SPIKE LEE
March 20, 1957
Atlanta, Georgia
Director

ACADEMY AWARDS

199062nd Academy AwardsBest Original Screenplay“Do the Right Thing”Nominated
199870th Academy AwardsBest Documentary Feature“4 Little Girls”Nominated
201688th Academy AwardsHonorary AwardWON
201991st Academy AwardsBest Picture“BlackKklansman”Nominated
201991st Academy AwardsBest Directing“BlackKklansman”Nominated
201991st Academy AwardsBest Adapted Screenplay“BlackKklansman”WON

FILMOGRAPHY | DIRECTOR

1983Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
1986She’s Gotta Have It
1988School Daze
1989Do the Right Thing
1990Mo’ Better Blues
1991Jungle Fever
1992Malcolm X
1994Crooklyn
1995Clockers
1996Girl 6
1996Get on the Bus
1998He Got Game
1999Summer of Sam
2000Bamboozled
200225th Hour
2004She Hate Me
2006Inside Man
2008Miracle at St. Anna
2012Red Hook Summer
2013Oldboy
2014Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
2015Chi-Raq
2018BlacKkKlansman
2020Da 5 Bloods

FILMOGRAPHY | DIRECTOR (DOCUMENTARY)

19974 Little Girls
2000The Original Kings of Comedy
2012Bad 25
2016Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
20162 Fists Up
2020David Byrne’s American Utopia

FILMOGRAPHY | PRODUCER

1983Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut HeadsDirector | Producer
1986She’s Gotta Have ItDirector | Producer
1988School DazeDirector | Producer
1989Do the Right ThingDirector | Producer
1990Mo’ Better BluesDirector | Producer
1991Jungle FeverDirector | Producer
1992Malcolm XDirector | Producer
1994CrooklynDirector | Producer
1994Drop SquadExecutive Producer
1995New Jersey DriveExecutive Producer
1995Tales from the HoodExecutive Producer
1995ClockersDirector | Producer
1996Girl 6Director | Producer
1996Get on the BusExecutive Producer
19974 Little GirlsDirector | Producer
1998He Got GameDirector | Producer
1999Summer of SamDirector | Producer
1999The Best ManProducer
2000Love & BasketballProducer
2000The Original Kings of ComedyDirector | Producer
2000BamboozledDirector | Producer
20013 A.M.Producer
2001Home InvadersExecutive Producer
200225th HourDirector | Producer
2004She Hate MeDirector | Producer
2008Miracle at St. AnnaDirector | Producer
2009Saint John of Las VegasExecutive Producer
2010Dream StreetExecutive Producer
2011PariahExecutive Producer
2012Red Hook SummerDirector | Producer
2012You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills YouExecutive Producer
2013Off-TimeAssociate Producer
2013OldboyDirector | Producer
2014Evolution of a CriminalExecutive Producer
2014Dirty HandsExecutive Producer
2014Da Sweet Blood of JesusDirector | Producer
2015CroniesExecutive Producer
2015Touched with FireExecutive Producer
2015The Girl Is in TroubleExecutive Producer
2015Chi-RaqDirector | Producer
2018Pass OverProducer
2018Nigerian PrinceExecutive Producer
2018BlacKkKlansmanDirector | Producer
2018Tales from the Hood 2Executive Producer
2018Amazing GraceProducer
2019See You YesterdayProducer
2020Da 5 BloodsDirector | Producer
2020Son of the SouthExecutive Producer
2020David Byrne’s American UtopiaDirector | Producer

FILMOGRAPHY | WRITER

1983Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
1986She’s Gotta Have It
1988School Daze
1989Do the Right Thing
1990Mo’ Better Blues
1991Jungle Fever
1992Malcolm X
1994Crooklyn
1995Clockers
1998He Got Game
1999Summer of Sam
2000Bamboozled
2004She Hate Me
2012Red Hook Summer
2014Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
2015Chi-Raq
2018BlacKkKlansman
2020Da 5 Bloods

SHORT FILMS | DIRECTOR

1979Last Hustle in Brooklyn
1980The Answer
1981Sarah
1995Lumière and Company (Segment)
2001Come Rain or Come Shine
2002“We Wuz Robbed”
(Segment of Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet)
2005“Jesus Children of America”
(Segment of All the Invisible Children)
2017Brave: Visions for Moncler
2020“New York, New York”
2020“3 Brothers: Radio Raheem, Eric Garner and George Floyd”

TELEVISION

1986Horn of PlentyDirectorTelevision short
1990Spike Lee & Company: Do It a CappellaDirectorTelevision documentary
1995Real Sports with Bryant GumbelDirectorSegment: “Coach”
1999Pavarotti and Friends for Guatemala and KosovoDirectorTelevision documentary
2002Jim Brown: All-AmericanDirector | ProducerTelevision documentary
2004Sucker Free CityDirector | ProducerTelevision movie
2005Miracle’s BoysDirector2 Episodes
2006SharkDirectorEpisode: “Pilot”
2006When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four ActsDirector | ProducerTelevision documentary
2007M.O.N.Y.DirectorUnaired Pilot
2009Kobe Doin’ WorkDirector | ProducerTelevision documentary
2010If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t RiseDirector | ProducerTelevision documentary
2011Da BrickDirector | ProducerUnaired Pilot
2014Katt Williams: Priceless: AfterlifeDirector | Executive ProducerStand-up Special
2014Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the StoreDirectorStand-up Special
2017-2019She’s Gotta Have ItDirector | Executive ProducerNetflix series

RANKING

  1. “BlackKklansman”
  2. “Oldboy”
  3. “Da 5 Bloods”
  4. “Crooklyn”

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