46 Facts About Michael Moore


Michael Francis Moore was born on April 23,1954 and is an American filmmaker, author and left-wing activist.


Michael Moore has written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation, a satirical news-magazine television series, and The Awful Truth, a satirical show.


Michael Moore was executive producer of Planet of the Humans, a documentary about the environmental movement.


Michael Francis Moore was born outside Flint, Michigan, and raised in Davison by parents Helene Veronica, a secretary, and Francis Richard "Frank" Moore, an automotive assembly-line worker.


Michael Moore was brought up in a traditional Catholic home, and has Irish, and smaller amounts of Scottish and English, ancestry.


Michael Moore attended parochial St John's Elementary School for primary school and later attended St Paul's Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan, for a year.


Michael Moore then attended Davison High School, where he was active in both drama and debate, graduating in 1972.


Michael Moore crept backstage after a concert to Chapin's dressing room and convinced him to do a benefit concect.


In 1986, when Michael Moore became the editor of Mother Jones, a liberal political magazine, The Michigan Voice was shut down by the investors and he moved to California.


Michael Moore refused to run the article, believing it to be inaccurate.


Michael Moore believes that Mother Jones fired him because of the publisher's refusal to allow him to cover a story on the GM plant closings in his hometown of Flint, Michigan.


Michael Moore responded by putting laid-off GM worker Ben Hamper, who wrote for the same magazine at the time, on the magazine's cover.


Critic Roger Ebert defended Michael Moore's handling of the timeline as an artistic and stylistic choice that had less to do with his credibility as a filmmaker and more to do with the flexibility of film as a medium to express a satiric viewpoint.


Michael Moore made a follow-up 23-minute documentary film, Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint, that aired on PBS in 1992.


Michael Moore stated he wanted the movie to be seen by a few million more people via television broadcasting prior to Election Day.


In February 2011, Michael 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.


Michael Moore directed the 2007 film, Sicko, about the American health care system, focusing particularly on the managed-care and pharmaceutical industries.


Michael 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 Michael Moore's 62-city college campus tour in the months leading up to the 2004 presidential election.


Sexual assault allegations against Weinstein prompted Michael Moore to revoke the plan to work with The Weinstein Company, which stalled production.


Michael Moore was executive producer of the documentary, Planet of the Humans, which was directed by Jeff Gibbs and released on July 31,2019.


Michael Moore has written and co-written eight non-fiction books, mostly on similar subject matter to his documentaries.


Stupid White Men is ostensibly a critique of American domestic and foreign policy but, by Michael Moore's own admission, is "a book of political humor".


Michael Moore has dabbled in acting, following a supporting role in Lucky Numbers playing the cousin of Lisa Kudrow's character, who agrees to be part of the scheme concocted by John Travolta's character.


Michael Moore had a cameo in his Canadian Bacon as an anti-Canada activist.


Michael Moore has directed several music videos, including two for Rage Against the Machine for songs from The Battle of Los Angeles: "Sleep Now in the Fire" and "Testify".


Michael Moore was threatened with arrest during the shooting of "Sleep Now in the Fire", which was filmed on Wall Street; and subsequently the city of New York City denied the band permission to play there, even though the band and Moore had secured a federal permit to perform.


Michael Moore was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities from Michigan State University in Fall 2014.


Michael Moore was a high-profile guest at both the 2004 Democratic National Convention and the 2004 Republican National Convention, chronicling his impressions in USA Today.


Michael Moore was criticized in a speech by Republican Senator John McCain as "a disingenuous film-maker".


Michael Moore laughed and waved as Republican attendees jeered, later chanting "four more years".


Michael Moore gestured an L with his index finger and thumb at the crowd, which translates into "loser".


Michael Moore urged Ralph Nader not to run in 2004 so as not to split the left vote.


In 2007, Michael Moore became a contributing journalist at OpEdNews, and by May 2014, had authored over 70 articles published on their website.


Michael Moore was an active supporter of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City and spoke with the OWS protesters on September 26,2011.


Michael Moore criticizes Gore for the loss of thousands of jobs during his time as Vice president, voting to confirm Antonin Scalia, proposing more funding for the pentagon, and proposing to expand the War on drugs.


In December 2015, Michael Moore announced his support for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 United States presidential election.


Michael Moore described democratic socialism as "a true democracy where everyone has a seat at the table, everyone has a voice, not just the rich".


Michael Moore started the website TrumpiLeaks in May 2017, to encourage whistleblowers to provide information about Donald Trump.


Michael Moore was inspired to create the site after witnessing the firings by Trump of three law enforcement officials, specifically: United States Attorney Preet Bharara, former acting United States Attorney General Sally Yates, and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey.


Michael Moore stated it was his view that Trump had engaged in obstruction of justice, falsehoods to the United States citizenry, promoted violent behavior, and violated the Constitution of the United States.


Michael Moore married film producer Kathleen Glynn on October 19,1991.


Michael Moore was raised a Catholic but disagrees with traditional church teaching on subjects such as abortion and same-sex marriage.


Michael Moore said that he initially intended to become the NRA's president to dismantle the organization, but he soon dismissed the plan as too difficult.


Gun rights supporters such as Dave Kopel said there was no chance of that happening; David T Hardy and Jason Clarke wrote that Moore failed to discover that the NRA selects a president not by membership vote but by a vote of the board of directors.


Later in 2005, Michael Moore founded the Traverse City Film Festival held annually in Traverse City, Michigan.


In 2009, he co-founded the Traverse City Comedy Festival, held annually in Traverse City, where Michael Moore helped to spearhead the renovation of the historic downtown State Theater.