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Michael Moore

63 Jahre

Eigentlich wollte der Filmemacher und Autor Michael Moore Priester werden, entschied sich dann aber doch für den Journalismus – zum Glück!

  • Geboren , Flint, Michigan / USA
  • VornameMichael Francis
  • Name Moore
  • Grösse 1.82 m
  • Sternzeichen Stier
  • Partner Kathleen  Glynn  1991-2014
  • Kinder Natalie Moore (*1981)

Biografie von Michael Moore

Der US-amerikanische Filmemacher und Autor Michael Moore liebt es, mit seinen Dokumentarfilmen und Büchern zu schockieren, zu provozieren und seinem Publikum die Augen zu öffnen. Anfangs sah es jedoch so aus, als würde Moore nicht Regisseur, sondern Priester werden. Aufgewachsen in Flint, Michigan, katholisch erzogen, besuchter er nach seiner Schulzeit das Catholic Seminary, in dem er sich auf das Priesteramt vorbereitete.

Der Weg zum Journalismus

Doch nachdem der Automobilkonzern General Motors in seiner Heimatstadt Flint die Autowerke in der Stadt geschlossen hatte und komplette Familie arbeitslos wurde, entschied sich er sich für eine Karriere als Journalist. Missstände aufzudecken und die Welt wachzurütteln sollten das Ziel seines Lebens werden.

Großer Oscarerfolg mit "Bowling for Columbine"

Nach einigen Jahren als Journalist im Print-Bereich – er brachte sogar eine eigene Zeitschrift heraus – verschrieb sich Michael Moore den Dokumentarfilmen. In Deutschland erregte er erstmals Aufmerksamkeit mit "Bowling for Columbine", einer Doku, die sich anlässlich des Amoklaufes an der Columbine High School in Littleton mit der merkwürdigen Waffen-Kultur in den USA auseinandersetzt. Der Streifen wurde zum Überraschungserfolg und konnte neben dem Spezialpreis bei den 55. Filmfestspielen von Cannes und dem französischen César Filmpreis als bester ausländischer Film auch einen Oscar als bester Dokumentarfilm abräumen. Seine Dankesrede bei der Oscarverleihung nutzte Michael Moore dazu, den damaligen Präsidenten für seine politischen Verfehlungen anzugreifen, doch das passte so gar nicht ins Bild der heilen und glamourösen Hollywoodwelt und so wurde seine Rede durch plötzlich einspielende Musik abgebrochen.

Michael Moore gegen Donald Trump

Doch solcherlei Erlebnisse und auch die Kritik, seine Filme seien polemisch, selektiv und voller Halbwahrheiten, erschüttern den ambitionierten Filmemacher nicht. Seit 2017 arbeitet Moore an seinem neuen Film "Fahrenheit 11/9", angelehnt an das Datum, an dem Trump offiziell zum Wahlsieger erklärt wurde, der das zweifelhafte Verhalten von US-Präsident unter die Lupe nimmt. "All das endet mit diesem Film", so die zuversichtlichen Worte von Michael Moore.

Filme von Michael Moore

1989: Roger & Me

1995: Canadian Bacon

1998: Der große Macher

2002: Bowling for Columbine

2004: Fahrenheit 9/11

2007: Sicko

2008: Slacker Uprising

2009: Kapitalismus: Eine Liebesgeschichte

2015: Where to Invade Next

2016: Michael Moore in TrumpLand  

Social Media von Michael Moore

With the great Vanessa Redgrave on stage during my Broadway show. https://t.co/kbI98JwIzM

16.10.2017

RT @HuffPost: .@mmflint: "Well-meaning platitudes of support for the abused are simply not enough." https://t.co/0y0NaroDmS https://t.co/ko…

15.10.2017

RT @rainnwilson: I can think of about 1000 ways to disrespect the flag. Kneeling during the national anthem in protest of systematic racism…

15.10.2017

RT @JuddApatow: I think @realDonaldTrump will make up any issue which is nonsense so people don't realize their health care and Iran got fu…

15.10.2017

Let’s Use This Moment to Create a World Without Harveys — my post on stopping abuse & ending white male hierarchy: https://t.co/wrygW9zjFC

