Michael Bay Pets
NITRO ZEUS AND BUMBLEBEE
Breed: English Mastiff
Date of birth: Adopted in Feb 2017
BONE CRUSHER AND REBEL
Breed: English Mastiff
Date of birth: (Bone Crusher passed away on 11 Oct, 2016)
Breed: Tabby Cat
Date of birth: Adopted in July 2014
NITRO ZEUS AND BUMBLEBEE - Notably a fervent dog enthusiast, Michael embraces his love for sizeable dogs with two English Mastiffs, Nitro Zeus and Bumblebee, named after characters in his "Transformers" films. Nitro even made a cameo appearance in Bay's film "Ambulance," showcasing his 200-pound presence contained in a tiny Fiat.
BONE CRUSHER AND REBEL - Prior to Nitro Zeus and Bumblebee, Michael Bay cherished the companionship of two English Mastiffs: Bone Crusher and Rebel, both now departed. Bone Crusher's moniker paid homage to a Transformers figure, while Rebel was named after actress Rebel Wilson, a cast member in Bay's film "Pain & Gain." Bone Crusher even made a cinematic appearance in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Rebel left her mark alongside Bay as she added her paw print while he added his hand and footprint during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2017.
FIFI - In 2014, Michael unveiled his cat, FIFI, with flair via an action-packed Instagram post, featuring FIFI's confident stride amidst an explosion-laden background.
Date of birth: February 17, 1965
# Renowned for helming and producing high-budget action movies, Michael Bay, an American filmmaker, is recognized for his dynamic visual style and explosive special effects.
# He holds the record for being the youngest director to achieve a box office gross exceeding $1 billion.
# An enthusiast of vintage cars and planes, Michael possesses a Gulfstream G550 jet valued at $50 million.
# Having been diagnosed with dyslexia in his early years, he faced the challenge head-on and invested significant effort to overcome his learning difficulties, showcasing his resilience and determination.
# A devoted admirer of Alfred Hitchcock, he frequently pays homage to the legendary filmmaker's works in his own movies, incorporating references to classics like "The Birds," "Vertigo," and "Rear Window."
# In 2016, Freya gained attention as "Britain's loneliest dog," residing in a shelter for a long time. During Transformers 5 filming in England, Bay's swift decision to cast her led to newfound fame and a permanent home for Freya.
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