From Skate Rat to the Oscars: Spike Jonze
on 08 March 2014
Taking home the Original Screenplay Academy Award for 2013's runaway technology love story "Her," writer and director Spike Jonze has solidified his place in mainstream Hollywood, but Jonze didn't take the direct path (if there is one) to stardom. The longtime Jonze supporters at London-based Huck magazine sent their congratulations via retrospective, highlighting Jonze's transition from making low-budget skate videos around LA with the likes of Jason Lee (a former pro skateboarder) and Mark Gonzales to auteur art projects like his fictional Torrance Community Dance Group. Jonze's artistic range and willingness to commit to passion projects is part of what makes his career unique and is telling of future projects that will continue to hold our attention.