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Michael Bay Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Benjamin Bay
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, Californie, États-Unis
Director, producer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Worked in a filing job at George Lucas' production company, Lucasfilm Ltd
  • , when he was 15
  • Began his career making music videos for such artists as Meat Loaf, Donny Osmond and Tina Turner
  • By the age of 30, had won nearly every major commercial-directing prize for his work for Nike, Coca-Cola, the "Got Milk" campaign and other clients
  • Made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with the action comedy Bad Boys
  • Was the youngest director to have his movies make $1 billion worldwide, thanks to blockbusters like The Rock (1996) and Armageddon (1998)
  • Along with producer Scott Gardenhour, cofounded a commercial-production company called the Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness in 2001
  • Was one of 23 filmmakers who signed a 2011 letter protesting the movie studios' decision to release movies on video-on-demand during their theatrical run


  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated