Michael Bay

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Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. He is best known for making big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic cinematography and visuals, and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions. The films he has produced and directed, which include Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001) and the Transformers film series (2007–present), have grossed over US$7.8 billion worldwide, making him one of the most commercially successful directors in history.He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Bay has received more than 7,118,816 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Michael Bay is the 275th most popular film director (up from 276th in 2019), the 1,859th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,806th in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Michael Bay ranks 275 out of 1,580Before him are Robert Benton, James L. Brooks, Guy Hamilton, William A. Wellman, Stanley Donen, and Germaine Dulac. After him are Darren Aronofsky, Tengiz Abuladze, Leonid Gaidai, Karel Zeman, George Miller, and Rouben Mamoulian.

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Among people born in 1965, Michael Bay ranks 33Before him are Khaled Hosseini, Sam Mendes, Shamil Basayev, Nicholas Sparks, Dragan Stojković, and Diane Lane. After him are Viola Davis, Connie Nielsen, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Vinnie Jones, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, and Infanta Cristina of Spain.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Bay ranks 1,859 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas J. Watson (1874), Anastacia (1968), Sam Waterston (1940), Diane Lane (1965), Donald E. Westlake (1933), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950). After him are Viola Davis (1965), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Edward B. Lewis (1918), Richard Rodgers (1902), and Beyoncé (1981).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Michael Bay ranks 84Before him are John Frankenheimer (1930), Jim Henson (1936), Robert Benton (1932), James L. Brooks (1940), William A. Wellman (1896), and Stanley Donen (1924). After him are Darren Aronofsky (1969), Sofia Coppola (1971), King Vidor (1894), Richard Brooks (1912), Leo McCarey (1898), and Tobe Hooper (1943).

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