Spike Jonze



  • Birth Name: Adam Spiegel
  • Birth Place: Rockville, MD
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/22/1969, Libra
  • Profession: Director; producer; actor; screenwriter
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Spike Jonze Fast Facts:
  • 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."
  • Spike Jonze Relationships:
  • Sam - Brother
  • Arthur Spiegel III - Father
  • Sandy Granzow - Mother
  • Sofia Coppola - Ex-wife
  • Spike Jonze Awards:
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 2000 C├ęsar Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee


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