Spike Jonze has one of the most eclectic careers of any modern film director. In fact, it’s a bit odd to call him just a director—he’s a photographer, producer, writer, skater, and actor. To say he wears many hats would be an understatement. A jack of all trades and a master of many, Spike has been able to excel at whatever role he jumps into. Why is he able to do this? His originality and energy brings out the best in his collaborators and keeps everything he creates fresh. And just when you think you have him pinned down, he pops up with another project that you never would have imagines and can’t help but get excited.