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Spike Lee

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Famous as :

Film director, actor

Birth Name :

Shelton Jackson Lee

Birth Date :

March 20, 1957

Birth Place :

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

Tonya Lewis (since 2-Oct-93)

Claim to fame :

As Mookie in "Do the Right Thing" (1989)

Latest News


The Obamas Helped Celebrate 'Do the Right Thing' 25th Anniversary

June 30, 2014 02:15:59 GMT

To mark the milestone 25th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing", a reception was held on Friday, June 27 on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The indie classic's director attended the affair to sign books, participate in a Q&A about the film and hear a message from the President of the United States and the First Lady.
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Kelly Rowland, Spike Lee and More Tapped for Pepsi's New Visual Album

May 13, 2014 03:34:56 GMT

Pepsi has tapped a few big names in both music and film for their just-announced visual album. Titled "Beats of the Beautiful Game", the project is made to celebrate soccer during the upcoming World Cup.
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Spike Lee to Turn 'She's Gotta Have It' Into Series for Showtime

May 07, 2014 05:00:11 GMT

is bringing his "She's Gotta Have It" into the small screen. The director/producer/writer is working on a comedy series, which is based on his 1986 first feature film debut, for Showtime.
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Spike Lee's Former Brooklyn Block Vandalized Following Gentrification Rant

March 01, 2014 01:57:55 GMT

A home on Washington Park in Fort Greene, 's former childhood home, and the house next door have been vandalized. The incident took place only three days after Lee ranted against gentrification in Brooklyn during an African-American History Month lecture at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute.
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Spike Lee Is Against Newcomers Taking Over His Former Neighborhood

February 27, 2014 15:05:46 GMT

Spike Lee made his view on gentrification clear during an African-American History Month lecture at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute on Tuesday, February 25. The director launched expletive rant against the newcomer influx to his former neighborhood in New York.
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Spike Lee Dismisses 'Oldboy' Poster Dispute

November 29, 2013 02:14:50 GMT

An artist has penned an open letter to Spike Lee alerting the director that some of the posters for "" were stolen from him. Now the helmer responds, insisting that "I Never Heard Of This Guy Juan Luis Garcia,If He Has A Beef It's Not With Me.I Did Not Hire Him,Do Not Know Him.Cheap Trick Writing To Me.YO."
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Spike Lee in Talks to Direct Justin Timberlake in 'Spinning Gold' Biopic

October 31, 2013 03:38:05 GMT

Oscar-nominated director is in early negotiations to helm Foresight Unlimited's "". It's a biopic of iconic music producer Neil Bogart where will take on the key role. The late record executive's son, Timothy Scott Bogart, writes the script and co-produces the project with Timberlake.
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Steven Soderbergh Puts $10K Into Spike Lee's Kickstarter

July 24, 2013 04:49:57 GMT

In just over 24 hours, Spike Lee's Kickstarter project has collected $100,726 of its $1.25 million goal as of this writing. As previously reported, the "" helmer launched a $1.25 million campaign for his upcoming yet-unnamed movie about people's addiction to blood. There are three backers who chose the highest level of contribution, and one of them turns out to be Steven Soderbergh.
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Video: Spike Lee Seeks Kickstarter Backing for New Film

July 23, 2013 01:42:54 GMT

Another famous Hollywood name turns to Kickstarter to fund his next project. Following in the footsteps of Rob Thomas and who have successfully raised money for "" movie and "" respectively, Spike Lee has just launched a $1.25 million campaign for a currently untitled film about people's addiction to blood. As of this writing, he has collected $28,555.
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Rise of Basketball Ticket Prices Tests Woody Allen and Spike Lee's Loyalty

March 14, 2011 08:39:40 GMT

Directors and 's dedication to their beloved New York Knicks basketball team will cost them dear next season in 2011-2012, ticket prices at home venue Madison Square Garden are on the rise.
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Spike Lee Praises Sean Penn for Haiti Charity Work

August 09, 2010 07:10:18 GMT

Director has lavished praise on for his dedication to the relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, insisting the Hollywood star has given up every aspect of his luxurious lifestyle to help those in need. The Oscar-winning "" actor co-founded the J/P HRO Haitian Relief Organization in the wake of the January disaster and has spent months in the Caribbean nation helping to distribute food and medical supplies and build schools and hospitals.
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