Michael Mann

Mann at the 2014 [[Comic-Con International]] 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.

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). Provided by Wikipedia