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Michael Bay is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Second Unit American born on 17 february 1965 at Los Angeles (USA)

Michael Bay

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Birth name Michael Benjamin Bay
Nationality USA
Birth 17 february 1965 (53 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Creator of Platinum Dunes
Creator of The institute

Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American filmmaker. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special effects. His films, which include the science fiction disaster thriller Armageddon (1998), the epic war film Pearl Harbor (2001) and the science fiction action films in the Transformers film series (2007–present), have grossed over US$5 billion 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 digital effects house Digital Domain. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror movies including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Hitcher (2007), Friday the 13th (2009) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).

Despite his considerable success at the international box office, Bay has received mixed to negative reviews for his work from film critics. While his films such as The Rock, The Island, Pain & Gain, and Transformers received mildly positive reviews by critics and audiences, his three sequels in the Transformers film series were panned by critics, as were Pearl Harbor, the Bad Boys films, and Armageddon.

Biography

Bay lives in Los Angeles and Miami with his two bullmastiffs, Bonecrusher and Grace, named for characters in Transformers and Armageddon, respectively. As a boy, he donated his Bar Mitzvah money to an animal shelter and often includes his bullmastiff dogs in his films. Bay previously had another dog, Mason, whose final appearance in a film was as Miles' dog in Transformers. Mason died during production of that film in March 2007.

Best films

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
(Director)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
(Director)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
(Director)
Transformers (2007)
(Director)
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
(Director)
Armageddon (1998)
(Director)

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Filmography of Michael Bay (43 films)

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Actor

Transformers: Age of Extinction, 2h45
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Jeu, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Road movies, Chase films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Frank Welker, Nicola Peltz, Miguel Ferrer, Jeffrey Combs, Jack Reynor
Roles un passager du camion
Rating57% 2.8507952.8507952.8507952.8507952.850795
Sixty-five million years ago, the alien race known as the "Creators" invade Earth, wiping out most of life on the planet including the dinosaurs with the "Seeds", and cyber-form thousands of planets, including Cybertron. In the present, Darcy Tirrel discovered frozen dinosaur corpses in the Arctic.
Transformers, 2h24
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Transport films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Road movies, Chase films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson
Roles Guy Flicked by Megatron (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.54793.54793.54793.54793.5479
Many years ago, the planet Cybertron was consumed by a civil war by the two Transformer factions, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime, and the Decepticons led by Megatron. Optimus jettisoned the AllSpark, a mystical artefact that brings life to the planet, into space, but Megatron pursued it. Megatron crashed in the Arctic Circle and froze, discovered in 1897 by explorer Archibald Witwicky. Witwicky activated Megatron’s navigational system, which scanned the AllSpark’s coordinates into his glasses. The glasses end up in the possession of his great-great-grandson Sam Witwicky. In the present day, Sam buys his first car, a rusting Chevrolet Camaro, but discovers it has a life of its own.
Bad Boys II, 2h27
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Transport films, Hip hop films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollá, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle
Roles Driver
Rating65% 3.298843.298843.298843.298843.29884
Eight years after the events of the first film, Miami Police Department (MPD) narcotics division detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey are investigating the flow of highly-potent ecstasy into the city. Their surveillance of boats coming in from Cuba leads them to a Ku Klux Klan meeting and drug drop in a swamp docks outside Miami. The subsequent raid on the Klan members proves to be a disaster; malfunctioning radios delay back-up, causing a firefight when Mike accidentally shoots Marcus in the buttocks, while the Klan members are revealed to be mere small-time buyers and not the distributors of the ecstasy. The incident leaves Marcus to further question if he still wants to partner with Mike, while Mike fears that Marcus may discover his new relationship with Marcus' sister, Syd.
Coyote Ugly, 1h40
Directed by David McNally
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Melanie Lynskey, Tyra Banks
Roles Photographer
Rating56% 2.8018352.8018352.8018352.8018352.801835
Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) leaves her hometown of South Amboy, New Jersey, her father Bill (John Goodman), and best friend Gloria (Melanie Lynskey) to pursue her dreams of becoming a songwriter in nearby New York City. The pizza shop where she works has a wall covered with the autographs of employees that left, hoping to make it big, and Violet adds hers to the wall.
Mystery Men, 2h
Directed by Kinka Usher
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films
Actors Hank Azaria, Claire Forlani, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, Jenifer Lewis, Greg Kinnear
Roles Frat Boy
Rating60% 3.048883.048883.048883.048883.04888
In the metropolis of Champion City, the would-be superhero team of Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), The Shoveler (William H. Macy), and The Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) attempt to make a name for themselves, but their suspect skills make them ineffective, and they find themselves upstaged by the city's most successful superhero, Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear). However, Amazing is finding that his effectiveness at fighting crime has practically made his job obsolete, and without any worthy adversaries remaining (some of them are either dead, in exile, or still in jail), his corporate sponsors are beginning to pull their funding. To create a need for himself, Amazing uses his alter ego, billionaire lawyer Lance Hunt, to argue for the release of insane supervillain Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush). The plan backfires; once reunited with Tony P (Eddie Izzard) and his Disco Boys, Casanova Frankenstein blows up the insane asylum, captures Amazing, and prepares to unleash a doomsday device: the "Psycho-frakulator", which lethally bends reality. Mr. Furious, while spying on Casanova Frankenstein's mansion, discovers Amazing's capture and informs the others.
Armageddon
Armageddon (1998)
, 2h25
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Space opera, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Keith David
Roles NASA Scientist (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.299993.299993.299993.299993.29999
A massive meteor shower destroys the orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis and bombards a swath of land from America's East Coast from South Carolina through Finland. NASA discovers that a rogue asteroid the size of Texas passed through the asteroid belt and pushed forward a large amount of space debris. The asteroid will collide with Earth in 18 days, causing an extinction event that will even wipe out bacteria. NASA scientists, led by Dan Truman, plan to trigger a nuclear detonation 800 feet (240 m) inside the asteroid to split it in two, driving the pieces apart so both will fly past the Earth. NASA contacts Harry Stamper, considered the best deep-sea oil driller in the world, for assistance. Harry travels to NASA with his daughter Grace, to keep her away from her new boyfriend and one of Harry's drillers, A. J. Frost. Harry explains he will need his team, including A. J., to carry out the mission. They agree to help, but only after their list of unusual rewards and demands are met.

