Knowledge Identifier: +Spike_Lee
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1957.
Countries: United States (79%), (7%), U.S. (3%)
Linked to: Morehouse College, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Clark Atlanta University
Richard Farina - His best-known songs are, "Pack Up Your Sorrows" and "Birmingham Sunday", the latter of which was recorded by Joan Baez and became better known after it became the theme song to Spike Lee's film, "4 Little Girls", a documentary about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Alabama during 1963
Darryl M. Bell - "'Darryl M. Bell"' is an American actor best known for his role as Brother X-Ray Vision in the 1988 Spike Lee film, "School Daze" and as Ron Johnson, Jr. on the NBC sitcom, "A Different World"
Joan Baez - Her recording of the song "Birmingham Sunday" ,written by her brother-in-law, Richard Fariña, was used in the opening of "4 Little Girls" , Spike Lee's documentary film about the four young victims killed in the 1963 bombing
Bill Lee (musician) - The family feud began in 1976, when Spike Lee's mother Jacquelyn died of cancer and Susan Kaplan moved in with Bill
Cinema of the United States - American independent cinema was revitalized in the late 1980s and early 1990s when another new generation of moviemakers, including Spike Lee, Steven_Soderbergh, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino made movies like, respectively: "Do the Right Thing"; "Sex, Lies, and Videotape"; "Clerks"; and "Reservoir Dogs"
Do the Right Thing - The site's critical consensus reads, "Smart, vibrant and urgent without being didactic, "Do the Right Thing" is one of Spike Lee's most fully realized efforts -- and one of the most important films of the 1980s
Pizza delivery - Several feature films use pizza delivery prominently, including the 1984 comedy "Delivery Boys", the Spike Lee 1989 film "Do the Right Thing", and the 2000 comedy film "Dude, Where's My Car-"
Nelson George - He first got involved in film when, in 1986, he helped to finance director Spike Lee's debut feature "She's Gotta Have It"
Tracy Camilla Johns - She is best known for her leading role as Nola Darling in Spike Lee's 1986 film "She's Gotta Have It"
She's Gotta Have It - "'She's Gotta Have It"' is a 1986 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee
Do the Right Thing - "'Do the Right Thing"' is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who played the part of Mookie in the film
Do the Right Thing - Official Trailerwww.youtube.com
After the 1990 release of Mo' Better Blues, Lee was accused of antisemitism by the Anti-Defamation League and several film critics, who pointed to the characters of club owners Josh and Moe Flatbush in the film, which have been described as "Shylocks".
Dead Poets Society - On their Oscar Nomination edition of "Siskel & Ebert", both Gene Siskel and Ebert disagreed with Williams' Oscar nomination, with Ebert saying that he would have swapped Williams with either Matt Dillon for "Drugstore Cowboy" or John Cusack for "Say Anything", and on their "If We Picked the Winners" special in March of 1990, Ebert chose the film's Best Picture nomination as the worst nomination of the year, believing it took a slot that could have have gone to Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing"
Denzel Washington - Washington's signature in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre1991, Washington starred as Bleek Gilliam in the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues.
Kevin Brown (author) - Commissioned in 1993, just after the release of Spike Lee's movie on the same subject, Brown's second book attempts to chronicle the rise and fall of Malcolm X as well as that of rival leader Martin Luther King against the backdrop of the civil rights and black nationalist movements
Keith David - He played the character of Kirby, the one legged war veteran, in the acclaimed 1995 Hughes Brothers film "Dead Presidents", and he appeared in the 1995 Spike Lee's film "Clockers", and followed this up with roles in big films such as "Volcano", "Armageddon", "There's Something About Mary", "Pitch Black", "Barbershop", "Agent Cody Banks", "The Chronicles of Riddick", "Crash", "ATL", "Delta Farce" and "First Sunday"
Theresa Randle - In 1996, Theresa earned her first starring role in Spike Lee's film "Girl 6", playing a young out-of-work actress who gets caught up in the seductive yet dark world of phone sex
Wendell Pierce - Pierce appeared in Spike Lee's 1996 film "Get on the Bus", and Forrest Whitaker's "Waiting to Exhale" a year earlier
His documentary 4 Little Girls was nominated for the Best Feature Documentary Academy Award in 1997.
