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Born: March 20, 1957 (age 61) in Atlanta

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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.

His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.

Lee's movies have examined race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues.

Lee has received two Academy Award nominations and won numerous other awards, including an Emmy Award as well as the 2013 Gish Prize "for his brilliance and unwavering courage in using film to challenge conventional thinking."


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Oscar Nomination Predictions 2019: Look for ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Roma’ to Lead a Messy Field

oscar nomination predictions 2019: look for ‘a star is born’ and ‘roma’ to lead a messy field
Maybe the Oscar nominations can restore some clarity and civility to a messy and nasty awards season. But don’t count on it. This has been a rocky year for most awards contenders, with..
The Wrap - Published

Spike Lee Reminds People He Hired Women Long Before Regina King's Speech

Spike Lee has long been on board with Regina King's message. The If Beale Street Could Talk star, who took home her first Golden Globe earlier this month for Best Performance by a...
E! Online - Published

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Spike Lee Likes Awards But They Don't Come First [Video]Spike Lee Likes Awards But They Don't Come First  00:52

Director Spike Lee makes a very Spike Lee statement.

Celebrity Wire - Published

Spike Lee values 'impact' over awards [Video]Spike Lee values 'impact' over awards  00:51

Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee has insisted he considers the "impact" of his films to be more important than awards.

Bang Media World - Published

Yxng Bane - Slip N Slide [Music Video] | GRM Daily [Video]Yxng Bane - Slip N Slide [Music Video] | GRM Daily  03:40

✏️Yxng Bane & Timberland have collaborated on the music video for his single, Slip N Slide, taken from Yxng Bane’s brand new mixtape, HBK. Download / Stream:..

GRM Daily - Published

The Killers gave Spike Lee full reigns over Land Of The Free video [Video]The Killers gave Spike Lee full reigns over Land Of The Free video  01:07

The Killers gave Spike Lee full reigns over Land Of The Free video Brandon Flowers and co recently dropped the politically-charged anthem about the US-Mexican border wall, gun violence and..

Wibbitz - Bang Entertainment - Published

The Evolution of Samuel L. Jackson [Video]The Evolution of Samuel L. Jackson  07:00

  At 70 years old, the untouchable Samuel L. Jackson has five decades of experience, at least 125 films under his belt, and a networth of $220 million with no plans to stop anytime soon. Between..

NowThis News - Published

Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall [Video]Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall  00:20

"Do the Right Thing" and "BlacKkKlansman" director given full creative rein by the Las Vegas band to make the music video showing migrants trying to cross into the..

Rumble - Published

Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall [Video]Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall  00:20

"Do the Right Thing" and "BlacKkKlansman" director given full creative rein by the Las Vegas band to make the music video showing migrants trying to cross into the U.S. Rough cut (no reporter..

Reuters Studio - Published

THR's Full Uncensored Director Roundtable with Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuaron [Video]THR's Full Uncensored Director Roundtable with Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuaron  03:19

Ryan Coogler, Yorgos Lanthimos and Marielle Heller also joined in the Roundtable discussion.

The Hollywood Reporter - Published

John David Washington thought 'BlacKkKlansman' role was a joke [Video]John David Washington thought 'BlacKkKlansman' role was a joke  00:42

John David Washington has revealed that he thought Spike Lee was joking when he approached him with a role in BlacKkKlansman.

Cover Video - Published

John David Washington talks John David Washington talks "BlacKkKlansman's" "gut-punching" scene  04:59

For his role in Spike Lee's film "BlacKkKlansman," John David Washington received his first Golden Globe nomination for best actor. Based on a true story, Washington plays Ron Stallworth, the first..

CBS News - Published

'The Favourite' Leads BAFTA Nominations [Video]'The Favourite' Leads BAFTA Nominations  00:35

(CNN)"The Favourite," the 18th century period comedy-drama starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, looks set to dominate the UK's 2019 BAFTA Awards, gaining 12 nominations including best film, it was..

