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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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  • 'Wolf of Wall Street' Breaks F-Word Record

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or "fun coupons" as Leonardo DiCaprio's character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch. So it should be no surprise...
  • 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' has solid debut in limited release

    Opening on a crowded holiday weekend during which "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving records, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" made a solid box-office debut in four theaters. The Weinstein Co. film,...
  • Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes

    Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes
    They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

    PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
    Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
  • Mike Tyson bringing his Broadway show to Chicago

    Mike Tyson bringing his Broadway show to Chicago
    Iron Mike is taking it on the road. Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion, will bring his Broadway solo show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth"  to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., for a three-night stand from Feb. 15-17. The...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars: All Stars' recap, Michael Jackson night

    'Dancing with the Stars: All Stars' recap, Michael Jackson night
    Tonight is a tribute to Michael Jackson's "Bad" and the show starts with pros and the troupe performing to two of the album's "monster hits" — "Smooth Criminal" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." I wish we were getting a "Thriller? tribute instead of a...
  • Ebert and Siskel interview each other

    Ebert and Siskel interview each other
    This story originally ran in The Tribune's Arts & Entertainment section on April 19, 1998. Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have co-hosted the weekly, nationally syndicated film review TV show “Siskel & Ebert” for the past 23 years,...
  • Michael Jordan's 50 most memorable points

    Michael Jordan's 50 most memorable points
    Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50. 2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
  • Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies

     
    In honor of Samuel L. Jackson’s stellar work as a despicable slave in “Django Unchained,” today’s list will be the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies. Jackson’s career makes a list like this difficult. He has had cameo roles...
  • Jamie Foxx: Spike Lee's 'Django Unchained' comments 'irresponsible'

     
    Jamie Foxx is calling Spike Lee out. The actor says Lee's comments about "Django Unchained" are "irresponsible" and says the director is "shady."...
  • Michael Jackson in ‘BAD25′ to air Thanksgiving on ABC

     
    The Spike Lee documentary “BAD25,” a look back at the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's “BAD” album, will air Thanksgiving night on ABC. “This will be a very special Thanksgiving for all families to enjoy the genius of...