Michael Moore

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Michael Moore

Moore in New York to promote his memoir Here Comes Trouble, September 2011
Born Michael Francis Moore
April 23, 1954 (1954-04-23) (age 59)
Flint, Michigan, US[1]
Ethnicity Irish[2]
Alma mater University of Michigan–Flint
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, documentarian
Years active 1972–present[3]
Political party Independent[4]
Religion Roman Catholic[5]
Spouse Kathleen Glynn (1991–present/filed for divorce)

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954 in Davison, Michigan, USA) is an American writer and filmmaker. He is known for his strong liberal political views and often expresses them using humor and satire. His movies include Roger & Me, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Bowling for Columbine and his satire show TV Nation. He has also wrote books such as Stupid White Men and Dude, Where's My Country?

Family[change | edit source]

Michael Moore was born as the son of Frank and Veronica Moore, descendants of Irish immigrants. He has two sisters, Anne and Veronica. He has been married to Kathleen Glynn since 1990. In July 2013, Moore and Kathleen filed for divorce.

Youth[change | edit source]

Until 1972, he went to Davison High School. When he was 18, he was elected as the Davison School Board.[6] There he met his present wife Kathleen Glynn.

His job as a journalist[change | edit source]

At the age of 22, Michael left school and started an alternative magazine called The Flint Voice. Michael Moore was ten years the editor of this alternative magazine. After Moore was hired as managing editor of the Magazine Mother Jones in San Francisco. There he was there only five months before he left the editorial staff because of a dispute. After that he went back to Flint.

Movies by Moore[change | edit source]

  • Roger & Me (1989)
  • Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992) (TV movie)
  • Canadian Bacon (1995)
  • The Big One (1997)
  • And Justice for All (1998) (TV movie)
  • Bowling for Columbine (2002)
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  • Sicko (2007)
  • Captain Mike Across America (2007)
  • Slacker Uprising (2008)
  • Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

References[change | edit source]

  1. Michael Moore (1992). "Pets or Meat:The Return To Flint". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105134/. Retrieved 2009-03-31. Moore states in the film he was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint.
  2. Michael Moore talks 'Capitalism' and how Irish background shapes his views | Irish Entertainment in Ireland and Around the World | IrishCentral
  3. Moore, having been elected to the Davison School Board in 1972 at age 18, was amongst the first persons in the country to hold elected office at this age. He also ran on a platform of firing the existing High School Principal.
  4. Michael Moore's Religion and Political Views at Hollowverse.com
  5. Williamson, Marianne (September 18, 2007). "Filmmaker Michael Moore's Spirituality". O: The Oprah Magazine. http://www.oprah.com/oprahradio/Filmmaker-Michael-Moores-Spirituality. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
  6. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2004-06-20-moore_x.htm

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