13.10.2017

USE THIS MOMENT TO CREATE A WORLD WITHOUT HARVEYS by Michael Moore Anyone with a flicker of a conscience or a modicum of decency stands, as I do, with the women who've summoned the courage to tell the truth about Harvey Weinstein. But well-meaning platitudes of support for the abused are simply not enough. Why do we live in a society where men do not intervene when they witness the mistreatment of women? I have intervened on more than one occasion and I have fired men who sexually harass women. Harvey Weinstein knew better than to behave inappropriately toward women in my presence. I'm guessing successful sociopaths like him who get away with it for years are very, very careful not to let the kind of men who would stop them dead cold ever get a glimpse of who they really are. I don't live in Weinstein's Hollywood world and I make documentaries, so I can't speak to the culture he created and seemed to thrive in. I AM the only director that I know of who's actually taken Weinstein to court (for being a thief, which requires a different set of sociopathic skills, but, like sexual harassment, you can probably find them at a few Hollywood studios). All of us (men) must share the responsibility for allowing a society to exist where women do not feel safe. A society where, when they are abused, they are not able to tell their stories without fear of retribution and shame. A society that badgers, blames or scoffs at women when they tell their stories. Or how they tell their stories. Or "how long" it took them. They carry a burden that most of us (men) never have to experience. If you can't empathize with that or understand what they are dealing with, then maybe you're part of the problem. The New York Times investigation into the repugnant and abhorrent behavior of Harvey Weinstein (and the Weinstein Company) is a profound cultural/social/political moment that I believe could actually ignite a historic change in our society. What if we seized this moment and bring down, once and for all, the white male hierarchy which has ruled our way of life in America since the first boatload of religious zealots arrived on Plymouth Rock? And what if Hollywood commits, right now, to dismantling its rampant sexism and inequality, starting with appointing more female executives and letting more than 4% -- yes, it's actually only 4% -- of all its films be directed by women? Let's use this moment to end the abuse of women in our industry. Let's make this a call for men to take a stand against the men who perpetrate this corrosive, criminal behavior, to call them out and shut them down. We can do this. All it takes is the will and the decision to say "enough is enough!" I have four suggestions that Hollywood (and our greater society) should act on immediately: 1. Put all abusers on notice NOW: You know who you are, and scores of your employees, past and present, know who you are. You need to step down before they bring you down. There is nowhere left to hide. Your years of attacking and intimidating women are over. You have only two options: 1) Resign now, or 2) face an army of women and men who are going to take you out of power. You have seen this week what has happened to the most powerful, most well-known executive in Hollywood. You're next. Turn yourself in, or go far, far away to a place where you can no longer harm more women. 2. To those abusers who ignore the above warning and choose to stay in power because you think that this is all going to die down and blow over -- and that you are going to get to continue to get away with your behavior -- let me explain to you in clearer language how this is all going to end for you: Every one of your employees is now a documentary filmmaker. Thanks to the invention of the smartphone that has a built-in camera and voice recorder, every single one of your workers now carries in their pocket the ability to secretly record or film you and your harassment. And they will. They will post your crimes. You will be exposed, publicly shamed and hopefully removed. Avoid this cruel end by resigning now. 3. To the men who do treat women as equals and behave toward them with respect and dignity: This is your moment! Confront the abusive men at work. When you see something, you must say something. No more ignoring and turning away when you see women being harassed and intimidated in the workplace. This is on us. MEN, step forward, NOW! 4. The boards of directors of the Hollywood studios -- and all across corporate America -- must declare gender parity the new priority. Fifty-percent of all boards must be female. Hiring multiple female executives is the mandate. Of the top 100 grossing films each year, an average of only TWO are directed by women! All studios must commit to greenlighting more films by women (and, needless to say, by African Americans and other neglected groups). These are short term actions that can happen now. But I want to point out that there is also a fundamental fix that MUST occur in the long run if there is ever to be any real change. We must reform our broken economic system and transform it into one that is equitable and democratic, one where the gap between rich and poor is ELIMINATED so that no longer do a few wealthy men hold the power. We need to create a new economy where women and men have the same opportunities and are paid the same, an economy that no longer condemns generations to poverty and where their only option is to serve at the pleasure and the whim of the rich. We need businesses and workplaces that are owned and operated by their employees in a country where democracy is not just a word we mouth but an actual way of living -- at work, at school, in our neighborhoods and in our daily lives. A democratic economy is a must if we are ever going to be able to deny white men their major weapon of abuse -- the fear of financial insecurity -- that they have used against women for eons. This is our mission for the long haul, the big picture that must be addressed and changed. We must ALL commit to doing this. I believe our collective conscience will ultimately settle for nothing less, and the result will be a better world.

