Spike Jonze

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Rivers Cuomo and Spike Jonze attend a screening of The Dhamma Brothers in 2008.

Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel, October 22, 1969) is an American director of music videos, commercials, and feature films.

Overview

Spike Jonze began his career as a photographer, and eventually moved on to music videos. He is responsible for the Weezer music videos "Buddy Holly", "Undone - The Sweater Song", and "Island in the Sun", as well as classics by other acts such as The Beastie Boys' "Sabotage".

In 2003, Palm Pictures released the DVD The Work Of Director Spike Jonze, containing the videos for "Undone" and "Buddy Holly", with exclusive commentary by Weezer. Those videos, along with "Island in the Sun" were subsequently released on 2004's Video Capture Device. It was rumored among fans in October 2008 that Jonze would likely direct the video for "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived". To the disappointment of many of these fans, a video never materialized, and Geffen appeared to lose interest in promoting that single and The Red Album as a whole.

Jonze is an Academy Award-nominated director and producer in film and television. He has been an actor on occasion, and was once romantically involved with director Sophia Coppola.

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