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Birth information

17 February 1965 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Michael Benjamin Bay

How tall is Michael Bay?

1.85 m

Life Story of 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 Divinyls. His work won him recognition and a number of MTV award nominations. He also filmed advertisements for Nike, Reebok, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Miller Lite. He won the Grand Prix Clio for Commercial of the Year for his "Got Milk/Aaron Burr" commercial. At Cannes, he has won the Gold Lion for The Best Beer campaign for Miller Lite, as well as the Silver for "Got Milk". In 1995, Bay was honored by the Directors Guild of America as Commercial Director of the Year. That same year, he also directed his first feature film, Bad Boys (1995), starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, which grossed more than $160 million, worldwide. His follow-up film, The Rock (1996), starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, was also hugely successful, making Bay the director du jour.

Significant features of Michael Bay

Intense slow motion shots of characters
Films often feature a US President giving a major speech before a major action is to be committed.
Has the camera moving during most scenes Very rarely uses static shots
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How much money has Michael Bay earned?

Bad Boys (1995) $100,000 (directing fee)
Pearl Harbor (2001) $25,000,000 (Director's Gross Earnings)

What movies did Michael Bay play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Little America , Untitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot , Untitled Transformers Project , A Quiet Place: Part II (2020) , 6 Underground (2019) , Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2019) , The Purge (2019) , Bumblebee (2018) , The Last Ship (2018) , The First Purge (2018) , A Quiet Place (2018) , Untitled Miami Project (2017) , Horror at the Cecil Hotel (2017) , Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) , Black Sails (2017) , Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) , The Purge: Election Year...

Birth information

17 February 1965 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Michael Benjamin Bay

How tall is Michael Bay?

1.85 m

Life Story of 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 Divinyls. His work won him recognition and a number of MTV award nominations. He also filmed advertisements for Nike, Reebok, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Miller Lite. He won the Grand Prix Clio for Commercial of the Year for his "Got Milk/Aaron Burr" commercial. At Cannes, he has won the Gold Lion for The Best Beer campaign for Miller Lite, as well as the Silver for "Got Milk". In 1995, Bay was honored by the Directors Guild of America as Commercial Director of the Year. That same year, he also directed his first feature film, Bad Boys (1995), starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, which grossed more than $160 million, worldwide. His follow-up film, The Rock (1996), starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, was also hugely successful, making Bay the director du jour.

Significant features of Michael Bay

Intense slow motion shots of characters
Films often feature a US President giving a major speech before a major action is to be committed.
Has the camera moving during most scenes Very rarely uses static shots
...

How much money has Michael Bay earned?

Bad Boys (1995) $100,000 (directing fee)
Pearl Harbor (2001) $25,000,000 (Director's Gross Earnings)

What movies did Michael Bay play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Little America , Untitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot , Untitled Transformers Project , A Quiet Place: Part II (2020) , 6 Underground (2019) , Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2019) , The Purge (2019) , Bumblebee (2018) , The Last Ship (2018) , The First Purge (2018) , A Quiet Place (2018) , Untitled Miami Project (2017) , Horror at the Cecil Hotel (2017) , Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) , Black Sails (2017) , Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) , The Purge: Election Year...

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Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Received a post-graduate degree in Film at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design in California.

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Michael Bay in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Owns two English Mastiff dogs, named Grace after the character played by Liv Tyler in Armageddon (1998) and Bonecrusher after the Decepticon that appeared in Transformers (2007). His bullmastiff Mason Rock Bay named the character Sean Connery played in the The Rock (1996)) died of old age in 2007.

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Michael Bay in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

"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.

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Michael Bay in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Shot over 1 million feet of film for Pearl Harbor (2001). Used only about 20,000 feet for the final, 9-reel cut.

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Michael Bay and Jonathan Sela in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

In Bad Boys (1995), Bay paid $25,000 (one quarter of his fee) for the climax explosion scene. The initial shot was made impossible by a rainstorm, and the production company refused to pay for another try.

