With his controversial and probing documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, and books like Dude, Where’s My Country?, Michael Moore insistently pokes at the powerful in corporate and political America. His dress sloppy, his beard scraggly and a baseball cap almost permanently affixed to his head, Moore has set himself up as an Average Joe with a camera, an ax to grind and a hope to force change in the country.
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Date of Birth:
April 23, 1954
Place of Birth:
Attended University of Michigan, Flint
Emmy Award for outstanding informational series for TV Nation, 1995; Academy Award for best documentary for Bowling for Columbine, 2003
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|Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!|
Moore's mission is to ruffle as many feathers as possible, and with his latest manifesto, Stupid White Men, he's done an admirable job. Moore, known as both a filmmaker and a bestselling author, takes on our current and former presidents, corporate America, and the judicial system in this irreverently witty, no-holds-barred look at the state of the nation.
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|Moore's Movie with a Mission|
|Moore made headlines and broke box office records with his latest documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, in which he relentlessly probes the current administration's handling of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. As he accepted the the Palme d'Or -- the Cannes Film Festival's top honors -- Moore commented, "I did not set out to make a political film. I want people to leave thinking that was a good way to spend two hours. The art of this, the cinema, comes before the politics."|