Michael Moore Biography
Michael Moore whose birth name is Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan, and raised in Davison on April 23, 1954. Moore was brought up Catholic and has Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry.He is an American documentary filmmaker and author. He is best known for his work on globalization and capitalism. He started in print journalism and was briefly the editor of Mother Jones magazine. His debut film, Roger & Me, became the highest-grossing American documentary of all time. Moore had a short-lived political series called TV Nation and his film Bowling for Columbine, won an Academy Award.
Moore won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Bowling for Columbine, which examined the supposed causes of the Columbine High School massacre and the overall gun culture of the United States. He also directed and produced Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which earned $119,194,771 to become the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time. The film also won the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes film festival. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections.
Michael Moore Age
The filmmaker was born on April 23, 1954, in Flint, Michigan, USA. He was raised in his hometown Davison, Michigan, USA. As of 2019, Michael Moore’s age is Sixty four years old. His father Francis Richard Moore was an automotive assembly line worker.
Michael Moore Height and Weight
The American documentary filmmaker has an estimated height of 182.88 cm and he weighs around 85 kg as of 2019.
Michael Moore Education
He attended parochial St. John’s Elementary School for primary school and later attended St. Paul’s Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan, for a year. He then attended Davison High School where he was active in both drama and debate he later graduated in 1972. As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. At the age of 18, he was elected to the Davison school board. At the time he was the youngest person elected to office in the U.S. as the minimum age to hold public office had just been lowered to 18.
Michael Moore Family
He was raised in Davison by parents Helen Veronica a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, an automotive assembly line worker. At that time, the city of Flint was home to many General Motors factories, where his parents and grandfather worked. His uncle LaVerne was one of the founders of the United Automobile Workers labor union and participated in the Flint sit-down strike.
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Michael Moore Wife
Moore married film producer Kathleen Glynn on October 19, 1991. He filed for divorce on June 17, 2013. On July 22, 2014, the divorce was finalized.
Michael Moore Net Worth
With Fahrenheit, after the theaters took their standard 50% cut of box office receipts, roughly $130 million in revenue was left over. When you take away marketing, production and distribution expenses, Miramax and Moore were left with an estimated $80 million payday. Moore’s 27% cut on this film alone would eventually work out to roughly $21.6 million. He was actually entitled to 50% of the profits of Sicko which reportedly generated an additional $17 million payday for Michael. Moore is the author of eight books to date, several of which have gone on to be New York Time best sellers. Michael received a reported $1 million advance for Dude Where’s My Country plus a generous percentage of the book sales. Currently he has an estimated net worth of 50 million as of 2019.
Michael Moore Movies
- Roger & Me (1989)
- Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992)
- Dika: Murder City (1995)
- The Big One (1997)
- Bowling for Columbine (2002)
- Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
- Sicko (2007)
- Slacker Uprising (2008 – a re-edited version of Captain Mike Across America, which he had released in 2007)
- Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
- Where to Invade Next (2015)
- Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)
- Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
- Narrative film
- Canadian Bacon (1995)
- Canadian Bacon (1995)
As actor or himself
- Canadian Bacon (1995) (cameo as gun nut)
- EDtv (1999) (cameo as himself)
- Lucky Numbers (2000) (as actor)
- The Party’s Over (2001) (documentary interview)
- The Corporation (2003) (documentary interview)
- The Simpsons episode The President Wore Pearls (2003) (guest star)
- The Fever (2004) (cameo as journalist)
Michael Moore Documentary
Roger & Me
The 1989 film, Roger & Me, was Moore’s first documentary about what happened to Flint , Michigan, after General Motors closed its factories and opened new ones in Mexico, where the workers were paid much less. Since then Moore has become known as a critic of the neoliberal view of globalization. Roger, is Roger B. Smith, former CEO and President of General Motors.
Critical opinion was high but divided. The Washington Post described Roger & Me as a hilariously cranky bit of propaganda and critics such as Roger Ebert gave it rave reviews but others, including the doyenne of the New Yorker, Pauline Kael, attacked Moore for re-arranging the narrative events of the movie.
‘Pets or Meat: A Return to Flint’
Moore followed up Roger & Me with a sequel, Pets or Meat : A Return to Flint a short film shown on PBS. The second film repeated the narrated style of the first and seemed more of a continuation than a sequel. In it, Moore caught up on the lives of people from the first film, including the Rabbit Lady, who sold rabbits as pets or meat. The film was also an update on Moore himself, containing snippets from his appearances on television talk shows such as Donahue.
‘Bowling for Columbine’
Documentary Bowling for Columbine released in 2002 probes the culture of guns and violence in the United States, taking as a starting point the Columbine High School massacre of 1999. Bowling for Columbine won the Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and France’s César Award as the Best Foreign Film. In the United States, it won the 2002 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. In 2003, Moore’s Bowling for Columbine, which took a dark-comic look at gun culture in the United States won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
The Sicko was directed in 2007, its about the American health care sysytem, focusing particularly on the managed care and pharmaceutical industries. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2007. Receiving a lengthy standing ovation and was released in the U.S. and Canada on June 29, 2007. The film is currently ranked the tenth highest grossing documentary of all time and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Captain Mike Across America and Slacker Uprising
Moore takes a look at the politics of college students in what he calls Bush Administration America with Captain Mike Across America, which was shot during Moore’s 60-city college campus . The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2007. It was later re-edited by Moore into Slacker Uprising and released for free on the internet on September 23, 2008.
Capitalism: A Love Story
Released on September 23, 2009, Capitalism: A Love Story looks at the late-2000s financial crisis and the U.S. economy during the transition between the incoming Obama Administration and the outgoing Bush Administration. Addressing a press conference at its release, Moore said, “Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event.” If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy.
Michael Moore in TrumpLand
It was filmed in Wilmington, Ohio, at the Murphy Theatre over the course of two nights in October 2016. The film premiered just eleven days after it was shot at the IFC Center in New York City.In Michael Moore in TrumpLand, Moore talks about the 2016 Presidential Election Campaigns. It is a solo performance showing Moore on stage speaking to a seated audience. The film consists of Moore’s opinions of the candidates and highlights then Democratic National Candidate Hillary Clinton’s strengths and also features a lengthy section on how then Republican National Candidate Donald Trump could win.
Michael Moore Fahrenheit 11/9
Moore’s film Fahrenheit 9/11 was released in 2004 which critiques the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq and the war on terror. The film won the coveted Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and, when it eventually hit theaters in June, became the first documentary to win the weekend box office. As of August 2012, Fahrenheit 9/11 is the highest-grossing documentary of all time, taking in over US$200 million worldwide, including United States box office revenue of almost US$120 million. In February 2011, Moore sued producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein for US$2.7 million in unpaid profits from the film, claiming they used Hollywood accounting tricks to avoid paying him the money. In February 2012, Moore and the Weinsteins informed the court that they had settled their dispute.
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