Spike Lee

Spike Lee

Highest Rated: 100% Rodney King (2017)

Lowest Rated: 14% Drop Squad (1994)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1957

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

His 10-minute student movie for grad school was called The Answer, about a black screenwriter hired to pen a remake of Birth of a Nation. Has directed numerous TV commercials for companies such as Nike, AT&T and Levi's, and music videos for Public Enemy, Michael Jackson and Anita Baker. Due to the mounting production cost of his 1992 biopic Malcolm X, solicited financial assistance from Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and others so that the film could be completed. Numerous honors include Sports Emmys for programs that aired on HBO-one on Mike Tyson, the other on former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson. First movie to reach No. 1 at the box office was He Got Game (1998). Won the 2006 George Polk Award for documentary journalism for his HBO series When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts; a follow-up film, If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, was released in 2010. Has published several books on filming techniques. Most of his movies are referred to in the credits as "A Spike Lee Joint.".


Highest Rated Movies



95% See You Yesterday Producer 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman Director Producer Screenwriter 2018
75% Tales from the Hood 2 Executive Producer 2018
92% Pass Over Director 2018
100% Rodney King Director 2017
68% Touched With Fire Executive Producer 2016
93% Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall Screenwriter Director Producer 2016
82% Chi-Raq Producer Screenwriter Director $2.7M 2015
57% The Girl Is In Trouble Executive Producer 2015
63% Champs Actor 2015
47% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Screenwriter Director Producer 2015
No Score Yet Pavarotti & Friends Director 2015
67% Cronies Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Katt Williams: Priceless - Afterlife Director 2014
40% Oldboy Director $1.3M 2013
No Score Yet Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Director 2013
No Score Yet Brooklyn Boheme Actor 2013
33% A Man's Story Actor 2012
92% Bad 25 Director 2012
58% Red Hook Summer Screenwriter Mr. Mookie Producer Director $0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Bring Your 'A' Game Actor 2012
No Score Yet You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You Executive Producer 2012
95% Pariah Executive Producer $0.8M 2011
No Score Yet On The Shoulders Of Giants Actor 2011
No Score Yet Doubles With Slight Pepper Executive Producer 2011
23% Saint John of Las Vegas Executive Producer $72.7K 2010
No Score Yet If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise Director Producer 2010
100% Passing Strange Producer Director 2009
No Score Yet Kobe Doin' Work Producer Director 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
33% Miracle at St. Anna Director Producer $7.8M 2008
No Score Yet 40 X 15 Actor 2008
No Score Yet Lights, Action, Music Actor 2007
97% When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Producer Director 2006
86% Inside Man Director Screenwriter $88.5M 2006
No Score Yet All the Invisible Children Director 2006
No Score Yet All the Invisible Children Director Producer 2005
92% How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (And Enjoy It) Actor 2005
No Score Yet Miracle's Boys Director 2005
19% She Hate Me Producer Director Screenwriter $81.9K 2004
No Score Yet Sucker Free City Director Executive Producer 2004
No Score Yet Good Fences Executive Producer Producer 2003
78% 25th Hour Producer Director 2003
86% Ten Minutes Older Producer Director 2002
57% Jim Brown: All-American Director Producer 2002
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous Himself 2001
No Score Yet 3 A.M. Producer Filmmaker 2001
100% A Huey P. Newton Story Director 2001
48% Bamboozled Producer Director Screenwriter $1.9M 2000
83% The Original Kings of Comedy Director Producer $37.7M 2000
82% Love and Basketball Producer 2000
No Score Yet Afrocentricity Executive Producer 2000
72% The Best Man Producer 1999
51% Summer of Sam Screenwriter John Jeffries John Producer Director 1999
No Score Yet It's Black Entertainment Actor 1999
No Score Yet Freak Director 1998
81% He Got Game Screenwriter Director Producer 1998
100% 4 Little Girls Director Producer 1997
No Score Yet Century of Black Cinema Actor 1997
98% When We Were Kings Actor 1996
88% Get on the Bus Executive Producer Director 1996
100% Lumière and Company Actor 1996
33% Girl 6 Producer Director Jimmy 1996
No Score Yet The Fine Art of Separating People From Their Money Interviewee 1996
69% Clockers Producer Chucky Screenwriter Director 1995
47% Tales From the Hood Producer Executive Producer 1995
64% New Jersey Drive Executive Producer 1995
14% Drop Squad Producer 1994
98% Hoop Dreams Himself (Film director) 1994
77% Crooklyn Director Screenwriter Snuffy Producer 1994
No Score Yet The Last Party Actor 1993
88% Malcolm X Director Screenwriter Shorty Producer 1992
81% Jungle Fever Producer Screenwriter Director Cyrus 1991
No Score Yet Lonely in America Himself 1990
73% Mo' Better Blues Giant Director Producer Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Mandela in America Actor 1990
No Score Yet First Works Actor 1989
93% Do the Right Thing Director Screenwriter Mookie Producer 1989
58% School Daze Director Screenwriter Producer Half-Pint 1988
91% She's Gotta Have It Mars Blackmon Mars Blackman Director Screenwriter Producer 1986
No Score Yet Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads Producer Screenwriter Director 1983


100% Desus & Mero
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Guest 2019
77% She's Gotta Have It
Creator Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Director Guest 2019
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Independent Lens
Executive Producer Producer 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
Panelist 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Voces on PBS
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Great Performances
Director Producer 2010
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
Appearing 2010
52% Shark
Director 2006
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Guest Panelist 2006
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2004
No Score Yet Sesame Street
Guest 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live


Mookie says: Dago, wop, guinea, garlic-breath, pizza-slingin', spaghetti-bendin', Vic Damone, Perry Como, Luciano Pavarotti, Sole Mio, nonsingin' motherfucker.

Mookie says: Pino, fuck you, fuck your fuckin' pizza, and fuck Frank Sinatra.

Pino says: Yeah? Well fuck you, too, and fuck Michael Jackson.

Buggin Out says: Yo, Mookie.

Mookie says: What?

Buggin Out says: Stay Black.

Mars Blackman says: Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby- baby. Please!

Da Mayor says: Always do the right thing.

Mookie says: That's it?

Da Mayor says: That's it.

Mookie says: I got it, I'm gone.