Spike Lee

Born:  March 20, 1957, Atlanta, Georgia

 

1983:  Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads

1986:  She’s Gotta Have It

1988:  School Daze

1989:  Do The Right Thing

1990:  Mo’ Better Blues

1991:  Jungle Fever

1992:  Malcolm X

1994:  Crooklyn

1995:  Clockers, Lumiere and Company

1996:  Girl 6, Get On The Bus

1997:  4 Little Girls

1998:  He Got Game

1999:  Summer of Sam

2000:  The Original Kings of Comedy, Bamboozled

2002:  Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet, 25th Hour

2004:  She Hate Me

2005:  All the Invisible Children

2006:  Inside Man

2008:  Miracle at St. Anna

2009:  Passing Strange

2012:  Red Hook Summer, Bad 25

2013:  Old Boy

2014:  Go Brasil Go!

2014:  Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

2015:  Chi-Raq

2016:  Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall

2017:  Rodney King

2018:  Pass Over, BlacKkKlansman

2020:  Da 5 Bloods, American Utopia

 

Academy Awards:  Honorary Award (2015); Best Adapted Screenplay, BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Nominations:  Best Screenplay, Do The Right Thing (1989); Best Documentary Feature, 4 Little Girls (1997); Best Picture, BlacKkKlansman (2018); Best Director, BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Berlin Film Festival Nominations:  In Competition, Malcolm X (1992); Get On The Bus (1995); Bamboozled (2000); 25th Hour (2003)

Cannes Film Festival Award:  Grand Jury Prize, BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Nominations:  In Competition, Do The Right Thing (1989); Jungle Fever (1991)

Golden Globe Award Nominations:  Best Director, Do The Right Thing (1989); Best Screenplay, Do The Right Thing (1989); Best Director, BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Venice Film Festival Nominations:  In Competition, Mo’ Better Blues (1990); Clockers (1995)

 

Photo by David Shankbone