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Spike Lee

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The Resume

    (March 20, 1957- )
    Raised in Brooklyn, New York
    Birth name is Shelton Lee
    Directed 'Summer of Sam,' 'School Daze,' 'Do the Right Thing' 'Girl 6,' 'Jungle Fever,' 'Crooklyn,' 'Malcolm X' and 'She Hate Me'

Why he might be annoying:

    After the Columbine high school shootings, Spike said that National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston should be shot. Heston replied that if Spike wanted to take a shot at him he should go ahead and try it. Spike later apologized for the comments.
    He is the New York Knick fan that makes himself visible at the game by waving around a towel and exchanging words with opponents like Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers.
    He casts himself in his movies.
    He intimidates producers to produce his films, by playing the race card.
    He has written that Babe Ruth is black.
    He delayed the launch of Spike TV (formerly TNN) when he sued them over the name of the network, claiming that when people hear the name Spike TV, they think of Spike Lee.
    Despite suing Spike TV for name infringement, he copped the name of He Hate Me for his movie 'She Hate Me' (2004).
    He doesn't know how to drive a vehicle.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He has cast many actors and actresses who may not have been given roles in other films.
    He makes meaningful films.
    He is one of the more influential directors in film.
    He may be the most influential black director in film history.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 119 Votes: 56.30% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 91 Votes: 56.04% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 133 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 119 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 55 Votes: 56.36% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 43 Votes: 65.12% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 74 Votes: 79.73% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 49 Votes: 51.02% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 358 Votes: 60.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 464 Votes: 69.83% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 550 Votes: 81.45% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 237 Votes: 81.86% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 492 Votes: 68.29% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 2380 Votes: 73.07% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1694 Votes: 81.46% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 883 Votes: 77.46% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1594 Votes: 77.10% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1983 Votes: 70.70% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 879 Votes: 70.31% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2177 Votes: 69.96% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 9625 Votes: 78.68% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4949 Votes: 72.20% Annoying