Michael Moore - Best-selling Hero
An award-winning writer and filmmaker, arch critic of the current Bush administration and campaigner against corporate America, Michael Moore rates highly as a hero.
Writer of two must read books, ‘Downsize This!’ and ‘Stupid White Men’ and maker of ‘Roger and Me’ and ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ Moore manages to tackle difficult and controversial subjects from new angles and with great humour. In ‘Bowling for Columbine’, a film about gun culture in the United States, he confronts Charlton Heston about the National Rifle Association and the right to bear arms, a project that won him an Oscar and allowed him to make the following speech,
“I have invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to — they're here in solidarity with me because we like non-fiction. We like non-fiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elect a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you.”
‘Downsize This!’ takes a look at corporate greed in the United States and the plight of the ordinary working American. His second book, ‘Stupid White Men,’ which one Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, chronicles the 2001 US election (making a convincing case that it was possibly fixed in Bush’s favour) and systematically takes apart the links between the Bush administration and big business. He concludes that George Bush is “a squatter in the Oval Office.”
For more of Moore’s original political comment, a visit to www.michaelmoore.com is recommended.