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Michael Bay Has Destroyed More Cars Than Any Director Ever (By A Lot)

According to a new study, director Michael Bay has destroyed more cars than any other director, and it’s not even close. Getting his start in music videos before making the leap to feature films with Bad Boys in 1995, Bay is now one of the most well-known Hollywood filmmakers working today. After making hits like The Rock, Armageddon, and Bad Boys II, Bay directed Transformers in 2007, starting a profitable franchise that continues to this day.

A new study conducted by Scrap Car Comparison reveals that, over the course of his long Hollywood career, Bay has destroyed 354 cars. Undoubtedly helped by his five Transformers movies, Bay’s total number of wrecked vehicles is well above that of frequent Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin, who sits in second place with 135. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, director John Landis comes in at the number 3 spot with 120, due in large part to the iconically destructive car chase sequence in The Blues Brothers.

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It’s unclear where exactly the word originated, but “Bayhem” has been used for years now to describe the uniquely destructive, chaotic, and over-the-top action sequences in a Bay-directed movie. While many of his movies aren’t critical darlings, they often take full advantage of the movie theater experience, delivering blockbuster action at a massive scale, overwhelming viewers with bombastic effects, stunts, and sound. In many ways, Bad Boys is the perfect debut feature for Bay and a sign of the types of movies that are to come.

While some of the Transformers sequels are widely considered to have missed the mark, Bay’s work with the franchise was genuinely ground-breaking. The first entry in 2007 boasted jaw-dropping visual effects and raked in an impressive $709.7 million at the box office. Audiences evidently couldn’t get enough of the Transformers franchise, with each subsequent entry largely improving upon the box office performance of the one that came before, up until Transformers: The Last Knight flopped in 2017.

13 Hours saw Bay take a crack at a true story with a debatable level of success, but 6 Underground and Ambulance saw the director operating at his peak once more. The latter, in particular, may not have been the financial success that the studio was hoping for, but it saw Bay once again delivering his signature brand of action. While perhaps unlikely to win an Oscar anytime soon, Bay continues to prove that nobody in Hollywood does blockbuster action quite like he does, making movies that deserve to be seen on a big screen.

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