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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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 2019 Bad Boys 4 (producer) (announced)
 2017 Transformers 5 (executive producer) (announced)
 2016 Ouija 2 (producer) (filming)
 2016 The Purge 3 (producer) (filming)
  Jack Ryan (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
  Untitled Miami Project (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
 2014-2015 The Last Ship (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- Valkyrie (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Friendly Fire (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Uneasy Lies the Head (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Safe Zone (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Alone and Unafraid (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014-2015 Black Sails (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- XVIII. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XVII. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XVI. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XV. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XIV. (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Project Almanac (producer)
 2014/II Ouija (producer)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (producer)
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy (producer)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (executive producer)
 2013 Pain & Gain: The A Game - Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Occult (TV Movie) (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 Donny Osmond video "Sacred Emotion" See more »

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

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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His most offensive criticism: Roger Ebert on Pearl Harbor (2001). He commented on TV that bombs don't fall like that. Does he actually think we didn't research every nook and cranny of how armor-piercing bombs fell? He's watched too many movies. He thinks they all fall flat - armor-piercing bombs fall straight down, that's the way it was designed! But HE's on the air pontificating and giving the ... See more »


Shot over 1 million feet of film for Pearl Harbor (2001). Used only about 20,000 feet for the final, 9-reel cut. See more »


Frequently incorporates scenes that involve characters running or moving towards the camera (almost always shot in slow-motion) See more »

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Why Does Michael Bay still get jobs?!!?!? natedogs212000
hate this guy The_Legend3
Michael Bay is the Nickelback of movies! Ldotdo1
Stop overexaggerating. estylerk
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do you think hes the worst director ever? toenaile
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