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Michael Bay

1965-02-17 Los Angeles, California, USA

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Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a film director and producer. He is best known for directing high-budget action films characterized by fast edits, polished visuals and substantial use of practical effects. His films, which include "The Rock" (1996), "Armageddon" (1998), "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and entries in the "Bad Boys" (1995-2003) and "Transformers" (2007-2017) series, have grossed over three billion dollars worldwide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness; he is co-chair and part-owner of the special effects house Digital Domain; and he co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production company which has remade horror movies including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003), "Friday the 13th" (2009) and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (2010).


Bad Boys for Life Wedding MC 2020-01-15
6 Underground Reporter #4 (voice) (uncredited) 2019-12-10
Transformers: Age of Extinction Truck Passenger 2014-06-25
T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie Himself 2014-09-30
Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon 2012-01-01
A Man's Story Self 2011-10-08
From Script to Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack Himself 2007-10-16
Our World Himself 2007-10-16
Down to the Bone: Anatomy of a Prequel Himself 2007-02-28
Their War Himself 2007-10-16
Transformers Guy Flicked by Megatron (uncredited) 2007-06-27
Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre Himself 2004-01-01
Bad Boys II Crappy Car Driver 2003-07-18
Coyote Ugly Photographer 2000-07-30
Mystery Men Frat Boy 1999-08-06
Armageddon NASA Scientist (uncredited) 1998-07-01
Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Sled Agent 1986-11-01