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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 Transformers 5 (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014 Project Almanac (producer) (completed)
 2014/II Ouija (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:

Music video: Directed Chicago video "Chasin' the Wind". 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:

[on shooting in 3-D]: Digital, no matter what people tell you, it's bullshit. They say, "Oh, it looks just like film." It doesn't look like film and never will. And it's like those people that are telling you are technicians. But I will be able to tweak film better than you tweak a digital image, because it just can't hold really bright skies to this black thing. You have to favor one thing. If I... See more »

Trivia:

Owns two English Mastiff dogs, named Grace after the character played by Liv Tyler in Armageddon (1998) and Bonecrusher after the Decepticon that appeared in Transformers (2007). His bullmastiff Mason Rock Bay named the character Sean Connery played in the The Rock (1996)) died of old age in 2007. See more »

Trademark:

Films often feature a US President giving a major speech before a major action is to be committed. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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