Monday, Jul 18, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Sean Fennessey
GQ (July 2011)

“Actors have called Michael Bay an asshole, a cocksucker, a Nazi—often to his face—and then swiftly signed up for the sequel. As America braces for the third chapter of Transformers—the latest explode-a-thon from the director of Bad Boys, The Rock, and Armageddon—dozens of his collaborators and victims, from Will Smith to Steven Spielberg to Scarlett Johansson, reveal the secret genius behind a true Hollywood visionary. (And yes, we’re still talking about Michael Bay)”

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