Writer/director Spike Lee has made an indelible mark on cinema, immersing audiences in a world of his making. Usually set in an urban setting amid racial tensions, crime and often, poverty. Lee's movies explore the imaginative and real through his unique lens.
Keep clicking for a look at some of the movies that have defined his career and helped cement his status as one of Hollywood's leading creative forces.
Lee is seen here at the premier of "Red Hook Summer" at the DGA Theater on August 6, 2012 in New York City.
Spike Lee critiques Hollywood's blockbuster culture