Spike Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American movie director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He also teaches movie at New York University and Columbia University. Lee has acted in many of his own movies.
Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee in 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother was a teacher, and his father was a jazz musician. When Lee was very young, the family moved to live in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother gave him the nickname "Spike".
The first movie Lee directed was She's Gotta Have It. Lee directed the two music videos for Michael Jackson's single "They Don't Care About Us". In 2002 Lee won the Special Award at the BAFTAs.
Lee's movies Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls, and She's Gotta Have It were picked by the Library of Congress to be remembered forever in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
|1986||She's Gotta Have It||Mars Blackmon|
|1989||Do the Right Thing||Mookie|
|1990||Mo' Better Blues||Giant|
|Lonely in America||Himself|
|1999||Summer of Sam||John Jeffries|
|2000||Lisa Picard Is Famous||Himself|
|2012||Red Hook Summer||Mookie|
- ↑ Spike Lee biography at filmreference.com
- ↑ "U.S. film registry adds 25 new titles". CNN. November 16, 1999. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
- ↑ Nuckols, Ben (2011-01-03). "Spike Lee's 'Malcolm X' among 25 film registry picks". The Philadelphia Sunday Sun. Associated Press. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
- ↑ "See the 25 Additions to the National Film Registry". Time. Retrieved 2022-11-16.