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"I just decided to make a movie. I had no training, no film school, but I had been to a lot of movies."
— Michael Moore

"Now more than ever, Michael’s appetite for the truth is crucial."
— Harvey Weinstein in 2017

          Michael Moore leapt into public awareness with "Roger & Me", his 1989 documentary film blasting the chairman of General Motors for destroying the economy of Flint, Michigan (Moore's home town). He had previously been managing editor at Mother Jones Magazine.
          His 2002 film "Bowling For Columbine" won an Oscar for Best Documentary feature.

          The very controversial documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11" won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2004, and then got even more free publicity when Disney Studios told subsidiary Miramax Films not to distribute the movie, for fear of interference in Bush's re-election. A deal was made and Miramax bought the film outright, then signed with independents Lionsgate & I.F.C. for distribution.
          After the record-setting opening of "Fahrenheit 9/11" in June 2004, Moore made the cover of Time Magazine – see two online articles from that July 12th issue: "The World According To Michael" by Richard Corliss & others, and "The Moore Method" sidebar. And he also was listed as one of the Time Magazine 100 (April 2005).

          Not one to avoid the spotlight, Moore revealed in early 2007 that the I.R.S. was going to audit his income tax records because of his trip to Cuba to film parts of "Sicko" – a revelation nicely timed for the opening of that film.
          Moore's sequel project called "Fahrenheit 9/11½" seems to be abandoned.
          Moore's next project was described as "a look at the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy during the transition between the incoming Obama Administration and the outgoing Bush Administration", which was released as "Capitalism: A Love Story" in October 2009.
          Moore's "Where To Invade Next" was released to theaters in December 2015 and on DVD/Blu-ray in May 2016.
          "Fahrenheit 11/9" was announced at the May 2017 Cannes Festival as being sold for distribution by The Weinstein Company and that foreign rights were available.


        Michael Moore won an Emmy for "TV Nation" [1994]
and the Best Feature Documentary Oscar®
for "Bowling For Columbine" [2002]

He has also received
two International Documentary Association Awards (1990 & 2004)
two Producers Guild of America Awards (1995 & 2008)
three other Emmy Award nominations (1996-2001)
three awards at Cannes (2002 & 2004)
two Audience Choice Award at Chicago International Film Festival (2002 & 2015)
C้sar Award for Best Foreign Film (2003)
the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary (2003)
W.G.A. Award for Best Original Screenplay (2003), plus 4 nominations (2000-2010)
Gotham Filmmaker Award (2004)
the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Language Film Director (2004)
two awards at the Venice Film Festival (2009)



Michael Moore's credits [since 1989] at Internet Movie Database
Michael Moore's official website
Michael Moore entry at Wikipedia
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Movies  &  Television  (and  Books)

"Roger & Me: A Humorous Look
At How General Motors Destroyed Flint, Michigan"

[Dog Eat Dog / Warner Bros. Dec 1989]
Produced, written & directed by Michael Moore • full credits from IMDb

"Pets or Meat: The Return To Flint"
[Dog Eat Dog Films Sept 1992]
full credits from IMDb

"TV Nation" TV series [Dog Eat Dog/B.B.C. 1994-95]
series credits from IMDb

"TV Nation" [1995 video]: full credits from IMDb
"TV Nation 2" [1995 video]: full credits from IMDb

Adventures in a TV Nation book by Michael Moore & Kathleen Glynn  
"Adventures In A TV Nation: The Stories Behind
America's Most Outrageous TV Show" [1998]
by Michael Moore & Kathleen Glynn

William Morrow Paperbacks 9¼x6 pb [10/98] for $13.00
Pan Books mass pb [11/2002] out of print/100+ used

"Canadian Bacon" comedy [Dog Eat Dog / Maverick Sept 1995]
Co-produced, written & directed by Michael Moore • full credits from IMDb

"The Big One" documentary
[Dog Eat Dog/Miramax April 1997]
The Big One documentary film by Michael Moore  While crossing the nation on an escorted book tour (for "Downsize This!"), Moore can't help but seek out corporate execs to ask the burning question of Middle America: "If Fortune 500 companies are posting record-setting profits, why do they continue laying off thousands of American workers?" • Written & directed by and starring Michael Moore; featuring footage of Bill Clinton, Congressman Robert Dornan, Steve Forbes, Garrison Keillor, Nike Chairman Phil Knight, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Jerry Springer & Studs Terkel; won awards at Aspen & Denver film festivals
Miramax Home Ent. color DVD [9/2004] for $24.95
Walt Disney Video color VHS [9/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official movie site

