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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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Spike Lee -- Mea Culpa for Retweeting Innocent Couple's Address in Trayvon Martin Tragedy

Spike Lee -- Mea Culpa
for Incorrect Retweet of Trayvon Shooter's Address

Spike Lee is doing the right thing ... finally apologizing for retweeting a home address he thought belonged to George Zimmerman -- and for inadvertently putting an elderly couple in harm's way.… READ MORE >

Lindsay Lohan -- Do the Spike Thing

Lindsay Lohan
Do the Spike Thing

Lindsay Lohan befriended the most famous New York Knicks fan, Spike Lee, during last night's Knicks/Lakers game at the Staples Center. LiLo and Spike both went home losers -- Lakers won 109-87. READ MORE >

- 1344 days ago
Spike Lee Explodes: I'm So Much Better Than You!

Spike Lee Explodes:
I'm So Much Better Than You!

Spike Lee went completely ballistic on our photog last night in New York, calling him a "hack" and backing his argument with one of the lamest lines we've ever heard: "What films you made? Did you… READ MORE >

- 2005 days ago
Eastwood Spawn Crosses the Border Line

Eastwood Spawn
Crosses the Border Line

Asking a Spanish speaking valet at Mr. Chow if her car was stolen and taken to "México" ... probably ain't the most PC way to complain about the wait -- even if she is Clint Eastwood's… READ MORE >

- 2124 days ago
Spike Lee's Virtual Strip Search

Spike Lee's
Virtual Strip Search

Ever wanted to see Spike Lee naked? Well, for the two who answered "Yes," it's a one-step task -- become a member of the TSA! // In a random search conducted yesterday, the famed director was… READ MORE >

- 2257 days ago
Spike to Clint: "We're Not on a Plantation!"

Spike to Clint:
'We're Not on a Plantation!'

Director Spike Lee has done what no one thought would ever happen. He's brought back Dirty Harry!After complaints from Spike Lee claiming that Clint Eastwood didn't include black soldiers in his… READ MORE >

- 2291 days ago
Spike Directs His Anger

Spike
Directs His Anger

With a name like Spike Lee, is it any wonder he's prone to violence? // TMZ cameras caught up with the "Lovers and Haters" director outside of Koi, and when asked if he'd ever shoot a movie with… READ MORE >

- 2565 days ago
Spike and Brad: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Spike and Brad:
Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

While there were probably several thousand fathers and sons at last night's New York Yankees game, there were no more famous papas in the crowd than Spike Lee and Brad Pitt.Brad and Spike were… READ MORE >

- 2567 days ago

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