Director, Writer, Producer

By EW Staff
October 15, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
Michael Moore: Jim Spellman/

How Michael Moore gained power in 2004

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Love him. Hate him. It doesn’t matter. With his Palme d’Or-winning Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore obliterated box office records ($119 million and counting; DVD sales are through the roof), and cemented his place as his generation’s most important nonfiction filmmaker. Political observers claim he’s already had an effect on the election. Sounds like the definition of power.