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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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 2019 Bad Boys 4 (producer) (announced)
 2017 Transformers 5 (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016 Ouija 2 (producer) (post-production)
 2016 The Purge 3 (producer) (filming)
 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 commercials: Directed "Timeless/SL Class" commercial for Mercedes-Benz. See more »

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6 Interviews | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[about the kissing scene in The Island (2005)] I should re-shoot that scene right now. Two characters who have never even heard of sex are now trying it for the first time - you could have actually made it really funny and touching. I kept saying to [Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor], 'I want you to feel like you're kissing for the first time'. I don't know if you heard it, but when they're ... See more »

Trivia:

The Rock (1996) is his favorite of the films he has directed and Sean Connery is his favorite actor that he's ever worked with. See more »

Trademark:

Use of shots where the camera spins in slow-motion in a circle around the characters. (Bad Boys, The Rock, Bad Boys II, Transformers) See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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He's hosting Victoria's Secret Live on January 19th!!!! snlwatcher-81550
Why Does Michael Bay still get jobs?!!?!? natedogs212000
Michael Bay is the Nickelback of movies! Ldotdo1
Stop overexaggerating. estylerk
do you think hes the worst director ever? toenaile
All this hate on Bay is entertaining ginlover92545
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