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Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze

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 Credits at Criticker: 24 (Actor), 40 (Director), 16 (Writer)

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    Beastie Boys Story (2020)
    Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys tell you an intimate, personal story of their band, and their 40 years of friendship together. (imdb)
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    The New Normal (2019)
    A journey through America's complex history with cannabis.
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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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    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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    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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    Choose You (2013)
    Choose You (2013) - Short Film
    A couple meets on a nightclub. Is it real?
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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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    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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    Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (2011)
    The Beastie Boys come under attack and are forced to defend themselves in this 11-minute Spike Jonze animated video.
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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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    I'm Here (2010)
    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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    The Vampire Attack (2010)
    A boy in a cemetery is attacked by a vampire.
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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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    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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    We Were Once a Fairytale (2009)
    A self reflection of an artist and a troubled soul.
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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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    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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    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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    Corporate Ghost (2004)
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    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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    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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    What's Up, Fatlip? (2003)
    Spike Jonze documentary on rapper Fatlip.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Torrance Rises (1999)
    Torrance Rises (1999) - Short Film
    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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    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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    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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    Ciao L.A. (1994)
    Ciao L.A. (1994) - Short Film
    The undercover cops from "Sabotage" are back!
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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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    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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    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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