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Spike Lee, right, director of such films as Jungle Fever, Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X, received the sixth annual Chrysler Behind the Lens Award at a March 26 ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frank Fountain, left, Chrysler's senior vice president of external affairs and public policy, said Lee's "thoughtful films and activism in Hollywood have inspired a generation of filmmakers, encouraged actors, challenged basic assumptions and expanded the field to include many more African-Americans in key roles behind the lens."

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