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Michael Bay Biography (With Ideas for His Next Film)

Our new biography of Michael Bay has just been posted, thanks to editor Paul Hehn at the Epics and Explosions Desk.

Michael Bay, as you probably know, is the producer and director behind films like Transformers, Pearl Harbor and Armageddon.  He’s been so successful that “Michael Bay movie” is now shorthand for “explosion-filled excitement.”

That’s Transformers 2 above. Here’s Michael Bay at the premiere with the film’s stars, Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, in a photo that is true Hollywood:

Michael Bay graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1986, just one year ahead of Joss Whedon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly fame.

Wesleyan is also the school where President Woodrow Wilson was a winning football coach in the 1880s. Is it too much to hope for a Michael Bay-directed life of Woodrow Wilson, possibly with Megan Fox as First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson?

Here’s the scene where Edith Bolling walks into the future president’s motorcycle shop in Princeton, New Jersey:

You knew Edith was a bad girl. On top of which, both Megan Fox and Edith Wilson have Native American ancestors: Fox’s were Cherokee (or maybe Powhatan) and Edith Wilson had a distant connection to Pocahontas. I think this could work.

Mark Wahlberg as Woodrow Wilson (sort of) in front of a burning hulk and an iceberg of some kind

For Woodrow Wilson, I’m thinking Mark Wahlberg. Here he is as Wilson in 1915, vowing revenge in front of the torpedoed wreck of the Lusitania. Look out, Mister Kaiser!

But back to Michael Bay. Here’s something I didn’t know until now: Michael Bay directed the original “Got Milk” commercial in 1993 — yes, the one that kicked off the whole “Got [blank]” craze.

Aaron Burr! Maybe a life of Woodrow Wilson isn’t so far-fetched after all.

See our full biography of Michael Bay »

(Note: this post updated in January 2018.  Photo credit for Hollywood shot: AEDT /

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