Spike Lee is a renowned film director and actor. His films are famous for dealing with controversial issues like racism, politics, and urban violence. Known for his candid portrayal of taboo topics, Spike Lee often lets his films do the talking. He has made many movies, such as ‘School Daze,’ ‘Do the Right Thing,’ and ‘Malcolm X.’ These films not only delivered powerful messages to the audience, but also established him as one of the most respected directors in Hollywood. The son of a teacher and jazz musician, Lee was brought up in a culturally and artistically rich atmosphere. His mother played an important role in kindling his imagination; she often took him to museums, galleries, and plays which instilled in him love for African American literature. As a young man, he realized that he wanted to make films that celebrated the African culture. He made his directorial and acting debut with ‘She's Gotta Have It’ which was a huge success. Since then, he has made numerous movies that explore the greatness of African American culture. He is also the founder of the popular production house ‘40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks’ which has been producing films since 1983.