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.
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.