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Spike Jonze
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Date of Birth: Oct 22, 1969

Country: USA

Biography: Spike Jonze is an American director and producer, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Charlie Kaufman, which include the 1999 film Being John Malkovich and the 2002 film adaptation., and for his work as director of the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are. He is also credited as a co-creator of MTV's Jackass.

Total Titles at Criticker: 51 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (39) | Actor (22) | Writer (15)
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Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019)
Aziz Ansari shares deep personal insights and hilarious takes on wokeness, family and the social climate.
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The New Normal (2019)
A journey through America's complex history with cannabis.
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Welcome Home (2018)
Welcome Home (2018) - Short Film
A four-minute advertisement for Apple's HomePod speaker, featuring the British dancer and performer FKA Twigs.
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Kenzo World (2016)
Kenzo World (2016) - Short Film
A film directed by Spike Jonze starring Margaret Qualley with an original track by Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums feat. Assassin "Mutant Brain". (youtube.com)
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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (2014)
An unrated version of Bad Grandpa which includes over 40 minutes of additional outtakes and interviews.
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Choose You (2013)
Choose You (2013) - Short Film
A couple meets on a nightclub. Is it real?
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Her (2013)
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. (imdb)
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Bad Grandpa (2013)
86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy. (imdb)
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Pretty Sweet (2012)
This is an epic tale of two gangs, like The Jets and The Sharks. But Girl and Chocolate aren't even gangs. Some of them act tough and some of them act like babies. What they do have in common with The Jets and The Sharks is they love to dance. And when I say dance, I mean SKATE. And when I say SKATE, I mean really good. another chapter in this tale with no plot, no ending but beautiful inner battles acted out on a little board with wheels. (imdb)
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The Beastie Boys come under attack and are forced to defend themselves in this 11-minute Spike Jonze animated video.
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Jackass 3.5 (2011)
Jackass 3.5 (2011) - Direct-to-Video
Left overs from Jackass 3-D
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Scenes from the Suburbs (2011)
A group of suburban youths. Back then, in the summer, so long ago. They couldn't leave town because outside the country was at war and the military controlled life and all gateways. The teenagers wander aimlessly about town. Winter is a long way off. And love and longing and friendship still mean everything
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Moneyball (2011)
An all-star cast brings to life the true story of Billy Beane, a former jock turned general manager who uses unconventional methods to bring the best players to the Oakland A's, a major league baseball team struggling against financial hardship.
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Mourir Auprès De Toi (2011)
On a shelf in famed Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, the star-crossed love story of a klutzy skeleton and his flame-haired amour plays out amidst Le-Tan's illustrations of iconic first-edition book covers. (Nowness)
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The Vampire Attack (2010)
A boy in a cemetery is attacked by a vampire.
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I'm Here (2010) - Short Film
A library assistant plods through an ordinary life in LA until a chance meeting opens his eyes to a the power of creativity and ultimately, love. When this new life and love begin to fall apart, he discovers he has a lot to give. This short film proves that ordinary is no place to be. (imdb)
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Higglety Pigglety Pop! (2010)
Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing. She leaves home to discover what that is.
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Jackass 3-D (2010)
Johnny Knoxville -- the original Jackass himself -- returns after a long hiatus and subjects himself to all-new stunts involving wild animals, dangerous heights and other perils guaranteed to do him bodily harm. "Jackass" regulars Bam Margera and Steve-O also endure their share of punishment in this collection of stomach-churning, don't-ever-try-these-at-home acrobatics that time and again blur the line between hilarious and tasteless.
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. He lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions.
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We Were Once a Fairytale (2009)
A self reflection of an artist and a troubled soul.
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Tell Them Anything You Want (2009)
A compelling personal document of author Maurice Sendak's life during the five years of Where the Wild Things Are's production.
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Jackass 2.5 (2007)
The crew have now set off to finish what as left over from Jackass 2.0, and in this version they have Wee Man use a 'pee' gun on themselves, having a mini motor bike fracas in the grocery mall, a sperm test, a portly crew member disguised as King Kong, as well as include three episodes of their hilarious adventures in India... (imdb)
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Fully Flared (2007)
Fully Flared (2007) - Direct-to-Video
Fully Flared is a skateboarding video by Lakai, directed by Ty Evans, Spike Jonze and Cory Weincheque. The video's release was postponed for about two years, mainly due to important team additions. Overall it took about four years to make.
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Jackass: Number Two (2006)
Johnny Knoxville and friends are back to raise the stakes higher and lower the bar further. (Paramount)
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The Medúlla Videos (2005)
All five music videos from Björk's album 'Medúlla', as well as a short documentary on the making of the music video 'Triumph of a Heart'.
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Corporate Ghost (2004)
Corporate Ghost (2004) - Direct-to-Video
