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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Spike Lee on 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' and Hollywood's Diversity Problem

    Spike Lee's latest horror film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," is about a couple of bloodsuckers, but don't call them vampires. "This is not a vampire story," Lee says from his production offices in Brooklyn. "Vampires can't go out in the day in the Fort...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • Film industry group encourages advertisers' anti-piracy efforts

    Film industry group encourages advertisers' anti-piracy efforts
    In its battle against online piracy, Hollywood hopes it has found an important ally: the ad industry. CreativeFuture -- an anti-piracy group of film and TV companies and organizations -- on Thursday sent a letter to advertising associations...
  • John Turturro blends art and mammon

    John Turturro blends art and mammon
    "Thank you. I try. Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you don't. You never know." Over lunch downtown, John Turturro is taking a compliment, somewhat bashfully, regarding his hardy film and stage career, and in particular his performance (the first of his...
  • CreativeFuture Lines Up Industry Figures in Call for Ad Industry to Address Piracy

    Bruce Cohen, Gale Anne Hurd, Spike Lee, Michael London, Lisa Henson, Alec Berg, Marshall Herskovitz, Ken Kamins and Dan Jinks are among the industry figures who have lent their names to a letter to representatives from the advertising industry, urging...
  • Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies

    When the prolific actress and activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at age 91, she left behind a show-business career that spanned seven decades on stage and screen, as well a legacy of breaking down barriers for black performers. Here are but five of her...
  • World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on

    World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on
    The World Cup tends to see plenty of artistry on the pitch. But this is also that quadrennial time when Madison Avenue reaches beyond its usual precincts and ensures we’re likely to see some dazzling creativity during commercial breaks too. Four...
  • Kevin Hart: Five movie roles you probably forgot about

    Kevin Hart: Five movie roles you probably forgot about
    A year ago Kevin Hart surprised many film observers  when his stand-up movie "Let Me Explain" seemed to come out of nowhere and hold its own against "Despicable Me 2" and "The Lone Ranger" over the Fourth of July weekend. (It ultimately finished its...
  • Don Cheadle launches crowd-funding campaign for Miles Davis movie

    Don Cheadle is looking for some green to fund a film about the man who made "Kind of Blue." Cheadle intends to star in and make his directorial debut on "Miles Ahead," a movie about the iconic jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer Miles Davis, and has...
  • Don Cheadle Turns to Crowdfunding for Miles Davis Movie

    Don Cheadle has become the latest filmmaker to launch a crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $325,000 to support his Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead." Kristen Bell, Zach Braff and Spike Lee have all used Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds for...
  • Pepsi Launches the Creators League as In-House Studio to be a Little More like Red Bull

    Can PepsiCo become the next Red Bull? Frank Cooper III, who serves as the soda giant's chief marketing officer of global consumer engagement, has long championed the power of entertainment as a way to build a loyal fanbase around the company's brands,...