Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Bay
He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986, majoring in both English and Film
Leonard Nimoy - On New Year's Day of 1989, he married actress Susan Bay, who is a cousin of director Michael Bay
As part of this new relationship, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have brought the Platinum Dunes producers on to produce a new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", rebooting the film series launched by New Line in 1990
In 1994, Bay was honored by the Directors Guild of America with an award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials
Jerry Bruckheimer - Despite the setback of the untimely death of Simpson in 1996, Bruckheimer has continued to produce a large number of action films often working with director Michael Bay for several hits including "Armageddon"
Shane Salerno - In 1997, director Michael Bay recruited a 24-year-old Salerno to rewrite Jonathan Hensleigh's screenplay "Armageddon"
In 1998, Bay collaborated with Jerry Bruckheimer again, this time as a co-producer, as well as directing the action-adventure film "Armageddon"
Ben Affleck - In 2001, Affleck collaborated with "Armageddon" director Michael Bay in the war film "Pearl Harbor"
John Frankenheimer - In May 2001, amid rumors that he was the biological father of film director Michael Bay, Frankenheimer stated he had a brief relationship with Bay's birth mother.
Marcus Nispel - In 2003, Platinum Dunes owner filmmaker Michael Bay hired Nispel to direct the remake of the classic 1974 horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
Shane Salerno - In October 2003, Salerno re-teamed with blockbuster director Michael Bay on a television crime series for ABC that Salerno created and Bay was set to direct
In 2007, he directed and teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce "Transformers", a live action film based on the Transformers franchise
Brian Stepanek - He was a Sector Seven Agent in the 2007 Michael Bay film "Transformers", and had a supporting role in another Michael Bay movie "The Island"
Liam Neeson - In the director's commentary of the 2007 Transformers DVD, Michael Bay said that he had told the animators to seek inspiration from Liam Neeson in creating Optimus Prime's body language.
Jazz (Transformers) - Jazz appears in the 2007 "Transformers" live-action film directed by Michael Bay
Eric Brevig - After several second unit director's assignments in special effects-heavy films like Men in Black and Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, Brevig's previous 3D experience and expertise turned out to be the factor that helped him get his first full-blown director's job when he was offered the chance to direct the 2008 film "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D" , the first narrative feature shot entirely in digital 3-D. He next directed "Yogi Bear", another 3-D movie, for Warner Bros
A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise) - On January 29, 2008, "Variety" reported that Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company would be rebooting the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise with a remake of the original 1984 film
Hugo Weaving - Weaving himself was unaware of the controversy and had accepted the role based on Michael Bay's personal request; in a November 2008 "Sun Herald" interview, he said he'd never seen "Transformers"
As of 2009, Michael Bay's worldwide box office totals make him the director with the eighth highest domestic US gross of all time
The Dark Knight Rises - Shortly before Christmas of 2011, Christopher Nolan invited several prominent directors, including Edgar Wright, Michael Bay, Bryan_Singer, Jon Favreau, Eli Roth, Duncan Jones and Stephen Daldry, to Universal CityWalk's & IMAX theatre for a private screening of the first six minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises", which had been shot on IMAX film and edited from the original camera negative
On February 13, 2012, Paramount Pictures announced that Bay would produce and direct a fourth Transformers movie
Eric Dane - In October 2012, Dane joined the main cast of the upcoming Michael Bay produced, TNT drama series "The Last Ship"
Megan Fox - In February 2013, Fox set aside her differences with her former director Michael Bay when it was confirmed that she would work again with him on his upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Mark Ryan (actor) - In July 2013 Ryan once again returned to the hugely successful Transformers franchise, working on the set of the fourth installment, directed by Michael Bay
Pablo Schreiber - The movie was directed and co-produced by Michael Bay and written by Chuck Hogan, based on Mitchell Zuckoff's 2014 book "13 Hours"
Douglas Century - In March 2017, "Variety" reported that "Hunting El Chapo" had optioned for a feature film by Sony Pictures with 3 Arts Entertainment and Michael Bay producing
Steven Spielberg - In March 2018, it was announced that the film will now be directed by Michael Bay