Spike Lee turns 60 today. In celebration of the film legend, we’re challenging you with the task of naming which actors starred in some of his most iconic films.
Before we saw the rise of self-made Black filmmakers like Barry Jenkins, Tyler Perry, Issa Rae and Steve McQueen, there was Spike Lee. Not only did he create timeless movies that spoke directly to the triumphs and tragedies of urban Black youth, he did it while pulling up-and-coming Black actors along with him. Hell, he’s the reason we know treasures like Laurence Fishburne and Denzel Washington as household names.
But starting with his 1986 debut She’s Gotta Have It, Spike Lee pushed through to become a strong force in the film industry, lighting the path for other filmmakers and actors of color along the way. Think you can guess who starred in his classic movies? Give it a whirl!
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