Michael Mann



  • Birth Name: Michael Kenneth Mann
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/05/1943, Aquarius
  • Profession: Director; producer; writer
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Michael Mann Fast Facts:
  • Became interested in filmmaking when he took a film class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Worked as a director of documentary films and commercials in England from 1965 to 1971.
  • Moved to Los Angeles in 1971.
  • Started work in Hollywood by writing TV scripts for Police Story, Starsky and Hutch and Vega$.
  • His talents enlivened such memorable fare as the 1980s' TV hit Miami Vice (for which he was nominated for an Emmy) and the 1999 Russell Crowe drama The Insider, for which Mann was nominated for a directing Oscar.
  • In 2009, Entertainment Weekly listed him among their choices for top active film directors; he came in eighth.
  • Michael Mann Relationships:
  • Ami Canaan Mann - Daughter
  • Esther Mann - Mother
  • Jack Mann - Father
  • Summer Mann - Wife
  • Michael Mann Awards:
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special - Winner
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Winner
  • 2004 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Winner
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (BA in English Literature, 1965); London Film School, London, England (MA, 1967)


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