Ray Allen - Allen has acted in two films, including a lead role in the 1998 Spike Lee film "He Got Game"
Rick Fox - Fox had a role as the ladies man Chick Deagan in the 1998 film "He Got Game" film directed by Spike Lee
David Berkowitz - The Spike Lee drama "Summer of Sam" was released in 1999 with actor Michael Badalucco in the role of Son of Sam. The film depicts the tensions that develop in a Bronx neighborhood during the shootings, and Berkowitz's part is largely symbolic
Willie Best - Best's "Sleep n' Eat" moniker surfaced again in the 2000 motion picture satire "Bamboozled", directed by Spike Lee
Stevie Wonder - In 2000, Stevie Wonder contributed two new songs to the soundtrack for Spike Lee's "Bamboozled" album
Roger Guenveur Smith - A performance was later filmed by Spike Lee and released in 2001
Huey P. Newton - The one-man play later was made into an award-winning 2001 film directed by Spike Lee
Vladimir Kozlov - He appeared in the second season of the HBO drama series "The Wire", as well as "Roksalana" and "It's Not To Easy" on Ukrainian TV. In 2002, he appeared in Spike Lee's film "25th Hour", playing a Russian mafia enforcer
Special Ed - He was later a member of Crooklyn Dodgers, an ad hoc group who came together to perform for the Spike Lee films "Clockers" and "Crooklyn", and he performed "Crooklyn" with Shillz on the 2003 compilation album "MuskaBeatz"
Kim Director - Kim reunited with Spike Lee for the film "She Hate Me" in 2004
Anthony Mackie - Mackie would later go on to star as a man who struggles to adjust to the world he's created after becoming a corporate whistleblower and later starting a business impregnating lesbians for a fee in Spike Lee's 2004 film "She Hate Me"
Brian Atwater - Time Magazine nominated him as one of the 100 most influential people in 2005, along with the likes of Spike Lee and Ziyi Zhang
Wendell Pierce - An interview with him is featured in Spike Lee's 2006 HBO documentary "When the Levees Broke", regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Tyler Perry - Despite praising Perry in 2006, in 2009 director Spike Lee criticized his work when interviewed by Ed Gordon on "Our World with Black Enterprise", saying, "Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is 'coonery' and buffoonery
Sukhwinder Singh - It was featured in the musical "Bombay Dreams" and, in remixed arrangements, in the titles and credits segments of Spike Lee's 2006 film, "Inside Man"
Inside Man - "'Inside Man"' is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz
Derrick Hodge - Derrick was a contributing composer for the original musical score of "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts", an HBO documentary produced by Spike Lee, aired in August 2006, as well as choral arranger for the ending credits of "Miracle At St. Anna" directed by Lee. He was sole composer of the score for the documentary film "Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans" directed by Dawn Logsdon, co-directed/written by Lolis Eric Elie and released in 2008
Air Jordan - In 2007, Jordan Brand collaborated with director Spike Lee to release a limited pair of "Air Jordan III"s the "Do The Right Thing" movie poster
Robert John Burke - Burke portrayed Gen. Ned Almond, commanding general of the 92nd Div., Buffalo Soldiers, in the 2008 Spike Lee film "Miracle at St. Anna"
Generation Engage - Video of GenerationEngage $iChat conversations with prominent civic leaders, like President Bill Clinton, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Coretta Scott King, Spike Lee, Vice President Al Gore, major 2008 presidential candidates, numerous local civic leaders, and representatives of international aid organizations, can viewed at ://www
Babelgum Online Film Festival - The jury viewed 10 highest-rated entries in each category, and chose the top three in each category to present to Spike Lee. Lee made the final selection and presented the winners with their awards at a ceremony on May 20, 2008
Ronald Mallett - In June 2008, motion picture director Spike Lee's production company announced it had acquired the film rights to Mallett's book
During a lecture at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada on February 11, 2009, Lee criticized how some in the black community wrongfully associate "intelligence with acting white, and ignorance with acting black", admonishing students and parents to maintain more positive attitudes in order to follow their dreams and achieve their goals
Clarke Peters - He played Nelson Mandela in the 2009 film, "Endgame", and Bishop Enoch in Spike Lee's 2012 film, "Red Hook Summer"
La La (entertainer) - They were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani's in New York before 320 guests, including Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Ciara, Trina, Chris Paul, Amar'e Stoudemire, Serena Williams, Kenyon Martin, Hakim Warrick, Jim Boeheim, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Spike Lee, and LeBron James
Summer of Sam - According to film academic R. Barton Palmer in 2011, it continues to be widely viewed as Spike Lee's most controversial film, "issuing a cynical appeal to trashy tastes", which has "prevented some critics from according it more than cursory consideration
In March 2012, after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Spike Lee was one of many people who used Twitter to circulate a message which claimed to give the home address of the shooter
Hannah Ware - In 2013, she was cast in ABC drama series "Betrayal" as lead character, and she appeared in Spike Lee's thriller film "Oldboy"
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus - "'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus"' is a 2014 romantic horror comedy film directed by Spike Lee
Dave Chappelle - In 2015, Chappelle will appear in the Spike Lee film, "Chi-Raq", his first film role in 13 years
Amazon Studios - In July 2015, Amazon announced it had acquired Spike Lee's new film, "Chi-Raq", as its first Amazon Original Movie
Robert John Burke - He played the Colorado Springs chief of police in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" in 2018
The Killers - On January 14, 2019, the band released the standalone track, "Land of the Free", the official music video for which was directed by Spike Lee