Michael Bay

Film Director + Film Producer + Camera Operator + Actor
Born Feb 17, 1965
Age 51
Hometown Old Los Angeles
Religion χριστιανοί
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Wesleyan University
Other Names Michael Benjamin 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 The Rock (1995), Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001) and the Bad Boys and Transformers series, have grossed over three billion dollars world-wide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Bay.


1965 Birth Born on February 17, 1965.


1986 21 Years Old He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986, majoring in both English and Film. … Read More
1990 25 Years Old …  As part of this new relationship, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon brought the Platinum Dunes producers on to produce the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, rebooting the film series launched by New Line in 1990. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old His first national commercial for the Red Cross won a Clio Award in 1992.
1993 28 Years Old He directed Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Got Milk? advertisement campaign for the California Milk Processors Board in 1993. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old The film was completed for $19 million and grossed a remarkable $141 million at the box office in the summer of 1995. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old In 1998, Bay collaborated with Jerry Bruckheimer again, this time as a co-producer, as well as directing the action-adventure film Armageddon. … Read More
2001 36 Years Old In 2001, Bay directed Pearl Harbor. … Read More


2005 40 Years Old In 2005, Bay directed The Island, a science-fiction film starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. … Read More
2007 42 Years Old In 2007, he directed and teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce Transformers, a live action film based on the Transformers franchise. … Read More
Bay returned as director and executive producer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which was released on June 24, 2009 and went on to gross over $832 million worldwide. … Read More
Gideon's Sword, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's novel set for release in February 2011, was optioned by Bay Films and will be produced by Michael Bay. … Read More
2012 47 Years Old On February 13, 2012, Paramount Pictures announced that Bay would produce and direct a fourth Transformers movie. … Read More
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