49 years old (Born on October 22, 1969)
American film and video director.One of the most renowned directors for music videos, he has received numerous awards and recognition from MTV for his outstanding work in the medium. Former son-in-law of Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola, brother-in-law of Gian-Carlo Coppola and Roman Coppola. Featured in a "Spike-Needs-A-Girlfriend" contest in Christina Kelly's 'What Now' column in Sassy Magazine. His requirements for a girlfriend were: "short hair, clear skin, and good teeth". [early 1990s] He is co-owner of the Girl skateboard company. At one point shot skate-videos. Most notable among these is Blind's 1991 magnum opus "Video Days".
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Fun Facts About Spike Jonze
In 2001, at the age of 32, he directed the video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice." This video contains 32 cuts.
Was offered the opportunity to direct the movie 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2005)_, but declined. He suggested small British production company Hammer and Tongs instead.
Started as a magazine editor and contributor before moving into film.
Considered directing Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) but was already in pre-production on Where the Wild Things Are (2009), a pet project of his.
Was originally offered the chance to direct Human Nature (2001) after the success of Being John Malkovich (1999). He considered it, but declined, recommending fellow music video director Michel Gondry for the project.
Directed the music video for Daft Punk's first single "Da Funk", featuring the famous talking dog in New York City.
Directed the music video "Buddy Holly" by Weezer - a parody of "Happy Days" (1974).
Was a member of Propaganda Films.
Contrary to popular belief is not an heir to the Spiegel catalog fortune, although he is a distant relative of those that are.