Spike Jonze

Jonze at the 2013 [[New York Film Festival]] Adam Spiegel (born October 22, 1969), known professionally as Spike Jonze (), is an American filmmaker, actor and photographer. His work includes films, commercials, music videos, skateboard videos and television.

Jonze began his career as a teenager photographing BMX riders and skateboarders for ''Freestylin' Magazine'' and ''Transworld Skateboarding'', and co-founding the youth culture magazine ''Dirt''. Moving into filmmaking, he began shooting street skateboarding films, including the influential ''Video Days'' (1991). Jonze co-founded the skateboard company Girl Skateboards in 1993 with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. Jonze's filmmaking style made him an in-demand director of music videos for much of the 1990s, resulting in collaborations with R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Ween, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Weezer, Björk, Arcade Fire and Kanye West.

Jonze began his feature film directing career with ''Being John Malkovich'' (1999) and ''Adaptation'' (2002), both written by Charlie Kaufman; the former earned Jonze an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He was a co-creator and executive producer of MTV's ''Jackass'' reality franchise. Jonze later began directing films based on his own screenplays, including ''Where the Wild Things Are'' (2009) and ''Her'' (2013); for the latter film, he won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, while receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song ("The Moon Song").

He has worked as an actor sporadically throughout his career, co-starring in David O. Russell's war comedy ''Three Kings'' (1999) and appearing in supporting roles in Bennett Miller's ''Moneyball'' (2011) and Martin Scorsese's ''The Wolf of Wall Street'' (2013), in addition to a recurring role in comedy series ''The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret'' (2010–2012) and cameo appearances in his own films. Jonze co-founded Directors Label, with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry, and the Palm Pictures company. He is currently the creative director of Vice Media, Inc. and its multinational television channel Vice on TV. Provided by Wikipedia
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