13.10.2017

RT @downwithtyranny: DCCC is still pushing their loser Republican-lite candidates over progressives. Terrible strategy! https://t.co/7So7s2…

13.10.2017

Will the Democrats return to being Democrats? Run like FDR, we win. Run toward the Center or the Right, we lose.

12.10.2017

RT @pogodrums: Seated for Michael Moore in New York. Wow. https://t.co/aYThii2SFv

12.10.2017

RT @xiamad: Here to see Michael Moore @ Belasco Theatre https://t.co/AwboxCuVai

12.10.2017

One week from today, Trump's LATEST version of his Muslim ban goes into effect. After mass, non-violent citizen action and dozens of legal challenges stopped it or slowed it down, the Trump administration has RELENTLESSLY been pushing new versions of the same, bigoted, cruel, anti-Muslim, un-American and unconstitutional policies. And come October 18th, those polices go into full effect. To show solidarity and support for our Muslim sisters and brothers threatened by this, I put a call out to the local community inviting anyone affected by it to come as my guests to last night's show. Dozens of women, mostly from Syria and Yemen, joined me. While they were in good spirits last night, I heard awful stories of families potentially being split apart and livelihoods that might be ruined. Next week, these women will be joined by thousands in Washington, D.C. to mobilize against the ban. If you can go to D.C., go to D.C. If you can't, organize an event in your own community. Call your representative and tell them we don't want this version of the Muslim ban or ANY version of the Muslim ban. And spread the word on social media that this is happening. While we all get easily distracted by the latest shiny object Trump puts in our faces, this new version of the Muslim ban has slowly been in the works and is now here. Our Muslim sisters and brothers need our help. Don't sit this one out. Don't be silent: https://www.nomuslimbanever.com/ #NoMuslimBanEver

11.10.2017

My Proposal to Repeal the Second Amendment and Replace It With This: PROPOSED 28th AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION “A well regulated State National Guard, being helpful to the safety and security of a State in times of need, along with the strictly regulated right of the people to keep and bear a limited number of non-automatic Arms for sport and hunting, with respect to the primary right of all people to be free from gun violence, this shall not be infringed.” I, Michael Moore, along with all who support an end to this epidemic of gun violence, propose a new Amendment to our Constitution that repeals the ancient and outdated 2nd Amendment (which was written before bullets and revolvers were even invented), and replaces it with a new 28th Amendment that guarantees States can have State militias (a.k.a. State National Guards which are made up of citizen-soldiers who are called upon in times of natural disasters or other State emergencies), allows individuals to use guns for sport and gathering food, and guarantees everyone the right to be free of, and protected from, gun violence (i.e., the public’s safety comes ahead of an individual’s right to own and fire a gun). This amendment would allow states and the federal government to pass laws that would regulate gun ownership in the following manner: • As over 90% of gun violence is committed by men, in order for a man to purchase a gun, he must first get a waiver from his current wife, plus his most recent ex-wife, or any woman with whom he is currently in a relationship (if he’s gay, he must get the waiver from his male spouse/partner). This law has greatly reduced most spousal/domestic gun murders in Canada. • All automatic and semi-automatic guns are banned. • No gun or clip can hold more than 6 bullets. • To activate a gun for it to be used, the trigger must recognize the fingerprint of its registered owner. This will eliminate most crimes committed with a gun as 80% of these crimes are done with a stolen gun. • One’s guns must be stored at a licensed gun club or government-regulated gun storage facility. Believing that having a gun in your home provides you with protection is an American myth. People who die from a home invasion make up a sad but minuscule .04% of all gun murders in the US. And over a third of them are killed by their own gun that the criminal has either stolen or wrestled from them. • To own and operate a gun one must obtain a license (like one does to operate a car). To get a license you have to complete a gun training and safety course and pass a thorough background check. • As nearly half of all gun deaths are suicides, mental health care must become a top national health priority and must be properly funded. And by making it more difficult to purchase a gun - and requiring its storage outside the home - easy access during a suicidal moment is denied. • Current restrictions placed on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), due to successful lobbying by the NRA, have prohibited them from studying the gun violence epidemic in the US. These rules need to be removed and the funding restored. Science will then be free to find out why we are ALONE among nations in killing each other at such a massive rate (hint: It’s not just the guns - it’s us as Americans). These are a few of the regulations that can be enacted to both protect society yet not deny hunters and sportsmen their fun. This is the sane approach that meets everyone’s needs -- everyone, that is, except those of the serial killer, the mass murderer, the violent ex-husband, the disgruntled employee or the disturbed and bullied teenager. We will never eliminate all murder; that’s been with us since Cain killed Abel. But we CAN join the community of enlightened nations where gun violence is that rare occurrence — as opposed to the daily tragedy we now suffer here in the United States of America. This can come to an end with the repeal of the 2nd Amendment and replacing it with the 28th Amendment. For those who believe it will be impossible to do this, let me close by sharing with you two important facts that should give us hope: 1. We are not a country of gun nuts. 77% of all Americans do NOT own a gun! If three-quarters of the country has decided they have no need for a gun, three-quarters of the country may also decide they have no need for an archaic amendment that allows retired accountants to own 47 assault weapons. LET’S ORGANIZE THE 77%! 2. When President Obama tried to get Congress to pass simple, common sense gun control legislation after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, polls showed 90% of the country backed him! But the NRA beat him. LET’S ORGANIZE THE 90%! We can start with the upcoming midterm election. Let every candidate know: If you take NRA money, we will remove you from office. Then do it.