Wochit - Published

"The Favourite" and "A Star Is Born" lead BAFTA nominations  01:09

"The Favourite" led the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Wednesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Reuters Studio - Published

'Black Panther' Nominated for Writers Guild Award [Video]'Black Panther' Nominated for Writers Guild Award  00:35

'Black Panther' Nominated for Writers Guild Award

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Kevin Feige Addresses Significance Of Black Panther's Golden Globe Nomination [Video]Kevin Feige Addresses Significance Of Black Panther's Golden Globe Nomination  00:40

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says the “cultural impact” of the Golden Globe-nominated Black Panther is “certainly the most important victory we’ve ever had.” “We have high..

Wochit - Published

Sandra Oh wanted to be part of the change in Hollywood [Video]Sandra Oh wanted to be part of the change in Hollywood  01:14

Sandra Oh agreed to host the Golden Globe awards to "witness this moment of change" and be a part of something "real".

Bang Media World - Published

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Big Winner At Golden Globes [Video]'Bohemian Rhapsody' Big Winner At Golden Globes  00:40

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards have come to a close, which means the winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama has been announced. Taking home the coveted prize is Bohemian Rhapsody, a unique win..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

3 Times More Black Filmmakers Directed Top Films In 2018 [Video]3 Times More Black Filmmakers Directed Top Films In 2018  00:42

According to The Wrap, more black filmmakers dominated the box office in 2018. This includes directors like Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”), Spike Lee (“BlackKklansman”) and Antoine Fuqua..

Wochit - Published

Palm Springs Film Fest red carpet shines with celebs [Video]Palm Springs Film Fest red carpet shines with celebs  00:53

The stars of films tipped for Oscars hit the red carpet for the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Reuters Studio - Published

Denzel Washington's Son John David Reveals Mom Pauletta Will Be His Golden Globes Date (Exclusive) [Video]Denzel Washington's Son John David Reveals Mom Pauletta Will Be His Golden Globes Date (Exclusive)  02:19

ET caught up with the 34-year-old actor alongside Spike Lee at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Thursday.

Entertainment Tonight - Published

Boots Riley On 'Sorry to Bother You,' 'BlackKklansman' & Working With Guillermo del Toro  | In Studio [Video]Boots Riley On 'Sorry to Bother You,' 'BlackKklansman' & Working With Guillermo del Toro | In Studio  16:58

"It's not it's just historically inaccurate, it's that this movie is telling the opposite story of why the police infiltrated the Klan and telling the opposite story of what Ron Stallworth was doing,"..

The Hollywood Reporter - Published

Barack Obama’s Favorite Movies Made By Nonwhite Directors [Video]Barack Obama’s Favorite Movies Made By Nonwhite Directors  00:41

According to SFGate.com, "Barack Obama continues to be America’s pop culture president. On Friday, Obama shared his list of his 15 favorite movies of 2018, which featured nine directors who are..

Wochit - Published

Barack Obama's Favorite Movies Of 2018 [Video]Barack Obama's Favorite Movies Of 2018  00:38

Former president Barack Obama has released his annual list of favorite books, music, and movies. This year, Obama picked 15 movies that hit theaters in 2018. According to Business Insider, his choices..

Wochit - Published

What Are The Top Films Of 2018? [Video]What Are The Top Films Of 2018?  00:37

The end of the year means critics are releasing their lists of the top ten movies of the year. What films are topping most critics lists? The Favourite, which Vince Mancini of Uproxx called "probably..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Samuel L. Jackson celebrates 70th with birthday bash [Video]Samuel L. Jackson celebrates 70th with birthday bash  00:55

Samuel L. Jackson celebrates 70th with birthday bash The 'Snakes on a Plane' actor marked the upcoming milestone with the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, George Lucas, Spike Lee and Anne Hathaway, whilst..

