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A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief (1981) starring James Caan as a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Blackhat (producer)
 2012 Witness (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Rio (2012) ... (executive producer)
- South Sudan (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Juarez (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Libya (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Unaired Season Two Premiere (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Texas Killing Fields (producer)
 2009 Public Enemies (producer)
 2008 Hancock (producer)
 2007 The Kingdom (producer)
 2006 Miami Vice (producer)
 2004 The Aviator (producer)
 2004 Collateral (producer)
 2003 Baadasssss! (executive producer)
 2002-2003 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Absolute Perfection (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Vamonos Chica (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Hellbound Train (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Had (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Life Is Dust (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Ali (producer)
 1999 The Insider (producer)
 1995 Heat (producer)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (producer)
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984-1990 Miami Vice (TV Series) (executive producer - 111 episodes)
- Too Much, Too Late (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Leap of Faith (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Miracle Man (1989) ... (executive producer)
- World of Trouble (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Freefall (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Part 2 (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Part 1 (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986-1988 Crime Story (TV Series) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Going Home (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Escape (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Pursuit (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Hearings (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Byline (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Band of the Hand (executive producer)
 1981 Thief (executive producer)
 1972 17 Days Down the Line (Documentary short) (producer)
 1971 Jaunpuri (Short) (producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed commercial "Leave Nothing" for Nike Football, featuring Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers and Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams, using as music "Promontory" from the soundtrack of The Last of the Mohicans (1992). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on critics] If somebody asked me, "What's "Thief" to you?": To me, it's a left-extensionalist critique of corporate capitalism. That's what Thief (1981) is. What is interesting is that no critics in the U.S. got that, no critics in the U.K. got it. Every critic in France got it when the film came it. It was like this crazy kind of cultural litmus test or something.[2015] See more »

Trivia:

In 1985, sued William Friedkin for plagiarism, claiming that Friedkin stole the entire concept of Miami Vice (1984) when he made the movie To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) (which, ironically, starred William Petersen, who later played Will Graham in Manhunter (1986)). Mann lost the lawsuit. Despite this, the two directors are close friends nowadays. Friedkin even tease Mann in several interviews by... See more »

Trademark:

Unlike most directors, likes to operate the camera himself to get much of his photography, as he did in Heat (1995), shooting almost 60% of it. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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