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A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief (1981) starring James Caan as a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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The Insider Producer
(1999)
(1992)
Collateral Producer
(2004)
Manhunter Writer
(1986)

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  Enzo Ferrari (producer) (pre-production)
  Hue 1968 (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.8 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 ... (executive producer)
  Tokyo Vice (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (filming)
- Pilot ... (executive producer)
 2019 Ford v Ferrari (executive producer)
 2015 Blackhat (producer)
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Unaired Season Two Premiere (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Witness (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Rio (2012) ... (executive producer)
- South Sudan (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Juarez (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Libya (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Texas Killing Fields (producer)
 2009 Public Enemies (producer)
 2008 Hancock (producer - produced by)
 2007 The Kingdom (producer)
 2006 Miami Vice (producer)
 2004 The Aviator (producer)
 2004 Collateral (producer)
 2003 Baadasssss! (executive producer)
 2002-2003 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Absolute Perfection (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Vamonos Chica (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Hellbound Train (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Had (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Life Is Dust (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Ali (producer)
 1999 The Insider (producer)
 1995 Heat (producer)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (producer)
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Part II (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Part I (1992) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Part 2 (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Part 1 (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1984-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series) (executive producer - 111 episodes)
- Too Much, Too Late (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Leap of Faith (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Miracle Man (1989) ... (executive producer)
- World of Trouble (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Freefall (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986-1988 Crime Story (TV Series) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Going Home (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Escape (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Pursuit (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Hearings (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Byline (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Band of the Hand (executive producer)
 1986 Bob Dylan: Band of the Hand (Video short) (executive producer)
 1981 Thief (executive producer)
 1972 17 Days Down the Line (Documentary short) (producer)
 1971 Jaunpuri (Short) (producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed commercial "Lucky Star" for Mercedes-Benz, which took the form of a film trailer for a purported (but non-existent) thriller featuring Academy Award-winner Benicio Del Toro in the lead. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on whether he operates the camera] The criterion is when I want to see what's going on through the lens. Usually, it comes down to performance more than technique . . . I've also worked with the same camera crews, even down to the assistants, on the last four films. So, we've developed a family in camera. A family that picks right up where they left off every few years. I see the world from the ... See more »

Trivia:

Announced that he will direct and co produce with George Clooney Gates of Fire, based on the epic Greek Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC when 300 Spartan warriors held back rampaging soldiers from the Persian Empire for six days before being slaughtered. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses pre-existing ambient music, music composed for other films (OSTs), contemporary pop/rock songs and/or avant-garde music to create eclectic and often unique soundtracks for his films. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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