31 Facts About Spike Jonze

1. Spike Jonze was reported to have began dating Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi in 2010 and the couple briefly lived together in New York, but have since broken up.

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2. Spike Jonze dated singer Karen O throughout 2005, although the couple broke up shortly after.

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3. Spike Jonze produced and decorated, alongside Ocean and artist Tom Sachs among others, an elaborate stage with a runway and central platform for the same concert.

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4. In 2017, Spike Jonze directed Frank Ocean's summer festival tour, which included 8 shows which took place in different cities around the US and Europe.

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5. Spike Jonze is the creative director of multinational television channel brand Viceland, which launched in February 2016.

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6. Spike Jonze directed the short commercial film Kenzo World to promote a fragrance by Kenzo in 2016.

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7. Spike Jonze made a guest appearance in the fourth season of Lena Dunham's television series Girls in March 2015.

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8. Spike Jonze had a small role in Martin Scorsese's 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street as a stockbroker who teaches Jordan Belfort the ins and outs of penny stocks.

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9. Spike Jonze served as the creative director of the YouTube Music Awards on November 3, 2013.

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10. Spike Jonze provided his voice to a video game character in the film, Alien Child, who interacts with Theodore.

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11. Spike Jonze resumed his longtime collaboration with the Beastie Boys in July 2011, directing the video for their song featuring Santigold, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win", in which the band members are portrayed as action figures.

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12. Spike Jonze produced and provided his voice to a character in the short film Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, based on Maurice Sendak's book of the same name.

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13. Spike Jonze wrote and directed the science fiction romance short film I'm Here in 2010, based on the children's book The Giving Tree.

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14. Spike Jonze wrote and directed We Were Once a Fairytale, a short film starring Kanye West as himself acting belligerently while drunk in a nightclub.

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15. Spike Jonze directed the music video for Kanye West's single "Flashing Lights" in 2008.

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16. Spike Jonze made a faux documentary called The Mystery of Dalaro in 2004 as part of an advertising campaign for the Volvo S40.

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17. Spike Jonze directed a 60-second commercial called "Lamp" for the furniture store IKEA in 2002, which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, considered a prestigious award in the field of advertising.

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18. Spike Jonze directed a commercial for Nike called "The Morning After" in 1999, a parody of the hysteria surrounding Y2K.

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19. Spike Jonze made a short mockumentary about the experience called Torrance Rises.

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20. Spike Jonze showed the video to Slim, who appears briefly in the video.

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21. Spike Jonze developed an alter ego named Richard Koufey, the leader of the Torrance Community Dance Group, an urban troupe that performs in public spaces.

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22. Spike Jonze worked with the electronic music duo Daft Punk on the music video for the instrumental song "Da Funk" in 1997.

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23. In 1997, Spike Jonze made a short film called How They Get There, starring Mark Gonzales as a man who is playfully imitating a woman's actions on the other side of a sidewalk before running into danger.

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24. Spike Jonze collaborated with Bjork for the video for her 1995 single "It's Oh So Quiet", a cover of a 1951 Betty Hutton song.

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25. Spike Jonze made his film debut in a bit part in the drama Mi Vida Loca.

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26. Spike Jonze filmed, edited and produced his first skateboarding video, Rubbish Heap, for World Industries in 1989.

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27. Spike Jonze became a regular contributor to Transworld Skateboarding, and was subsequently given a job at World Industries by Steve Rocco, who enlisted him to photograph advertisements and shoot promotional videos for his brands under the World Industries umbrella.

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28. Spike Jonze formed a close friendship with Mark Gonzales, co-owner of the newly formed Blind Skateboards at the time, and began shooting photos with the young Blind team including Jason Lee, Guy Mariano and Rudy Johnson in the late 1980s.

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29. Spike Jonze began his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich and Adaptation.

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30. Spike Jonze began his career as a teenager photographing BMX riders and skateboarders for Freestylin' Magazine and Transworld Skateboarding, and co-founded the youth culture magazine Dirt.

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31. Spike Jonze is the man behind cinematic classics such as Being John Malkovich, and is responsible for some of the.

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