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1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
18 Interviews |
25 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
3 Magazine Cover Photos |
Shelton J. Lee | Shelton Lee
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Did You Know?
You have to do the research. If you don't know about something, then you ask the right people who do. With She's Gotta Have It
(1986), I don't think I got any revelation; it was just good to hear the women whom I interviewed confirm what I thought already.
When Norman Jewison
was originally hired to direct Malcolm X
(1992), Lee met with him and convinced him he needed to "sit this one out". Feeling that only a black director was qualified and would bring the necessary perspective, Lee then stepped in as director with Jewison's blessing.
His films often have the phrase "Wake Up!" as in an urging to the awakening of maturity and social conscience.