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Michael Bay


A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and The Divinyls. His work won him recognition and a number of MTV award ... See full bio »

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 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Transformers 5 (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014/II Ouija (producer) (completed)
 2014 Project Almanac (producer) (completed)
 2014 Occult (TV Movie) (executive producer) (completed)
 2014 The Last Ship (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- No Place Like Home (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Trials (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar... (2014) ... (executive producer)
- SOS (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Lockdown (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (producer)
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy (producer)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (executive producer)
 2014 Black Sails (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- VIII. (2014) ... (executive producer)
- VII. (2014) ... (executive producer)
- VI. (2014) ... (executive producer)
- V. (2014) ... (executive producer)
- IV. (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013/I The Purge (producer)
 2013 Pain & Gain (producer)
 2012 Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Uncharted Territory: NASA's Future Then and Now (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (executive producer)
 2011 I Am Number Four (producer)
 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (producer)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (executive producer)
 2009 Friday the 13th (producer)
 2009 Horsemen (producer)
 2009 The Unborn (producer)
 2007 From Script to Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 Our World (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Their War (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Transformers (executive producer)
 2007 The Hitcher (producer)
 2005/I In the Blink of an Eye (consulting producer)
 2005 The Island (producer)
 2005 The Amityville Horror (producer)
 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (producer)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (producer)
 1998 Armageddon (producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed "Invisible" commercial for Levis jeans. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I write my own action. There's a scene in The Island (2005) - a highway chase where a pile of train wheels fall off a truck and smashes into the oncoming cars. That thought came to me as I was driving next to a truck carrying rail wheels. My mind is very fertile, so I'm like, 'That's very dangerous!' I sent someone out to do research and found out those train wheels weigh a TON each . . . See more »

Trivia:

Two of his films, Armageddon (1998) and The Rock (1996), are in the Criterion Collection. See more »

Trademark:

Uses shots of aircraft against a setting sun, especially helicopters (Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Transformers (2007)). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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