Spike Lee's Education (03:34)
Lee is known as a revolutionary filmmaker who can direct different genres equally well. He grew up in Brooklyn and attended Morehouse College, Clark College, and Tisch School of the Arts.
"School Daze" 1988 (03:27)
Lee directed "She's Gotta Have It" in 1986. Laurence Fishburne and Lee star in a story about fraternities at Morehouse College.
"Do the Right Thing" 1989 (03:32)
Lee and the film were nominated for Academy and Golden Globe awards in 1990. The same year, Denzel Washington starred in "Mo' Better Blues".
"Jungle Fever" (03:31)
Annabella Sciorra and Wesley Snipes star in this 1991 film about an interracial couple. Lee's next film was "Malcolm X" starring Denzel Washington in 1992. It was the first Western film shot in Mecca.
"Crooklyn" 1994 (03:32)
This was an autobiographical film about Lee's family dealing with his mother's death. It starred Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo. "Clockers," filmed in 1995, was Lee's first thriller.
"Get On the Bus" 1996 (04:21)
This small indie film told the story of men travelling to the Million Man March. "Summer of Sam," filmed in 1999, redefined Lee's image as a director.
"25th Hour" 2002 (03:57)
Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Edward Norton star in this 2002 film about a man who contemplates his life before going to prison. "Inside Man" is a classic blockbuster thriller.
"Miracle at St. Anna" 2008 (03:53)
Lee wanted to portray the experience of black soldiers in World War II. "Chi-Raq" is a 2015 crime comedy.
This 2018 film is a biographical story starring Adam Driver and John David Washington. It was nominated for Academy and Golden Globe Awards. "Da 5 Bloods" was filmed in 2020.
Credits: Spike Lee (The Directors, Season 6) (00:34)
Credits: Spike Lee (The Directors, Season 6)
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