Michael Bay

Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a film director and producer. He is best known for directing high-budget action films characterized by fast edits, polished visuals and substantial use of practical effects. His films, which include "The Rock" (1996), "Armageddon" (1998), "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and entries in the "Bad Boys" (1995-2003) and "Transformers" (2007-2017) series, have grossed over three billion dollars worldwide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness; he is co-chair and part-owner of the special effects house Digital Domain; and he co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production company which has remade horror movies including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003), "Friday the 13th" (2009) and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (2010).

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Depressing

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Nicola Peltz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Frank Welker

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Nicola Peltz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Frank Welker

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Action-packed

A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS? alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  John Malkovich  •  Ken Jeong  •  Frances McDormand

A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS? alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  John Malkovich  •  Ken Jeong  •  Frances McDormand

Armageddon (1998)

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Téa Leoni  •  Tchéky Karyo

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Téa Leoni  •  Tchéky Karyo

Bad Boys II (2003)

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Jordi Mollà

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Jordi Mollà

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Futuristic

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Island (2005)

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In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Sean Bean

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Sean Bean

The Rock (1996)

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FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

Mystery Men (1999)

When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kinka Usher
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  William H. Macy  •  Kel Mitchell

When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kinka Usher
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  William H. Macy  •  Kel Mitchell

Bad Boys for Life (2020)

Marcus and Mike are forced to confront new threats, career changes, and midlife crises as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adil El Arbi  •  Bilall Fallah
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Derrick Gilbert  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Marcus and Mike are forced to confront new threats, career changes, and midlife crises as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adil El Arbi  •  Bilall Fallah
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Derrick Gilbert  •  Vanessa Hudgens

A Man's Story (2011)

Documentary about British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Varon Bonicos
CAST:  Giorgio Armani  •  Michael Bay  •  Paul Bettany  •  Richard Branson

Documentary about British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Varon Bonicos
CAST:  Giorgio Armani  •  Michael Bay  •  Paul Bettany  •  Richard Branson

Pain & Gain (2013)

Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Tony Shalhoub

Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Tony Shalhoub

Great White: My... My... My... the Video Collection (1991)

Relive the 1980s with hair metal band Great White through this hard-rocking music video collection, which includes such monster hits as "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," "Rock Me," "Mista Bone," "House of Broken Love," "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" and more. This thoroughly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay  •  Wayne Isham  •  Nigel Dick
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Relive the 1980s with hair metal band Great White through this hard-rocking music video collection, which includes such monster hits as "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," "Rock Me," "Mista Bone," "House of Broken Love," "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" and more. This thoroughly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay  •  Wayne Isham  •  Nigel Dick
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Transformers (2007)

Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Megan Fox  •  Rachael Taylor

Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Megan Fox  •  Rachael Taylor

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Megan Fox  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Rainn Wilson

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Megan Fox  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Rainn Wilson

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Pablo Schreiber  •  John Krasinski  •  David Denman  •  Toby Stephens

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Pablo Schreiber  •  John Krasinski  •  David Denman  •  Toby Stephens

T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie (2014)

T.J. Miller never imagined he'd be part of a massive franchise like Transformers so he sets off armed with (awkward) gifts to thank the people who made it possible, including Bay Films, Kelsey Grammer and even Mark Wahlberg.  (more)

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CAST:  T. J. Miller  •  Michael Bay  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Mark Wahlberg

T.J. Miller never imagined he'd be part of a massive franchise like Transformers so he sets off armed with (awkward) gifts to thank the people who made it possible, including Bay Films, Kelsey Grammer and even Mark Wahlberg.  (more)

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CAST:  T. J. Miller  •  Michael Bay  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Mark Wahlberg

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Laura Haddock  •  Anthony Hopkins

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Laura Haddock  •  Anthony Hopkins

6 Underground (2019)

After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Manuel Garcia-Rulfo  •  Ben Hardy

After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Manuel Garcia-Rulfo  •  Ben Hardy
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