Michael Benjamin Bay (born Februar 17, 1965)[1] is an American filmmaker kent for directin a producing big-budget action films chairacterised bi fast cuttin, stylistic veesuals an extensive uise o special effects, includin frequent depiction o explosions.[2][3] His films, which include Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001) an the Transformers film series (2007–present), hae grossed ower US$5 billion warldwide.[4] He is co-foonder o commercial production hoose The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness.[5] He is co-chair an pairt-ainer o the deegital effects hoose Digital Domain.[6] He co-ains Platinum Dunes, a production hoose which haes remade horror movies includin The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Hitcher (2007), Friday the 13th (2009) an A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).[7]

Michael Bay
Michael Bay, Februar 7, 2008
Born (1965-02-17) 17 Februar 1965 (age 55)
Los Angeles, Californie, U.S.
Alma materWesleyan Varsity
Art Center College of Design
ThriftFilm director, producer, camera operator, actor
Years active1986–present
Notable wirk(s)Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Transformers film series
RelativesLeonard Nimoy (cousin-in-law)


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