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Spike Lee

Lee at the New York City premiere of his film, She Hate Me, on June 24, 2004.
Born March 20, 1957 (1957-03-20) (age 50)
Flag of the United States Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. He also teaches film at New York University and Columbia University. His production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 358 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (458 × 766 pixel, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Director Spike Lee at the New York City premiere of his film, She Hate Me. ... She Hate Me (2004) is a LGBT feature film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, and Ellen Barkin. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... 4 Little Girls is a 1997 documentary about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. It was directed by Spike Lee and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Categories: | | | | ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Atlanta redirects here. ... An Emmy Award. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Society (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... Alma Mater Columbia University in the City of New York is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... [[Image:40Acreandamulefilmworks. ...

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Early life

Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Bill Lee, a jazz musician and Mary, a school teacher.[citation needed] Lee moved with his family to Brooklyn when he was a small child. The Fort Greene neighborhood is home of Lee's production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, and other Lee-owned or related businesses. As a child, his mother nicknamed him "Spike." In Brooklyn, he attended John Dewey High School. Lee enrolled in Morehouse College where he made his first student film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn. He took film courses at Clark Atlanta University and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication from Morehouse College. He then enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He graduated in 1982 with a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Television. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Bill Lee (born July 23, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American musician. ... A jazz musician is someone who plays or sings jazz music. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study, lesson plan, or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... [[Image:40Acreandamulefilmworks. ... // John Dewey High School is a public school in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, founded and based on the educational principles of John Dewey. ... Morehouse College is a private, four-year, all-male, historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a private institution of higher education in Atlanta, Georgia. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... Mass communication is the term used to describe the academic study of various means by which individuals and entities relay information to large segments of the population all at once through mass media. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University (NYU). ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ...


Film career

Lee's thesis film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, was the first student film to be showcased in Lincoln Center's New Directors New Films Festival. The film went on to win NYU's prestigious Wasserman Award and a Student Academy Award.[citation needed] This article is about the thesis in academia. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... The Wasserman Award is NYU Film School’s top honor in recognition for outstanding achievement in film. ... The Student Academy Awards are awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to filmmakers at the undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily in the United States. ...


In 1985, Lee began work on his first feature film, She's Gotta Have It. With a budget of $175,000, the film was shot in two weeks. When the film was released in 1986, it grossed over $7,000,000 at the U.S. box office. [1] A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Shes Gotta Have It is a 1986 comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...


She's Gotta Have It would also lead Lee down a second career avenue. After marketing executives from Nike saw and liked the movie,[2] Lee was offered a job directing commercials for Nike. What they had in mind specifically was pairing Lee's character from She's Gotta Have It, the Michael Jordan-loving Mars Blackmon, with Jordan himself as their marketing campaign for the Air Jordan line. Later, Lee would be a central figure in the controversy surrounding the inner-city rash of violence involving Air Jordans. [3] Lee countered that instead of blaming manufacturers of apparel, "deal with the conditions that make a kid put so much importance on a pair of sneakers, a jacket and gold". Lee, through the marketing wing of his production company, has also directed commercials for Converse, Jaguar, Taco Bell and Ben & Jerry's. Nike, Inc. ... Air Jordans, also known as Jordans, Js or AJs, or MJs are a brand of shoes originally worn by legendary basketball player, Michael Jordan. ... For other uses, see Converse (disambiguation). ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry. ... Taco Bell Corp. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Lee's movies have examined race relations, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and political issues. Many of his films include a distinctive use of music. Lee's father is a jazz bassist and is responsible for the music in some of his son's films, including Mo' Better Blues starring Denzel Washington.[citation needed] Race relations is the area of sociology that studies the social, political, and economic relations between races at all different levels of society. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ...


In 2007 Lee traveled to Tuscany, Italy to prepare a film about the all-African-American "Buffalo" regiment in World War II, and the German S.S. massacre at Sant'Anna di Stazzema.[citation needed] For other uses, see Tuscany (disambiguation). ... Saddle and accessories of the Buffalo Soldier. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... SantAnna di Stazzema is a village in Italian Tuscany where, on August 12, 1944, SS of 16. ...