04.10.2017

For 11 days Trump has let Puerto Rico wallow in hell, its people -- Americans -- suffering and dying. Make me Commander-In-Chief for one week and here's what I'll do to save our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico: 1. Send the ENTIRE Army Corps of Engineers IMMEDIATELY to Puerto Rico.They can rebuild infrastructure and restore electricity and cell service. 2. Send aircraft carriers loaded with helicopters to Puerto Rico. They can easily airlift water, food & medicine to every part of the island. 3. Fly Air Force cargo planes, criss-crossing over the island, and parachute-drop supplies everywhere to the people. 4. Send in the 82nd Airborne! They can do anything and everything! 5. Send in all Army truck drivers to get those trucks full of supplies that are now sitting on the docks moving out to the people. 6. Send in the Marines! Amphibious landings can easily happen all over the island. They can bring generators and other needed materials. 7. Tell all of the airlines they must contribute hundreds of free flights for all Puerto Ricans who want to come and stay with relatives and friends in the mainland US. 8. Send a dozen massive tanker ships filled with gasoline and other needed fuels. 9. As a US territory, and for the safety and protection of the Puerto Rican people, all rebuilding must be done by following the same building codes that contractors have to follow on the mainland. 10. When the immediate crisis has been resolved, Congress must respect the wishes of over 60% of the Puerto Rican people and make PR a state. And do the same for DC and the Virgin Islands (which also need the same military aid & response right now)! Trillions of our tax dollars are ripped from us and sent to the Pentagon. For what? So much wrong has been done in our name. Finally, here's a chance to use the military to truly save American lives and protect American citizens. If I were in charge, that is what I would do.

01.10.2017

That night Meryl Streep stopped backstage after my Broadway show. I thought, "I would vote for her in 2020." Who wouldn't! Thank God for her.

01.10.2017

It’s Friday night on Broadway! So I’m treating my audience to Ben & Jerry’s!

30.09.2017

Whoopi Goldberg will be my special guest on Thursday! Join us! http://michaelmooreonbroadway.com/

27.09.2017

During my Broadway show today I wore Colin Kaepernick's jersey and invited the audience to join with me with fists raised in support of all NFL players today who protested Trump's hateful comments (and to protest the owners' collusion to deny Colin a job because he took a brave stand in objecting to the killing of unarmed black citizens by police). #IStandWithKap #TakeTheKnee

24.09.2017

At my 2pm matinee today on Broadway I will participate in the NFL players protest against Trump's hateful anti-American comments.

24.09.2017

Let’s go nuts! Every Friday, I take my broadway audience out for a treat...tonight, it’s Nuts 4 Nuts!

23.09.2017

Let’s go nuts! Every Friday, I take my broadway audience out for a treat...tonight, it’s Nuts 4 Nuts!

