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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 8,410,364 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Michael Bay is the 286th most popular film director (down from 275th in 2019), the 1,929th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,858th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular American Film Director.

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  • 8.4M

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  • 57.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Michael Bay ranks 286 out of 1,581Before him are Steven Soderbergh, Roger Corman, Rouben Mamoulian, William Kennedy Dickson, Ousmane Sembène, and Darren Aronofsky. After him are Germaine Dulac, Ruggero Deodato, Yuen Woo-ping, Garry Marshall, Richard Brooks, and Mike Nichols.

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Among people born in 1965, Michael Bay ranks 36Before him are Slash, Diane Lane, Linda Evangelista, Moby, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Nicholas Sparks. After him are Vinnie Jones, Infanta Cristina of Spain, Scottie Pippen, Sam Mendes, Connie Nielsen, and Uğur Şahin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Bay ranks 1,929 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Billy Gibbons (1949), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Angie Dickinson (1931), Bruce McCandless II (1937), and Jack Kevorkian (1928). After him are Alex Jones (1974), Jack Daniel (1850), Victor French (1934), Frank Wilczek (1951), Gore Vidal (1925), and Jason Momoa (1979).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Michael Bay ranks 83Before him are Henry Hathaway (1898), Leo McCarey (1898), Paul Schrader (1946), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Roger Corman (1926), and Darren Aronofsky (1969). After him are Garry Marshall (1934), Richard Brooks (1912), Henry King (1886), John Landis (1950), Jim Henson (1936), and King Vidor (1894).

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