Michael Bay

Michael Bay

Highest Rated: 96% A Quiet Place (2018)

Lowest Rated: 6% Ouija (2014)

Birthday: Feb 17, 1965

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Ever since he emerged from an incredibly successful commercial and music video career, director Michael Bay made some of the biggest, loudest and highest-grossing movies of all time. While he certainly made a lot of money for his studio bosses, Bay earned considerable scorn from critics and other detractors, who deplored his testosterone-fueled action vehicles that were full of incessantly moving camerawork and frenetic editing, as well as short on story and three dimensional characters. Bay first made waves in the commercial world with his CLIO-winning "Got Milk?" ad campaign, while helping to reinvigorating the music career of artists like Donny Osmond with high-end music video work. But he made his biggest splash - which included a healthy amount of criticism - with his first movie, "Bad Boys" (1995), which featured tons of car chases, snappy one-liners and flying bullets. He followed his successful Hollywood entrée with "The Rock" (1996), a high-octane action thriller that had as many fans as it did critics. Bay was roundly criticized for the impossible-to-believe "Armageddon" (1998), which centered around a space shuttle landing on an asteroid hurtling toward Earth, while his take on "Pearl Harbor" (2001) drew fire for its lazy accounting of historical events and overly sappy love story. Despite his detractors, Bay's movies were big box office earners until he made "The Island" (2005), which not only became his first flop, but also generated a lawsuit for allegedly ripping off the plot of an obscure 1976 movie. Bay bounced back, however, with "Transformers" (2007), a highly-successful and positively received adaptation the 1980s cartoon that spawned several sequels and retained Bay's title as being one of Hollywood's biggest hit makers.

Highest rated movies

A Man's Story

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Producer - 2023
69% 88% Ambulance Director,
Producer
$22.3M 2022
49% 78% The Forever Purge Producer $44.5M 2021
91% 92% A Quiet Place Part II Producer $160.2M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robopocalypse Director - 2021
9% 31% Songbird Producer - 2020
36% 60% 6 Underground Director,
Producer
- 2019
90% 74% Bumblebee Producer $127.2M 2018
No Score Yet 99% Becoming Iconic Self - 2018
56% 27% The First Purge Producer $68.9M 2018
96% 83% A Quiet Place Producer $68.4M 2018
16% 43% Transformers: The Last Knight Director,
Executive Producer
$130.1M 2017
83% 57% Ouija: Origin of Evil Producer $34.9M 2016
55% 48% The Purge: Election Year Producer $79.0M 2016
38% 46% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Producer $82.0M 2016
51% 82% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Director,
Producer
$52.8M 2016
37% 45% Project Almanac Producer $22.3M 2015
6% 24% Ouija Producer $50.8M 2014
21% 50% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Producer $191.2M 2014
57% 56% The Purge: Anarchy Producer $71.5M 2014
17% 50% Transformers: Age of Extinction Director,
Executive Producer
$245.4M 2014
50% 47% Pain & Gain Director,
Producer
$49.9M 2013
39% 36% The Purge Producer - 2013
35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Director,
Executive Producer
$352.4M 2011
33% 57% I Am Number Four Producer $55.1M 2011
33% 40% A Man's Story Unknown (Character) - 2010
15% 43% A Nightmare on Elm Street Producer $63.1M 2010
20% 57% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Director,
Executive Producer
$402.1M 2009
33% 25% Horsemen Producer - 2009
26% 46% Friday the 13th Producer $65.0M 2009
10% 30% The Unborn Producer $42.6M 2009
58% 85% Transformers Director,
Executive Producer
$319.0M 2007
19% 52% The Hitcher Producer $16.4M 2007
14% 53% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Producer $39.5M 2006
No Score Yet 67% The Island Director $35.8M 2005
23% 52% The Amityville Horror Producer $64.3M 2005
39% 63% The Island Director - 2005
37% 58% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Producer $80.1M 2003
23% 78% Bad Boys II Director $138.4M 2003
24% 66% Pearl Harbor Director,
Producer
$198.5M 2001
38% 73% Armageddon Director,
Producer
$201.6M 1998
68% 85% The Rock Director $134.1M 1996
42% 78% Bad Boys Director $63.9M 1995

TV

Credit
71% 73% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Executive Producer 2018-2019
42% 70% The Purge Executive Producer 2018-2019
83% 67% The Last Ship Executive Producer 2014-2018
81% 83% Black Sails Executive Producer 2014-2017
31% 82% The Neighbors Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Black Sails Executive Producer