Top 70 Quotes about Spike Lee

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I'm a huge Spike Lee fan. I saw 'Do The Right Thing' tw

I’m a huge Spike Lee fan. I saw ‘Do The Right Thing’ twice in the same night when it first came out and had long conversations with all my friends about the issues in it.
Joe Cornish
I really admire Werner Herzog and Spike Lee. They’re amazing documentarians. If you took away all the narratives, they’d just be amazing documentarians.
Ava DuVernay
I’m from New York, and yet I’ve done only one film executive-produced by Spike Lee and have never done a film that Spike Lee directed. I’ve never done a film that Keenan Wayans has directed, or Bill Duke.
Ving Rhames
I’m a huge Spike Lee fan. I saw ‘Do The Right Thing’ twice in the same night when it first came out and had long conversations with all my friends about the issues in it.
Joe Cornish
Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.
Dick Armey
Ah, there’s a director. Astonishing, Spike Lee. A feisty guy, but a guy who’s, I think, incredibly misunderstood. I think people review his politics or his color as opposed to his filmmaking sometimes. Because he’s a wonderful, wonderful filmmaker and a lover of the art.
Brian Cox
Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.
Dick Armey
I’m going to have to call up Spike Lee. I did a cameo for him in ‘Malcolm X,’ and I’m trying to get him to do my life story and the history of the Black Panther Party.
Bobby Seale
I look at the stories that Spike Lee tells… Great stories. Great director, great storyteller.
Tyler Perry
It is fun, I learned, to stroll around with Spike Lee and to gauge other people’s reactions. Everyone recognizes him.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
When I started at Pratt, Spike Lee had his 40 Acres and A Mule studios down the street. You’d see Rosie Perez walking around going to Mike’s Coffee Shop. So it was this black bohemian.
Mickalene Thomas
I am what I am as a writer because of Norman Lear and Spike Lee. Norman Lear in particular.
Kenya Barris
More than anything, I want to keep working with people of talent like Craig Gillespie, Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood. But there’s also those long-dreamt-of moments: I’d love to host ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I’d love to do a Penguin stand-alone movie at Warner Bros., I’d love to do a Teddy Roosevelt biopic.
Paul Walter Hauser
Most of the great directors I’ve worked with – De Palma, Spike Lee – like rehearsals.
John Leguizamo
I’m interested to see what happens to Spike Lee with limited resources, you know? I love Spike Lee’s movies. But you know what? I kinda liked his movies when he used to scramble and fight more for them.
Mark Duplass
I like Spike Lee a lot. He’s incredibly gifted and I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves as a filmmaker.
Tim Robbins
I guess I feel like it’s a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it’s a small role, it’s a gift to be working that closely with them.
Bai Ling
I got a call saying that George Lucas wanted to meet me. Of all the phone calls I’ve received – Oliver Stone wants to meet you; Spike Lee wants to meet you – that was the one call I never in a million years thought was going to happen.
John Ridley
‘Straight Outta Compton’ is my first biopic, my first period piece, and I got a chance to kind of get out there like some of my idols, you know, like Scorsese, Spielberg, Spike Lee, the guys who came before me. You know, I’m feeling good about it.
F. Gary Gray
I felt a little anxious/nervous representing a real person in a Spike Lee film.
John David Washington
Working with Spike Lee was a dream of mine. It was amazing to be able to collaborate with such a visionary.
Teyonah Parris
My heroes were people like Jim Jarmusch. Scorsese was my god. Spike Lee was exciting, doing exactly what we thought we were going to do: personal movies based in, and about, New York. My heroes were all participating in an economic model that was collapsing as I was finishing film school.
Alan Taylor
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from both Spike Lee and Tarantino, it’s that you can wear your influences on your sleeve but at the same time invoke new energy and new flavor.
Cheo Hodari Coker
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from both Spike Lee and Tarantino, it’s that you can wear your influences on your sleeve but at the same time invoke new energy and new flavor.
Cheo Hodari Coker
‘Miracle at St. Anna.’ I was challenged by Spike Lee. When he offered me the film, he looked me square in the eye and said, ‘You start this film off and you end this film. I don’t want a dry eye in the theatre. Can you pull that off?’ He was dead serious.
Laz Alonso
In my opinion, Spike Lee is a national cultural treasure – to the black community in particular but to America in general.
Ron Stallworth
Working with Spike Lee was a dream of mine. It was amazing to be able to collaborate with such a visionary.
Teyonah Parris
David Benioff can hardly be classified as an underdog. The 2002 film adaptation of his first novel, ‘The 25th Hour,’ was directed by Spike Lee and starred Edward Norton.
Jonathan Miles
I am what I am as a writer because of Norman Lear and Spike Lee. Norman Lear in particular.
Kenya Barris
In my opinion, Spike Lee is a national cultural treasure – to the black community in particular but to America in general.
Ron Stallworth
I’m going to have to call up Spike Lee. I did a cameo for him in ‘Malcolm X,’ and I’m trying to get him to do my life story and the history of the Black Panther Party.
Bobby Seale
It's been a twisty-turny path for me. I was studying to