"And Justice For All" [TV 1998]
credits from IMDb

"The Awful Truth" TV series
[United Broadcasting / Bravo Cable 1999-2000]
full credits from IMDb

"Bowling For Columbine" documentary
[Dog Eat Dog/United Artists Oct 2002]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature  wide poster for Oscar-winning "Bowling For Columbine" documentary by Michael Moore  The highest-grossing documentary feature film, until beaten by Moore's own "Fahrenheit 9/11" in 2004; Moore sets out to explore the reasons why America has an astounding number of deaths by firearms (compared to other countries) and finds answers in the bigotry and anger and fear rampant in a nation with widespread gun ownership, a situtation fanned into recurring violence by corporate greed. Co-produced, written, directed & narrated by Michael Moore; featuring footage of John Ashcroft, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, N.R.A. officer Charlton Heston, John Kerry, Joseph Lieberman, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Oliver North, Augusto Pinochet, Pat Robertson, Chris Rock, Donald Rumsfeld, Prince Charles Windsor, and students & staff & parents from Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado; won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature
M.G.M. Video Special Edition widescreen color DVD [8/2003] 2 disks for $7.26
Las Ganadoras Region 1&4 Spanish subtitles widescreen color DVD [2003] for $12.99
M.G.M. Video widescreen color DVD [8/2003] for $18.69
M.G.M. Video color VHS [8/2003] for 48ข }sic}
full credits from IMDb • official movie website

Michael Moore DVD Collector's Set  "Michael Moore Limited Edition DVD Collector's Set" [2004]
includes "The Big One" [1997] and 2-disk Special Edition of
"Bowling For Columbine" [2002]

M.G.M. Home Video widescreen color DVD [10/2004] 3 disks for $12.99

"The Corporation" documentary feature [indep Jan 2004]
The Corporation movie   Co-directed by Jennifer Abbott & Mark Achbar; co-written by Harold Crooks from Joel Bakan's book; interviewees include Noam Chomsky, Peter Drucker, Milton Freidman, Ray Anderson, and Michael Moore
Zeitgeist Video color DVD [4/2005] 2 disks for $22.49
full credits from IMDb • official movie website
The Corporation book   "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit & Power" [2004]
by Joel Bakan

Free Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2004] for $17.00

"Fahrenheit 9/11" documentary
[Dog Eat Dog/Lionsgate/I.F.C. June 2004]
Fahrenheit 9/11 poster   The highest-grossing documentary feature film of all time; made more in its opening weekend than the former record-holder (Moore's own "Bowling For Columbine" [2002]) did in its entire run; nominated for DGA Best Documentary Award & C้sar Award Best Foreign Film • Written & directed by Michael Moore
Columbia/TriStar widescreen DVD [10/2004] for $18.82
Columbia/TriStar VHS [10/2004] priced for rental market
Rhino soundtrack CD [10/2004] for $12.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie website
Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader  
"The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader" [2004]
Edited by Michael Moore

S&S 9¼x6 pb [10/2004] for $11.20
Fahrenheit 9/11: How One Film Divided A Nation  "Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11: How One Film Divided A Nation" [2006]
by Robert Brent Toplin

Univ KS Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $16.97

"The Fever"
[on festival circuit 2005; H.B.O. airdate 13 June 2007]
Wallace Shawn's 'The Fever' on H.B.O.  A woman of the privileged class travels to a country torn by civil war. Suddenly ill, she becomes delirious and confronts her internal chorus and the conflict between the desire for comfort and the reality of oppression • Co-produced & directed by Carlo Gabriel Nero; adapted by Wallace Shawn from his play; starring Michael Moore, Vanessa Redgrave, Angelina Jolie & Joely Richardson
H.B.O. Home Video widescreen color DVD [12/2007] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb
The Fever playscript by Wallace Shawn   "The Fever" play [1991] by Wallace Shawn
Dramatists Play Service pb [1/98] for $6.50
FS&G hardcover [5/91] out of print/used

"Sicko" documentary  [Dog Eat Dog/Weinstein June 2007]
poster of Michael Moore's Sicko movie   Moore compares the failed American health care system with that of Canada & Cuba. Official tagline: "A comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth." • Co-produced, written & directed by and starring Michael Moore; won ACE & PGA Awards, nominated for WGA Award & for Best Documentary Feature Oscar
Weinstein Company color DVD [11/2007] for $19.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site

