Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel; October 22, 1969) is an American director, producer and actor, 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 was also a co-creator and executive producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of VBS.tv. He is also part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. He also co-founded Directors Label with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry. Description above from the Wikipedia article Spike Jonze, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Jonah Hill  •  Margot Robbie  •  Matthew McConaughey

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Jonah Hill  •  Margot Robbie  •  Matthew McConaughey

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

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86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Jackson Nicoll  •  Georgina Cates  •  Spike Jonze

86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Jackson Nicoll  •  Georgina Cates  •  Spike Jonze

Moneyball (2011)

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The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bennett Miller
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Jonah Hill  •  Robin Wright  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bennett Miller
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Jonah Hill  •  Robin Wright  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman

Her (2013)

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In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

Being John Malkovich (1999)

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One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

Adaptation. (2002)

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A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chris Cooper  •  Tilda Swinton

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chris Cooper  •  Tilda Swinton

Jackass Number Two (2006)

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Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

Jackass: The Movie (2002)

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Johnny Knoxville and his crazy friends appear on the big screen for the very first time in Jackass: The Movie. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilized golf course, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and so on. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

Johnny Knoxville and his crazy friends appear on the big screen for the very first time in Jackass: The Movie. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilized golf course, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and so on. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

The Game (1997)

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In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn

Three Kings (1999)

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A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

Torrance Rises (1999)

A mockumentary chronicling the Torrance Community Dance Group (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video) on their road to the MTV Video Music Awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Spike Jonze  •  Eminem  •  Madonna  •  Chris Rock

A mockumentary chronicling the Torrance Community Dance Group (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video) on their road to the MTV Video Music Awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Spike Jonze  •  Eminem  •  Madonna  •  Chris Rock

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

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Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Max Records  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  James Gandolfini

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Max Records  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  James Gandolfini

How They Get There (1997)

A guy and a girl play copycat with each other from opposite sides of the street.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Rico Bueno  •  Lauren Curry  •  Mark Gonzales

A guy and a girl play copycat with each other from opposite sides of the street.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Rico Bueno  •  Lauren Curry  •  Mark Gonzales

Yeah Right! (2003)

Yeah Right! is a skateboarding video by Girl Skateboards  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Ty Evans
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Keenan Milton  •  Brandon Biebel  •  Brian Anderson

Yeah Right! is a skateboarding video by Girl Skateboards  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Ty Evans
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Keenan Milton  •  Brandon Biebel  •  Brian Anderson

Jackass 3D (2010)

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Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Steve-O

Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Steve-O

I'm Here (2010)

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A library assistant plods through an ordinary life in LA until a chance meeting opens his eyes to 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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Sienna Guillory  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Lyle Kanouse  •  Nancy Munoz

A library assistant plods through an ordinary life in LA until a chance meeting opens his eyes to 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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Sienna Guillory  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Lyle Kanouse  •  Nancy Munoz

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (2010)

Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing. She leaves home to discover what that is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciek Szczerbowski  •  Chris Lavis
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Spike Jonze  •  Alain Goulem  •  Al Tuck

Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing. She leaves home to discover what that is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maciek Szczerbowski  •  Chris Lavis
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Spike Jonze  •  Alain Goulem  •  Al Tuck

Scenes from the Suburbs (2011)

A resident of a suburban dystopia tries to reassemble his fragmented memories of life as a teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Sam Dillon  •  Paul Pluymen  •  Zoe Graham  •  Ashlin Williamson

A resident of a suburban dystopia tries to reassemble his fragmented memories of life as a teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Sam Dillon  •  Paul Pluymen  •  Zoe Graham  •  Ashlin Williamson

Video Days (1991)

Video Days is a skateboarding video by Blind Skateboards released in 1991. It is considered by many in the skateboarding community to be "the Citizen Kane of skateboarding videos", as director Spike Jonze's format has continued to be the definitive template for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Guy Mariano  •  Mark Gonzales

Video Days is a skateboarding video by Blind Skateboards released in 1991. It is considered by many in the skateboarding community to be "the Citizen Kane of skateboarding videos", as director Spike Jonze's format has continued to be the definitive template for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Guy Mariano  •  Mark Gonzales

D.A.F.T. (1999)

A strange combination of techno and New Wave music, the French duo Daft Punk caused an international dance sensation with their catchy hit "Around The World." This fantastic French import showcases the fact that the duo's innovation carries over to the video realm ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Michel Gondry  •  Roman Coppola  •  Seb Janiak  •  Daft Punk
CAST:  Tony Maxwell  •  Catherine Kellner  •  James C. Heavy  •  Zachary Adam Hofstadter

A strange combination of techno and New Wave music, the French duo Daft Punk caused an international dance sensation with their catchy hit "Around The World." This fantastic French import showcases the fact that the duo's innovation carries over to the video realm ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Michel Gondry  •  Roman Coppola  •  Seb Janiak  •  Daft Punk
CAST:  Tony Maxwell  •  Catherine Kellner  •  James C. Heavy  •  Zachary Adam Hofstadter
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