Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze

Highest Rated: 100% Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine (2017)

Lowest Rated: 48% Jackass: The Movie (2002)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1969

Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, USA

Throughout his varied career, Spike Jonze quickly established himself as a director whose remarkable vision and prolific output led to creating some of the most memorable films and music videos of his day. Jonze started off as a music video director credited with popular takes on the Beastie Boy's "Sabotage" (1994) and Weezer's "Buddy Holly" (1994), which deftly incorporated a "Happy Days" theme and actual show footage. While keeping his feet firmly planted in the music video world, he ventured into feature films; first as an actor in "The Game" (1997) and "Three Kings" (1999), then as a director with the strikingly original "Being John Malkovich" (1999), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. Taking a turn toward the outrageous, he helped create the cult favorite, "Jackass" (MTV, 2000-02), which earned public condemnation for its depiction of dangerous, but hilarious stunts. Returning to narrative filmmaking, Jonze helmed the inspired "Adaptation" (2002), a wildly original, offbeat and entertaining dramedy that confirmed Jonze as a truly visionary filmmaker worthy of the highest accolades.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 85% Beastie Boys Story Director - 2020
100% 93% Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine Himself (Character) - 2017
94% 88% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Third Industrial Revolution Executive Producer - 2017
No Score Yet 39% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 Gloria (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2014
61% 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Gloria (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$102M 2013
95% 82% Her Alien Child (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$25.6M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretty Sweet Director,
Executive Producer
- 2012
60% 57% Jackass 3.5 Producer - 2011
No Score Yet 83% Scenes From the Suburbs Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
No Score Yet 90% I'm Here Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
65% 69% Jackass 3 Producer $117.2M 2010
No Score Yet 80% Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak Director - 2009
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Director,
Screenwriter
$77.2M 2009
69% 71% Synecdoche, New York Producer $3.1M 2008
83% 86% Heavy Metal in Baghdad Executive Producer - 2007
No Score Yet 52% Jackass 2.5 Producer - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fully Flared Director - 2007
63% 80% Jackass: Number Two Producer $72.8M 2006
No Score Yet 96% Yeah Right! Director,
Executive Producer
- 2003
No Score Yet 92% The Work of Director Spike Jonze Director - 2003
48% 75% Jackass: The Movie Writer (Television Series),
Producer
$64.3M 2002
No Score Yet 81% Pavement: Slow Century Director - 2002
91% 85% Adaptation Director $22.2M 2002
49% 61% Human Nature Producer $695.9K 2001
No Score Yet 64% D.A.F.T. - A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes Director - 1999
93% 87% Being John Malkovich Director $22.9M 1999
94% 77% Three Kings Pfc. Conrad Vig (Character) $60.7M 1999

TV

Credit
100% 73% Desus & Mero Guest 2020
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet VICE Live Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nirvanna the Band the Show Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keeping Up With the Kardashians Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Girls Marcos (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014

QUOTES FROM Spike Jonze CHARACTERS

Conrad Vig says: Come on, man, this is good music. Man, Judas Priest'll pump you up, man.

Chief Elgin says: No. We're not listenin' to that headache music. Stop.

Conrad Vig says: Just one song.

Chief Elgin says: What you need is that Easy Listenin' Classics.

Conrad Vig says: (reacting to Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now") I do not need that.

Chief Elgin says: You need somthin' to calm your nerves.

Conrad Vig says: Not Easy Listenin' Classics.

Major Archie Gates says: What was that?

Conrad Vig says: I rigged a football with C4, sir.

Major Archie Gates says: Why would you do that?

Conrad Vig says: Blacks make better receivers than quarterbacks.

Sergeant Troy Barlow says: Stop speaking right now, Conrad.

Chief Elgin says: Warren Moon is one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

Conrad Vig says: Houston's gone nowhere with Warren Moon.

Chief Elgin says: What about Randall Cunningham?

Sergeant Troy Barlow says: Chief, don't get in the mud with him, man.

Conrad Vig says: Ahhhh, Eagles'll never make it to the Super Bowl with Randall Cunningham.

Chief Elgin says: Doug Williams not only took the Redskins to the Super Bowl, but they won.

Conrad Vig says: Yeah, so?

Sergeant Troy Barlow says: We can all agree there are many excellent black quarterbacks.

Major Archie Gates says: I'm talkin' about millions in Kuwaiti bullion.

Conrad Vig says: You mean those little cubes you put in hot water to make soup?

Major Archie Gates says: No,not the little cubes you put in hot water to make soup.

Conrad Vig says: Lord knows what vermin live in the butt of a dune coon.

Chief Elgin says: Why do you let this cracker follow you around, man?

Sergeant Troy Barlow says: Aw, he's alright, man, he's got no high school, he's from a group home in Dallas. He doesn't know any better.

Conrad Vig says: Don't tell people that.

Chief Elgin says: I don't give a shit if he's from Johannesburg. I don't want to hear "dune coon" or "sand nigger" from him or anybody else.

Conrad Vig says: Captain uses those terms.

Sergeant Troy Barlow says: Look, Conrad, the point is that "towel head" and "camel jockey" are perfectly good substitutes.

Chief Elgin says: Exactly.

Conrad Vig says: I apologize, it's just confusing with all this pro-Saudi, anti-Iraqi type language and all that.

Conrad Vig says: Man... I didn't join the army to pull paper our of people's asses.