Awards, honors and nominations

Lee's film Do the Right Thing was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1989. His documentary 4 Little Girls was nominated for the Best Feature Documentary Academy Award in 1997. This article is about the 1989 film. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... 4 Little Girls is a 1997 documentary about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. It was directed by Spike Lee and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Categories: | | | | ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


On May 2, 2007, the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival honored Spike Lee with the San Francisco Film Society's Directing Award. Lee received an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Long Island University Brooklyn campus, in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday, May 10, 2007.[citation needed]


Trademarks

This article is about the borough of New York City. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Clockers is a 1995 film directed by Spike Lee. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ... The logo for When the Levees Broke shows the title on a depiction of a damaged New Orleans street sign When the Levees Broke, subtitled A Requiem in Four Acts is a 2006 documentary film directed by Spike Lee, about the devastation of New Orleans, Louisiana due to the failure... A Camera Dolly is a specialized piece of film equipment that looks like a little car. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the 2006 film by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington. ... Mehki Phifer was born December 29, 1974 in Harlem, New York. ... Clockers is a 1995 film directed by Spike Lee. ... Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. ... School Daze is a 1988 musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell. ... Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Anna Helene Paquin (born July 24, 1982) is an Academy Award-winning and Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Canadian actress. ... This article is about the film. ... This article is about the film. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, is a former major league baseball player. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Clockers is a 1995 film directed by Spike Lee. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Summer of Sam is a 1999 film about the Son of Sam serial murders. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... She Hate Me (2004) is a LGBT feature film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, and Ellen Barkin. ...

Recurring actors

A select group of actors have appeared in numerous Spike Lee productions, including:

  • Danny Aiello (Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Clockers, She Hate Me)
  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Clockers, Girl 6, Get on the Bus, He Got Game, Bamboozled)
  • Ossie Davis (School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X (narrating the actual eulogy he delivered at Malcolm X's funeral), Get on the Bus, 4 Little Girls, She Hate Me]
  • Giancarlo Esposito (School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Malcolm X)
  • Michael Imperioli (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers, Girl 6, Summer of Sam (which he co-wrote with Lee and Victor Colicchio)]
  • Samuel L. Jackson (School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever)
  • Joie Lee (She's Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Crooklyn, Girl 6, Get on the Bus, Summer of Sam, She Hate Me)
  • Lonette McKee (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, He Got Game, She Hate Me)
  • Bill Nunn (School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, He Got Game)
  • Roger Guenveur Smith (School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Get on the Bus, He Got Game, Summer of Sam, A Huey P. Newton Story)
  • John Turturro (Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Clockers, Girl 6, He Got Game, Summer of Sam, She Hate Me)
  • Denzel Washington (Mo' Better Blues, Malcolm X, He Got Game, Inside Man)
  • Isaiah Washington (Crooklyn, Clockers, Girl 6, Get on the Bus)
  • Steve White (Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Malcolm X, Clockers, Get on the Bus)
  • Charlie Murphy (Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever)

Danny Aiello Daniel Louis Aiello, Jr. ... Thomas Jefferson Byrd (born in Georgia), is an American actor. ... Ossie Davis in The Green Pastures, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African American film actor, director and social activist. ... Giancarlo Esposito (b. ... James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York) is an Italian-American actor who is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ... Joie Lee (born Joie Susannah Lee on June 22, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American screenwriter, film producer, film director and actress. ... Lonette McKee (born July 22, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American television and film actress. ... Bill Nunn (born October 20, 1953) is an African American actor. ... Roger Guenveur Smith in Final Destination (2000) Roger Guenveur Smith (born July 27, 1959 in Berkeley, California) is an American writer, director, and actor. ... John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Men of Respect (1991), Monday Night Mayhem (1999), Secret Window (2004), The Bronx is Burning... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Isaiah Washington IV (born August 3, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ... Steve White is an African-American stand-up comedian and actor best known for his roles in Spike Lees films. ... Charles Charlie Quinton Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American writer, actor, and stand-up comedian known for his role on the American television program Chappelles Show. ...

