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Michael Moore

American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist

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?.

Michael Moore
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Moore in New York to promote his memoir Here Comes Trouble, September 2011
Born
Michael Francis Moore

(1954-04-23) April 23, 1954 (age 65)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan–Flint
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter, producer, documentarian
Years active1972–present[2]
Spouse(s)Kathleen Glynn (1991–2014)
Websitemichaelmoore.com
Michael Moore

YouthEdit

Until 1972, Moore went to Davison High School. When he was 18, he was elected to the Davison School Board.[3] There he met Kathleen Glynn.

His job as a journalistEdit

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 activitiesEdit

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.[4] Moore has stated that Sanders is a "candidate not to be messed with"[4] and showed his support for Sanders' debate performances.[5]

Movies by MooreEdit

Books by MooreEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Michael Moore (1992). "Pets or Meat:The Return To Flint". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-03-31. Moore states in the film he was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint.
  2. 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.
  3. "USATODAY.com - The truth about Michael Moore". usatoday30.usatoday.com.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Michael Moore on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, The Extreme Right, God and His New Movie, Where To Invade Next". Huffington Post.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. "Michael Moore: Sanders won the Dem debate". The Hill.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.

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