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Michael Bay, Josh Duhamel, Perry Yee, etc.

Joined Propaganda Films two weeks out of graduate school. He befriended actor Djimon Hounsou, who was working across the street at a modeling agency. Djimon Hounsou later appeared in The Island (2005).

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All his films up to and including Armageddon (1998) made him the youngest director to reach the billion dollar mark world wide.

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Michael Bay and Jonathan Sela in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Since the age of 26, Bay has won every major commercial directing award, including the Gold and Silver Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He also won the Grand Prix Clio for Commercial of the Year for his "Got Milk/Aaron Burr" commercial, which also won him the Museum of Modern Art Award for Best Campaign of the Year.

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Michael Bay and Isabela Merced in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Filmed the movie Armageddon (1998) with an eye towards Middle America. Has a love for Americana.

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Michael Bay in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Studied under film historian Jeanine Basinger at Wesleyan University; Basinger later provided audio commentary, along with Bay, for the Pearl Harbor (2001) DVD. Filmmakers Ruben Fleischer, Joss Whedon' and Benh Zeitlin are also Wesleyan graduates.

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Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

He is a very close friend of writer/director George Lucas from whom he often seeks advice. As a teenager, he worked at ILM in the storyboard department for films like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

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Michael Bay in Transformers 3: Die dunkle Seite des Mondes (2011)

Ranked #47 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Previously ranked #54 in 2004.

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Michael Bay in Transformers 3: Die dunkle Seite des Mondes (2011)

He filmed the dynamic shots of the thrown dice in the gambling scenes for Adrian Lyne's Indecent Proposal (1993). He later "repossessed" the shots for a montage in Armageddon (1998).

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Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf, etc.

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.

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Michael Bay in Pain & Gain (2013)

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.

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Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay in Pain & Gain (2013)

Two of his films, Armageddon (1998) and The Rock (1996), are in the Criterion Collection.

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Michael Bay in Pain & Gain (2013)

Uses a Mark V director's viewfinder while shooting a film. The viewfinder is often prominently featured in photographs of him, hung around his neck. It is engraved with his name and the names of every film he has directed.

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Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay in Pain & Gain (2013)

Michael was adopted when he was two weeks old, by Harriet (Markowitz) and Sheldon James "Jim" Bay, who raised him. He has a sister, Lisa Bay.

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Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer in Pearl Harbor (2001)

Was offered the chance to direct Man on Fire (2004).

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Michael Bay and Marcus Nispel in Michael Bay's Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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

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Michael Bay and Marcus Nispel in Michael Bay's Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Good friends with Ben Affleck.

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Michael Bay in Transformers 3: Die dunkle Seite des Mondes (2011)

Was considered to direct Superman Returns (2006).

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Michael Bay in Die Insel (2005)

Was challenged by German filmmaker Uwe Boll to a charity boxing match in 2008.

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Michael Bay in Transformers (2007)

One of 20 prominent filmmakers to sign a letter in protest of Premium Video on Demand, which allows films to be streamed by home viewers at a cost of $30 only 60 days after the film's release in theaters.

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Michael Bay in Transformers (2007)

Filming Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) in the United States, Russia and possibly Africa. [July 2010]

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Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, and Ian Bryce in Transformers (2007)

Was originally set to direct King Arthur (2004) but dropped out.

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Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf in Transformers (2007)

Co-Founded Propoganda Films in the early 1990s.

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Michael Bay in Transformers: Die Rache (2009)

One of the few directors to have won multiple Razzie Awards for Worst Director. He has won two. Both of his awards were for directing "Transformers" sequels.

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Michael Bay in Transformers: Die Rache (2009)

Such is the intensely busy and chaotic nature of his film sets, the cast and crew generally refer to it as "Bayhem".

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Michael Bay in Transformers: Die Rache (2009)

Was considered to direct Planet of the Apes (2001).

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Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf in Transformers: Die Rache (2009)

Has directed seven films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing.

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Anthony Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Bay, etc.

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Michael Bay in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Michael Bay and Laura Haddock in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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