A compilation of twenty four music videos by Sonic Youth ranging from 1990 to 2002.
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Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (2004)
A look inside the recording studio, behind the music videos, and alongside the band, Weezer. This documentary captures snippets of some previously unheard and unreleased material with commentary by 3 of the bands current members and band manager, Karl Koch.
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Hot Chocolate (2004)
Hot Chocolate (2004) - Direct-to-Video
Hot Chocolate is a documentary that chronicles the 2003 Chocolate skateboard team tour. The video showcases the talents of new additions Marc Johnson, Justin Eldridge and Chris Roberts as well as day-oners like Chico Brenes and Daniel Castillo. Interviews and voice-overs give insight into the team's personality and life on the road. (imdb)
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Spike Jonze documentary on rapper Fatlip.
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Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks (2003)
This DVD Release (Complete Masterworks) contains the groundbreaking, hard to get (legally), HBO episodes which tell the tale of The D in their early days on the road to stardom. Also included is the concert at London's Brixton Academy that was by chance recorded on November 3, 2002 (imdb)
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The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003)
The Work of Director Spike Jonze
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Yeah Right! (2003)
Yeah Right! is a documentary about Girl Skateboards directed by Ty Evans and Spike Jonze. It is notable for its soundtrack, length, and the extensive use of never-before-seen special effects.
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Volumen Plus (2002)
Volumen Plus (2002) - Short Film
Offers those who purchased the original Volumen release an opportunity to own the missing seven videos included on the newer release. It includes all the videos from "Alarm Call" to "Nature Is Ancient", the latter of which being the only video on the release for which there was no corresponding single release, as the video was created only for the promotion of the Family Tree box-set. (Wikipedia)
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Adaptation. (2002)
The lives of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, author Susan Orlean and orchid poacher John Laroche become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others' in this adaptation of the best-selling "The Orchid Thief."
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Jackass: The Movie (2002)
Johnny Knoxville and his crazy friends appear on the big screen for the very first time in Jackass: The Movie. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilized golf court, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and so on. While Johnny Knoxvile and his pals put their life at risk, they are entertaining people at the same time. Get ready for Jackass: The Movie!! (imdb)
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Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice (2001)
A businessman, overhearing the song on the maid's radio, takes to dancing in the hotel lobby. (imdb)
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Jackass (2000)
Jackass (2000) - TV Series
The cast performs various crazy stunts for our amusement. (imdb)
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Dance of Despair and Disillusionment (2000)
American Arts & Culture Presents John Horatio Malkovich "Dance of Despair and Disillusionment". (imdb)
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Craig, a puppeteer, takes a filing job in a low-ceilinged office in Manhattan. Although married to the slightly askew Lotte, he hits on a colleague, the sexually frank Maxine. She's bored but snaps awake when he finds a portal leading inside John Malkovich: for 15 minutes you see, hear, and feel whatever JM is doing, then you fall out by the New Jersey Turnpike... (imdb)
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D.A.F.T. (1999)
D.A.F.T. (1999) - Direct-to-Video
Videos include: Da Funk, Around the World, Burnin, Revolution 909, Fresh, Rollin & Scratching live in L.A.
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Three Kings (1999)
A small group of adventurous American soldiers (Clooney, Whalberg, Ice Cube, Jonze) in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War is determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, the soldiers embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. (Warner Brothers)
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Torrance Rises (1999)
A mockumentary chronicling the Torrance Community Dance Group (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video) on their road to the MTV Video Music Awards. (imdb)
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Fatboy Slim: Praise You (1999)
The fictional "Torrance Community Dance Group" does improvisational dance in a mall to Fatboy Slim's "Praise You." (imdb)
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Amarillo by Morning (1998)
Documentary in which director Spike Jonze befriends two suburban teenagers who aspire to be bullriding cowboys.
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How They Get There (1997)
A guy and a girl play copycat with each other from opposite sides of the street, that is, until a slightly abrupt & uncopyable event occurs. (imdb)
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Mouse (1997)
Mouse (1997) - Short Film
Skate video with music and some short parody clips with skateboarding (including a Charlie Chaplin take-off) (imdb)
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The Game (1997)
Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.
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Weezer: Buddy Holly (1994)
Music video for the song "Buddy Holly" by the American rock band Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo. It was released as the second single from the band's debut album Weezer (The Blue Album) in 1994. (imdb)
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Sabotage (1994)
Sabotage (1994) - Short Film
Set to the song "Sabotage", the Beastie Boys appear in a condensed parody of a 1970s cop show.
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Ciao L.A. (1994)
Ciao L.A. (1994) - Short Film
The undercover cops from "Sabotage" are back!
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Video Days (1991)
Video Days (1991) - Short Film
"Video Days" is primarily a street video giving a glimpse of the earlier days of modern street skating. It's shown playing in the background during a scene in the film "Kids".
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