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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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  Transformers 5 (executive producer) (announced)
 2014 Ouija (producer) (filming)
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy (producer) (filming)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (executive producer) (post-production)
 2014 Project Almanac (producer) (completed)
 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:

Music video: Directed Dana King video "Shy Guy" 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 Transformers (2007)] Well, it's just, you know, listen, it's like...I didn't want to make the boxy characters, you know? Think about it, 30 feet in the air in the real world, just boxes, you know and it'd just look more fake, you know? And by adding more doo-dads, you know, stuff on the...stuff. Stuff on the robots, more car parts, and...you know you can just make it look more real. See more »

Trivia:

Was offer the opportunity to direct Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) but pulled out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Trademark:

Often features a slow-motion shot of an object crashing into, or tumbling towards the camera. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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