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Spike Lee has tried his hand at many genres, but is best known for films that put the African-American experience front and centre. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@spikelee)

  • Spike Lee was supposed to perform the function at last year's event
  • Lee has been a fixture at Cannes over the years, premiering seven of his films there
  • The Cannes jury has rarely displayed much diversity in the president's chair.