Michael Moore

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(Director, producer, writer, author, journalist, political activist, actor)
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Born Michael Francis Moore
23 April 1954
Flint, Michigan, United States
Spouse Kathleen Glynn

Michael Moore (born 23 April 1954) is an American documentary filmmaker and author.[1] He commented about the 2016 US presidential election that “Trump is the human hand-grenade of the dispossessed”.[2]

Blockbusting filmmaker

Michael Moore is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which is the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or. His film Bowling for Columbine (2002), which examines the causes of the Columbine High School massacre, won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.[3]

Both Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko (2007), which examine health care in the United States, are among the top ten highest-grossing documentaries. 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. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation, a satirical newsmagazine television series, and The Awful Truth, a satirical show.[4]

Globally influential

Moore's written and cinematic works criticise topics such as globalisation, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton[5] and George W. Bush, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism. In 2005, Time magazine named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people.[6]


  1. "Michael Moore Fights to Save Theatre in Traverse City". The Detroit News/Theatre Historical Society of America. Archived from the original on June 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Michael Moore on Why Trump Will Win"
  3. "Documentary Movies". Box Office Mojo. 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Michael Moore releases Slacker Uprising for free on Net". http://www.meeja.com.au. September 24, 2008. Retrieved September 24, 2008. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "And Now, for the OTHER Republican Convention" August 13, 2000, Michael Moore.com Archived December 20, 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Joel Stein (April 18, 2005). "Michael Moore: The Angry Filmmaker". Time. Retrieved July 19, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>