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Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres & 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 won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award. He has also received two Academy Award nominations. Spike Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Jacqueline Carroll (née Shelton), a teacher of arts and black literature, and William James Edward Lee III, a jazz musician and composer. When he was a child, the family moved to Brooklyn, New York. When he was a child, his mother nicknamed him "Spike." In Brooklyn, he attended John Dewey High School. Lee enrolled in Morehouse College, a historically black college, where he made his first student film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn. He took film courses at Clark Atlanta University and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication from Morehouse. He did graduate work at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film &

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The Oscars -- Academy Members Vote ... We'll Be Less White

The Oscars
Academy Members Vote ... We'll Be Less White

The Motion Picture Academy is getting some "brothas on the wall" -- to quote Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" -- after unanimously voting to increase its minority and female membership.… READ MORE >

Spike Lee -- Hollywood Needs a 'Rooney Rule'

Spike Lee
Hollywood Needs a Rooney Rule

Spike Lee says Hollywood needs to take its cue from the NFL -- forcing studios to institute a "Rooney Rule" ... requiring studios to greenlight a certain number of movies featuring minorities. Lee… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Spike Lee -- I Never Called for Oscar Boycott (VIDEO)

Spike Lee
I Never Called for Oscar Boycott

Spike Lee has corrected the media for reporting he was calling for an Oscar boycott. Spike appeared on 'GMA' and made it clear ... blasting the Academy for shutting out black actors and… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Motion Picture Academy Prez:  I Hear You ... We'll Change, I Promise!

Motion Pic Academy Prez
I Hear You ... We'll Change, I Promise!

The President of the Motion Picture Academy has issued what feels like a frantic response to calls of boycott for the lily white 2016 Oscar nominations. Prez Cheryl Boone Isaacs just announced her… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Spike Lee -- I'm Skipping 'Lilly White' Oscars ... in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Spike Lee
I'm Skipping 'Lilly White' Oscars ... In Honor of MLK Jr.

Spike Lee is blasting the Oscars for its lack of "flava" and says he won't attend the "lilly white" ceremony because MLK Jr. would want it that way. In his scathing message to the Motion Picture… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
LeBron James -- Huge Stars Come Out for Cavs Opener ... Bieber, Manziel, Strahan

LeBron James
Huge Stars Out for Cavs Opener ... Bieber, Manziel, Strahan

LeBron James was welcomed back to Cleveland last night by a huge band of celebs -- including Justin Bieber, Michael Strahan and even Johnny Manziel.The Cavs lost in Bron's first game back with his… READ MORE >

- 547 days ago
Michael Rapaport -- Squashes Beef with Spike Lee ... But Fires One Last Shot!

Michael Rapaport
Squashes Beef with Spike Lee But Fires One Last Shot!

The war may be over -- but NY Knicks superfan Michael Rapaport couldn't help but take one last shot at Spike Lee ... and it was pretty hilarious. Lee and Rapaport had been feuding for months… READ MORE >

- 557 days ago
Brad Pitt & Spike Lee -- We're Cousins!!!

Brad Pitt & Spike Lee
We're Cousins!!!

This might be the coolest family connection ever -- Brad Pitt and Spike Lee ARE COUSINS ... 12th cousins sure ... BUT STILL!!!The people over at Geni.com (a genealogy website) just made the… READ MORE >

- 786 days ago
Spike Lee Sued -- You Did Not Do the Right Thing In George Zimmerman Case

Spike Lee Sued
You Did NOT Do the Right Thing In George Zimmerman Case

Spike Lee was so blinded by rage over George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin ... he tweeted the address of an elderly couple, believing it was Zimmerman's ... and they claim Spike put their… READ MORE >

- 901 days ago
Spike Lee -- Superfan Turns Traitor ... Parties with Miami Heat

Spike Lee
Superfan Turns Traitor Parties with Miami Heat

Miami Heat parties are so ballin'... even their most hated enemies will bow down for a chance to hang with the champs -- just ask #1 Knicks fan Spike Lee!LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris… READ MORE >

- 1041 days ago

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