Director | Producer | Writer
Vied for the director's seat on Ali (2001). Says that he knew he wouldn't get the job after speaking to the movie's star, Will Smith (one of the many financiers on Lee's Get on the Bus (1996)), who wanted Lee to make a film with "a broader appeal".
[advice to young people considering a show-business career] You've got to have heart and you've got to have drive. And when you get knocked down you've got to pick yourself up - put your hands up on the ropes and pull yourself to your feet. Because,...
His films frequently involve African Americans and African-American themes
Shelton Jackson Lee
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Judith Light reveals the challenges of her restrained role in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story."
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