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Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze

Adaptation is the second feature film directed by Spike Jonze, who made his debut with Being John Malkovich, which garnered four Academy Award nominations.

Prior to Being John Malkovich, Jonze was best known as an award-winning music-video, short film and commercial director. He got his start working as a photographer and co-directing (with Mark Gonzales), Blind Video Days (skate video).

His direction of the Beastie Boys' Sabotage music-video (1994), a spoof of 1970s television cop shows, received critical praise and numerous awards. Ever since, Jonze's music-videos have regularly been nominated for MTV Video Music Awards. He has worked with such talented artists as Bjork, The Pharcyde, Fat Boy Slim, Daft Punk, R.E.M., Sean Lennon and Weezer.

He recently produced Human Nature, based on an original script by Charlie Kaufman.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Spike Jonze Facts

Birth NameAdam Spiegel
OccupationDirector, Actor
BirthplaceRockville, Maryland, USA
Awards2000 MTV Movie Awards: Best New Filmmaker (for Being John Malkovich)

Selected Filmography

Not available.