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Love him or hate him, most can agree that Spike Lee is one of the most talented, as well as polarizing filmmakers ever. Known for being opinionated both through his work as well as his own voice regarding issues of [[Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped|politics and race]], Lee tends to create pieces that usually tend to make the average person think, though the message is either wasted on some, or totally misinterpreted by others sometimes. Anything dubbed "A Spike Lee Joint" can come off as somewhat [[Anvilicious|heavy-handed or preachy]], but [[Your Mileage May Vary|it's all within the context that's it's viewed.]]
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Love him or hate him, most can agree that '''Spike Lee''' is one of the most talented, as well as polarizing filmmakers ever. Known for being opinionated both through his work as well as his own voice regarding issues of [[Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped|politics and race]], Lee tends to create pieces that usually tend to make the average person think, though the message is either wasted on some, or totally misinterpreted by others sometimes. Anything dubbed "A Spike Lee Joint" can come off as somewhat [[Anvilicious|heavy-handed or preachy]], but [[Your Mileage May Vary|it's all within the context that's it's viewed.]]
  
Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film a year<ref>This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films</ref>. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''[[25th Hour|Twenty Fifth Hour]]'' is often cited as one of his best films, but his next film, ''She Hate Me'', is considered one of his worst. His next film, ''[[Inside Man]]'', was his biggest hit yet. At that same time, he made the acclaimed documentary ''When the Levees Broke''. Despite this, he still had trouble getting two projects off the ground-a James Brown biopic and a film about the L.A. riots. When he did make another film, WWII tale ''Miracle at St. Anna'', it was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews among critics. Most recently, he has been chosen to direct an English-language remake of the South Korean thriller [[Oldboy]].
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Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film a year<ref>This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films</ref>. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. ''[[25th Hour|Twenty Fifth Hour]]'' is often cited as one of his best films, but his next film, ''She Hate Me'', is considered one of his worst. His next film, ''[[Inside Man]]'', was his biggest hit yet. At that same time, he made the acclaimed documentary ''When the Levees Broke''. Despite this, he still had trouble getting two projects off the ground-a James Brown biopic and a film about the L.A. riots. When he did make another film, WWII tale ''Miracle at St. Anna'', it was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews among critics.
  
 
He frequently acted in his earlier films. He played the lead role of Mookie in ''[[Do the Right Thing]]'' and major supporting roles in ''[[Malcolm X (film)|Malcolm X]]'', ''[[Girl 6]]'', and ''Mo' Better Blues''. One character he played, Mars Blackmon from ''She's Gotta Have It'', also appeared in ads for Nike.
 
He frequently acted in his earlier films. He played the lead role of Mookie in ''[[Do the Right Thing]]'' and major supporting roles in ''[[Malcolm X (film)|Malcolm X]]'', ''[[Girl 6]]'', and ''Mo' Better Blues''. One character he played, Mars Blackmon from ''She's Gotta Have It'', also appeared in ads for Nike.
  
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=== Selected Filmography: ===
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* ''[[She's Gotta Have It]]'' (1986)
 
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* ''[[School Daze]]'' (1988)
* ''[[Film/Shes Gotta Have It|Shes Gotta Have It]]'' (1986)
 
* ''[[Film/School Daze|School Daze]]'' (1988)
 
 
* ''[[Do the Right Thing]]'' (1989)
 
* ''[[Do the Right Thing]]'' (1989)
 
* ''[[Mo Better Blues]]'' (1990)
 
* ''[[Mo Better Blues]]'' (1990)
* ''[[Film/Jungle Fever|Jungle Fever]]'' (1991)
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* ''[[Jungle Fever]]'' (1991)
 
* ''[[Malcolm X (film)|Malcolm X]]'' (1992)
 
* ''[[Malcolm X (film)|Malcolm X]]'' (1992)
 
* ''[[Crooklyn]]'' (1994)
 
* ''[[Crooklyn]]'' (1994)
 
* ''[[Clockers]]'' (1995)
 
* ''[[Clockers]]'' (1995)
* ''[[Film/Girl 6|Girl 6]]'' (1996)
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* ''[[Girl 6]]'' (1996)
 
* ''[[He Got Game]]'' (1998)
 
* ''[[He Got Game]]'' (1998)
 
* ''[[Summer Of Sam]]'' (1999)
 
* ''[[Summer Of Sam]]'' (1999)
 
* ''[[Bamboozled]]'' (2000)
 
* ''[[Bamboozled]]'' (2000)
 
* ''[[The Original Kings of Comedy]]'' (2000)
 
* ''[[The Original Kings of Comedy]]'' (2000)
* ''[[25th Hour|Twenty Fifth Hour]]'' (2002)
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* ''[[25th Hour]]'' (2002)
 
* ''[[She Hate Me]]'' (2004)
 
* ''[[She Hate Me]]'' (2004)
 
* ''[[Inside Man]]'' (2006)
 
* ''[[Inside Man]]'' (2006)
* ''[[Film/Miracle At St Anna|Miracle At St Anna]]'' (2008)
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* ''[[Miracle at St. Anna]]'' (2008)
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* ''[[Kobe Doin' Work]]'' (2009)
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* ''[[Passing Strange]]'' (2009)
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* ''[[If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise]]'' (2010)
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* ''[[Red Hook Summer]]'' (2012)
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* ''[[Michael Jackson|Bad 25]]'' (2012)
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* ''[[Oldboy (2013 film)|Oldboy]]'' (2013)
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* ''[[Mike Tyson]]: Undisputed Truth'' (2013)
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* ''[[Da Sweet Blood of Jesus]]'' (2014)
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* ''[[Chi-Raq]]'' (2015)
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* ''[[Michael Jackson]]'s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall'' (2016)
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* ''[[Rodney King (film)|Rodney King]]'' (2017)
  
 
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[[Category:Directors]]
 
[[Category:Directors]]
 
[[Category:Spike Lee]]
 
[[Category:Spike Lee]]
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[[Category:Producers]]
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[[Category:Screenwriters]]
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[[Category:Actors]]

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Love him or hate him, most can agree that Spike Lee is one of the most talented, as well as polarizing filmmakers ever. Known for being opinionated both through his work as well as his own voice regarding issues of politics and race, Lee tends to create pieces that usually tend to make the average person think, though the message is either wasted on some, or totally misinterpreted by others sometimes. Anything dubbed "A Spike Lee Joint" can come off as somewhat heavy-handed or preachy, but it's all within the context that's it's viewed.

Throughout the 90s, he made at least one film a year[1]. This didn't carry through into the 00s, however. Twenty Fifth Hour is often cited as one of his best films, but his next film, She Hate Me, is considered one of his worst. His next film, Inside Man, was his biggest hit yet. At that same time, he made the acclaimed documentary When the Levees Broke. Despite this, he still had trouble getting two projects off the ground-a James Brown biopic and a film about the L.A. riots. When he did make another film, WWII tale Miracle at St. Anna, it was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews among critics.

He frequently acted in his earlier films. He played the lead role of Mookie in Do the Right Thing and major supporting roles in Malcolm X, Girl 6, and Mo' Better Blues. One character he played, Mars Blackmon from She's Gotta Have It, also appeared in ads for Nike.

Selected Filmography:
  1. This was because he was disappointed that African-American filmmakers tended to go a long time between films