Spike Lee Overview

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Born: March 20, 1957

Born in Atlanta, this talented yet controversial filmmaker was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He returned to his birthplace to study communications at Atlanta's Morehouse College where he first developed an interest in cinema. After graduation, he enrolled in New York University's film school, where his masters thesis film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads won the Student Award of the Motion Picture Academy. Lee's films are characterized by their exploration of the nature of racism and the... See All

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