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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 Divinyls. His work won him recognition and a number of MTV award ... See full bio »

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8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Transformers
Transformers Producer
(2007)
Armageddon
Armageddon Producer
(1998)

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 2019 Transformers 7 (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 Bumblebee (producer) (filming)
 2018 A Quiet Place (producer) (pre-production)
  Little America (producer) (announced)
  Transformers 8 (executive producer) (announced)
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (executive producer)
 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:

(1/08) TV commercial: Appears as himself) as the director of an over-the-top TV commercial ("Determined to be Different") for Australia's Commonwealth Bank. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 10 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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:

"Movieline" revealed in 2001 that Bay's father is John Frankenheimer. Frankenheimer, who always denied paternity, took a DNA test in the 1980s which was negative. See more »

Trademark:

Has the camera moving during most scenes Very rarely uses static shots See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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