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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)
 2019 Transformers 7 (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 Transformers 6 (producer) (announced)
 2017 Friday the 13th (producer) (pre-production)
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (executive producer) (post-production)
  The Purge 4 (producer) (announced)
 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil (producer - produced by)
 2016 The Purge: Election Year (producer)
 2016 13 Hours (producer)
 2015 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/I The Purge (producer)
 2013 Pain & Gain (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 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 "Vending Machine" video for "Got Milk" program. See more »

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6 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I'm one of the few directors - it seems like a dying art - that actually shoot a lot in the camera. See more »


He was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. 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
Michael Bay is the Nickelback of movies! Ldotdo1
do you think hes the worst director ever? toenaile
Stop overexaggerating. estylerk
All this hate on Bay is entertaining moviemusicforever
hate this guy The_Legend3
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