Michael Bay biography

Michael Bay

Film director

1965 –

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Who is Michael Bay?

Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing high-budget action films characterized by their fast edits, stylistic visuals and substantial practical special effects. His films, which include Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Transformers film series, have grossed over three billion dollars world-wide. 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, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Despite his considerable success at the international box office, Bay has been heavily criticized for his work by both critics and movie-goers alike.

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Born
Feb 17, 1965
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Michael Benjamin Bay
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wesleyan University
    English
    ( - 1986)
  • Film
  • Pasadena's Art Center College of Design
    Film
  • Crossroads School
  • Art Center College of Design
Employment
  • Platinum Dunes
  • Digital Domain

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on July 23, 2013

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