51. Michael Moore: Exposing the Truth

There is perhaps no other director in the film industry that is more controversial than Michael . Moore's specialty is exposure. He loves to expose issues. He is a political activist, and a critic. His films have a way of eliciting emotional responses.

Moore was born in Flint, Michigan 1954. His father was an assembly-line worker at General Motors, an automobile-manufacturing plant; his mother was secretary. He attended the University of Michigan, Flint , where he dropped out after his first year. found work as a journalist with a couple different local publications, but was fired from one his jobs because of a controversy. Moore wanted run a story about American involvement in Nicaragua, his editors refused, which led to his dismissal. was awarded $58,000 in an out-of-court settlement after sued his employers.

Moore used the money to making documentaries. His first was "Roger & Me," was a piece designed to expose GM's closure the Flint plant and its decision to open plant in Mexico, where wages were much lower. film exposes the greed corporations like GM cutting the lifeline of many American workers so that could make more profit. GM had reported record before the closure, which irritated Moore greatly.

He this film with a string of documentaries that on many of the social and political problems face daily. His film "Fahrenheit 9/11," probes the of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United in 2001. He is not kind to the W. Bush administration for their lack of response the attacks, and to the Bush family's alleged to Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the .