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A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief (1981) starring James Caan as a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2015 Cyber (producer) (completed)
 2012 Witness (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Rio (2012) ... (executive producer)
- South Sudan (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Juarez (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Libya (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Unaired Season Two Premiere (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Texas Killing Fields (producer)
 2009 Public Enemies (producer)
 2008 Hancock (producer)
 2007 The Kingdom (producer)
 2006 Miami Vice (producer)
 2004 The Aviator (producer)
 2004 Collateral (producer)
 2003 Baadasssss! (executive producer)
 2002-2003 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Absolute Perfection (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Vamonos Chica (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Hellbound Train (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Had (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Life Is Dust (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Ali (producer)
 1999 The Insider (producer)
 1995 Heat (producer)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (producer)
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984-1990 Miami Vice (TV Series) (executive producer - 111 episodes)
- Too Much, Too Late (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Leap of Faith (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Miracle Man (1989) ... (executive producer)
- World of Trouble (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Freefall (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986-1988 Crime Story (TV Series) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Going Home (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Escape (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Pursuit (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Hearings (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Byline (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Band of the Hand (executive producer)
 1981 Thief (executive producer)
 1972 17 Days Down the Line (Documentary short) (producer)
 1971 Jaunpuri (Short) (producer)
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Show Show Thanks (13 credits)
Show Show Self (45 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed commercial (trailer for non-existent movie "Lucky Star") for Mercedes-Benz. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like 'Howard Hawks (I)' did so well in. I cannot just make a film and walk away from it. I need that creative intimacy and, quite frankly, the control to execute my visions, on all my ... See more »

Trivia:

Was Will Smith's personal choice to direct Ali (2001). Spike Lee campaigned vigorously against Mann, saying that only a black director could do Ali's story justice. See more »

Trademark:

Unlike most directors, likes to operate the camera himself to get much of his photography, as he did in Heat (1995), shooting almost 60% of it. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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