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Spike Lee

Spike Lee headshot


Date of Birth:20 March 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)

Trademarks:Frequently casts himself Frequently casts John Turturro,Samuel L. Jackson, Delroy Lindo, Kim Director and Roger Guenveur Smith His films frequently involve African Americans and African-American themes Films called "A Spike Lee Joint" Frequently has characters directly address the camera. Frequently places actors on dollies to achieve a gliding or rotating effect against the background of the shot. His films often have the phrase "Wake Up!" as in an urging to the awakening of maturity and social conscience. Baseball: Every one of his narrative feature films makes reference to baseball teams and players. Often casts Denzel Washington and Michael Imperioli. Frequently uses a technique he calls the "double dolly." This is where the camera and the subject are placed on a dolly and pushed through the scene. This makes the subject look like they are floating or gliding.


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Directed By: Spike Lee Starring: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 2nd December 2016 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 127 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: Spike Lee Starring: Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 24th August 2018 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 135 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Amazing Grace

Directed By: Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack Starring: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 10th May 2019 Age Rating: U Runtime: 88 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 1 cinema on Thursday 26th September 2019. View Listings


Directed By: Ron Howard Starring: Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, Princess Diana...
Released in UK cinemas Saturday 13th July 2019 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 114 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 1 cinema on Tuesday 24th September 2019. View Listings

Do the Right Thing

Directed By: Spike Lee Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 2nd August 2019 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 115 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 27 cinemas on Sunday 13th October 2019. View Listings

Hoop Dreams

Directed By: Steve James Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates...
Releasing in UK cinemas Friday 25th October 2019 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 170 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 25 cinemas on Friday 25th October 2019. View Listings
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Last update was at 06:52 23rd September 2019