If someone were to name their Mount Rushmore of directors, they would be hard-pressed to leave Spike Lee off of it. Mr. Lee’s career is defined by his dedication towards the truth and never shying away from pushing the envelope. Spike has tackled race relations, historical figures, moments which have defined our society, and the horror of war. He never wavers from his vision and won’t compromise his message for the sake of others. His films speak to a truth that most America is unwilling to acknowledge.
His latest project ‘Da 5 Bloods’ discusses the horrors African American soldiers faced in the Vietnam war both during and long after it. Chadwick Boseman’s performance has been the talk of the film and is expected to earn the late actor a posthumous nomination for Best Actor at the upcoming Academy Awards. What’s been baffling is why Delroy Lindo hasn’t been receiving the same level of recognition.
We were lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Spike and discussed Delroy’s importance to the film, his favorite shot in the film, what film’s shaped him, and what should be my first pair of Air Jordan’s/