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

April 23, 1954 (1954-04-23) (age 65)
Alma mater University of Michigan–Flint
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, documentarian
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) Kathleen Glynn (1991–2014)
Website michaelmoore.com

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?

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Michael Moore

Family

Moore was born to Frank and Veronica Moore, descendants of Irish immigrants. He has two sisters, Anne and Veronica. He married Kathleen Glynn in 1990. In July 2013, Moore filed for divorce. On July 22, 2014, the divorce was finalized.

Youth

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

His job as a journalist

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 activities

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

Movies by Moore

  • Roger & Me (1989)
  • Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992) (TV movie)
  • Canadian Bacon (1995)
  • The Big One (1997)
  • And Justice for All (1998) (TV movie)
  • Bowling for Columbine (2002)
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  • Sicko (2007)
  • Captain Mike Across America (2007)
  • Slacker Uprising (2008)
  • Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Books by Moore

  • Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American (1997)
  • Adventures in a TV Nation: The Stories Behind America's Most Outrageous TV Show (with Kathleen Glynn) (1998)
  • Dude, Where's My Country? (2003)
  • Stupid White Men... and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation (2004)
  • The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader (2004)
  • Will They Ever Trust Us Again? Letters from the War Zone (2004)
  • Mike's Election Guide 2008 (2008)
  • Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life (2012) (a memoir)

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