Spike Lee filmography
Spike Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor, noted for his films that deal with controversial social and political issues. Lee's films are typically referred to as "Spike Lee Joints" and the closing credits always end with the phrases "By Any Means Necessary", "Ya Dig" and "Sho Nuff".
Lee received a Master of Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, which culminated in his thesis film Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, the first student film to be showcased in Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films Festival. Lee's first feature-film She's Gotta Have It was released three years later in 1986. Lee directed, produced, wrote, and acted in his first three feature-films: She's Gotta Have It, School Daze, and Do the Right Thing. Lee has starred or acted in many of his own films, including the role of Mars Blackmon, which he reprised for a series of Nike commercials that also starred Michael Jordan. He has also been interviewed in and contributed to many documentaries.
In addition to his feature-film credits, Lee has directed a number of music videos by artists such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Anita Baker and Eminem. He has also directed music videos for songs featured in films he has directed, including "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy, which was featured heavily in the 1989 film Do the Right Thing.
|1983||Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1986||She's Gotta Have It||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mars Blackmon|
|1989||Do the Right Thing||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mookie|
|1990||Mo' Better Blues||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Giant|
|1991||Lonely in America||Yes||Himself|
|1994||Ghostwriter: Into the Comics||Yes||Himself|
|1995||Lumière and Company||Yes||Yes||Himself|
|1995||New Jersey Drive||Yes
|1995||Tales from the Hood||Yes|
|1996||Get on the Bus||Yes||Yes|
|1997||4 Little Girls||Yes||Yes|
|1998||He Got Game||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1998||Pavarotti and Friends for the Children of Liberia||Yes|
|1999||Summer of Sam||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||John Jeffries|
|1999||Pavarotti and Friends for the Guatemala and Kosovo||Yes|
|1999||The Best Man||Yes|
|2000||The Original Kings of Comedy||Yes||Yes|
|2000||Lisa Picard Is Famous||Yes||Himself|
|2000||Love & Basketball||Yes|
|2001||A Huey P. Newton Story||Yes|
|2001||The Concert for New York City||Yes|
|2002||Jim Brown: All-American||Yes||Yes|
|2002||Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
segment: "We Wuz Robbed"
|2004||She Hate Me||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2004||Sucker Free City||Yes||Yes|
|2004||C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America||Yes|
episodes: "New Charlie" and "Bond of Brothers"
|2005||All the Invisible Children
segment: "Jesus Children of America"
|2006||When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Kobe Doin' Work||Yes||Yes|
|2010||If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise||Yes||Yes|
|2011||You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You||Yes|
|2012||Red Hook Summer||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mookie|
|2013||The Best Man Holiday||Yes|
|2013||Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth||Yes||Yes|
|2014||Da Sweet Blood of Jesus||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Appearances in documentaries
Spike Lee has been interviewed or appeared as a guest in numerous documentaries.
|1990||Mandela in America|
|1990||Spike Lee & Company: Do It a Cappella|
|1993||Seven Songs for Malcolm X|
|1993||The Last Party|
|1995||The Cronkite Reports: The Faltering Dream|
|1995||First Works: A Revealing Look at Today's Greatest Directors, Vol. 1|
|1996||The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money|
|1996||When We Were Kings|
|1997||The Directors: Spike Lee|
|2005||How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)|
|2006||Edge of Outside|
|2007||Lights! Action! Music!|
|2008||40 x 15|
|2010||Spike and Jim|
|2010||Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, an episode of 30 for 30|
|2010||The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players|
|This section needs additional citations for verification. (July 2013)|
- "Spike Lee Biography – Yahoo! Movies". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- "Spike Lee – Profile, Latest News and Related Articles". E!. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- Curtis, Bryan (2008-06-01). "Bro Knows Football". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- Black, Johnny (August 2002). "The Greatest Songs Ever! Fight the Power". Blender. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- "Revolution – Arrested Development - Music Video". MTV. Retrieved 2008-02-05.