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Spike Lee

Spike Lee's biography

Spike Lee is 65 years old film director born at United States of America. He was born on Wednesday 20th of March 1957. According to year of birth 1957 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 20th of March means he is Pisces. Pisces is a Watery Sign. They are very intuitive people. They are empathic, emotional and highly spiritual in nature.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as actor, screenwriter, film producer, film editor, film actor, television actor, mascot. He is recently known as television producer.

Spike Lee's dad

Spike Lee's father's name is Bill Lee. He is known as composer. His father was born on Monday 23rd of July 1928 in Atlanta.

Spike Lee's family

Spike Lee's ex spouse

Tonya Lewis Lee

Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee have been together. His ex spouse was born on Wednesday 30th of March 1966 in Yonkers.

Spike Lee's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Morehouse College, John Dewey High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1982.
  • Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1979.
  • Attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York. Director Larry Charles also went to Dewey, but graduated one year later.

Spike Lee's career

His main focus is to be film director. He is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Awards and competitions

Spike Lee's Awards

  • Grandson of Zimmie Shelton, who helped finance his featurette, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983). She received a producing credit on the film, which went on to win a Merit Award at the Student Academy Awards.
  • Nominated for a 2019 Academy Award in the Best Director category for his work on BlacKkKlansman (2018) but lost to Alfonso Cuarón for Roma (2018).
  • Is the first (and so far only) person to receive a Student Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, and a regular competitive Academy Award.

Spike Lee's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

What Spike Lee has done for a first time

  • His grandmother, Zimmie Shelton, helped fund his first full-length feature film, She's Gotta Have It (1986).
  • Is the first (and so far only) person to receive a Student Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, and a regular competitive Academy Award.

Spike Lee's quotes

  • I've been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don't have access to power and the media. I have to take advantage of that while I'm still bankable.
  • What's the difference between Hollywood characters and my characters? Mine are real.
  • Making films has got to be one of the hardest endeavors known to humankind. Straight up and down, film work is hard shit.
  • "I respect the audience's intelligence a lot, and that's why I don't try to go for the lowest common denominator." -- at the New York premiere of his media satire "Bamboozled".
  • Agents aren't going to get you anywhere if you aren't established.
  • Amongst black people, you have always heard it said that once a black man reaches a certain level, especially if you are an entertainer, you get a white trophy woman. I didn't make that up.
  • [Speaking out after the death of comedian Richard Pryor]: "He was an innovator and a trailblazer. It's a great loss".
  • It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody.
  • [on the Academy Awards] What film won Best Picture in 1989? Driving Miss motherfucking Daisy! That's why [Oscars] don't matter. Because, 20 years later, who's watching Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
  • [re Oldboy (2013)] Rage doesn't have to fester for years, but revenge? That stuff takes time. It's the oldest staple of films, in stories. It goes back to the Bible.
  • Black people can't be racist. Racism is an institution.
  • I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated.
  • I don't mean to be cynical, but a lot of films appear to be written by eleven year old minds. Look at American Pie (1999). I mean, stick your dick in a pie, and you think that is a movie?

Spike Lee's body shape

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