Spike Jonze biography

Spike Jonze

Music video director

1969 –

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Who is Spike Jonze?

Spike Jonze is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He started his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, both of them written by Charlie Kaufman, and then started movies with screenplays of his own with Where the Wild Things Are and Her.

Jonze is well known also for his music video collaborations with Fatboy Slim, Weezer, Beastie Boys, and Björk. He was also a co-creator and executive producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of VBS.tv. He is also part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll.

He also co-founded Directors Label, with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry, and the Palm Pictures company.

He has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director for Being John Malkovich, and Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Song for Her. He also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for Her.

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Born
Oct 22, 1969
Rockville
Also known as
  • Richard Coufey
  • Richard Couffe
  • Spike Jones
  • Richard Koufey
  • Spike
  • Adam Spiegel
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Walt Whitman High School
    ( - 1987)
  • The Field School
Employment
  • Lakai Footwear
  • Chocolate Skateboards
  • Girl Distribution Company
Lived in
  • Maryland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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