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Spike Jonze was a BMXer

From BMX to "Where the Wild Things Are"

Updated: October 20, 2009, 11:37 AM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN Action Sports

At one point in time, Spike Jonze was a BMXer. He's since moved on to a bigger and brighter future in Hollywood, most recently as director and co-writer of the newly released film "Where The Wild Things Are," but for a few years, way back in the mid-'80s to early-'90s, BMX claimed Jonze as one of its own.

It started innocently enough. Jonze, whose given name is Adam Spiegel, was a teenager in suburban Bethesda, Md., working for Rockville BMX, a premiere mail-order and ...

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