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Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most influential and successful American filmmakers and television producers

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1943
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm, Movie Producers, T V, Tv Producer, University Of Arizona, Film & Theater Personalities, T V & Movie Producers
SpousesBonnie Bruckheimer, Linda Bruckheimer
Known asMr. Blockbuster, Jerome Leon Bruckheimer, Jerome Leon
Childrens Alexandra Bruckheimer
Universities
  • University Of Arizona
  • University of Arizona
  • Mumford High School
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Arizona
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Birth PlaceDetroit
ReligionChristianity
Height173cm
GenderMale
Net Worth$900 Million as of Aug 19,2015
Sun SignVirgo
Born inDetroit
Famous asFilm & TV Producer

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Who is Jerry Bruckheimer?

With a line of blockbuster films in Hollywood, this American television and film producer is nicknamed as Mr. Blockbuster. Jerry Bruckheimer is considered to be one of the most prolific producers of all time, with a series of high-grosser movies to his credit. He has given some record-breaking movies to the American cinema, with his distinctive stamp with genres in action, drama, adventure and science fiction. Even though he is known for giving quantity over quality, but he has effectively managed to create a mark with his super-hits, not just on the silver screen, but also on television. An advertising executive by profession, this filmmaker produced a string of huge hits with his buddy and partner Don Simpson, before venturing out individually after the latter’s death. By giving the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, he won the hearts of millions worldwide depicting a Disney-theme park ride on a wider scale. Through his highly successful movies, he is said to have paved way for many new and aspiring actors and directors. Besides television and film production, he has been actively involved with political contributions and charities.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jerry Bruckheimer was born as Jerome Leon Bruckheimer on September 21, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, as the only child of Jewish-German immigrants.

His upbringing was carried out in a poor household by his salesman father and bookkeeping-cum-housewife mother.

He completed his formal schooling from Mumford High School, after which he moved to the University of Arizona to study psychology and algebra.

He developed an interest in cinema from an early age, which drew him towards photography, evident from the numerous snapshots which won him several prizes.

After college, he took up rewarding advertising jobs in Detroit and New York City, producing some high-quality commercials.

Career

In the early 1970s, Bruckheimer left his well-paid advertising job to take up a low-paying job to pursue his dream of making it big in the film industry.

His first break came through in 1972 as an associate producer under Dick Richards on ‘The Culpepper Cattle Company’, followed by ‘Farewell, My Lovely’ (1975) and ‘March or Die’ (1977).

It was only through the 1979 ‘American Gigolo’ and 1982 ‘Cat People’ that he started getting noticed. However, it was his ‘Flashdance’, with co-producer Don Simpson, in 1983 from where his journey of delivering hits began.

A series of super-hit films followed where Bruckheimer worked with Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun’ (1986) and ‘Days of Thunder’ (1990) and Eddie Murphy in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ series, making them superstars of tomorrow.

Bruckheimer and Simpson collaborated to form Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions and signed a long-term deal with Paramount Pictures.

The duo complemented each other very well, with Simpson being known as ‘Mr. Inside’ due to his extensive contacts in Hollywood and Bruckheimer nicknamed as ‘Mr. Outside’, thanks to his filmmaking knowhow and experience.

The duo’s pact with Paramount ended in 1990, followed by another five-year non-exclusive agreement with Hollywood Pictures, a subsidiary of Disney.

In 1995, the Simpson-Bruckheimer pair released another set of big hits, like ‘Dangerous Minds’, ‘Crimson Tide’, and ‘Bad Boys’, thus reiterating their success.

His association with Simpson ended during the production of ‘The Rock’ (1996) due to the latter’s drug issues and his death due to heart failure a month later. Soon after, he launched Jerry Bruckheimer Films and released ‘Con Air’ (1997).

He tried his hand at television programs, starting off with ‘Soldier of Fortune, Inc.’ which failed to create a mark. However, later, he became successful with the police drama ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ series, in 2001.

He produced the popular FBI missing people drama ‘Without a Trace’, ‘The Forgotten’, ‘Take the Money & Run’ and the Emmy-winning reality game show ‘The Amazing Race’.

In 2003, he produced the highly successful record-breaking ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, which saw three sequels – ‘Dead Man’s Chest’, ‘At World’s End’ and ‘On Stranger Tides’.

Major Works

He delivered a string of huge hits with his new venture, some being ‘Armageddon’ (1998), ‘Remember the Titans’ (2000), ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ (2000), ‘Black Hawk Down’ (2001), ‘King Arthur’ (2004), and ‘Glory Road’ (2006).

His World War II epic ‘Pearl Harbor’, released in 2001, was a box-office hit grossing over $450 million worldwide, though it received high negative responses.

He produced the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series, along with Walt Disney Pictures, featuring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, which shattered box-office records and grossed over $3 billion across the world.

He had over ten series telecast on different channels in 2005, a record for any company in Hollywood, of which six were returning while four were newly launched.