Public figures as actors

Several well-known public figures have appeared in Spike Lee films portraying characters other than themselves, particularly in Malcolm X. They include Public figure is a legal term applied in the context of defamation actions (libel and slander). ...

Not to be confused with Ray Alan or Allan Ray. ... Travis Eric Best (born 12 July 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at Georgia Institute of Technology, he was drafted 23rd overall in the 1995 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. ... Mark Breland (born May 11, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) was a world champion boxer, who won five New York Golden Gloves Titles and a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. ... Ulrich Alexander (Rick) Fox (born July 24, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player. ... Evander Real Deal Holyfield (born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple world champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. ... William Moses Kunstler (July 7, 1919 - September 4, 1995) was a American jurist, self-described radical lawyer and civil rights activist. ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela (disambiguation). ... Bobby Seale Bobby Seale (born October 22, 1936) is an American civil rights activist, who along with Dr. Huey P. Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party For Self Defense in 1966. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Wyatt Tee Walker (born 1929) was a United States black civil rights leader. ...

Controversy

Lee has never shied away from controversial statements and actions involving race relations. In 2002, after headline-grabbing remarks made by Mississippi Senator Trent Lott regarding Senator Strom Thurmond's failed presidential bid, Lee charged that Lott was a "card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan" on ABC's Good Morning America.[4] Race relations is the area of sociology that studies the social, political, and economic relations between races at all different levels of society. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Chester Trent Lott, Sr. ... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as governor of South Carolina and as a United States Senator representing that state. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


Lee was the executive producer of the 1995 film New Jersey Drive, which depicted young African-American auto thieves in northern New Jersey. At the time, the city of Newark had the highest automobile theft rate in the country, and Newark mayor Sharpe James refused to allow filming of New Jersey Drive within the city limits. Years later in the hotly-contested 2002 Newark mayoral campaign, Lee endorsed James's opponent, Cory Booker. “NJ” redirects here. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... Motor vehicle theft is a crime of theft. ... Sharpe James (born February 20, 1936) is a State Senator for the 29th Legislative District and was 35th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. ... Street Fight is an Academy Award-nominated documentary about Cory Bookers ultimately unsuccessful 2002 run against Sharpe James for mayor of Newark, New Jersey by filmmaker Marshall Curry. ... Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is the current Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. ...


In May of 1999 The New York Post reported that Lee said of National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston be shot, "Shoot him with a .44 Bulldog." Lee contended, "I intended it as ironic, as a joke to show how violence begets more violence," Lee said Thursday. "I told everyone there it was a joke. I said I did not want to read in the papers, 'Shoot Charlton Heston.'" Insisting that he has no reason to apologize, Lee further explained that the remark was in response to a question about whether Hollywood was responsible for the then-recent rash of school shootings, saying, "The problem is guns," he said. Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey issued a statement condemning Lee as having "nothing to offer the debate on school violence except more violence and more hate."[5] The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The majority leader is a term used in congressional systems for the chamber leader of the party in control of a legislature. ... Richard Keith Dick Armey (born July 7, 1940 in Cando, North Dakota) is a former U.S. Representative from Texas 26th Congressional District (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). ...


In 2003, Lee filed suit against the Spike TV television network claiming that they were capitalizing on his fame by using his name for their network. The injunction order filed by Spike Lee was eventually lifted. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ...


More recently, Lee commented on the federal government's response to the 2005 Hurricane Katrina catastrophe. Responding to a CNN anchor's question as to whether the government intentionally ignored the plight of black Americans during the disaster, Lee replied, "It's not too far-fetched. I don't put anything past the United States government. I don't find it too far-fetched that they tried to displace all the black people out of New Orleans." On Real Time with Bill Maher Spike cited the government's past atrocities including the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.[citation needed] This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ... The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male[1] also known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Pelkola Syphilis Study, Public Health Service Syphilis Study or the Tuskegee Experiments was a clinical study, conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which 399 (plus 201 control group without...


