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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 53 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Choose You (Short)
 2013 Her
 2012 Pretty Sweet (Documentary)
 2011 Mourir auprès de toi (Short)
 2011 Scenes from the Suburbs (Short)
 2010 The Vampire Attack (Video short)
 2010 I'm Here (Short)
 2009 We Were Once a Fairytale (Short)
 2007 Fully Flared (Video documentary)
 2005 The Medúlla Videos (Video short) (video "Triumph of a Heart")
 2004 Corporate Ghost (Video)
 2004 Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (Video documentary) (videos "Undone - The Sweater Song", "Buddy Holly", "Island in the Sun [2nd Version]")
 2004 Hot Chocolate (Video documentary)
 2003 Yeah Right! (Video)
 2003 Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks (Video documentary) (as Spike Jones, "Wonderboy" video)
 2003 The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (Video documentary) (video "Electrolite")
 2003 The Work of Director Spike Jonze (Video documentary)
 2003 What's Up, Fatlip? (Video documentary short)
 2002 Adaptation.
 2002 Björk: Volumen Plus (Video) (video "It's in Our Hands")
 2002 Pavement: Slow Century (Video documentary) (video "Shady Lane")
 2002 Cydeways: The Best of the Pharcyde (Video documentary) (videos "Drop", "What's Up, Fatlip?")
 2000 Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (Video documentary) (videos "Sabotage", "Sure Shot", "Ricky's Theme", "Ciao L.A.")
 2000 D.A.F.T. (Video) (segment "Da Funk")
 1999 Fatboy Slim: Praise You (Short) (as Richard Koufey)
 1999 Torrance Rises (Short) (as Richard Coufey)
 1999 Clip Cult Vol. 1: Exploding Cinema (Video) (video "Praise You")
 1999 Björk: Volumen (Video) (video "It's Oh So Quiet")
 1998 Amarillo by Morning (Documentary short)
 1997 How They Get There (Short)
 1997 Mouse (Video documentary short)
 1995 Björk: It's Oh So Quiet (Short)
 1995 R.E.M. Parallel (Video) (video "Crush with Eyeliner")
 1994 Beastie Boys: Sabotage (Video short)
 1994 Beastie Boys: Sure Shot (Short)
 1994 Weezer: Buddy Holly (Video short)
 1994 Ciao L.A. (Video short)
 1991 Video Days (Video short)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed The Notorious B.I.G.'s video "Sky's The Limit' featuring 112. See more »

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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


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Joaquin Phoenix's first reading for/ acting in Her (2013)] I loved him...[He was] all instinct [and] when something felt weird, when Joaquin was uncomfortable with something, I knew it meant there was some place I had cheated or hadn't thought through or hadn't gone deep enough. His flinch is always worth listening to...I'm always amazed when any actor can decipher my direction. I think, 'God... See more »


Is not to be confused with famous novelty musician and band leader Spike Jones. See more »


Frequently uses music from Karen O and the Arcade Fire See more »

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