Jonze ventured into movies in 1997 with a cameo in The Game and later garnered acclaim for his role as a redneck soldier in Three Kings (1999). But he would make his mark in Hollywood as a director, beginning with Being John Malkovich (1999), which netted Jonze an Oscar nod. For helming his second feature, Adaptation (2002), he earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Jonze's television credits include MTV's "Jackass," an extreme stunt show that spawned a hit theatrical franchise. In 2009, he brought a live-action version of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" to the big screen.