A movie director/producer/writer/etc. Known for films such as Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Collateral, The Insider, Miami Vice, Ali, Thief, Jericho Mile. Michael Mann is very design oriented, his films are meticulously crafted with tons of research. This is how Michael Mann compares to some other directors:
if Steven Spielberg is a family man, Michael Mann is a business man
if Martin Scorsese is a painter, Michael Mann is a designer
If Spike Lee is racial, Michael Mann is a person with diversity
If Wong Kar Wai is an improviser, Michael Mann is an extreme planner
his films are not pretentious
Michael Mann has a strong cult following, he deserves more attention.