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Spike Jonze

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For the musician and bandleader, see Spike Jones.
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Spike Jonze with the Silver Bear award for directing the movie Adaptation at the Berlin Film Festival in 2003.

Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel c. 1969 in Rockville, Maryland), is a director of videos, most notably for his offbeat music videos, and director and producer of films, most notably the 1999 black comedy Being John Malkovich and the 2002 film Adaptation (both written by Charlie Kaufman). He was a producer and co-creator of the Jackass television series on MTV and of Jackass: The Movie. He has acted in some videos and films, and has written as well.

Spike also was a co-founder and editor of Dirt magazine, as well as an editor for Grand Royal Magazine. Spike in the past shot skateboard videos, most notably being Blind skateboard company's Video Days in 1991, and he is co-owner of Girl Skateboards.

On June 26, 1999 Spike married director Sofia Coppola. On December 5, 2003 Coppola filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences". Coppola has a lead role as a gymnast in Spike's music video for the Chemical Brothers song "Elektrobank".

Spike Jonze also has several alter-egos, including Richard Koufey. He also been credited as Richard Coufey, Richard Couffe, and Spike Jones. The first name Spike has more commonly been used when referring to movie director Spike Lee, resulting sometimes in confusion of names.

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Filmography

Music videos

Alphabetical list of directed music videos

  • "100%" by Sonic Youth (1992)
  • "All About Eve" by Marxman (1994)
  • "Big Brat" by Phantom Planet (2003)
  • "Buddy Holly" by Weezer (1994)
  • "California" by Wax (1995)
  • "Cannonball" by The Breeders (1993)
  • "Car Song" by Elastica (1995)
  • "Country At War" by X (1993)
  • "Crush with Eyeliner" by R.E.M. (1995)
  • "Da Funk" by Daft Punk (1997)
  • "Daughter of the Kaos" by Luscious Jackson (1993)
  • "Days" by Blind (1992)
  • "Ditch Digger" by Rocket From the Crypt (1994)
  • "Divine Hammer" by The Breeders (1994)
  • "Drop" by Pharcyde (1996)
  • "Electrobank" by The Chemical Brothers (1997)
  • "Electrolite" by R.E.M. (1997)
  • "Feel the Pain" by Dinosaur Jr. (1994)
  • "Freedom of '76" by Ween (1995)
  • "Get Back" by Ludacris (2004)
  • "Hang On" by Teenage Fanclub (1993)
  • "High in High School" by Chainsaw Kittens (1993)
  • "Home" by Sean Lennon (1998)
  • "Island in the Sun" by Weezer (2000)
  • "I Can't Stop Smiling" by Velocity Girl (1994)
  • "If I Only Had a Brain" by MC 900 Ft. Jesus (1994)
  • "It's All About the Benjamins (rock version)" by Puff Daddy (1997)
  • "It's In Our Hands" by Björk (2002)
  • "It's Oh So Quiet" by Björk (1995)
  • "Liberty Calls" by Mike Watt (1997)
  • "Old Timer" by That Dog (1994)
  • "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim (1998)
  • "Ricky's Theme" by the Beastie Boys (1994)
  • "Root Down (version 2)" by the Beastie Boys (1998)
  • "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys (1994) (also writer)
  • "Shady Lane" by Pavement (1997)
  • "Sky's the Limit" by Notorious B.I.G. (1997)
  • "Sure Shot" by the Beastie Boys (1994)
  • "The Diamond Sea" by Sonic Youth (1995)
  • "The Rockefeller Skank (version 1)" by Fatboy Slim (1998)
  • "Time For Livin'" by the Beastie Boys (1993)
  • "Triumph Of A Heart" by Björk (2005)
  • "Undone (The Sweater Song)" by Weezer (1994)
  • "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim (2000)
  • "What's Up, Fatlip?" by Fatlip (2000)
  • "Who Is Next?" by Wax (1995)
  • "Wonderboy" by Tenacious D (2000)
  • "Y Control" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2004)

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External links

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