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Michael Moore

Michael Moore is the award-winning director of the 1989 landmark film Roger & Me, the story of his relentless quest to confront General Motors Chairman Roger Smith about the devastating effects that GM's downsizing had on the town of Flint, Michigan. The highest-grossing narrative documentary of all time, Roger & Me appeared on over 100 critics' Ten Best Films of the Year lists, won the Best Documentary award from the New York Film Critics Circle and every other film critics award in America. Moore used profits from the film to establish the Center for Alternative Media, a foundation that, since its inception, has disbursed over half a million dollars in grants to independent filmmakers and social action groups.

Moore was born and raised in Flint, where at 18 he ran for the school board and won, becoming one of the youngest persons in the country ever elected to public office. At 22, he founded The Flint Voice, one of the nation's most respected alternative newspapers, which he edited for ten years. In the mid-1990s Moore served as producer, director, writer, and host of the Emmy award-winning television series TV Nation, which aired first on NBC, then on FOX.

Moore also wrote and directed the comedy feature film Canadian Bacon (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 1995). His second award-winning documentary feature, The Big One, exposed the greed and wrong-doing of big business and callous politicians across America and forced Nike to end its use of child labor in Indonesia. As an author, Moore has written best-selling books including Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American, which spent a month on The New York Times bestseller list, and Adventures in a TV Nation, which he co-wrote with his wife Kathleen Glynn.

In 1999 and 2000, Moore produced two Emmy nominated seasons of the critically acclaimed The Awful Truth for Bravo (U.S. and Canada) and Channel 4 (UK). the Los Angeles Times called The Awful Truth TV's smartest, funniest.. .political satire.

Michael Moore has also directed music videos for both REM and Rage Against the Machine and has appeared numerous times on Politically Incorrect, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Moore's latest book of political humor is entitled Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation, another number one bestseller on The New York Times list. The book was also number one in Canada and the U.K.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Michael Moore Facts

OccupationDirector, Actor, Writer
BirthdayApril 23, 1954 (68)
BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, USA
Height5' 11½" (1m82)  How tall is Michael Moore compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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