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By People Staff
Updated April 29, 1999 12:00 AM
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Spike Lee spoke to students at Valparaiso University in Indiana this week, saying he thought he had arrived as a filmmaker when `”Entertainment Tonight” did a piece on him during his student days at Morehouse College. Then reality set in, the AP reports. The director of “Malcolm X,” “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game” says that afterward, he waited by his telephone for movie studios and directors to call him. “I waited so long, Ma Bell turned off my phone,” said Lee, 41. “Followed by my electricity and gas…. That forced me to get off my black butt and do something…. It took 10 years of hard work and eating Spaghetti-O’s…. Let me tell you right now, there is no such thing as an overnight success.”