23.09.2017

Having my portrait unveiled at Sardi’s along with director Michael Mayer!

21.09.2017

Performing a "duet" with Tom Morello at Global Citizen Live!

19.09.2017

It's Friday night on Broadway! So I'm taking my audience out for Ben & Jerry's!

16.09.2017

An honor to be joined by the legendary Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters at my Broadway show.

16.09.2017

When the NFL kicked off it’s season on Sunday, I was on stage at the Belasco Theatre performing my one-man show. As I shared with my audience, I’m not watching any NFL games this year. I’m done. I’ve decided to boycott the NFL this year because 32 NFL teams have colluded to blacklist one player: Colin Kaepernick. Last year, Kaepernick decided to take a stand against the oppression and state violence against black Americans that still plagues this country. He did it in a quiet, dignified and nonviolent way - by taking a knee during the national anthem. If not for that action, Colin Kaepernick would be on an NFL roster right now. There are 32 NFL teams. 3 quarterbacks per team. That’s 96 quarterbacks on NFL rosters. Kaepernick led his team to the Super Bowl in 2012-13. He threw for 300 yards and a touchdown. He ran for 62 yards and another touchdown. He’s 29 years old. He is in the prime of his career. There are NOT 96 better quarterbacks in the world than Colin Kaepernick. There are NOT 64 better quarterbacks than Kaepernick. There are not even 32 quarterbacks better than Kaepernick. NFL teams are signing quarterbacks with no NFL track records. They’re signing mediocre has-beens who’ve had little success in the league. Whenever an NFL team has to sign a player, they have every right to look into the pros and cons of what that player brings to the table. Will there be distractions? Will they cause trouble in the locker room? Will they represent the team in an honorable way? When a player has a history of bad sportsmanship, domestic violence or other crimes, NFL teams have a right to weigh that when deciding if they want to sign him. And they nearly ALWAYS come to the conclusion that those players are fine - they’re worth the controversy. They’re worth the distraction and the bad PR. But when a talented young quarterback, who's been a model citizen and model teammate; who's put up good numbers and who's taken his team to the Super Bowl, decided to take a political stand in a quiet, dignified and nonviolent way - the NFL says NO! That’s too much trouble! We need to shut him down! There are about 1,700 players in the NFL. About 70 percent of them are black. Blacklisting Kaepernick is as much about the owners as it is about Colin. The message is a loud and clear: "Obey us. Get in line. Don’t rock the boat. Keep bashing your heads in, collecting your paychecks and shutting your mouths. We run this league. We run this country." And it's a message to any American who dares to speak out in their workplace about an injustice that they see: shut up. Keep it to yourself. It's not worth it. Your career will be over. I want no part in this anymore. I love the Lions. I love the Packers. I used to enjoy lazy Sundays watching NFL RedZone and SportsCenter. But not this year. If Kaepernick is not welcome in the NFL, then the NFL isn’t welcome in my home. On Sunday I asked my audience to join with me in a protest against those who would shut down a brave citizen who spoke out against the madness that permeates our country right now. They did. Here are the photos. If you think this is just about football, please think again. #IStandWithKaep

15.09.2017

Orwell's "1984" (Hudson Theatre) and my show, "The Terms of My Surrender," (Belasco Theatre) are both playing next door to one another on W.44th St. Tonight, Tom Morello joins me as we rename the street RESISTANCE ROW!

14.09.2017

An amazing night with Jim Carrey!

13.09.2017

https://www.facebook.com/actdottv/videos/682253538631882/

13.09.2017

On Friday night, I took my Broadway audience out after the show for free hot dogs. I've decided that every Friday night from now on I'm taking the entire audience out for a surprise. Come join us at the Belasco Theatre in Times Square! MichaelMooreOnBroadway.com

10.09.2017

It's dinner and a show tonight! Taking the whole audience out for classic New York hot dogs at Mohammed and Hussein's street stand after tonight's performance.

09.09.2017

After my show tonight, I'm taking the whole audience out for hot dogs in Times Square! Come to the show!

08.09.2017

Jim Carrey!

08.09.2017

Tonight on Broadway -- my special guest on stage is Jim Carrey! Come see us at the Belasco in Times Square! MichaelMooreOnBroadway.com

07.09.2017

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