 2h8
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer, Isaiah Washington, Keith David
Roles Chucky
Rating68% 3.4496753.4496753.4496753.4496753.449675
In a Brooklyn housing project, a group of "clockers" - street-level drug dealers - sell drugs for Rodney Little (Delroy Lindo), a local drug lord. Rodney tells Ronald "Strike" Dunham (Mekhi Phifer), one of his lead clockers, that another dealer, Darryl Adams (Steve White), is stealing from him and "got to be got", implying that he wants Strike to kill Darryl. Strike then meets with his brother, Victor Dunham (Isaiah Washington) and tries to persuade Victor to kill Darryl Adams.