Spike Lee

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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. He made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It (1986). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Spike Lee has received more than 9,797,747 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Spike Lee is the 192nd most popular film director (up from 204th in 2019), the 1,275th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,343rd in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Film Director.

Spike Lee is most famous for his films "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X."

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  • 51

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  • 4.39

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  • 4.56

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Among film directors, Spike Lee ranks 192 out of 1,580Before him are G. W. Pabst, Tony Richardson, Kim Ki-duk, Yılmaz Güney, Roland Emmerich, and Lina Wertmüller. After him are Gojko Mitić, Wong Kar-wai, Otto Preminger, Robert Siodmak, John G. Avildsen, and Gus Van Sant.

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Among people born in 1957, Spike Lee ranks 26Before him are Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Carole Bouquet, Ofra Haza, Dr. Alban, Falco, and Clara Ponsatí. After him are Richard E. Grant, Paul Kagame, Rinat Dasayev, Ai Weiwei, Carrie Lam, and Rumiko Takahashi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Spike Lee ranks 1,275 out of 15,968Before him are Ray Kurzweil (1948), Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ron Howard (1954), Robert Moog (1934), Sam Shepard (1943), and Pat Garrett (1850). After him are Poul Anderson (1926), Timothy McVeigh (1968), Lucy Liu (1968), David McClelland (1917), Dionne Warwick (1940), and Danielle Steel (1947).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Spike Lee ranks 53Before him are Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Robert Wise (1914), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Robert Aldrich (1918), Blake Edwards (1922), and Richard Donner (1930). After him are John G. Avildsen (1935), Gus Van Sant (1952), Nicholas Ray (1911), John Sturges (1910), Arthur Penn (1922), and Alan J. Pakula (1928).

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