5 Facts About Spike Lee

1. In October 2005, Spike Lee responded to a CNN anchor's question as to whether the government intentionally ignored the plight of black Americans during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina catastrophe by saying, "It's not too far-fetched.

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2. In May 1999, the New York Post reported that Spike Lee made an inflammatory comment about Charlton Heston, president of the National Rifle Association, while speaking to reporters at the Cannes Film Festival.

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3. In June 2003, Spike Lee sought an injunction against Spike TV to prevent them from using his nickname.

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4. In 2015, Spike Lee received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his contributions to film.

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5. In 1985, Spike Lee began work on his first feature film, She's Gotta Have It.

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