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How Did Spike Lee Convince Michael Jordan to Help Fund His Malcolm X Film?

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Malcolm X, the masterpiece biographical film about the African-American activist -- which in my opinion) should've won the Academy Award for Best Picture after it was released in 1992 -- was almost never made because its director and co-writer Spike Lee ran out of money months before he could complete production.

"It was a very rough time," Lee told Bill Simmons in a recent podcast discussion. "I got paid $1 million to make the film and I put that entire salary into the movie. I just didn't have any more money."

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The studio, Warner Brothers, had cut off funding and Lee was being forced to make cuts to staff, expenditures and the overall running time of the film, all of which was a huge problem for the artist, who had his vision of what the........

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