Who is Spike Lee?

  • (noun): United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black culture in America (born in 1957).
    Synonyms: Lee, Shelton Jackson Lee

Spike Lee

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

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Air Jordan Retro III "Black Cats" - Other Shoes From The Air Jordan Line - The Jordan Packages - "Spiz'ike"
... Michael Jordan and Spike Lee released the Jordan Spiz'ike shoes on October 21, 2006, as a tribute to their historic relationship ... relationship began when Mars Blackmon (a character from Spike Lee's film, She's Gotta Have It) became the primary pitchman in Nike commercials for Air Jordans ... The number 40 represents Spike Lee’s film company, 40 Acres A Mule Filmworks, and the number 23 represents Michael Jordan's jersey number ...
Babelgum Online Film Festival - Submission and Judging Process
... films but the Festival is also open to film students, as specifically requested by Spike Lee ... in each category, and chose the top three in each category to present to Spike Lee ... Lee made the final selection and presented the winners with their awards at a ceremony on May 20, 2008 ...
Spike Lee - Awards, Honors and Nominations
... 1989, Lee's film Do the Right Thing was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1989 ... Lee said in an April 7, 2006 interview with New York magazine that the other film's success, which he thought was based on safe stereotypes, hurt him more than if his film had not been nominated ... Francisco International Film Festival honored Spike Lee with the San Francisco Film Society's Directing Award ...
Spike Lee Filmography
... Spike Lee is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor, noted for his films that deal with ... Lee's films are typically referred to as "Spike Lee Joints" and the closing credits always end with the phrases "By Any Means Necessary", "Ya Dig" and "Sho Nuff" ... Lee received a Master of Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, which culminated in his thesis film Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop We ...
Spike Lee Filmography - Filmography - Appearances in Documentaries
... Spike Lee has been interviewed or appeared as a guest in numerous documentaries ... Year Film 1990 Mandela in America Spike Lee Company Do It a Cappella 1993 Seven Songs for Malcolm X The Last Party 1994 Hoop Dreams 1995 The Cronkite ... Money When We Were Kings 1997 The Directors Spike Lee 2005 How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) 2006 Edge of Outside 2007 Lights! Action! Music! 40 ... x 2010 ... Spike and Jim 2010 ...

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    Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing ... then it will be done, but not until then.
    Spike Lee (b. 1956)

    ...I am an abolitionist for the sake of my own race—Contact with the African degenerates our white race—I find the association with them injurious to my child—keenly as I watch to prevent it & his faithful nurse to help me ... She is a good woman & so are many of them—Still the race is a degraded one ...
    —Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818–?)

    Directors like Satyajit Ray, Rossellini, Bresson, Buñuel, Forman, Scorsese, and Spike Lee have used non-professional actors precisely in order that the people we see on the screen may be scarcely more explained than reality itself. Professionals, except fo the greatest, usually play not just the necessary role, but an explanation of the role.
    John Berger (b. 1926)