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I Thank The Screen Actors Guild For Their Support Of The Esteemed Ensemble Of DA 5 BLOODS. Also A Love Shout To All Of The Actors Who Did Da Damn Thang.
Found on Reuters 1 year ago
The character in my film' Da 5 Bloods,' Stormin' Norman, the way his brothers view him as like almost mythical. As Clarke Peters ' character says,' Clarke Peters ' character's Clarke Peters ' character.' They revered Clarke Peters ' character, and so Spike Lee just can't cast anybody for that, because the way these guys are describing Clarke Peters ' character, Clarke Peters ' character's mythic. So mythic Spike Lee're talking about an actor who played Jackie Robinson ; the Godfather, Soul Brother No. 1, James Brown ; Thurgood Marshall ; then Soul Brother No. 1.
Found on CNN 1 year ago
Agent Orange refused to repudiate the Klan, the alt-right and the Nazis, 'There's good people on both sides.' That's going to be on his gravestone.
Found on Reuters 4 years ago
When we go around the world saying, 'We're the beacon of democracy' and you know, with the Constitution and human rights and all that stuff, and that he's the president? look, there's no negating the fact that he's a great showman. But we're talking about the highest office in the United States of America. This is not a TV show.
This is your dude, Spike Lee. And you know that I know that you know that the system is rigged! For too long we've given our votes to corporate puppets. Sold the okie doke. Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the Great Recession of 2008, and many are still recovering, that's why I am officially endorsing my brother, Bernie Sanders.
Found on Reuters 6 years ago
It is possible to address a very serious subject matter and still have humor. I've done it before. 'Do the Right Thing' was serious as hell. It was so serious you can still show that film today -- it's still contemporary. But 'Do the Right Thing' was also funny as a motherf***er, there are many examples -- music, plays, novels, movies -- where humor has been injected into very serious subject matter.
It is possible to address a very serious subject matter and still have humor. I've done it before. 'Do the Right Thing' was serious as hell. It was so serious you can still show that film today -- it's still contemporary. But 'Do the Right Thing' was also funny as a motherf---er, there are many examples — music, plays, novels, movies — where humor has been injected into very serious subject matter.
I was very happy for Steve McQueen, i wanted to be there because I knew it was going to be historic.
Found on CNN 7 years ago
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