Quote: "A very big movie star wanted to do this movie. I can't tell you who... I told him, 'If you want to do this, you're not gonna be you, you're gonna be the guy in the script'... I don't think he wanted to die (in the film)." Director Michael Bay almost landed a big name for his new real-life action movie 13 Hours.
Fact: Moviemaker Michael Bay rented Madonna's former home when he first arrived in Miami, Florida and now lives in wrestler Hulk Hogan's old pad.
Quote: "With Dwayne, you have to keep a three-foot perimeter because he has a woman professional just lubing him up with baby oil. You get the stuff all over your outfit, you wreck your clothes." Director Michael Bay jokes about his Pain & Gain star Dwayne Johnson's penchant for baby oil.
Fact: Transformers director Michael Bay celebrated his 47th birthday in Miami, Florida on Friday (17Feb12) with a slew of his pals, among them singer Joe Jonas and Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Guests feasted on a Transformers-themed cake and partied until the early hours of the morning.
Quote: "There is an ongoing joke about how (director) Michael Bay ruined my feet because they are battered after running in heels. The stunts are something I loved doing but my feet didn't." Model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley suffered on the set of the upcoming Transformers movie.
Fact: Hollywood actor John Malkovich has joined the cast of Transformers 3. The IN THE LINE OF FIRE star will appear alongside SHIA LaBEOUF and Megan Fox in director Michael Bay's second TRANSFORMERS sequel, which begins pre-production in April (10).
Quote: "For 90 minutes, he had me jumping, running, diving over the furniture in his office - that was the audition. I was drenched in sweat... I was looking in his eyes, and he was enjoying it." Transformers: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN star Ramon Rodriguez on how he impressed director Michael Bay and landed a role as SHIA LaBEOUF's sidekick in the hit blockbuster sequel.
Quote: "In Russia, the director of the KGB called me into his office because he said he was a big Transformers fan. He said I was one of 10 Americans to have been in that building." Moviemaker Michael Bay on his secret service treat during the international press tour of his new action film.
Quote: "He'll blow things up for no reason, just to get a reaction. The guy's a maniac." SHIA LaBEOUF on working with Transformers director Michael Bay.
Quote: "Nothing good's been written about me. I never let people into my world." Director Michael Bay keeps the media at arms length.
Quote: "All my friends, they're normal Joes, they were like, 'What the f**k are you doing that movie for? That sounds stupid.' But it's like the kid comes out in you when you see this movie. It's just fun." Director Michael Bay's pals didn't approve of his decision to direct Transformers.