Legendary second unit director/assistant director Micky Moore shares his insights and memories of a career in film that lasted over 80 years. Starting as a child actor during the silent film era, Moore eventually transitioned to prop man for Cecil B. DeMille, his long-time mentor. Moore discusses working his way up to assistant director, then to second unit manager on such acclaimed films as Unconquered; The War of the Worlds; The Ten Commandments; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Patton and the original three Indiana Jones films.
Michael D. Moore worked in the entertainment industry for over 80 years. Starting out as a child actor during the silent film era, Moore worked with Hollywood royalty and was trained under the legendary director, Cecil B. DeMille who would serve as an important figure his entire life. Soon, growing out of child roles, Micky Moore left acting altogether and established a life outside Hollywood.
However, with a growing family, Moore returned to the film business, this time as a prop man, for none other than DeMille. He soon moved his way up to assistant director, working on such films as The War of the Worlds (1953); The Ten Commandments (1956) and When Worlds Collide (1951). Moore transitioned to a long and successful career as a second unit director, with such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969); Patton (1970); The Man Who Would be King (1975); Raiders of the Lost (1981); Temple of Doom (1984); The Last Crusade (1989); Ghostbusters II (1989); and Little Giants (1994). Moore is also an accomplished director, with such feature films to his credit as An Eye for an Eye (1966); Buckskin (1968) and Mr. Deathman (1977). Moore worked tirelessly in the motion picture business for over 8 decades and was a proud member of the Directors Guild of America for almost 70 years. Beginning with Cecil B. DeMille, who sponsored his DGA membership, Micky Moore established long-lasting relationships with some of Hollywood’s most renowned directors including Franklin J. Schaffner, Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg, and is considered one of the best second unit directors and assistant directors in Hollywood history.