Michael Bay


Michael Bay Trivia


  • Trivia

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    • Michael: (talking about Pearl Harbor) Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.

    • Michael: (on his approach in making Transformers) I was a non-Transformer fan, but that's good because I think it makes it more accessible for people that are non-Transformer fans. I kept having this image of a kid hiding his robots from his parents. To me that's just a great kid fantasy. You have alien robots that are your friends. That's charming to me.

    • Michael: I look at directing as a sporting event. It's a race, a marathon. It's great when it clicks, which is why I push my crews so hard so we can excel.

    • Michael: I don't make movies for critics. I make them for crowds that laugh and applaud at the end.

    • Michael: Fast cars are my only vice.

    • Michael: There are tons of people who hate me. They hate my movies and whatnot. But you know, hey, my films have made a lot of money around the world. 2-something billion dollars, that's a lot of tickets. They said that I wrecked cinema. They said that my, uh...cutting style. They say I cut too fast. And yet now you see it in movies everywhere. Do I take pride in people knowing my style? I think it's nice people know a director has a style. And you can reinvent yourself too.

    • Michael: (talking about sequel of Transformers) Let's see how this one does. I've got a lot of ideas for the next one. There's a lot of really cool, big robot stuff that I had in my head that we didn't do. I just want to see how this works. You might not grow as much as a director to do a sequel. But it's kind of like you have your baby and you don't want someone else to take it. It just takes so long to do a script. A couple things are on the horizon, but maybe I'll do my little movie that I can knock out, because we all think we're going to have a strike.

    • Michael: I'm one of the few directors that actually shoots a lot in camera.

    • Michael: (talking about the qualities that make a good stunt) I am very demanding on my stunt people. I am very demanding on safety, but also for excelling in stunts and not making it feel like a stunt man is doing it. A good stunt coordinator knows a lot about physics. Physics is a way to help you understand what is going to happen in a stunt and also what can go wrong, because you've always got to think of the 'what if'. But you also need a stunt man who has cojones.

    • Michael: (talking about Armageddon) It is really cool to have created a movie that has turned out to become the biggest movie of the year.

    • Michael: I make movies for teenage boys. Oh dear, what a crime.

    • Michael: Directing is not a job. It's more like a career. Which is great!