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Michael Bay

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Michael Bay

American film director and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1965.

Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (8%), Canada (5%)

Main connections: Jerry Bruckheimer, Pearl Harbor (film), Steven Spielberg

Linked to: Art Center College of Design, Crossroads School, Nike, Inc., Capitol Records

 

Timeline


 

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Michael Bay was born in 1965 add something


1986

He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986, majoring in both English and Film add something


1989

Leonard Nimoy - On New Year's Day of 1989, he married actress Susan Bay, who is a cousin of director Michael Bay


1990

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 add something


 

His first national commercial for the Red Cross won a Clio award in 1992 add something


 

In 1994, Bay was honored by the Directors Guild of America with an award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials add something

 

The film was shot in Miami in 1994 and starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence add something


1995

Bad Boys (1995 film) - "'Bad Boys"' is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop", and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut


1996

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"


 

Connery and Cage won 'Best On-Screen Duo' at the MTV Movie awards in 1997 and the film was nominated for an Academy award in the Best Achievement in Sound category for the work of Greg P. Russell, Kevin O'Connell, and Keith A. Wester add something

 

Shane Salerno - In 1997, director Michael Bay recruited a 24-year-old Salerno to rewrite Jonathan Hensleigh's screenplay "Armageddon"


1998

In 1998, Bay collaborated with Jerry Bruckheimer again, this time as a co-producer, as well as directing the action-adventure film "Armageddon" add something

 

J. J. Abrams - Abrams collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay on the 1998 film "Armageddon"

 

Armageddon (1998 film) - "'Armageddon"' is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures


2001

Bay founded this production house with fellow producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form in 2001 add something

 

In 2001, Bay directed "Pearl Harbor" add something

 

Ben Affleck - In 2001, Affleck collaborated with "Armageddon" director Michael Bay in the war film "Pearl Harbor"

 

Pearl Harbor (film) - "'Pearl Harbor"' is a 2001 American epic war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace

 

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.


2003

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"

 

Daniel Pearl (cinematographer) - Michael Bay would later produce the 2003 "Chainsaw" remake

 

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


2005

In 2005, Bay directed "The Island", a science-fiction film starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson add something

 

Brian Stepanek - He starred in "Scary Movie 2" and the 2005 Michael Bay film "The Island"

 

Scarlett Johansson - In July 2005, Johansson starred, with Ewan McGregor, in Michael Bay's science fiction film, "The Island", in dual roles as Sarah Jordan and her clone, Jordan Two Delta


2007

In 2007, he directed and teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce "Transformers", a live action film based on the Transformers franchise add something

 

Mason died during production of that film in March 2007 add something

 

Tyrese Gibson - Beouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Megan Fox, Anthony Anderson and Jon Voight in Transformers, Directed and prodiced by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg as the executive producer.

 

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


2008

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

 

Ouija (2014 film) - On May 28, 2008, "The Hollywood Reporter" reported that Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Bradley Fuller are producing a film based on Hasbro's supernatural board game Ouija, with Universal Studios attached

 

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"


2009

As of 2009, Michael Bay's worldwide box office totals make him the director with the eighth highest domestic US gross of all time add something

 

Digital Domain considered an initial public offering in 2009 but ultimately withdrew the offer, because of the lack of interest add something

 

His most recent advertisement for Victoria Secret was the 2009 "A Thousand Fantasies" holiday campaign add something

 

It was one of the best selling DVD and Blu-ray Discs of 2009, second only to Twilight in DVD format and the number one of all time in Blu-ray format until it was surpassed by Blu-ray sales of James Cameron's "Avatar" in April 2010 add something

 

Michael Bay received the ShoWest 2009 Vanguard award for excellence in filmmaking at the confab of theater owners add something

 

Paramount Pictures signed a first look deal with Platinum Dunes in 2009 add something

 

Slag (Transformers) - In 2009, Tom DeSanto has the idea to include the Dinobots and Constructicons in "Revenge of the Fallen", but Michael Bay decided the Dinobots would not be, but Devastator would


 

In 2010, it earned seven Golden Raspberry award nominations and winning three: Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay add something

 

Their most recent horror film production, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, was released April 2010 add something

 

Callan McAuliffe - In May 2010, McAuliffe was cast in a lead role in the science fiction film, "I Am Number Four", produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay


2011

In 2011 Bay was honored at the Transformers Hall of Fame for directing the Transformers live-action films add something

 

"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. The main character, Gideon Crew, avenges the death of his father add something

 

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


2012

On February 13, 2012, Paramount Pictures announced that Bay would produce and direct a fourth Transformers movie add something

 

Eric Dane - In October 2012, Dane joined the main cast of the upcoming Michael Bay produced, TNT drama series "The Last Ship"


2013

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


2014

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"

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, its release date is August 8, 2014


2015

In 2015 the company announced an interactive publishing division to offer "augmented reality" content from printed graphic novels with digital video add something

 

The company's premiere slate of graphic novels will be unveiled at the October 2015 New York Comic-Con add something


2016

Bay, Fuller and Form co-produced with Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Marina Norman and are working on the sequel for a June 3, 2016 release date add something


2017

On May 23, 2017, Bay was honored with his own Hand and Footprint Ceremony at The TCL Chinese Theatre add something

 

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


2018

Steven Spielberg - In March 2018, it was announced that the film will now be directed by Michael Bay