Spike Jonze

10 Jan

Jonze was born 22nd of October 1969, in Rockville, Maryland, USA to the name Adam Spiegel.

Spike Jonze made up one-third, along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman, of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine. Jonze also shot skate-videos. Most notable among these is Blind’s 1991 magnum opus “Video Days”. and is also co-owner of the Girl skateboard company.

His videos for for the Beastie Boys Starsky and Hutch inspired “Sabotage”, Bjorks Busby Berkeley style “It’s Oh So Quiet”, Weezer’s amazing ‘Happy Days’ styled “Buddy Holly”, Daft Punk’s “Da Funk” and Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” featuring Jonze as Richard Koufey with the fictional Torraine Community Dance Group all won numerous awards and are some of the most succesful music videos ever made.
Spike Jonzes’ first feature film “Being John Malkovich”, a surreal comedy which sees John Cusacks’s character Craig Schwartz discovering a passage into the mind of John Malkovich.
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