Michael Bay

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Michael Bay

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 5,599,977 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 274th most popular film director.

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  • 56.06

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  • 53

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  • 6.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Michael Bay ranks 275 out of 1,305Before him are Lina Wertmüller, Alf Sjöberg, Ishirō Honda, Agnieszka Holland, William A. Wellman, and Barbet Schroeder. After him are King Vidor, Béla Tarr, Carol Reed, Ariane Mnouchkine, Edward Dmytryk, and Marcel Camus.

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Among people born in 1965, Michael Bay ranks 28Before him are Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Gong Li, Khaled Hosseini, Nicholas Sparks, Diane Lane, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. After him are Viola Davis, Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Dragan Stojković, Aamir Khan, Vinnie Jones, and Shamil Basayev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Bay ranks 1,806 out of 12,171Before him are Janet Yellen (1946), Billy Gibbons (1949), Berenice Abbott (1898), Kalākaua (1836), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), and Billy Ray Cyrus (1961). After him are Andy Williams (1927), Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), Daryl Hannah (1960), Jennifer Garner (1972), Lee J. Cobb (1911), and Susan B. Anthony (1820).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Michael Bay ranks 80Before him are Robert Benton (1932), Raoul Walsh (1887), Joseph Losey (1909), Jim Henson (1936), Frank Borzage (1894), and William A. Wellman (1896). After him are King Vidor (1894), John Frankenheimer (1930), Samuel Fuller (1912), Sam Raimi (1959), Saul Bass (1920), and James L. Brooks (1940).

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