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 brand of stylized crime drama. His most acclaimed works include the crime 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 later 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. ''Total Film'' ranked Mann No. 28 on its list of the 100 Greatest Directors Ever, ''Sight and Sound'' ranked him No. 5 on their list of the 10 Best Directors of the Last 25 Years, and ''Entertainment Weekly'' ranked Mann No. 8 on their 25 Greatest Active Film Directors list. Provided by Wikipedia