The art created by Spike Lee cannot be described using a single word. Neither can the man. He is a film maker who is aptly able to transcend history as he freely unhinges himself as an artist.
If it ever comes up that you were privileged enough to have had a conversation with one of Hollywood’s biggest enigmas, then questions about the experience of the man soon follow.
While it’s difficult to answer or to describe one’s encounter with a person who is surprisingly thoughtful and brutally honest as an interviewee and perhaps burdened with the expectation that he wouldn’t be, the Oscar-winning director’s most “typical” attribute is that he’s attentive to the truth of each person having an encounter with him, be it with the man himself or by engaging with the characters in his film, and the moral dilemmas they face.