"Fahrenheit 9/11½ The Sequel"
[Dog Eat Dog/Miramax; abandoned?]
pre-production info no longer showing on IMDb (10/2008)

"Michael Moore's Slacker Uprising" documentary
aka "Captain Mike Across America" [Dog Eat Dog/Weinstein Sept 2008]
>  Gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore toured the U.S. to increase voter registration among post-high school youth ('slackers') for the important 2004 Presidential election, and he took his camera crew with him. This film is a record of that ultimately-failed effort (Dubya won), with the omission of death threats and attempts on Moore's life during the tour. In a radical marketing move, Moore made the entire film available online for free, immediate download for three weeks in September & October (after signup; available in U.S. & Canada only), as well as the standard DVD edition • Co-produced, written, directed & narrated by Michael Moore; includes performances or appearances by Roseanne Barr, Joan Baez, Steve Earle, Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine band), Viggo Mortensen, R.E.M. band, and Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam band)
Brave New Films widescreen color DVD [10/2008] for $9.95 includes 7 short films and other extras
full credits from IMDb • official movie site

"Capitalism: A Love Story"
documentary [Dog Eat Dog/Weinstein Oct 2009]
Capitalism, A Love Story documentary by Michael Moore  Back in 2008, Michael Moore's next film was described as being about 'the wonders of capitalism'. However, fate provided him with the 'G.O.P. Meltdown', the still-rolling collapse of the U.S. and worldwide economy. The American Dream is looking like a nightmare for more and more ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down, as families pay the price each day with their jobs, their homes and their savings – the disastrous impact of unregulated corporate dominance and scared politicians seeking re-election over mystified & angry citizens across America. Co-produced, written & directed by & starring Michael Moore; interviewees include Cong. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Cong. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Wallace Shawn & Elizabeth Warren, with archive footage of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Ronald Reagan & Franklin Delano Roosevelt; won 2 awards at the Venice Film Festival
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2010] for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [3/2010] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site

Capitalism Page at Maison d'สtre Philosophy Bookstore
"Paleo-Capitalism" essay [February 2004] at Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment

"Michael Moore on WikiLeaks: Leaks Don't Kill People, Secrets Do" [Dec 2010]
interview by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown program
watch news segment [10:43] online at YouTube

"Where To Invade Next" [I.M.G. Films Dec 2015]
Where To Invade Next gray poster  Where To Invade Next red poster  "Prepare To Be Liberated" • A provocative, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which Moore confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places, an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America; location filming in Tunisia, Finland, Italy, France, and Portugal; limited opening in December 2015, went wide in February 2016; Blu-ray/DVD release in May 2016 • Co-produced & directed by and starring Michael Moore
Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2016] for $17.99
Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [5/2016] for $17.99
credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 12/2015 official trailer [2:30] online at YouTube

"Michael Moore in TrumpLand" [streaming Oct 2016]
Michael Moore in TrumpLand   When the show was banned from the first town they tried, Mike moved on to an even bigger community of Trump supporters in the ironically-named Clinton County, Ohio; the one-time one-man performance was filmed at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio and released for streaming on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video in October 2016; movie became #1 on iTunes in November 2016 because of doctored videos on rightwing websites; Moore went on Fox to explain that the video is not pro-Trump and he didn't want viewers' five dollars under false pretenses
Co-produced, written & directed by Michael Moore
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • Amazon Instant Video [11/2016] purchase $4.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie website • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 10/2016 official trailer [2:09] online at YouTube
watch 11/7/2016 clip & interview on "Democracy Now" [10:20] online at YouTube

"Fahrenheit 11/9" [in production 2017]  
Announced 5/2017 at the Cannes Festival: Bob and Harvey Weinstein have bought worldwide rights to Michael Moore’s documentary on President Donald Trump; the film is still in production, with members of his team from "Fahrenheit 9/11" director-producers Meghan O'Hara, Tia Lessin, and Carl Deal • not yet listed at IMDb


Stage,  Other  Media

I looked, but there is no Michael Moore action figure as-of mid-2017.

