Michael Bay filmography

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A photograph of Michael Bay on the set of Transformers
Bay on the set of his film Transformers in 2006

American director and producer Michael Bay started his career directing music videos and commercials. This included a commercial for the American Red Cross in 1992 which received a Clio Award, and music videos for Donny Osmond, and Meat Loaf. Jerry Bruckheimer recognizing his achievements on commercials offered him the chance to direct one of his productions as Bay's feature film debut.[1] Bay did so with Bruckheimer's action comedy Bad Boys starring Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence. In the same year he also received a Directors Guild of America Award for his work on commercials.[2] Bay followed this with action film The Rock starring Sean Connery, and Nicholas Cage. The film was a commercial success grossing over $335 million at the worldwide box-office.[3] In 1998, he directed, and produced the science fiction disaster film Armageddon which was the highest grossing film of the year,[4] and Bay received the Saturn Award for Best Director.[5] After the success of Armageddon he also became the youngest director to gross $1 billion at the worldwide box-office.[6][7]

Three years later he directed and produced the war film Pearl Harbor (2001) which was negatively received by critics[8] but grossed over $449 million at the box-office.[9] Later in the same year, Bay founded his own production company Platinum Dunes with Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form.[10] In 2003, Bay directed the action comedy sequel Bad Boys II which saw Smith and Lawrence reprise their roles.[11] Two years later he directed science fiction action film The Island (2005), and produced the horror remake The Amityville Horror (2005).[12]

In 2007, Bay directed, and produced the first film in the live action Transformers film series based on the toy line of the same name. It was a commercial success grossing over $709 million at the box office.[13] He followed this by directing its sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). The film drew negative reception from critics[14] but grossed over $836 million at the box-office.[15] The third instalment in the series Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) became the first of his films to gross over $1 billion at the box-office.[16] Two years later Bay directed, and produced crime comedy Pain & Gain (2013). In 2014, he directed, and produced a fourth Transformer film, Transformers: Age of Extinction which grossed over $1 billion at the box office, and was the highest grossing film at the worldwide box-office that year.[17]

Film[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Producer
Bad Boys 1995 Yes No [18]
The Rock 1996 Yes No [18]
Armageddon 1998 Yes Yes [19]
Mystery Men 1999 No No Frat Boy [20]
Coyote Ugly 2000 No No Photographer [21]
Pearl Harbor 2001 Yes Yes [22]
Bad Boys II 2003 Yes No Crappy Car Driver [18][23]
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 No Yes [24]
The Amityville Horror 2005 No Yes [24]
The Island 2005 Yes Yes [24]
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 2006 No Yes [24]
The Hitcher 2007 No Yes [25]
Transformers 2007 Yes Yes Executive producer [24]
The Unborn 2009 No Yes [26]
Friday the 13th 2009 No Yes [27]
Horsemen 2009 No Yes [28]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 Yes Yes Executive producer [24]
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 No Yes [24]
I Am Number Four 2011 No Yes [29]
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 Yes Yes Executive producer [24]
Pain & Gain 2013 Yes Yes [30]
The Purge 2013 No Yes [31]
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 Yes Yes Executive producer [24]
The Purge: Anarchy 2014 No Yes [32]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 No Yes [33]
Ouija 2014 No Yes [34]
Project Almanac 2015 No Yes [35]
13 Hours 2016 Yes Yes [36]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell 2016 Yes [37]

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Network Notes Ref(s)
Miami Vice 1986 Goon #3 NBC Episode: "Free Verse" [38]
Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo 1986 Sled agent CBS Television film [39]
The Neighbors 2013 Himself ABC Episode: "Mother Clubbers" [40]
Black Sails 2014 – present Starz Executive producer [41][42]
The Last Ship 2014 – present TNT Executive producer [41][42]

Music videos directed[edit]

Title Year Artist Ref.
"Soldier of Love" 1989 Donny Osmond [43]
"Angelia" 1989 Richard Marx [43]
"I'll Be Holding On" 1989 Greg Allman [43]
"I Love You" 1991 Vanilla Ice [43]
"I Touch Myself" 1991 Divinyls [43]
"Love Thing" 1992 Tina Turner [43]
"Do It to Me" 1992 Lionel Richie [43]
"You Won't See Me Cry" 1992 Wilson Phillips [43]
"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" 1993 Meat Loaf [43]
"Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" 1994 Meat Loaf [43]
"Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" 1994 Meat Loaf [43]
"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" 1997 Aerosmith [43]
"There You'll Be" 2001 Faith Hill [44]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heuring, David (June 28, 2011). "Bay tuned into tuners". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Honoring Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 1994". Directors Guild of America. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Rock (1996)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "1998 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ Chang, Kay (June 15, 1999). "Sci-fi acad sends pix into orbit with Saturns". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ Laskas, Jeanne Marie (April 26, 2013). "Bay". Esquire (Hearst Corporation). Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Higgins, Bill (June 19, 2014). "Michael Bay Scored With 'Pearl Harbor' in 2001". The Hollywood Reporter (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "US critics take aim at Pearl Harbor". BBC News. May 25, 2001. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Pearl Harbor (2001)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ Harris, Dana (March 3, 2002). "O’seas distribs rev up 'Chainsaw' redo". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ Gettell, Oliver (August 14, 2014). "'Bad Boys 3': 'It's real,' says Martin Lawrence". Los Angeles Times (Austin Beutner). Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ Arendt, Paul (April 14, 2005). "The Amityville Horror (2005)". BBC News. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Transformers (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  14. ^ Ebert, Roger (June 23, 2009). "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Roger Ebert. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
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  17. ^ "2014 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b c Collin, Robbie (July 9, 2014). "Why Michael Bay is the most important director in Hollywood". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Armageddon (1998)". The New York Times (Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.). Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  20. ^ Caro, Jason. "Mystery Men". Radio Times (Immediate Media Company). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  21. ^ Olsen, Mark. "Coyote Ugly". British Film Institute. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Pearl Harbor (2001)". The New York Times (Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Bad Boys II (2003)". The New York Times (Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Michael Bay - Filmography". The New York Times (Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  25. ^ Schager, Nick (January 19, 2007). "The Hitcher". Slant Magazine. 
  26. ^ "The Unborn (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Friday the 13th (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  28. ^ "The Horsemen (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  29. ^ Gronvall, Andrea. "I Am Number Four". Chicago Reader (Wrapports LLC). Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  30. ^ Foundas, Scott (April 22, 2013). "Film Review: 'Pain & Gain'". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  31. ^ Felperin, Leslie (June 3, 2013). "Film Review: 'The Purge'". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  32. ^ Lodge, Guy (July 17, 2014). "Film Review: 'The Purge: Anarchy'". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Ouija (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  35. ^ Hall, Sandra (March 1, 2015). "Project Almanac review: Michael Bay-produced film is an irritating waste of time". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  36. ^ "Bay on Set". April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  37. ^ FERMINO, JENNIFER (March 20, 2015). "'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' to film in New York City and Buffalo, bringing an estimated $70 million in spending". nydailynews.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  38. ^ Sciretta, Peter (March 12, 2015). "Watch Director Michael Bay Act in Five Movies and Two TV Shows". /Film. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  39. ^ "Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo (1986)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  40. ^ "The Neighbors Season 1 Episode 16". TV Guide (CBS Interactive). Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  41. ^ a b "Michael Bay Credits". TV Guide (CBS Interactive). Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  42. ^ a b "Michael Bay". Variety (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  43. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l McRae, Dan. "Music Videos Directed By Michael Bay". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  44. ^ "Faith Hill's new Pearl Harbor Song". MichaelBay.com. May 10, 2001. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 

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