Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author, social critic and activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time. His films Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Sicko (2007) also placed in the top ten highest-grossing documentaries.
Michael Moore, the filmmaker who is a bête noire of conservatives in the United States, now appears to have made some enemies among the leftist supporters of President Hugo Chávez.
Michael Moore first came to public attention in 1972, when, as an eighteen-year-old, he won election to the Flint School Board, becoming the youngest person in the country to serve in public office. Four years later, Moore founded The Flint Voice (later The Michigan Voice), an alternative newspaper characterized by in-your-face satire and political exposés. Moore augmented his newspaper work by producing and hosting a weekly radio show called Radio Free Flint, and, in 1985, became a commentator on National Public Radio.
Protesters camping out in a lower Manhattan plaza to speak out against corporate greed and social inequality got a morale boost Monday from filmmaker activist Michael Moore, who told the crowd they were the start of something big.
Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore will host a Halloween fundraiser bash in Portland, Oregon on October 31st to benefit the launch of RevolutionTruth.org, a new, internet-based network of international citizens dedicated to ensuring global transparency through citizen-driven media campaigns, world-wide education and live-stream panel discussions.
What started as a joke turned into Michael Moore covering a Bob Dylan tune cover on an upcoming album, according to a story by Hollywood.com. According to the story "Occupy This Album," is "a four-disk compilation described as '99 tracks — 99 artists for the 99 percent.'" Moore recorded the song, "The Times they are A-changing."
Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore is calling for an economic boycott of Georgia over this week’s execution of Troy Anthony Davis. “I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, [and] to never do business in Georgia,” Moore said on his website this week.
Controversial documentary-style filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on the Piers Morgan program on CNN on Monday night and shared his dissatisfaction with the Obama administration, equating the president's actions to those of a struggling football team in the fourth quarter of a game gone bad.
Michael Moore is the most famous filmmaker in Iran, according to one of that nation’s most acclaimed directors. At a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s critically lauded “A Separation” at Sony’s screening room, the Iranian director spotted the “Fahrenheit 9/11” filmmaker in the audience. Farhadi quipped, “Michael Moore is the most famous director in Iran,” and said everyone knows his movies because they’re shown on national TV there.
Growing up Catholic, Michael says he wanted to be a priest and even went to seminary school. While he ended up leaving the seminary, Michael says the Catholic tradition of working for social justice is engrained in his soul. "I do believe that we are to love our enemies and do good to those who persecute you," he says. "I believe that there is power and strength in that."
A letter signed by leading US figures in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's application for political asylum in Ecuador has been delivered to the country's London embassy. Among those who signed the letter were Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and Danny Glover.