It’s been a twisty-turny path for me. I was studying to be a history professor, and then I left that, went to film school, and tried to be like my heroes, like, Spike Lee and Hal Hartly.
Alan Taylor
Spike Lee is a master of tone, so basically, if he wants to do something, he should do it, and Imma listen.
John David Washington
There’s a whole network of people, particularly in New York, obviously, that came up through the Spike Lee School. I’m one of them. That’s big!
Michael Imperioli
‘Malcolm X’ is my favorite Spike Lee movie.
Ron Stallworth
Spike Lee gave me the greatest reaction to the fact that I was this athlete-meets-artist, because I think he saw that I was different. I learned that oftentimes, Spike directs in a sense that he might just stare at you and look at you in a telepathic way of communicating.
Omari Hardwick
On a Spike Lee set, everybody seems to want to be there and is motivated to work in unison and do the best they can.
John David Washington
Everybody knows when you’ve got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you’re gonna blow up. But I happen to be the only person who’s had the lead in the two Spike Lee movies nobody saw.
Anthony Mackie
So many people – DPs, writers, and the assistants that go on to be directors and writers – come from the School of Spike Lee. He’s almost set up an Institution of Spike Lee.
John David Washington
I’ve been working with good directors – the Wachowski brothers, Spike Lee, Terry Gilliam, Mel Gibson… I love American movies, but I love European movies, too, and I want to do both.
Monica Bellucci
Most of the great directors I’ve worked with – De Palma, Spike Lee – like rehearsals.
John Leguizamo
It is fun, I learned, to stroll around with Spike Lee and to gauge other people’s reactions. Everyone recognizes him.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
So many people – DPs, writers, and the assistants that go on to be directors and writers – come from the School of Spike Lee. He’s almost set up an Institution of Spike Lee.
John David Washington
Spike Lee listens a lot. He’s one of the quietest creative people I’ve ever met.
James McBride
David Benioff can hardly be classified as an underdog. The 2002 film adaptation of his first novel, ‘The 25th Hour,’ was directed by Spike Lee and starred Edward Norton.
Jonathan Miles
I really admire Werner Herzog and Spike Lee. They’re amazing documentarians. If you took away all the narratives, they’d just be amazing documentarians.
Ava DuVernay
I was a pretentious teenager, so of course I had, you know, ‘Raging Bull’ posters and all of that. ‘Raging Bull’ is not a pretentious movie, but me having the poster was a pretentious action. I even grew a goatee and had a Knicks cap, because I thought I wanted to be like Spike Lee.
Adam Scott
I got a call saying that George Lucas wanted to meet me. Of all the phone calls I’ve received – Oliver Stone wants to meet you; Spike Lee wants to meet you – that was the one call I never in a million years thought was going to happen.
John Ridley
I’ve been working with good directors – the Wachowski brothers, Spike Lee, Terry Gilliam, Mel Gibson… I love American movies, but I love European movies, too, and I want to do both.
Monica Bellucci
When I started at Pratt, Spike Lee had his 40 Acres and A Mule studios down the street. You’d see Rosie Perez walking around going to Mike’s Coffee Shop. So it was this black bohemian.
Mickalene Thomas
Spike Lee really gave us a platform, men and women of color.
John David Washington
I’m from New York, and yet I’ve done only one film executive-produced by Spike Lee and have never done a film that Spike Lee directed. I’ve never done a film that Keenan Wayans has directed, or Bill Duke.
Ving Rhames
Sometimes I’ve done small parts, like with Spike Lee, but it doesn’t matter because you want to work with the director.
Monica Bellucci
My heroes were people like Jim Jarmusch. Scorsese was my god. Spike Lee was exciting, doing exactly what we thought we were going to do: personal movies based in, and about, New York. My heroes were all participating in an economic model that was collapsing as I was finishing film school.
Alan Taylor
‘Malcolm X’ is my favorite Spike Lee movie.
Ron Stallworth
Spike Lee is one of my biggest influences. What I love about Spike, other than he’s just a fun guy to hang around, is that Spike is fearless. As much as people talk about him being politically outspoken, let’s not forget that he’s one of the best screenwriters, ever, in addition to being a visual master.
Cheo Hodari Coker
I’m connected to a Wesley Snipes, and I’m connected to Giancarlo Esposito because of the history of films that we’ve all been a part of with Spike Lee.
John David Washington
The thing about Spike Lee… that’s a deep experience to work with someone who is that intense and knows their vision that well. The character I play in ‘Red Hook Summer’ is super country and super loud. I suppose he is some version of myself.
Jon Batiste
‘Rent’ was a special project for me. It was my first notable screenplay job. I worked with two wonderful directors on it, starting with Spike Lee in the summer of 2001. I wrote a draft for Spike and he was really good to me.
Stephen Chbosky
I like Spike Lee a lot. He’s incredibly gifted and I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves as a filmmaker.
Tim Robbins
Sometimes I’ve done small parts, like with Spike Lee, but it doesn’t matter because you want to work with the director.
Monica Bellucci
Spike Lee is not the first name you would probably think about redoing ‘Oldboy.’
Michael Imperioli
It's been a twisty-turny path for me. I was studying to

It’s been a twisty-turny path for me. I was studying to be a history professor, and then I left that, went to film school, and tried to be like my heroes, like, Spike Lee and Hal Hartly.
Alan Taylor
I like movies made by Spike Lee – doing those films out of the U.S., that is really daring.
Fahadh Faasil
Spike Lee is not the first name you would probably think about redoing ‘Oldboy.’
Michael Imperioli
Spike Lee gave me the greatest reaction to the fact that I was this athlete-meets-artist, because I think he saw that I was different. I learned that oftentimes, Spike directs in a sense that he might just stare at you and look at you in a telepathic way of communicating.
Omari Hardwick
I’d like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody.
Spike Lee
The first black girl book I fell in love with was most likely ‘Please, Puppy, Please’ by Spike Lee and Tonya Lee.
Marley Dias
I’m such a fan of actors and also enjoy watching them work so that I can help their acting in any way I can. Sometimes it walks a tricky line because you want to be entertaining to some degree. But honesty is always entertaining to me. I’m a big Woody Allen and Spike Lee fan, and I find their films to be very honest.
Dito Montiel
I look at the stories that Spike Lee tells… Great stories. Great director, great storyteller.
Tyler Perry