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The release of Michael Moore's controversial new film Capitalism: A Love Story marks the 20th anniversary of his work in muckraker documentary filmmaking. Whether you agree with his beliefs or not, Moore is clearly the king of pop-political exposés, converting hot-button social issues into blockbuster hits that have grossed over $300 million. His personal financial success is often used by critics as signs of his hypocrisy: "How can you be mad at a system that's made you rich?!" Ah, the contradictions of inequality. So to put Moore's newest film into perspective, here's a look back at some of his greatest hits...

Roger & Me, 1989
Moore's debut piece introduced the world to his hometown, Flint, Michigan, and its relationship with General Motors. And shortly after the film's release, the hip-hop world received a classic record from one of Flint's natives—the late MC Breed. RIP.

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Wallet Exchange From "The Awful Truth", 1999
After making a few more films in the '90's, Moore experimented with television, producing "The Awful Truth," a two-year show on Bravo financed by Britain's Channel 4. In this segment, Moore brings attention to law enforcement's apparent inability to distinguish between guns and wallets, following the brutal killing of Amadou Diallo. 41 shots. SMH.

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Visits Charlton Heston In "Bowling For Columbine", 2002
In what was one of the most climactic moments in Moore's comeback smash-hit, the late Charlton Heston is caught out there looking a little, shall we say racist? Moore doesn't fail to mention that the NRA, which Heston presided over, was founded the same year that the KKK was outlawed, 1871. What a coinkidink.

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Halliburton Scene, Farenheit 9/11, 2004
There was a certain energy in the air when this film was first released that was unlike any recent moment in pop-culture. Moore was really channeling the frustration from what seemed like the obvious deception that strong-armed the country into war. Despite the scathing exposé, including this jaw-dropping clip of blatant cronyism, Bush still got re-elected. Good grief.

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Crashes RNC, 2004
The GOP was clearly a little concerned by the cultural impact of Moore's work. Here, John "Maverick" McCain, calls him out at the Republican National Convention. Moore had officially arrived.

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Moore vs. Wolf Blitzer, 2007
After the release of Moore's attack on the health-care biz, he was ambushed on Wolf Blitzer's show with a CNN report attempting to discredit his health care critique. Moore turns the heat up on the pharmaceutical-funded station and eventually gets a second showdown with Sanjay "I Was Almost Surgeon General" Gupta.

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Moore vs. Wolf Blitzer, 2009 PT 1, and PT 2.
Never ones to shy away from ratings, Moore circles back to CNN's in-house yuppie to debate the politics behind his latest film about Capitalism. After hearing enough, Blitzer gets right to the point: "Are you a Socialist? I'll just ask the question." Moore: "I'm a Christian. And I'm a heterosexual too, if you wanna know that." 

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