Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of film and television who is best known for his distinctive style of crime drama. His most acclaimed works include the films Thief (1981), Manhunter (1986), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Heat (1995), The Insider (1999), Collateral (2004), and Public Enemies (2009). He is also known for his role as executive producer on the popular TV series Miami Vice (1984–89), which he adapted into a 2006 feature film.
|Born||February 5, 1943|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Madison, B.A. 1965|
London Film School, M.A. 1967
|Awards||BAFTA Award for Best Film|
2005 The Aviator
NBR Award for Best Director
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries
1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
1979 The Jericho Mile
For his work, he has received nominations from international organizations and juries, including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Cannes, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As a producer, Mann has twice received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture, first for The Insider and then The Aviator (2004), which Mann had been hired to direct before the project was transferred to Martin Scorsese. Total Film ranked Mann No. 28 on its 2007 list of the 100 Greatest Directors Ever, and Sight and Sound ranked him No. 5 on their list of the 10 Best Directors of the Last 25 Years (for the years 1977–2002).