Buzzing filmmaker Jordan Peele is having quite the week, having secured his first Academy Award for Best Screenplay in “Get Out” on Sunday. Now, we’re finding out just where he cultivated inspiration while writing the award-winning story.
The comedian, actor, writer, director, and all-around talent’s winning week wasn’t confined to the Oscars. Just a couple of days before the prestigious award show, Peele and his directorial debut “Get Out” were victorious at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where he nabbed two of the night’s biggest prizes, Best Director and Best Feature.
“This project didn’t start as a statement, it began as me wanting to make film in my favorite genre,” Peele explained during his acceptance speech at the Spirit Awards. “I sat down, and I would smoke a little bit of weed while I try to write a mind-bending horror film. At some point, I just followed the truth and realized there are people that are locked up for smoking less weed than I smoked while I wrote the movie.”
“I wanted to deliver that truth,” the director continued.
Peele loves cannabis, that cannot be questioned. And now his passion for smoking has brought us one of the most thought-provoking (and profitable) movies in the history of film.
We did a deep dive to round up Peele’s finest marijuana moments from his career, including classic weed skits from his time on “MadTV” and his own show, “Key and Peele.”