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Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the direction of Mike D and Adam Horovitz and Adam ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Her
Her Producer
(2013)
Bad Grandpa
Bad Grandpa Producer
(2013)
Being John Malkovich
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017 Nirvanna the Band the Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- The Bean (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Booking (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Banner (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Dead Set on Life (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Hardcore Tailgating (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Getting Caribananas in Toronto (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The High Cost of Arctic Living (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Kosher Montreal (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Mardi Gras, a Young Man's Game (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Cyberwar (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- The Race for Artificial Intelligence (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Future of War (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Crime & Government: Russia's Hackers (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Lights Out in Ukraine (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Israel: Cyber Nation (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Abandoned (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Two Detroits (2016) ... (executive producer)
- New Orleans DIY (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Native Land (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Carolina Speedways (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Route 66 (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Terror (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Islamic State ... (executive producer)
- Boko Haram ... (executive producer)
- Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan ... (executive producer)
- The Rise of al Shabaab in Somalia ... (executive producer)
- Al Qaeda ... (executive producer)
 2016 Vice Guide to Film (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Lars von Trier (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Claire Denis ... (executive producer)
- Sofia Coppola ... (executive producer)
- Richard Linklater ... (executive producer)
- Jean-Marc Vallee ... (executive producer)
 2016 Black Market with Michael K. Williams (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Lifted in London (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Higher Stakes (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Lean Scene (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Iron Pipeline (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Illicit Abalone (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Cut-Off (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Documentary (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 WOMAN with Gloria Steinem (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- DRC: Rape as a Weapon of War (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Getting an Election (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2016 States of Undress (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Gaycation (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- USA (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Jamaica (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Brazil (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Japan (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Payday (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Oakland (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Houston (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Baltimore (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Reno (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Salt Lake City (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Vice News (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Vice News VR: Millions March (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Wet Dream: a skateboard tale (Short) (executive producer)
 2014 Bad Grandpa .5 (Video) (producer)
 2013 Bad Grandpa (producer)
 2013 Her (producer)
 2012 Pretty Sweet (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 A Tribute to Ryan Dunn (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Unbeleafable (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Jackass 3.5 (Video documentary) (producer)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 The Lazarus Effect (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2008 Mat Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel (Video) (executive producer)
 2008 Synecdoche, New York (producer)
 2007 Spike Spends Saturday With... (TV Series) (producer)
 2007 Jackass 2.5 (Video documentary) (producer)
 2007 Fully Flared (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 The Making of 'Jackass Number Two' (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Jackass: Gumball 3000 Rally Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Super Champion Funzone (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Yeah Right! (Video) (executive producer)
 2002 Beware of the Flare (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Harsh Euro Barge (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Jackass: The Movie (Documentary) (producer)
 2002 The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie' (TV Special short documentary) (executive producer)
 2000-2002 Jackass (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #3.8 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Human Nature (producer)
 1997 Mouse (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed Beastie Boys video "Ricky's Theme", See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Coufey | Richard Couffe | Spike Jones | Richard Koufey | Adam Spiegel | Spike

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the origins of Her (2013) from his long-ago encounter with an artificial-intelligence computer program] For the first 30 seconds, I had that buzz, like, It's responding to me! Then it quickly fell apart and you realize, Here are the tricks, here's how this works. But what if I could sustain that forever? What would that be like? I wanted to take that idea as far as I could possibly imagine ... See more »

Trivia:

Told Nicolas Cage to ignore all of his acting instincts, for his role in Adaptation. (2002). Cage later received a Oscar Nomination for his acting in that movie. See more »

Trademark:

Often shoots exterior scenes around sunset See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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