Published: Thu, February 14, 2019

Filmmaker Spike Lee: Christopher Columbus Was a 'Terrorist'

Filmmaker Spike Lee: Christopher Columbus Was a 'Terrorist'

Spike Lee has used his speaking platform to counter the President's rhetorical views, and his films to wax about his philosophical stance on Culture in America.

"Da 5 Bloods" is the story of Vietnam veterans who return to the jungle to confront their pasts in an attempt to regain the innocence they lost in the war.

The director is certainly striking while the iron is hot, with Variety reporting that production is scheduled to start next month, after Lee wraps up his Oscar campaign for BlacKkKlansman.

During a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" discussing his film "BlacKkKlansman", director Spike Lee called Christopher Columbus a "terrorist".

30 years after his magnum opus Do The Right Thing was overlooked by the Academy, his latest project BlacKkKlansman has suffered the same fate, but Spike Lee is taking things in stride because, in his estimation, he doesn't need the validation of a governing body to stay in his creative bag. That film also chalked up five additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Original Music Score (Terence Blanchard), Best Adapted Screenplay (Lee, Kevin Willmott), and Best Film Editing (Barry Alexander Brown).

Boseman is also in the Oscar conversation this year, starring in fellow Best Picture nominee "Black Panther".

Lee is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Robert Strent at Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks and Boseman is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.

Lindo has worked with Lee multiple times, including the films Clockers, Crooklyn and Malcolm X. Lindo is repped by APA.

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