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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 17 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Heat
Heat Producer
(1995)
Public Enemies
Public Enemies Producer
(2009)
The Insider
The Insider Producer
(1999)
The Last of the Mohicans
(1992)

Filmography

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 2018 Hue 1968 (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 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)
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Ace Pitches a Deal (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)
 1986 Bob Dylan: Band of the Hand (Video short) (executive producer)
 1981 Thief (executive producer)
 1972 17 Days Down the Line (Documentary short) (producer)
 1971 Jaunpuri (Short) (producer)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (6 credits)
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Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed commercial for the new Ferrari California car. 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 shooting Collateral (2004) mostly in HD] With film, you don't have any depth of field. I wanted to see way into the distance, two miles down the street. I wanted to see like the burnt umber that's like a ceiling in this city, that reddish glow on the marine layer 900-1200 feet up, and see deep into the city and the sodium vapor and everything that makes that color. That had to be digital. But... See more »

Trivia:

Is a friend of independent film director Abel Ferrara. Ferrara directed at the beginning of his career 2 episodes of executive producer Mann's popular TV series Miami Vice (1984) and the pilot of Mann's second TV series "Crime Story"(1986). See more »

Trademark:

Mann has re-edited every single one of his feature films for home video. With the exception of Warner Home Video's Region 2 release and the FoxNTSC laserdisc release of The Last of the Mohicans (1992), none of his films are available on video or DVD in their theatrical versions. The alterations vary from using alternate takes and lines in Heat (1995) and The Insider (1999) to adding and deleting ... See more »

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Aquarius

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