Michael Moore

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Michael Moore is an American film maker, author, and social commentator. His liberal political leanings have been the basis of his many movies and books and have been particular critical of the Bush administration.


Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan in 1951. In high school, Moore was active in drama and debate. He graduated from Davison High School in 1972 and quickly moved to politics, where he ran and won a seat on the school board.

Moore is married to Kathleen Glynn and has one daughter, Natalie.


After high school and during his short attendance to University of Michigan-Flint, Moore worked with a variety of publications, such as The Michigan Voice, The Michigan Times, and Mother Jones. A settlement with a rival publication funded part of his first film, Roger and Me.

Moore is most famous for his later films, Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11. The latter discussed America after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and examined the relationships between the Bush administration and Middle Eastern terrorists. Fahrenheit 9/11 is the highest-grossing documentary film of all time, making $120 in the United States and another $80 million worldwide. The film was not eligible for an Oscar, but won the 2005 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture and the Palme d’Or Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival.

Bowling for Columbine won an Oscar for Best Documentary 2003. Moore’s controversial acceptance speech ridiculed the 2003 invasion of Iraq and President Bush.

Moore’s writing credits include Downsize This!, Stupid White Men, and Dude, Where’s My Country.

Moore’s work has opened him to criticism from a variety of groups and leaders, including the evangelical Christian group Focus on the Family and Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man authors David T. Hardy and Jason Clark.