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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's HOT Model Friend -- It's Still Bikini Time in Miami

Michael Bay's Hot Model Friend
It's Still Bikini Time in Miami!

When not hanging out in a bikini in Miami with director Michael Bay, smokin' hot model Lauren Stoner likes to hang out in a bikini in Miami without Michael Bay.Thank God she's a sexy creature of… READ MORE >

Michael Bay's Lady Friend -- Decepticon-ly Tiny Bikini

Michael Bay's Lady Friend
Decepticon-ly Tiny Bikini

What's the difference between Michael Bay and his lady friend's bikini bottom? Only one of them was extremely uptight in Miami yesterday.FYI -- for your Googling pleasure, her name's Lauren… READ MORE >

- 1058 days ago
Michael Bay's Home For Sale -- Optimus PRIME Real Estate

Michael Bay's Home for Sale
Optimus PRIME Real Estate!

Michael Bay's Santa Barbara home doesn't transform into a robot, or attack aliens ... but you'll still need a blockbuster budget to buy it -- TMZ has learned the director is selling his… READ MORE >

- 1064 days ago
Michael Bay Hated His GENIUS 'Got Milk' Ad

Michael Bay Hated His GENIUS 'Got Milk' Ad

Michael Bay's famous for making Hollywood blockbusters, but his most brilliant work is that "Got Milk" ad about Aaron Burr and a mouthful o' peanut butter. AWESOME!!  Too bad he doesn't… READ MORE >

- 1155 days ago
Battered Men Beg for Michael Bay's Forgiveness

Battered Men Beg for Michael Bay's Forgiveness

Michael Bay not only just won a dismissal of a battery lawsuit filed against him ... he even got a written apology. It's the justice Bay was looking for ... after two men claimed the director's… READ MORE >

- 1394 days ago
Michael Bay's Lawyer:  Apologize, Or Else!

Michael Bay's Lawyer: Apologize, Or Else!

Michael Bay's lawyer is red-faced angry over a lawsuit filed against him ... alleging his bodyguard pistol-whipped two dudes outside a Hollywood nightclub. Legal pit bull Marty Singer has fired… READ MORE >

- 1434 days ago
Michael Bay Sued Over Pistol-Whipping

Michael Bay Sued Over Pistol-Whipping

UPDATE:  Michael Bay's lawyer Marty Singer tells TMZ ... "The lawsuit is an absurd and fabricated claim.  Michael Bay has never had private security or a bodyguard.  On the evening… READ MORE >

- 1436 days ago

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