Why you should know about him: Spike Jonze is an award-winning director, producer, and actor, perhaps best known for his 1999 film, Being John Malkovich, which won an Academy Award. He co-wrote and directed Where The Wild Things Are, has done music videos with artists like Weezer, the Beastie Boys, and Björk, and co-created MTV's Jackass.
In October 2009, Jonze and Kanye released a collaborative video called "We Were Once a Fairy Tale." He also worked on the Glow in the Dark tour and interviewed Kanye for the introduction of the tour's photography book. He directed the "Otis" video from Kanye and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne album.
"I don’t differentiate between ‘this is a job’ and ‘this is what I’m doing for fun.' It’s sort of all simultaneous."