The career of Spike Jonze is unlike any other filmmakers. Starting off as a skate photographer for companies like World Industries, he found his first little bit of success in 1991 when he directed and redefined skate videos with his iconic skate video Video Days. After Video Days was released, a copy of it got in the hands of Sonic Youth and they contacted him about using some skater friends for a music video. This was his first introduction into the world of music videos.
From that point on, Spike spent the 90’s directing some of the most iconic music videos for artists like the Beastie Boys, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Biggie, Ludacris, The Pharcyde, Wax, and more. Then, the end of the 90s he was approached to direct his debut film Being John Malkovich. Now, Spike has directed 4 feature films, countless short films and music videos, and he has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Below are some of our favorite music videos of his as well as a review of his 4 feature films!