Resume: Before making a name for himself as an irreverent film director with "Being John Malkovich," Jonze was an in-demand video director in the '90s. His innovative music videos include " Buddy Holly" by Weezer and Fatboy Slim's "Praise You." Best work: Jonze won best direction at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, but his feature films have also been well-received, with "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation" each receiving multiple Oscar nominations. He is currently working on the film adaption to " Where the Wild Things Are."
Melissa Moseley / Gramercy Pictures