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Michael Bay - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1965    
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: United States
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Ever since he emerged from an incredibly successful commercial and music video career, director Michael Bay made some of the biggest, loudest and highest-grossing movies of all time. While he certainly made a lot of money for his studio bosses, Bay earned considerable scorn from critics and other detractors, who deplored his testosterone-fueled action vehicles that were full of incessantly moving camerawork and frenetic editing, as well as short on story and three dimensional characters. Bay first made waves in the commercial world with his CLIO-winning "Got Milk?" ad campaign, while helping to reinvigorating the music career of artists like Donny Osmond with high-end music video work. But he made his biggest splash - which included a healthy amount of criticism - with his first movie, "Bad Boys" (1995), which featured tons of car chases, snappy one-liners and flying bullets. He followed his successful Hollywood entrée with "The Rock" (1996), a high-octane action thriller that had as many fans as it did critics. Bay was roundly criticized for the impossible-to-bel... Read More
Produced the horror prequel "The First Purge"
Directed his fifth Transformers film, "Transformers: The Last Knight"
Directed "13 Hours"
Returned to produced the third "Purge" film, "The Purge: Election Year"
Directed yet another Transformers film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Produced the sequel "The Purge: Anarchy"
Returned once again to direct "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; re-teamed with Spielberg who was the executive producer