Spike Lee achieved fame and success with his first feature film in 1986 ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ which cost $175,000 dollars to make and grossed more than 7-million dollars. He was nominated for a best-screenplay Oscar in 1989 for the controversial drama about race relations called ‘Do The Right Thing.’
Spike directed Denzel Washington to an Oscar nomination for 1992’s ‘Malcolm X.’ The movie was later selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library Of Congress.
And he won an Emmy Award for his documentary on hurricane Katrina: ‘When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts.’
Spike’s got a new film coming out next week called ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ which he has described as ‘a new kind of love story about human beings who are addicted to blood.’ FULL INTERVIEW HERE: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/28043918/denzel-was-robbed-spike-lee-talks-race-and-the-oscars