           

"The Terms of My Surrender" one-man theater piece  8/2016
[Broadway Aug-Oct 2017]
Michael Moore 'The Terms of My Surrender' one-man show on Broadway  Tagline: “Can a Broadway show take down a sitting President?” • Previews in July, then twelve weeks only at the Shubert Belasco Theater • Written by & starring Michael Moore; produced by Carol Shorenstein Hays & IMG Original Content; directed by Tony award-winner Michael Mayer; set design by David Rockwell
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
credits at Internet Broadway Database • official website
watch 5/1/2017 interview with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC [8:55] online at YouTube


Books  by  Michael  Moore

Downsize This! book by Michael Moore  "Downsize This!: Random Threats From An Unarmed American" [1996]
Harper 8x5¼ pb [9/97] for $11.86
Pan Books 7½x5 pb [11/2002] out of print/used
Crown hardcover [9/96] out of print/many, many used
Random House audio [9/96] out of prodn/used
Stupid White Men book by Michael Moore  "Stupid White Men . . . and Other Sorry Excuses For The State of The Nation!" [2002]
largest selling non-fiction book in America for 2002
Regan Books 8x5¼ pb [5/2004] for $11.86
Regan Books 9x5¾ hardcover [2/2002] for $19.72
Phoenix Audio UNABR audio CD [10/2006] 7 disks for $26.56
New Millennium UNABR audio CD [5/2002] out of print/used
New Millennium UNABR audio [5/2002] for $24.47
Dude, Where's My Country? book by Michael Moore  
"Dude, Where's My Country?" [2003]
Grand Central Publng 9x5¾ pb [8/2004] for $11.66
Warner 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2003] out of print/many, many used
Hachette UNABR audio CD [10/2003] 8 disks for $30.09
Hachette UNABR audio [10/2003] for $32.98
Will They Ever Trust Us Again? book by Michael Moore  "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?: Letters From The War Zone - Soldiers, Veterans & Their Families Write To Michael Moore" [2004]
S&S 7½x5 pb [10/2004] for $16.95
Penguin 7½x5 pb [7/2005] out of print/used
S&S 8¾x5¾ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/many used
Here Comes Trouble book by Michael Moore  "Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life" [2011]
Grand Central Publng 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2011] for $14.99




Works  About  Michael  Moore

Michael Moore Hates America movie  "Michael Moore Hates America" [Allumination Filmworks Sept 2004]
Co-produced, written & directed by Michael Wilson; featuring Michael Wilson, Andrew Breitbart, Dinesh D'Souza, Michael Eisner (CEO at Walt Disney Corp.), Sandra Froman (VP at National Rifle Assn.), author David Hardy, Penn Jillette of 'Penn & Teller', then-Congressman Mark Kennedy, docu-mentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, Jerry Taylor (energy expert at Cato Institute), and former U.S. Con-gressman J.C. Watts; with archive footage of Joe Scarborough, Raymond Teller & Michael Moore
FilmRise color DVD [7/2014] for $5.99
FilmRise digitally-remastered color DVD [10/2014] for $14.99
Amazon Instant Video [2013] rental $3.99, purchase $5.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2/2009 upload; 1:30] online at YouTube
watch full movie [7/2014 upload; 1:33:33] online at YouTube
Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man book by David T. Hardy & Jason Clarke  
"Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man" [6/2004]
by David T. Hardy & Jason Clarke

authors fire back at Michael Moore, who they describe as the 'fervent prophet of the far left' and 'his incendiary, ill-founded polemics' • BALDERDASH!! DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK
Michael Moore In His Own Words  "The World According To Michael Moore: A Portrait In His Own Words" [2004]
by Ken Lawrence

Andrews McMeel Publng 6¾x5 pb [9/2004] for $9.95
Moore and Us   "Moore and Us: One Man's Quest For A New World Order" [2005]
by Jesse Larner

Sanctuary Publng 7¾x5¼ pb [5/2005] out of print/used
Michael Moore biography by Emily Schultz  "Michael Moore: A Biography" [2005] by Emily Schultz
light-weight content, mixed reviews; included here but hoping a better bio comes along soon
E.C.W. Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2005] for $18.96
Forgive Us Our Spins  "Forgive Us Our Spins: Michael Moore & The Future of The Left" [2006]
by Jesse Larner

Wiley & Sons 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $18.21


Image  Gallery

Michael Moore at the Oscars show, 2003          Michael Moore on the cover of Time Magazine, June 2004          promo graphic for Michael Moore's "Where To Invade next" for Toronto Film Festival in September 2015


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