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Spike Jonze


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 68 wins & 81 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (Video) (screenplay)
 2013 Making a Scene (Short) (lines written by)
 2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (screenplay) / (story)
 2013 Her (written by)
 2011 Scenes from the Suburbs (Short) (written by)
 2010 I'm Here (Short) (written by)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (screenplay)
 2009 We Were Once a Fairytale (Short) (written by)
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) (television series "Jackass")
 2005 Jackass Presents: Murderball (TV Movie)
 2004 Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (Video documentary) (treatment - segment "El Scorcho")
 2003 The Work of Director Spike Jonze (Video documentary) (segment "How They Get There")
 2002 Jackass: The Movie (Documentary) (concepts by)
 2002 The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie' (TV Special short documentary) (creator)
 2000-2002 Jackass (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- Episode #3.9 (2002) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.8 (2002) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.7 (2002) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.6 (2002) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.5 (2001) ... (creator)
 1997 How They Get There (Short)
 1994 Beastie Boys: Sabotage (Video short)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed R.E.M. video "Crush With Eyeliner" 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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Personal Quote:

There was definitely a point in my thirties when I thought, 'Oh, wow, I'm not the youngest person on the set anymore. But I like it. Working with younger artists is totally exciting...[And Arcade Fire:] Most of them are ten years younger than me and they just feel like peers. Their process is very democratic. Anyone in the group can come up with an idea and play over someone else. See more »

Trivia:

While filming Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Jonze kept in contact with the book's original writer Maurice Sendak, to mix Sendak's ideas with his own. See more »

Trademark:

Often shoots exterior scenes around sunset See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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