Michael Francis Moore started his career in journalism. He made his directorial debut in the documentary ‘Roger & Me’ (1989), expressing his outlook about closing of factories in his hometown.
Moore’s next documentary film ‘Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint’ (1992) was a follow-up of his first production. He wrote, produced, directed the comedy-satire ‘Canadian Bacon’ (1998), commenting upon US-Canadian relations.
Moore’s tour for publicizing his book ‘Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American’ was captured in the documentary film ‘The Big One’ (1997). Following the ‘Columbine High School Massacre' (1999), Moore put forward his views on ‘violence in US’ through the documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ (2002), which brought in several prestigious awards, major commercial success and recognition as one of the best documentary films of all time.
Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ (2004) about the September 11 attacks became the first documentary-film since 1956 to win top honor, ‘Palme d’Or,’ at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, and became the highest-grossing documentary of all time.
Moore’s film about health-care and pharmaceutical industries, ‘Sicko,’ (2007) was given standing ovation at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. It earned ‘Academy Award' nomination for 'Best Documentary-Feature.’
Moore filmed ‘Captain Mike across America’ while touring across US university campuses prior to the 2004 Presidential elections, and released on internet ‘Slacker Uprising’ (2008). His documentary-film ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ (2009) was about the 2007-2008 financial crisis.
Moore’s 2015 documentary film, ‘Where to Invade Next,’ depicted his traveling experiences and the social policies in various countries. He covered the 2016 Presidential election campaigns in the documentary film ‘Michael Moore in Trumpland’ (2016). His 2018 documentary about Donald Trump, ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ received mixed reviews. The environmental documentary film ‘Planet of the Humans’ (2017) was executive-produced by Moore.
Moore was the host-director of the TV-series ‘TV Nation’ (1994-1995), which was broadcast in the US and the UK. He wrote, directed and hosted the satirical TV-series ‘The Awful Truth’ (1999-2000) winning accolades. The TV-series ‘Michael Moore Live’ (1999) was broadcast from the US but aired only in the UK.
Moore played a supporting role in the black-comedy film ‘Lucky Number’ (2000) and a cameo in the psychological drama-film ‘The Fever’ (2004). He also appeared as himself in some TV-series and other documentaries.