- The character of Mikaela Banes (portrayed by Megan Fox) in Transformers (2007) – which he directed was named after him.
- In Bad Boys (1995), his directorial debut, Bay paid $25,000 (one quarter of his fee) for the climax explosion scene. The initial shot was made impossible by a rainstorm, and the production company refused to pay for another try.
- The Rock (1996) is his favourite of the films he has directed.
- Sean Connery is his favourite actor that he's ever worked with.
- His first three films – Bad Boys, The Rock and Armageddon (1998) made him the youngest director to reach the billion dollar mark worldwide.
- He has worked with producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, on all of his films, except The Island (2005).
- All of his movies after Bad Boys (1995) have grossed more than $100 million, except The Island (2005), which flopped.
- He started out in the movie business as an intern for George Lucas on the production of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
Leonard Nimoy & Susan Bay
- He’s a relative to Leonard Nimoy (of the Star Trek franchise) through marriage; as Nimoy married his cousin, Susan Bay in 1988.
- Every single one of his films features the following shot: A group of helicopters flying in slow-motion, with the warming orange glow of the sunrise (or sunset) in the background filtering through their spinning blades.
Michael Bay’s movies have also grossed a total of $4.6 Billion worldwide; making him the sixth highest grossing director in Hollywood, behind the likes of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron & Peter Jackson.
The critics can go suck it!