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Michael Bay - Milestones

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1965
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: United States
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Milestones
2011 Returned once again to direct "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; re-teamed with Spielberg who was the executive producer 1996 Again collaborated with Bruckheimer and Simpson for "The Rock"
2009 Returned as director of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"; re-teamed with Spielberg as producer 1996 Leaped onto "A" list of directors with "The Rock"
2007 Helmed "Transformers," the live action film based on the franchise and toy line 1995 Made feature directorial debut with "Bad Boys"; produced by Simpson and Bruckheimer and co-starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence
2007 Teamed with Steven Spielberg (the executive producer) to direct "Transformers," a live action film based on the franchise and toy line 1995 Made feature film directorial debut with "Bad Boys"; produced by Simpson and Bruckheimer
2007 Teamed with Steven Spielberg, as the executive producer, to direct "Transformers," the live action film based on the franchise and toy line 1990 First collaboration with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, directed the music video for "Days of Thunder"
2006 Bought the special effects company Digital Domain from former owners James Cameron and Stan Winston 1988 Began directing music videos, re-launching Donny Osmond's career and also directing for Meatloaf, Tina Turner, and others
2005 Helmed first film without Bruckheimer producing, "The Island"; co-starred Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson 1988 Began directing music videos, re-launching Donny Osmond's career and also directing for Meatloaf, Tina Turner, etc.
2005 Helmed the sci-fi thriller "The Island," starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson Major Acheivement Raised in Westwood, California
2003 Directed "Bad Boys II" a sequal to the 1995 smash hit "Bad Boys" Major Acheivement Used parents Super-8 movie camera to make films as a teenager
2003 First film released under Platinum Dunes was a 'reconceptualization' of the 1974 horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" Major Acheivement Was one of the principals in Propaganda Films; directed TV commercials for Budweiser, Milk, Coca Cola, Nike, etc.
2003 Re-teamed with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for the sequel "Bad Boys II"; also marked fifth collaboration with Bruckheimer Major Acheivement Was one of the principals in Propaganda Films; directed TV commercials for The Red Cross, Milk, Coca Cola, Nike, many others
2001 Directed the big-budget WWII-era set "Pearl Harbor"; again produced by Bruckheimer Major Acheivement At age 15, worked in a filing job at Lucasfilm
2001 Formed Platinum Dunes, with Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form, a production company designed to produce lower-budgeted films Major Acheivement At age 15, worked in an office job at Lucasfilm
1998 Announced plans to develop a TV series "Quantico" for Fox; still in development as of 2001 Major Acheivement First collaboration with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, the music video for "Days of Thunder"
1998 Directed the big-budget film "Armageddon"; co-produced with Jerry Bruckheimer Major Acheivement Formed Bay Films
1998 Helmed the big-budget actioner "Armageddon", produced by Bruckheimer Major Acheivement Formed Platinum Dunes, a production company designed to produce lower-budgeted films
1998 Signed two-year multimillion dollar producing and directing deal with Disney


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