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Michael Bay

Michael Bay
Bay in 2008
Personal information
Birth nameMichael Benjamin Bay
Birth dateFebruary 17, 1965(age 51)
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1984 present

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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.


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