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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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7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Transformers 5 (executive producer) (announced)
 2016 Ouija 2 (producer) (announced)
 2016 The Purge 3 (producer) (pre-production)
 2016 Friday the 13th (producer) (pre-production)
 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:

DVD commentary: Provides director's commentary on DVD for Pearl Harbor (2001) 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:

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 »

Trivia:

President of The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness, also known as The Institute, a commercial and music video production company he founded with Scott Gardenhour. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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All this hate on Bay is entertaining ginlover92545
Stop overexaggerating. estylerk
Michael Bay is the Nickelback of movies! Ldotdo1
do you think hes the worst director ever? toenaile
Why the hate ? leonwatson79
Happy Birthday Michael Dr-girlfriend
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