He was the executive producer of the 1998 movie Velvet Goldmine.
He was one of the producers of the 1999 movie Being John Malkovich
He is the co-founder of the New York–based film company C-Hundred Film and the L.A.–based Single Cell Pictures.
Michael is known to promote causes such as environmental conservation, animal protection and voter awareness.
He's won multiple Grammy awards with his band, R.E.M.
He released a benefit EP to raise funds and awareness for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
He has a tendency to drop his pants when he gets drunk.
He has been with his current boyfriend since 1998.
He has described himself as a "queer artist".
In 1998, Michael worked on a film production company which released several arthouse / indie movies.
Michael had a hernia surgery in 1995.
He and his friends put together R.E.M in 1980.
He studied painting and photography at the University of Georgia.
He joined a punk cover band while he was in highschool.
Patti Smith, Television and Wire was important musical influences on a young Michael.
He is the lead singer of R.E.M.
He is a vegetarian.
His height is 5'9".
Michael was a very close friend of River Phoenix.
Michael: In my spare time I like to faint. I do it a real lot and I just think it's very funny when it happens.
Michael: I feel that our powers as songwriters and co-partners in this venture that we call R.E.M. are as strong as they ever have been.
Michael: The whole punk ethic was do-it-yourself, and I've always been very literal, especially as a kid. Whem they said that anybody can do this, I was like, 'OK, that's me.
Michael: If you disagree with me, fine! Because that's the great thing about America, we can disagree!
Michael: I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.
Michael: I like to be hot, when I`m cold it`s a little harder for me to shake my butt.
Michael Stipe: I'm not homosexual, I'm not hetrosexual, I'm just sexual.
Michael Stipe: Sometimes I´m confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn´t obvious.
Michael Stipe: Eccentricity is an easy face to put on, I certainly never want to fall into that.