- Was given his nickname when he was a teenager by his coworkers at a BMX store.
- Cofounded Dirt magazine, a publication aimed at a teenage-boy audience, with high-school friends Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman.
- Started his directing career with music videos, making videos for Sonic Youth, the Beastie Boys and Weezer.
- Co-owner of the Girl Skateboard Company.
- Cocreated the MTV series Jackass.
- Won several awards, including an MTV Movie Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award, for his 1999 film directorial debut Being John Malkovich.
- Directed a short documentary for presidential candidate Al Gore for the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
- Had a speaking part in the 2006 Beck song "The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton."
- 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
- 2014, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Winner
- 2001, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
- 2003, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2014, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
- 2013, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
- 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
- 2003, Berlin Film Festival — Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear: Winner
- 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
- 2000, Critics' Choice Awards — Breakthrough Performer: Winner
- 2013, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
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- 1999, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
- 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Winner
- 2000, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature over $500,000: Winner
- 1999, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
- 2014, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
- 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: Nominee
- Sam — Brother
- Arthur Spiegel III — Father
- Sandy Granzow — Mother
- Sofia Coppola — Ex-wife
- Birth Name: Adam Spiegel
- Birth Place: Rockville, MD
- Profession: Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter
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