Michael Moore

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Michael Moore

Born

4/23/1954, Davison, Michigan

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Biography

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Michael Moore is famous for his humoristic documentaries. He made his first documentary in 1989 called "Roger & Me". It was about his claimed hometown of Flint and the closure of General Motors which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs, and how he tried to get an…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In May 2007 it was revealed that he US Treasury Department was investigating Moore's trip to Cuba while filming Sicko, which was a violation of the US-Cuba trade embargo. Assuming it was a government attempt to block release of his film, Moore sent a copy of the movie to a "safe house" outside of the country for safekeeping.

    • A lawsuit by Iraq war veteran Sgt. Peter Damon against Michael for using the veteran's image without permission in the anti-war documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, was dismissed by a US federal judge in December 2006.

    • Michael Moore's "documentary" Sicko is his take on the health care industry in the United States. It was screened at the 60th Cannes film festival in May of 2007.

    • His film The Big One won audience awards for Best Documentary at both the Aspen and Denver Film Festivals.

    • Dude, Where's My Country? his follow up book to Stupid White Men? was published in 2003.

    • He won an Oscar for his film Bowling for Columbine.

    • His book Stupid White Men... was number one on the New York Times non-fiction list.

    • In 1995 he directed Canadian Bacon a comedy about a 'cold-war' between the US and Canada. It was the last film to star comedic legend John Candy.

    • After high school, he ran for Davison School Board the same year he graduated. His platform was limited to a promise to fire his former principle and vice-principal. They both resigned not long after.

    • He briefly served as editor for Mother Jones magazine, but was relieved of his position because he did not attend meetings.

    • He achieved the level of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and claims to still be proud of that achievement.

    • In 1999 he received the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in Arts and Entertainment, for his series The Awful Truth.

    • Michael currently lives in New York City.

    • He once worked at a Flint, Michigan automobile factory, but quit after one day.

    • His film Bowling for Columbine was unanimously awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

    • He attended Davison High School, in his hometown of Davison, Michigan.

    • His movie Fahrenheit 9/11 was warmly accepted by French audiences when it was shown at the Cannes Film festival where it was awarded the Palme d'Or.

    • He attended the University of Michigan at Flint, but did not graduate.

    • The day Michael Moore was born Hank Aaron hit his first major league home run.

    • His zodiac sign is Taurus.

    • Michael shares his birthday with Timothy McVeigh.

    • Author Ray Bradbury publicly complained about Moore's adaptation of the title to Bradbury's bestseller Fahrenheit 451 without permission.

    • He is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

    • He has a daughter, Natalie, who was born in 1981.

    • Michael is five feet, eleven and a half inches tall.

    • He married Kathleen Glynn in 1991.

  • Quotes

    • Michael Moore: Should such an ignorant people lead the world? How did it come to this in the first place? 82 percent of us don't even have a passport! Just a handful can speak a language other than English.

    • Michael Moore: Librarians see themselves as the guardians of the First Amendment. You got a thousand Mother Joneses at the barricades! I love the librarians, and I am grateful for them!

    • Michael Moore: I'm a millionaire, I'm a multi-millionaire. I'm filthy rich. You know why I'm a multi-millionaire? 'Cause multi-millions like what I do.

    • Michael Moore: I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?

    • Michael Moore: I like America to some extent.

    • Michael Moore: Any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I'm a Canadian and I don't like Michael Moore because he keeps saying inaccurate things about Canada.

    4.1
    Moore was recently criticized by Canadians for his documentary "Sicko" and his suggestions that we have a flawless health care system. Our health care system is good but we have problems with doctor shortages, underfunding and long wait times for procedures. Moore suggests that we are satisfied with the system, but health care reform is the subject of many political debates here. Then when Canadian journalists pointed this out to him, he got all whiny and offended. Moore also suggested in "Bowling For Columbine" that gun violence isn't a problem in Canada. Anyone who pays attention to Canadian news at all will soon realize this is not true. And despite his ignorance about Canada, when we had a federal election here in 2004, Moore tried to tell us who we should vote for. Moore should stop shooting his mouth off about things he doesn't really know anything about, and I'm not just talking about Canada either.moreless
  • It's not his views as the way that he will get them across weather it's honest or not.

    1.0
    The movie Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain Dies, exposes some of the lies of Farenheit 9/11. It's sad that people just take him on his word, which apprently isn't very good. He moved around the articles in the beginning of his movie, which were from an Illinois newspaper. He also made it look like he was interviewing people, when he just asked questions, and used what these people had said, and asked the questions so it sounded like they were giving the answers he wanted, when the people who were/are soldiers, some that he exploited aren't alive anymore. They even said they never talked to him and were appalled that Mr. Moore used them like that. That covers the untruthful part. He also lives in an upperclass neighborhood in Michigan, and acts like he is working for the working class, that is hypocritical. I hope people think twice before they just believe what they hear, rent Celsius 41.11, go to the newspaper to verify what I have said, if you want. It doesn't matter if you share the same views it takes away the validity and creditbility of the argument when it isn't done honestly.moreless
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