Spike Jonze

Film and Video Director
Born Oct 22, 1969

Spike Jonze 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 (that gave him an Academy Award for Best Director nomination) and the 2002 film Adaptation, and as the co-writer/director of the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born in 1969.


1999 30 Years Old 1 More Event
The resulting clip was a huge success, and "Koufey" and his troupe were invited to New York City to perform the song for the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. … Read More
2001 32 Years Old At the 2001 Grammy Awards, the music video for Weapon of Choice won Best Short Form Music Video.
2006 37 Years Old He has a speaking part along with Dave Eggers in the Beck song "The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton" from his 2006 album, The Information. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008 he co-produced a new video for the Chocolate Skateboards "Easy Steady", direct by Ty Evans and Federico Vitetta in Milan, featuring the song "Felicità" by Bugo. … Read More


2010 41 Years Old In 2010, he made a 28-minute short titled Scenes from the Suburbs, inspired by the Arcade Fire album The Suburbs. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old In 2011, it was reported that he was dating Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi, but they have since broken up.
He has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director for Being John Malkovich, and Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Song ("The Moon Song") for Her. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Her. … Read More
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