Director

Transformers: The Last Knight, 2h34
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Gemma Chan
Rating52% 2.610172.610172.610172.610172.61017
Les humains sont en guerre contre les Transformers à la suite de l'épisode précédent Transformers : L'Âge de l'extinction. Optimus a disparu. La survie de l'humanité réside dans les légendes du passé et dans l'histoire cachée des Transformers sur Terre. Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, un Lord et un professeur d'Oxford s'allient pour contrer la menace qui arrive. Optimus est de retour changé. Derrière cette mascarade se cache Quintessa, la créatrice des Transformers qui cherche à s'emparer du bâton de Merlin pour tuer la Terre, Unicron.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, 2h24
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on the September 11 attacks, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman
Rating72% 3.647813.647813.647813.647813.64781
On the evening of September 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group of Islamic militants attack on the American diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. They kill four Americans, including a US Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens. A security team of six members fight to defend Americans but only partially succeed.
Transformers: Age of Extinction, 2h45
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Jeu, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Road movies, Chase films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Frank Welker, Nicola Peltz, Miguel Ferrer, Jeffrey Combs, Jack Reynor
Rating57% 2.8507952.8507952.8507952.8507952.850795
Sixty-five million years ago, the alien race known as the "Creators" invade Earth, wiping out most of life on the planet including the dinosaurs with the "Seeds", and cyber-form thousands of planets, including Cybertron. In the present, Darcy Tirrel discovered frozen dinosaur corpses in the Arctic.
Pain & Gain, 2h9
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
Rating63% 3.1981953.1981953.1981953.1981953.198195
In 1995, schemer Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is a recently released convict who had served time for Medicare fraud. Sun Gym owner John Mese (Rob Corddry) hires him to increase membership and make the gym more fitness-based. Lugo increases the gym's membership by 75% within six weeks and befriends trainer Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie), a bodybuilder who uses steroids, which render him impotent. Lugo soon lusts after the earnings and lifestyle achieved by Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub), a sleazy, new gym member he begins to train who Lugo believes is a crook. Inspired by motivational speaker Johnny Wu (Ken Jeong), Lugo decides to be a "do-er" and hatches a plan to extort Kershaw for his assets by kidnapping and torturing him.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 2h37
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Space adventure films, Jeu, Politique, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Political films, Alternate history films, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey
Rating62% 3.1487653.1487653.1487653.1487653.148765
In 1961, the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention capable of ending the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, lands on the far side of the Earth's Moon. The crash is detected on Earth by NASA, and President John F. Kennedy authorizes a mission to put a man on the Moon as a cover for investigating the craft. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lands on the Moon to explore the craft.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2h23
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Jeu, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Ramon Rodriguez
Rating60% 3.0000053.0000053.0000053.0000053.000005
In 17,000 B.C., the Seven Primes traveled the galaxy to create Energon with star-absorbing machines called Sun Harvesters. The Primes followed a rule in which to never destroy planets with life, but one of them, later called The Fallen, deceives the others by building an army and sets up a Harvester on Earth. After defeating ancient humans, the Primes defeat and imprison the Fallen before he can harvest the Earth's sun with the Matrix of Leadership. The rest of the Primes sacrifice themselves to hide the Matrix.
Transformers, 2h24
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Transport films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Road movies, Chase films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson
Rating70% 3.54793.54793.54793.54793.5479
Many years ago, the planet Cybertron was consumed by a civil war by the two Transformer factions, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime, and the Decepticons led by Megatron. Optimus jettisoned the AllSpark, a mystical artefact that brings life to the planet, into space, but Megatron pursued it. Megatron crashed in the Arctic Circle and froze, discovered in 1897 by explorer Archibald Witwicky. Witwicky activated Megatron’s navigational system, which scanned the AllSpark’s coordinates into his glasses. The glasses end up in the possession of his great-great-grandson Sam Witwicky. In the present day, Sam buys his first car, a rusting Chevrolet Camaro, but discovers it has a life of its own.
The Last Mimzy, 1h32
Directed by Robert Shaye, Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Children's films
Actors Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Chris O'Neil, Rainn Wilson, Joely Richardson, Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Michael Clarke Duncan
Rating62% 3.1486953.1486953.1486953.1486953.148695
Presented as a story by a group of students and their teacher Lena that takes place in the distant future, The Last Mimzy is the story of the attempt by humans in the distant future to avert a catastrophic ecological disaster that has destroyed their world. High tech devices disguised as toys are sent back in time to Noah and Emma Wilder, children living in early 21st century Seattle. The "toys" are incomprehensible to Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) and Noah (Chris O'Neil), except for what appears to be a stuffed rabbit. Sensing the paranormal strangeness of the devices, the children initially keep their discovery secret from their parents.
The Island
The Island (2005)
, 2h16
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about virginity
Actors Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan
Rating68% 3.448573.448573.448573.448573.44857
In the year 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta live with others in an isolated compound. Their community is governed by a set of strict rules. The residents believe that the outer world has become too contaminated for human life with the exception of one contagion-free island. Every week a lottery is conducted and the winner gets to leave the compound to live on the island.