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Coppola and Mars set to wed

Coppola and Mars set to wed

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Sofia Coppola's publicist has confirmed the Hollywood movie director plans to marry rocker Thomas Mars this summer, People.com reported Tuesday.
Jonze's new short film debuts online

Jonze's new short film debuts online

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. film director Spike Jonze's 30-minute robot love story "I'm Here" was released online Friday at www.imheremovie.com.

'Wild Things' enjoys box-office rumpus

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- "Where the Wild Things Are" was No. 1 at the U.S. box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $32.5 million, Box Office Mojo said.
Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary

Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. author Maurice Sendak said those who think the film version of his children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" is too scary can "go to hell."
Williams says she and Jonze broke up

Williams says she and Jonze broke up

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Michelle Williams, who is the mother of the late Heath Ledger's 3-year-old daughter, says she and filmmaker Spike Jonze are no longer dating.
Williams still grieving over Ledger

Williams still grieving over Ledger

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Michelle Williams says she misses the late Australian film star Heath Ledger, the father of her 3-year-old daughter Matilda.

Sofia Coppola gives birth to baby girl

PARIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "Marie Antoinette" director Sofia Coppola has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Romy, with her boyfriend, French singer Thomas Mars.

Sofia Coppola is pregnant

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Sofia Coppola is pregnant with her first child, which will also be the first grandchild for her dad -- Francis Ford Coppola.

Stars lined up for 'Wild Things' film

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- The film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic book "Where the Wild Things Are" will feature the voices of Benicio Del Toro and Michelle Williams.

DGA announces ad directing nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America Thursday announced the five finalists for its award honoring commercial direction.

Kaufman still angry at Clooney over script

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is still upset over how George Clooney directed "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind."

Feature: Joe Bob's week in review

Hans Blix, the United Nations weapons inspector who was
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Film of the Week: Delightful 'Adaptation'

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- In "Adaptation," Chris Cooper played a toothless redneck named John Laroche, a charming and alarming legend in his own mind who has never outgrown his boyish ob
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

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What's new in the world of home video...
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Analysis: And the Oscar nominees are ...

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- It's just about time to put an end to speculation about this year's Oscar nominees, so the guessing game about this year's winners can begin in earnest.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Spike Jonze
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Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel; October 22, 1969) is an American director and producer, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Charlie Kaufman, which include the 1999 film Being John Malkovich and the 2002 film Adaptation., and for his work as director of the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are. He was also a co-creator and executive producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of VBS.tv. He is also part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll.

He also co-founded Directors Label with Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry.

Jonze was born in Rockville, Maryland, and raised in Bethesda, Maryland and in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania. His father, Arthur Spiegel III, was a distant relation of the Spiegel catalog family and founded APM Management Consultants. His mother, Sandy Granzow, is a writer, communications consultant in developing countries, and artist. His brother Sam (aka Squeak E. Clean) is a producer and DJ. Jonze attended The Field School in Washington, D.C., and Walt Whitman High School.

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