Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most successful American film and television producers of all time. Throughout his career of more than 40 years, he has given Hollywood some of the best motion pictures it has ever witnessed; like
Top Gun, Con Air, Armageddon, Bad Boys and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. People credit him for creating some of the most popular Television series like CSI, Cold Case, and The Amazing Race. He is currently the director of ZeniMax Media.
Born on 21st September 1943, this 72-year producer started working in 1972. Bruckheimer had been interested in films as well as photography since he was young. Studying from the University of Arizona, the producer earned a degree in psychology along with algebra minor. He worked in advertising in Detroit and also in New York City before starting his work in the field of production.
Deciding to start production, he left advertising and worked on films like March or Die and Farewell, My Lovely with Dick Richards initially. After this, he worked on the movies- American Gigolo and Cat People with Paul Schrader. It was this that truly brought him fame and attention in the Hollywood Film Industry. Between 1980 and 1990, he collaborated with
Don Simpson and created many highly successful Hollywood movies for Paramount Pictures. His first big hit, 1983’s Flashdance, was made by him along with Don Simpson. He has produced almost 50 motion pictures since and continued to do so even today. His latest upcoming movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales.
Jerry Bruckheimer was aptly nicknamed ‘Mr. Blockbuster’ owing to a large number of highly commercially successful cinematic creations produced by him. In 2003, he was named ‘The single most powerful man in Hollywood’ by the editors of the magazine Entertainment Weekly. In 2007, he was listed no.39 on the Forbes Celebrity Hundred list.
Jerry Bruckheimer movies and television series got 41 Academy Award nominations, 4 Golden Globe wins, 20 Emmy Award wins, 23 People’s Choice nominations for 15 wins and various awards by MTV.After 47 successful movies and 28 great television series, we can say that he has more than done justice to his words of transporting his audience from one place to another.