Bay got his start in the film industry interning with George Lucas when he was fifteen, filing the storyboards for Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he thought was going to be terrible.
His opinion changed after seeing it in the theater and he was so impressed by the experience that he decided to become a film director.
The action film proved to be a break-out role for Smith, who was segueing from television to films at that time.
Shooting in Miami was a good experience for Bay who would later own a home in the city and spend a great deal of time there.
His follow-up film, The Rock (1996), was an action movie set on Alcatraz Island, and in the San Francisco Bay area.
Born Michael Benjamin Bay on 17th February, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA, he is famous for The Rock, Armageddon in a career that spans 1984–present.
is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.
He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror movies including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Hitcher (2007), Friday the 13th (2009) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).Despite his considerable success at the international box office, Bay's work is generally held in low esteem by film critics.While The Rock (1996) and Transformers (2007) received generally positive reviews, his other films, including the three Transformers sequels, have been received negatively by critics.Bay often traces his interest in action films back to an incident during his childhood.As a boy, he attached some firecrackers to a toy train and filmed the ensuing fiery disaster with his mother's 8 millimeter camera.The fire department was called and he was grounded.