SPIKE JONZE (Writer/Director/Producer) is the versatile
filmmaker behind the acclaimed films "Being John Malkovich," for which he
received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director, and "Adaptation.," for
which its three stars-Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper-received
Academy Award nominations for their performances, with Cooper going on to win
Best Supporting Actor.
"Where the Wild Things Are," his screen adaptation of the classic book by
Maurice Sendak, marked his third directorial feature. As a producer, his credits
include Michel Gondry's first film, "Human Nature," and frequent collaborator
Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York." He recently
co-wrote and produced "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," with his old friends and
colleagues, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville, with whom he also created and
produced the "Jackass" TV show and movies.
In addition to feature films, Jonze has directed numerous music videos,
commercials, short films and documentaries, including the 2010 dramatic short
"I'm Here," starring Andrew Garfield, that premiered at the Sundance Film
Festival. He also serves as the creative director at VICE media, where he helped
create its video content division, and just recently created and produced
YouTube's first music awards show.
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