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Spike Jonze probably directed your favourite music video

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We all (or should) know that Spike Jonze as the acclaimed director of movies such as Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation as well as a frequent guest on Jackass. However, unbeknownst to me, my first introduction to Spike Jonze came in Music Video form. He is known for making some of the best music videos of all time. In fact, the first time I saw Spike Jonze on camera I didn’t even know it was him. He was portraying the character of Richard Koufey, an eccentric character who was the leader of fictional dance group The Torrance Community Dance Group in the video for “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim. I really thought that Richard Koufey was a real person and I believe Jonze even accepted an MTV Music award for Fatboy Slim that year as Richard Koufey. My brain hurts.

All that aside, Spike Jonze has a music video catalog that would make other directors look like film students. Here are just a few of the dozens he has done in that last 20 years. Get ready to be impressed.

Sabotage – Beastie Boys

 

Buddy Holly – Weezer

 

Cannonball – The Breeders

 

It’s Oh So Quiet – Bjork

 

Da Funk – Daft Punk

 

Elektrobank – Chemical Brothers

 

It’s All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix) – Lil’ Kim and Puff Daddy

 

Praise You – Fatboy Slim

 

Get Back – Ludacris

 

Flashing Lights – Kanye West

 

Otis – Jay-Z & Kanye West

 

 

 

 

 

 

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