Awards & Achievements

The Forbes Celebrity 100 List ranked him at number 42 in 2006, which was later upgraded to 39 in 2007.

He was honored with the ShoWest Producer of the Year award, in 1998.

He received the David O. Selznick Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Producers Guild, in 2000.

The University of Arizona’s College of Fine Arts bestowed upon him a doctorate degree in fine arts, in 2006.

In 2013, he was inducted on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Hollywood Boulevard.

His projects have won 6 Academy awards, 5 Grammy awards, 4 Golden Globe awards, 17 Emmy awards, 4 People’s Choice awards, and several MTV awards.

Personal Life & Legacy

After his divorce to Bonnie Bruckheimer, he married American editor and novelist, Linda Bruckheimer. He, currently, resides in Los Angeles with his wife and stepdaughter, Alexandra.

He established the Jerry Bruckheimer Foundation to serve the society and has been an active supporter of the fight against multiple sclerosis through The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS.

He is said to have given over $50,000 as donation to Republican campaigns and committees, with $5000 on behalf of 2008 presidential candidate John McCain and $25,000 to Mitt Romney Victory Fund, in 2012.

Trivia

This wealthy American is the owner of an ocean front mansion in Malibu, a luxurious home in Los Angeles, farmhouses in Bloomfield, Kentucky, and Ojai, south of Santa Barbara, along with exclusive classy cars.

His movies are often directed by Tony Scott, Antoine Fuqua, Michael Bay and Jon Turteltaub, and he usually signs Denzel Washington, Nicholas Cage and Steve Buscemi for major roles.

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Jerry Bruckheimer awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

2014Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2012Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2011Outstanding Reality - Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2009Outstanding Reality - Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2008Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2007Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2006Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2005Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2004Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)
2003Outstanding Reality/Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race (2001)

Jerry Bruckheimer biography timelines

  • // 21st Sep 1943
    Jerry Bruckheimer was born as Jerome Leon Bruckheimer on September 21, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, as the only child of Jewish-German immigrants.
  • // 1972 To 1977
    His first break came through in 1972 as an associate producer under Dick Richards on ‘The Culpepper Cattle Company’, followed by ‘Farewell, My Lovely’ (1975) and ‘March or Die’ (1977).
  • // 1979 To 1983
    It was only through the 1979 ‘American Gigolo’ and 1982 ‘Cat People’ that he started getting noticed. However, it was his ‘Flashdance’, with co-producer Don Simpson, in 1983 from where his journey of delivering hits began.
  • // 1986 To 1990
    A series of super-hit films followed where Bruckheimer worked with Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun’ (1986) and ‘Days of Thunder’ (1990) and Eddie Murphy in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ series, making them superstars of tomorrow.
  • // 1990
    The duo’s pact with Paramount ended in 1990, followed by another five-year non-exclusive agreement with Hollywood Pictures, a subsidiary of Disney.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, the Simpson-Bruckheimer pair released another set of big hits, like ‘Dangerous Minds’, ‘Crimson Tide’, and ‘Bad Boys’, thus reiterating their success.
  • // 1996 To 1997
    His association with Simpson ended during the production of ‘The Rock’ (1996) due to the latter’s drug issues and his death due to heart failure a month later. Soon after, he launched Jerry Bruckheimer Films and released ‘Con Air’ (1997).
  • // 1998 To 2006
    He delivered a string of huge hits with his new venture, some being ‘Armageddon’ (1998), ‘Remember the Titans’ (2000), ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ (2000), ‘Black Hawk Down’ (2001), ‘King Arthur’ (2004), and ‘Glory Road’ (2006).
  • // 1998
    He was honored with the ShoWest Producer of the Year award, in 1998.
  • // 2000
    He received the David O. Selznick Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Producers Guild, in 2000.
  • // 2001
    He tried his hand at television programs, starting off with ‘Soldier of Fortune, Inc.’ which failed to create a mark. However, later, he became successful with the police drama ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ series, in 2001.
  • // 2001
    His World War II epic ‘Pearl Harbor’, released in 2001, was a box-office hit grossing over $450 million worldwide, though it received high negative responses.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he produced the highly successful record-breaking ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, which saw three sequels – ‘Dead Man’s Chest’, ‘At World’s End’ and ‘On Stranger Tides’.
  • // 2005
    He had over ten series telecast on different channels in 2005, a record for any company in Hollywood, of which six were returning while four were newly launched.
  • // 2006 To 2007
    The Forbes Celebrity 100 List ranked him at number 42 in 2006, which was later upgraded to 39 in 2007.
  • // 2006
    The University of Arizona’s College of Fine Arts bestowed upon him a doctorate degree in fine arts, in 2006.
  • // 2008 To 2012
    He is said to have given over $50,000 as donation to Republican campaigns and committees, with $5000 on behalf of 2008 presidential candidate John McCain and $25,000 to Mitt Romney Victory Fund, in 2012.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he was inducted on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Hollywood Boulevard.

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