Michael Mann on the set of ‘Luck’
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Michael Mann: Career in pictures

Michael Mann on the set of ‘Luck’
Director Michael Mann talks with costar Nick Nolte on the set of the HBO series “Luck,” slated to begin next year. (Gusmano Cesaretti / HBO)
Michael Mann on the set of ‘Luck’
Dustin Hoffman, left, Spencer Garrett and Michael Mann go over a scene. Hoffman portrays a bookmaker who’s just gotten out of prison. (Gusmano Cesaretti / HBO)
Michael Mann on the set of ‘Public Enemies’
Johnny Depp, left, who plays Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger, with “Public Enemies” director Michael Mann. (Steve Schapiro / Universal Studios)
Michael Mann’s “Miami Vice” movie
Michael Mann made a name for himself in television with the highly stylish “Miami Vice.” He went back to the story in a 2006 film version, starring Jamie Foxx, left, as Ricardo Tubbs and Colin Farrell as Sonny Crockett. (Frank Connor / Universal Pictures)
Michael Mann’s television series ‘Miami Vice’
Michael Mann’s 1980s TV series “Miami Vice’’ starred Philip Michael Thomas as Det. Ricardo Tubbs, left, and Don Johnson as James “Sonny’’ Crockett . The show lasted for five seasons on NBC. (NBC)
Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’
In the 2004 film “Collateral,” a Los Angeles cabdriver (Jamie Foxx) ends up with a contract killer (Tom Cruise) in his taxi. (Frank Connor / DreamWorks Pictures)
Michael Mann’s ‘Ali’
Director Michael Mann guides star Will Smith through a boxing scene in the 2001 biopic. (Frank Connor / Columbia TriStar)
Michael Mann’s ‘The Insider’
The 1999 film, based on a “60 Minutes” tobacco industry expose, starred Russell Crowe, left, as former tobacco industry insider Dr. Jeffrey Wiegand and Al Pacino as “60 Minutes” producer Lowell Bergman. (Frank Connor / Touchstone Pictures)
Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’
Michael Mann directs Ashley Judd on the set of the 1995 movie. Its all-star cast included Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Jon Voight. (Warner Bros.)
Michael Mann’s ‘The Last of the Mohicans’
Daniel Day-Lewis and Michael Mann on the set of the 1992 film. Of Day-Lewis’ preparation for the role, Mann says, “If ... you know that you can be dumped into wilderness and have breakfast, lunch and dinner, four seasons a year, and survive, it shows. When Daniel gets to the point where he can do all these things, I could see it as the director.” (Twentieth Century Fox)