Spike Lee is well-known for his devotion to the New York Knicks professional basketball team. Much of the blame for the Knicks' loss (93-86 to the Indiana Pacers) in Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, in which "Knick-killer" Reggie Miller scored 25 points in the 4th quarter, was given to Lee. Lee was apparently taunting Miller throughout the 4th quarter, and Miller responded by making shot after shot. Miller also gave the choke sign to Lee. The headline of the New York Daily News the next day sarcastically said, "Thanks A Lot Spike". [6] “Knicks” redirects here. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball Association Conference Finals occur at the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs when the final four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences face off. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Lee's movie School Daze included a reference to two groups of people, the "Jigaboos" (darker-skinned African-American women) and the "Wannabes" (lighter-skinned African-American women). This reference was used on Don Imus's radio show on April 4, 2007, in reference to the Rutgers vs. Tennessee NCAA ladies' basketball teams. This reference was part of a controversial on-air conversation with his producer, Bernard McGuirk, that led to the firing of Imus on April 12, 2007. School Daze is a 1988 musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell. ... John Donald Don Imus, Jr. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Personal life

Lee and his wife, attorney Tonya Lewis, had their first child, daughter Satchel, in December 1994.[7] An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ...


Lee is a well known supporter of the New York Knicks basketball team and can often be seen courtside at home games. He is also a fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.[citation needed] “Knicks” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...


Lee is also one of the biggest supporters of world soccer giants Inter Milan; in 2005 he became the 40,000th ticket holder of the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy -- the second year in a row that Spike Lee has owned an Inter Milan season ticket. He is also an avid Arsenal F.C. fan; he also volunteers as an assistant coach for a children's soccer team called Arsenal at Chelsea Piers, Manhattan, where his son Jackson is one of the players.[citation needed] Football Club Internazionale Milano (commonly, but incorrectly, known as Inter Milan) is an Italian football club, playing in the Serie A (first division). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ticket (unseparated) of the Kurkino in Berchtesgaden CeBIT Home 1998 student day ticket with barcode A Parisians transport ticket A ticket to the 2003 Rugby World Cup sporting event. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Football Club Internazionale Milano (commonly, but incorrectly, known as Inter Milan) is an Italian football club, playing in the Serie A (first division). ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... A football team is the collective name given to a number of players who play together in a football game, be it association football (soccer), rugby, Australian football, American football, Gaelic football, or other version of football. ...


Selected filmography (as director)

Feature films

Shes Gotta Have It is a 1986 comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. ... School Daze is a 1988 musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ... Jungle Fever is a 1991 film directed by Spike Lee and starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Crooklyn is a semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Spike Lee that was released in 1994. ... Clockers is a 1995 film directed by Spike Lee, based on the novel Clockers by Richard Price. ... Girl 6 is a 1996 film by American director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. ... Get on the Bus is a 1996 film about a group of African-American men who are taking a cross-country bus trip in order to participate in the Million Man March. ... 4 Little Girls is a 1997 documentary about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. It was directed by Spike Lee and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Categories: | | | | ... He Got Game is a 1998 drama-sports film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Ray Allen as a father and son trying to reconcile on the eve of the sons graduation from a Coney Island high school, and under pressure to decide which college basketball scholarship... Summer of Sam is a 1999 film about the Son of Sam serial murders. ... The Original Kings of Comedy is a 2000 stand-up comedy film, directed by Spike Lee, and features the comedy routines of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. ... Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fall-out from the shows success. ... This article is about the film. ... Ten minutes older is a 2002 film project resulting in two different films called The Trumpet and The Cello. ... She Hate Me (2004) is a LGBT feature film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, and Ellen Barkin. ... All the Invisible Children is a collection of short films which premiered at the 2005 Venice Film Festival. ... This article is about the 2006 film by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington. ... Miracle at S. Anna is a film to be released in 2009 set in World War II directed by Spike Lee and written by James McBride. ...

