Michael, who was adopted by Harriet and Jim was raised as a Jewish. He has said that he had an interest in film making and especially in action films. He has had girlfriends but chooses to remain unmarried. He majored in English and films from Art Center College of Design. He owns two homes in Los Angeles and Miami. Work: Michael Bay began his career as an intern with
George Lucas. Soon after his post graduation, he began working and directing commercials and music videos. Some of his commercials were critically appreciated. As a result of his success in the music videos, he was selected to direct his first feature film, Bad Boys.
The movie was a smashing hit at the box office and marked a take off in Bay’s career. This movie also leads to a strong bonding between him and
Jerry Bruckheimer. They then did some movies together. Their venture, Armageddon. The movie was a great hit and went on to be nominated for 4 Oscars. They the directed Pearl Harbour. As he moved ahead in his career, he teamed up with
Steven Spielberg to direct Transformers. Michael then went into producing and co-producing some ventures and eventually series.
Along with all of this, Bay has also founded a production house, Platinum Dunes, has holdings in a digital effects company Digital Domain, formed The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness and co-founded 451 Media group. Given the immense success of his movies commercially, it shall be surprising to know that Michael’s works haven’t been well acclaimed by the critics. Awards: In his career from 1986 to now, he has been nominated for 54 awards and has won 16 of them.