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Spike Jonze

Her, Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are
Writer and director
Academy Award winning filmmaker (must always start with a grandiose descriptor), Spike Jonze crosses boundaries between many mediums: feature films (Her, Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are – it’s always cool to leave one out, and not the one you’d expect), television (co-creator of Jackass, co- creator and co-chairman of Viceland, producer of Emmy-nominated show Gaycation), acting (Three Kings, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street, Annie Hall), music videos (mostly in the 90s… he’s really old), choreography (he’ll be the first to remind you that he personally won MTV Best Choreography awards for Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” and “Weapon of Choice”)…
Oh, also: he made a documentary on Al Gore for Gore’s 2000 Presidential Campaign, codesigned and co- produced Frank Ocean’s “Blonded” tour this summer, failed his bar exam before becoming a filmmaker, co- founded Girl and Chocolate Skateboards and micro-dosed for the first six months of the year until the Hotel Gotham in Manchester broke the vial.
As hard as he’s tried, he’s the only filmmaker the French don’t like.