Girl/Chocolate co-founder and former TransWorld SKATEboarding Senior Photographer Spike Jonze was nominated for an Oscar by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in March for his directoral work on Being John Malkovich. Jonze is well known for his work on various music videos, film shorts, commercials, and the Girl and Chocolate videos, as well as a supporting role in last year’s Three Kings. Jonze’s first feature-length motion picture, Being John Malkovich was also nominated for best original screenplay and best supporting actress, but didn’t manage to earn an Oscar.
Being John Malkovich is a quirky comedy about a puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers a portal into the psyche of actor John Malkovich. He then begins charging admission to anyone willing to pay for the experience. The film also stars Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, and John Malkovich (duh!). For more info on the film, check out www.beingjohnmalkovich.com.