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Michael Bay

Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing high-budget action films characterized by their fast edits, stylistic visuals and substantial practical special effects. His films, which include The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Bad Boys and Transformers series, have grossed over three billion dollars world-wide. 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 digital effects house Digital Domain. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror movies including Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Michael Bay was born in Los Angeles, California. He was raised by his adoptive parents Harriet, a bookstore owner/child psychiatrist, and Jim, a CPA. Bay's grandfather was Russian. His cousin, Susan Bay, is the wife of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy. He attended the exclusive Crossroads School, in Santa Monica, California. Bay often traces his interest in action films back to an incident during his childhood. As a boy, he attached

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Michael Bay -- I Cracked Under Techie Pressure When CES Teleprompter Failed

Michael Bay
I Cracked Under Techie Pressure When Teleprompter Failed

"Transformers" director Michael Bay says his epic meltdown in Vegas yesterday might not make him popular with technology nerds ... but also says it hasn't exactly hurt him with the ladies.Bay was… READ MORE >

Michael Bay -- Freaks Out Onstage at CES -- Walks Off [Video]

Michael Bay
Freaks Out Onstage -- Walks Off

Michael Bay melted down in Vegas today ... after his teleprompter malfunctioned. The "Transformers" director was the featured speaker for Samsung TV at the CES convention.  No sooner did he… READ MORE >

- 228 days ago
'Transformers 4' Director Michael Bay -- Air Conditioner Assailant Was an Extortionist!

Michael Bay
AC Attacker Was an Extortionist!

Michael Bay just told TMZ ... the man who attacked him with an air conditioner was an extortionist who vowed to torpedo "Transformers 4" unless Bay paid him off.Bay told us on "TMZ Live" that he… READ MORE >

- 309 days ago
Michael Bay -- Attacked by Crazy Man Wielding Air Conditioner

Michael Bay
ATTACKED By Crazy Dude Wielding Air Conditioner

Famed director Michael Bay almost got clobbered by what appears to be a drugged out crazy who swung an air conditioner at his head on the set of "Transformers 4."The incident occurred today in… READ MORE >

- 310 days ago
Michael Bay Presents ... 'Bring a TMZ Camera Guy to Work Day'

Michael Bay Presents ...
'Bring a TMZ Camera Guy to Work Day!'

For some reason Michael Bay invited one of our camera guys to hang with him while he edits his new blockbuster movie! Awesome, right? Yeah ... we're worried about Michael too. Check out TMZ on TV… READ MORE >

- 528 days ago
Ninja Turtles Creator -- Michael Bay's a Freakin' Genius

Ninja Turtles Creator
Michael Bay's a Freakin' Genius

The mastermind who CREATED the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in 1984 isn't offended Michael Bay is rewriting TMNT history -- in fact, he LOVES the director's new vision ... and he wants turtle… READ MORE >

- 884 days ago
Michael Bay -- Leonardo AND April O'Neal Have My Back!

Michael Bay
Leonardo AND April O'Neal Have My Back!

Michaelangelo needs to back the hell off of Michael Bay and let the guy turn the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into aliens ... this according to the guy who voiced Leonardo. TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 885 days ago
Michael Bay -- RELAX, I'm Not Gonna Crap on the Ninja Turtles

Michael Bay
RELAX, I'm Not Gonna Crap on the Ninja Turtles

Michael Bay has a strong message for the panicked Ninja Turtles fans who are freaking out about his new TMNT movie ... CHILL THE HELL OUT!!!!Turtle fans have been going INSANE ever since Bay… READ MORE >

- 886 days ago
Ex-Ninja Turtles Actor -- Michael Bay is 'Sodomizing' the TMNT Legacy

Ex-Ninja Turtles Actor
Michael Bay is 'Sodomizing' the TMNT Legacy

The guy who voiced Michaelangelo in the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies is FURIOUS with Michael Bay ... claiming the director is "sodomizing" the franchise by changing "turtle"… READ MORE >

- 886 days ago
Michael Bay & The Old Spice Guy -- Yeah, We Swing Together

Michael Bay & The Old Spice Guy
Yeah, We Swing Together

"Transformers" director Michael Bay had a power dinner with the Old Spice dude at Boa in Hollywood last night -- where Bay revealed ... the two sorta play on the same team ... if ya catch our… READ MORE >

- 975 days ago

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