Wibbitz - Bang Entertainment - Published

 

Spike Lee values 'impact' over awards


ContactMusic - Published

Spike Lee on directing The Killers anti-Trump anthem 'Land of the Free'

'Over 800,000 Americans are on their fourth week of not receiving a check. People are hurting'
Independent - Published

Spike Lee and The Killers to make Trump protest video

spike lee and the killers to make trump protest video
Rockers The Killers have teamed up with film director Spike Lee to make the music video for their latest song, ‘Land Of The Free’, a protest against President Donald Trump’s planned wall on..
WorldNews - Published

Spike Lee Talks Killers' 'Land of the Free' Music Video: 'It's a Protest Song'

The same night Academy voters were casting their last-minute Oscar ballots before their deadline, hopeful nominees came together at a reception in...
Billboard.com - Published

Boots Riley, Tanya Saracho and Callie Khouri to Be Honored at Final Draft Awards

boots riley, tanya saracho and callie khouri to be honored at final draft awards
Screenwriters Boots Riley, Callie Khouri and Tanya Saracho will the honorees at the 2019 Final Draft Awards, which recognizes achievements in screenwriting, the company Final Draft announced on..
The Wrap - Published

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops Nominations for Visual Effects Society Awards

‘avengers: infinity war’ tops nominations for visual effects society awards
“Avengers: Infinity War” leads all films in nominations for the Visual Effects Society’s 17th Annual VES Awards, which were announced on Tuesday. The Marvel movie received six nominations, one..
The Wrap - Published

Killers Release Song Critical Of Political Climate Under Trump

The Killers have released a song critical of the current political climate in the United States under the Trump administration, including the proposed wall at the Mexican border, gun control laws and..
RTTNews - Published

The Killers’ politically charged song ‘Land of the Free’ condemns border wall, confronts gun violence

The Killers’ newest song “Land of the Free” with a music video directed by Spike Lee criticized the border wall proposed by President Trump.
FOXNews.com - Published

Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall

Rockers The Killers have teamed up with film director Spike Lee to make the music video for their latest song, "Land Of The Free", a protest against President Donald Trump's planned wall on the..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

The Killers gave Spike Lee full reigns over Land Of The Free video


ContactMusic - Published

The Killers Share Politicised New Single 'Land Of The Free'

It tackles gun ownership, Trump's wall, and more... *The Killers* have shared their politicised new single 'Land Of The Free' - tune in now. The Las Vegas band have been inspired to head back..
Clash - Published

The Killers Takes Aim at Donald Trump in Spike Lee-Directed Music Video for 'Land of the Free'

Said to be inspired by current events and recent national tragedies, the promo for the band's political song captures scenes of migrant families trying to make their way to become American citizens.
AceShowbiz - Published

‘Twilight Zone': DeWanda Wise and Jessica Williams Become the Latest to Join Jordan Peele’s Reboot

‘twilight zone': dewanda wise and jessica williams become the latest to join jordan peele’s reboot
Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone” for CBS All Access continues to fill out its cast list, with DeWanda Wise and Jessica Williams the latest to enter the fifth..
The Wrap - Published

'BlacKkKlansman' Co-Stars Adam Driver & John David Washington Attend Critics' Choice Awards 2019!

Adam Driver and John David Washington are looking stylish! The BlacKkKlansman stars were in attendance at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday (January 13) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica,..
Just Jared - Published

Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 Winners List: ‘Roma’ Takes Best Picture

critics’ choice awards 2019 winners list: ‘roma’ takes best picture
“Roma” has been named the best film of 2018 at the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards, reinforcing its position as the clear critical favorite among the year’s films. The awards were presented on..
The Wrap - Published

'BlacKkKlansman' star Adam Driver recalls KKK presence in Indiana hometown

"BlacKkKlansman" star Adam Driver's role in the Spike Lee smash may have hit closer to home for him than for his co-stars.
FOXNews.com - Published

John David Washington talks "BlacKkKlansman's" "gut-punching" scene

For his role in Spike Lee's film "BlacKkKlansman," John David Washington received his first Golden Globe nomination for best actor. Based on a true story, Washington plays Ron Stallworth, the first..
CBS News - Published

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