Spike Lee is a big name when it comes to Hollywood. He has been arounfd for quite a time churning out blockbusters that keeps us all glued to pour screens.
The iconic filmmaker known for his charisma and outspokenness, with most of his movies highlighting and tackling the systematic oppression, marginalization, stereotyping and racism African Americans experience, just turned 62.
With over 30 films to his credit, Lee released his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It, in 1986 which went ahead to gross over $7 million. He followed it up with other projects including Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls, Get on the Bus, Chi-Raq, just to mention a few.
His latest movie, BlacKkKlansman, which was released in 2018 won him his very first competitive Oscar when he took home the Best Adapted Screenplay award.
Some other notable awards to his name include two Peabody Awards, two Emmys and a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Also, he has received an honorary BAFTA, an honorary Oscar, an honorary César as well as a Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.