Michael Bay is an American filmmaker recognized for steering and producing big-budget, high-concept motion movies characterised by quick reducing, stylistic visuals and intensive use of particular results, together with frequent depictions of explosions. He bought his first massive break when producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson chosen him to direct his first feature-length movie, ‘Dangerous Boys’ in 1995. The movie was shot in Miami in 1994 and starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The motion movie proved to be a break-out function for Smith, who was segueing from tv to movies at the moment.
His follow-up movie was ‘The Rock’, launched in 1996, an motion film set on Alcatraz Island, and within the San Francisco Bay space. It starred Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. It was additionally produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. Connery and Cage received ‘Finest On-Display screen Duo’ on the MTV Film Awards in 1997 and the movie was nominated for an Academy Award within the Finest Achievement in Sound class for the work of Greg P. Russell, Kevin O’Connell, and Keith A. Wester.
In 1998, Bay collaborated with Jerry Bruckheimer once more, this time as a co-producer, in addition to directing the action-adventure movie ‘Armageddon’. The movie, a few group of robust oil drillers who’re despatched by NASA to deflect an asteroid away from a collision course with Earth, starred Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler. It was nominated for four Oscars on the 71st Academy Awards together with Finest Sound, Finest Visible Results, Finest Sound Enhancing, and Finest Unique Track.
In 2001, Bay directed ‘Pearl Harbor’. It starred Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale and Cuba Gooding, Jr. The movie was launched on Memorial Day weekend in 2001. Once more, Bay produced the movie with Jerry Bruckheimer. The movie obtained 4 Academy Award nominations, together with Finest Sound, Finest Visible Results, Finest Sound Enhancing and Finest Track. Once more, Kevin O’Connell obtained one other nomination for Finest Sound, however he didn’t win. Pearl Harbor received within the class for Sound Enhancing, making it Bay’s first and, to this point, solely movie to win an Oscar.
Bay reteamed with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for ‘Dangerous Boys II’, a sequel which additionally marked Bay’s fifth collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer. In 2005, Bay directed ‘The Island’, a science fiction movie starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.
In 2007, he directed and teamed up with Steven Spielberg to provide ‘Transformers’, a stay motion movie based mostly on the Transformers franchise. On its opening weekend, Transformers grossed $70.5 million, amounting to a $155.four million opening week, giving it the report for the largest opening week for a non-sequel. Bay returned as director and government producer for ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’, which was launched on June 24, 2009 and went on to gross over $832 million worldwide. Though it obtained principally unfavorable opinions by critics, the movie was nicely obtained by its meant viewers and was one of many highest-grossing movies of 2009.