Moore in New York to promote his memoir Here Comes Trouble, September 2011
|Born||Michael Francis Moore
April 23, 1954
Flint, Michigan, US
|Alma mater||University of Michigan–Flint|
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, documentarian|
|Spouse(s)||Kathleen Glynn (1991–2014)|
Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954 in Davison, Michigan, USA) is an American writer and moviemaker. He is known for his strong liberal political views. He often expresses them using humor and satire. His work includes Roger & Me, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Bowling for Columbine, and the satire show TV Nation. He has also written books including Dude, Where's My Country? and Will They Ever Trust Us Again?
Family[change | change source]
Moore was born to Frank and Veronica Moore, descendants of Irish immigrants. He has two sisters, Anne and Veronica. He married Kathleen Glynn in 1990. In July 2013, Moore filed for divorce. On July 22, 2014, the divorce was finalized.
Youth[change | change source]
Until 1972, Moore went to Davison High School. When he was 18, he was elected to the Davison School Board. There he met Kathleen Glynn.
His job as a journalist[change | change source]
At the age of 22, Moore left school. He started an alternative magazine called The Flint Voice. He was the editor of the magazine for ten years. After that, Moore was hired as managing editor of the magazine Mother Jones in San Francisco. After five months, he left the editorial staff because of a dispute. After that he went back to Flint, Michigan.
Political activities[change | change source]
Moore has been a strong critic against Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. He supported Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election, and Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential election. In December 2015, Moore announced his support for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the upcoming 2016 United States presidential election. Moore has stated that Sanders is a "candidate not to be messed with" and showed his support for Sanders' debate performances.
Movies by Moore[change | change 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)
Books by Moore[change | change source]
- Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American (1997)
- Adventures in a TV Nation: The Stories Behind America's Most Outrageous TV Show (with Kathleen Glynn) (1998)
- Dude, Where's My Country? (2003)
- Stupid White Men... and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation (2004)
- The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader (2004)
- Will They Ever Trust Us Again? Letters from the War Zone (2004)
- Mike's Election Guide 2008 (2008)
- Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life (2012) (a memoir)
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- Michael Moore talks 'Capitalism' and how Irish background shapes his views | Irish Entertainment in Ireland and Around the World | IrishCentral
- 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.
- 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.
- "Michael Moore divorce: Flint native splits with wife of 21 years". mlive.com. http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/07/filmmaker_michael_moore_files.html. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Filmmaker Michael Moore's Divorce Is Finalized". abcnews.go.com. July 23, 2014. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/filmmaker-michael-moores-divorce-finalized-24677696. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Michael Moore on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, The Extreme Right, God and His New Movie, Where To Invade Next". Huffington Post.com. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elysabeth-alfano/michael-moore-on-politics_b_8857558.html. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
- "Michael Moore: Sanders won the Dem debate". The Hill.com. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/256885-michael-moore-sanders-won-the-dem-debate. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Michael Moore|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Michael Moore|
- Official website
- Michael Moore at the Internet Movie Database
- Works by or about Michael Moore in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- The Populist: Michael Moore Can Make You Cry / New Yorker (February 16, 2004)
- America's Teacher by Naomi Klein, The Nation, September 23, 2009