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Spike Jonze


Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the direction of Mike D and Adam Horovitz and Adam ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 59 wins & 111 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Her
Her Producer
(2013)
Being John Malkovich
(1999)
Adaptation.
Adaptation. Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 Epicly Later'd (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Bam Margera (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Nuts & Bolts (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Furniture (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Go-Kart (2017) ... (executive producer)
- FLOATING (2017) ... (executive producer)
- BREAKFAST (2017) ... (executive producer)
- SNEAKERS (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Huang's World (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Dubai (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Peru (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Los Angeles (2017) ... (executive producer)
- South Korea (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Cape Cod (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2017 Party Legends (TV Series) (executive producer - 14 episodes)
- Instinct Is Automatic (2017) ... (executive producer)
- No Shortage of Boobs at This Party (2017) ... (executive producer)
- That's Plant Food (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Glazed Up Like a Chicken (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Beating Arsenion Hall in the Chest Repeatedly (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2017 Dead Set on Life (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- Matty's Icelandic Adventure (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Thunder Bay, the Greatest City in the World (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Two Big Chefs in Kiwi Country (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Real Australian Outback (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Born & Raised on the Boardwalk (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Jungletown (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Return (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Let There Be Light (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Trick or Treat and Trump (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Fall from Eden (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Pilgrimage to Black Jesus (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The Third Industrial Revolution (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Nirvanna the Band the Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Bank (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Buffet (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Boy (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Big Time (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Blindside (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Payday (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Toronto (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Oakland (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Fort McMurray (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Houston (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Baltimore (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Cyberwar (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- The Race for Artificial Intelligence (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Future of War (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Crime & Government: Russia's Hackers (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Lights Out in Ukraine (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Israel: Cyber Nation (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Abandoned (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Two Detroits (2016) ... (executive producer)
- New Orleans DIY (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Native Land (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Carolina Speedways (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Route 66 (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Terror (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Islamic State ... (executive producer)
- Boko Haram ... (executive producer)
- Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan ... (executive producer)
- The Rise of al Shabaab in Somalia ... (executive producer)
- Al Qaeda ... (executive producer)
 2016 Vice Guide to Film (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Lars von Trier (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Claire Denis ... (executive producer)
- Sofia Coppola ... (executive producer)
- Richard Linklater ... (executive producer)
- Jean-Marc Vallee ... (executive producer)
 2016 Black Market with Michael K. Williams (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Lifted in London (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Higher Stakes (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Lean Scene (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Iron Pipeline (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Illicit Abalone (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Cut-Off (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Documentary (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 WOMAN with Gloria Steinem (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- DRC: Rape as a Weapon of War (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Flophouse (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Haircuts at Babe Island (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Toxoplasmosis at Garbage Party (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Hand Warmers at Comedy Compound (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Can Crushing at the Hangar (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Hoverboards at Babe Island (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Getting an Election (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2016 States of Undress (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Gaycation (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- USA (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Jamaica (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Brazil (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Japan (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Vice News (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Vice News VR: Millions March (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Wet Dream: a skateboard tale (Short) (executive producer)
 2014 Bad Grandpa .5 (Video) (producer)
 2013 Bad Grandpa (producer)
 2013 Her (producer)
 2012 Pretty Sweet (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 A Tribute to Ryan Dunn (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Unbeleafable (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Jackass 3.5 (Video documentary) (producer)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 The Lazarus Effect (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2008 Mat Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel (Video) (executive producer)
 2008 Synecdoche, New York (producer)
 2007 Spike Spends Saturday With... (TV Series) (producer)
 2007 Jackass 2.5 (Video documentary) (producer)
 2007 Fully Flared (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 The Making of 'Jackass Number Two' (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Jackass: Gumball 3000 Rally Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Super Champion Funzone (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Yeah Right! (Video) (executive producer)
 2002 Beware of the Flare (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Harsh Euro Barge (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Jackass: The Movie (Documentary) (producer)
 2002 The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie' (TV Special short documentary) (executive producer)
 2000-2002 Jackass (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #3.8 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2000) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Human Nature (producer)
 1997 Mouse (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
Show Show Director (97 credits)
Show Show Writer (18 credits)
Show Show Actor (22 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (6 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (20 credits)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed music video "Country at War" by X. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Coufey | Richard Couffe | Spike Jones | Richard Koufey | Adam Spiegel | Spike

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the origins of Her (2013) from his long-ago encounter with an artificial-intelligence computer program] For the first 30 seconds, I had that buzz, like, It's responding to me! Then it quickly fell apart and you realize, Here are the tricks, here's how this works. But what if I could sustain that forever? What would that be like? I wanted to take that idea as far as I could possibly imagine ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2001, at the age of 32, he directed the video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice." This video contains 32 cuts. See more »

Trademark:

[Off-beat] His films/music videos are off-beat in their visual storytelling, particularly their mix of live-action, animation, and puppetry. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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