Television

Freak is a 1998 film directed by Spike Lee. ... A Huey P. Newton Story is a 2001 film directed by Spike Lee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sucker Free City is a 2004 film directed by Spike Lee. ... Miracles Boys is a six part mini-series based on a novel of the same name, by Jacqueline Woodson, shown on The N in 2005. ... The logo for When the Levees Broke shows the title on a depiction of a damaged New Orleans street sign When the Levees Broke, subtitled A Requiem in Four Acts is a 2006 documentary film directed by Spike Lee, about the devastation of New Orleans, Louisiana due to the failure... Shark is an American television show that is a part of the new crop of CBS shows in the Fall 2006 line up. ... Dave Chappelle Chappelles Show is a sketch comedy series starring Dave Chappelle, a comedian (previously) best known for his role as Thurgood Jenkins in the stoner film Half Baked. ...

Music videos

Joseph Biggie Grand Saddler (born January 1, 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is a American hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ... Melle Mel (born Melvin Glover on May 15, 1962 in Bronx, New York ) is a hip-hop musician, one of the pioneers of old school hip hop as a lyricist & as lead rapper of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. ... It has been suggested that White Lines (Duran Duran song) be merged into this article or section. ... Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958) is a eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum rhythm and blues and soul singer and songwriter, renowned for her soaring alto vocal range. ... Experience Unlimited (EU) was a Washington, DC go-go band that enjoyed its height of popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... School Daze is a 1988 musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... For the Isley Brothers song, see Fight the Power, Pt. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Tribe Called Quest is a critically acclaimed and highly-influential American hip-hop group, formed in 1988. ... Scenario was the third single from A Tribe Called Quests second album The Low End Theory. ... For another person sometimes known as The Artist, see Michael Haynes III. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician. ... The New Power Generation (or NPG for short) is the current backing group of musician Prince. ... Money Dont Matter 2 Night is a song by Prince and the New Power Generation from 1991. ... Arrested Development is an American progressive hip hop group, founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Naughty by Nature is an American Hip hop group that at the time of its formation in 1991 consisted of Treach, Vin Rock, and the DJ Kay Gee. ... Hip Hop Hooray is the title of a number-one hip hop single by group Naughty By Nature in 1993. ... Buckshot LeFonque Buckshot LeFonque was a musical group project of Branford Marsalis. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... They Dont Care About Us was the third US single and fourth European single released from American pop and R&B singer-songwriter Michael Jacksons 1995 album, HIStory. ...

References

  1. ^ Box Office & Business page for She's Gotta Have It at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Kindred, Dave; "Mars points NBA to next Milky Way - advertising character Mars Blackmon"; findarticles.com; July 21, 1997.
  3. ^ http://chucksconnection.com/articles/ConverseArt08.html
  4. ^ "Spike Lee Blasts Trent Lott" ABC News; December 19, 2002.
  5. ^ "Living foot to mouth"; salon.com; May 28, 1999.
  6. ^ Fitzgerald, Sharon; "Spike Lee: fast forward"; findarticles.com; Oct-Nov, 1995
  7. ^ "Milestones", Time Magazine, December 19, 1994. Retrieved on 2007-07-22. 
  8. ^ Information on the Untitled Inside Man sequel at the Internet Movie Database

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Spike Lee was born Shelton Lee in 1957, in Atlanta Georgia.
Lee went on to produce the jazz biopic Mo' Better Blues (1990), which is often considered heavy handed, but still good, and did not seem to be as controversial as his previous efforts, but showed his talent for directing and acting, and was the first of many Spike Lee films to feature Denzel Washington.
Lee's next film was the self-titled biography of Malcolm X (1992), which had Denzel Washington portraying the civil rights leader.
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