3. He casts his Transformers movies like a horny teenage boy.

With Steven Spielberg’s backing and a foolproof summer blockbuster makeup, 2007’s Transformers must have attracted a surplus of hot young actresses to audition for the part of Shia LaBeouf’s love interest. Not concerned with such things as acting chops, Bay took a much sleazier approach to the process: Discover the sexiest piece of ass he could find, give her the part, and shoot the newbie’s legs, breasts, and midriff with little restraint. He found his girl in Megan Fox, who’d previously appeared in Bay’s Bad Boys II as “Bikini Kid Under Waterfall.” In Transformers, she was upgraded to “Smokin’ Hot Object Of Sex Appeal Without Character Development.”

After a few on-set tiffs led Fox to call Bay “Hitler” in an interview, the director’s go-to girl toy was swiftly ostracized from the Transformers franchise. So what he did he do? Learn from the drama and opt for a Jennifer Lawrence type as her replacement? Not at all—Michael Bay doesn’t have time for such loftiness. Sticking to his frat-boy sensibilities, he once again searched far and wide for the sexiest girl available despite acting abilities, limiting the search to three hot blonde frontrunners: Brooklyn Decker (a busty Sports Illustrated model), Sarah Wright (a fashion model turned actress), and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (a Victoria’s Secret model).

As our June/July 2011 cover acknowledged, Bay went with Huntington-Whiteley, a lingerie princess whose only previous “acting” experience came in a Bay-directed Victoria’s Secret commercial. The man certainly knows T&A potential when he sees it.