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Jerry Bruckheimer
Personal Info - Awards - Film Credits - Biography

Personal Info
Born: 21 September 1945, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth Name: Jerome Bruckheimer

Salary
• n/a

Companies
• Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Representation
• Creative Artists Agency
• Rogers & Cowan PR (publicist)

Awards
Emmy Awards
2005
• Won, Emmy
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for The Amazing Race (2001)
Shared With: Bert Van Munster (executive producer), Jonathan Littman (executive producer), Hayma Washington (executive producer), Amy Chacon (co-executive producer), Evan Weinstein (co-executive producer), Elise Doganieri (supervising producer), John Moffet (supervising producer), Mark A. Vertullo (supervising producer), Scott Owens (supervising producer), Julian Grimmond (senior producer), Nancy Gunn (senior producer), Alex Rader (senior producer), Glenn Stickley (senior producer), Jennifer Basa (producer), David Brown (producer), Patrick Cariaga (producer), Jarratt Carson (producer), Allison Chase (producer), Curtis Colden (producer), Al Edgington (producer), Barry Hennessey (producer), Michael Norton (producer), Michael Noval (producer), Giselle Parets (producer), Bob Parr (producer), Bill Pruitt (producer), Matt Schmidt (producer), Rebekah Fry (producer), Richard Hall (producer), Phil Keoghan (host)

2004
• Won, Emmy
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for The Amazing Race (2001)
Shared With: Bert Van Munster (executive producer), Jonathan Littman (executive producer), Jon Kroll (co-executive producer), Hayma Washington (co-executive producer), Amy Chacon (supervising producer), Anthony Dominici (supervising producer), Rick Ringbakk (supervising producer), Evan Weinstein (senior producer), Elise Doganieri (producer), Brady Connell (producer), Julian Grimmond (producer), Shannon McGinn (producer), Michael Norton (producer), Michael Noval (producer), Bob Parr (producer), Phil Keoghan (host)

• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Shared With: Carol Mendelsohn (executive producer), Jonathan Littman (executive producer), Anthony E. Zuiker (executive producer), Ann Donahue (executive producer), Danny Cannon (executive producer), William L. Petersen (executvie producer), Cynthia Chvatal (executive producer), Naren Shankar (co-executive producer), Andrew Lipsitz (co-executive producer), Josh Berman (supervising producer), Louis Shaw Milito (producer), Kenneth Fink (producer), Richard J. Lewis (producer), Bruce Golin (producer), Elizabeth Devine (producer)

2003
• Won, Emmy
Outstanding Reality/Competition Program for The Amazing Race (2001)
Shared With: Bert Van Munster (executive producer), Jonathan Littman (executive producer), Scott Einziger (co-executive producer), Hayma Washington (co-executive producer), Rick Ringbakk (supervising producer), Anthony Dominici (supervising producer), Elise Doganieri (producer), Brady Connell (producer), Julian Grimmond (producer), Michael Norton (producer), Bob Parr (producer), Ben Samek (producer), Evan Weinstein (producer), Tammara Wells (producer), Phil Keoghan (host)

• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Shared With: Carol Mendelsohn (executive producer), Ann Donahue (executive producer), Anthony E. Zuiker (executive producer), Danny Cannon (executive producer), William L. Petersen (co-executive producer), Jonathan Littman (co-executive producer), Cynthia Chvatal (co-executive producer), Naren Shankar (co-executive producer), Andrew Lipsitz (supervising producer), Louis Shaw Milito (producer), Josh Berman (producer), Kenneth Fink (producer), Richard J. Lewis (producer)

2002
• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Shared With: Carol Mendelsohn (executive producer), Ann Donahue (executive producer), Anthony E. Zuiker (executive producer), Sam Strangis (co-executive producer), Jonathan Littman (co-executive producer), Cynthia Chvatal (supervising producer), William L. Petersen (supervising producer), Danny Cannon (supervising producer)

Another 5 wins & 10 nominations

Film Credits
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Producer 2006
Glory Road - Producer 2006
National Treasure - Producer 2004
King Arthur - Producer, Executive Soundtrack Producer 2004
Diary of a Pirate (video documentary short) - Producer 2003
Bad Boys II - Producer, Executive Soundtrack Producer 2003
Veronica Guerin - Producer 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Producer 2003
Kangaroo Jack - Producer 2003
Bad Company - Producer 2002
Black Hawk Down - Producer 2001
Pearl Harbor - Producer 2001
Remember the Titans - Producer 2000
Coyote Ugly - Producer 2000
Gone in Sixty Seconds - Producer 2000
Hassel - Förgörarna - Thanks 2000
Enemy of the State - Producer 1998
Armageddon - Producer 1998
Con Air - Producer 1997
The Rock - Producer 1996
Dangerous Minds - Producer 1995
Crimson Tide - Producer 1995
Bad Boys - Producer 1995
The Ref - Executive Producer 1994
Days of Thunder - Producer 1990
Beverly Hills Cop II - Producer 1987
Top Gun - Producer 1986
Beverly Hills Cop - Producer 1984
Thief of Hearts - Producer 1984
Flashdance - Producer 1983
Young Doctors in Love - Producer 1982
Cat People - Executive Producer 1982
Thief - Producer 1981
Defiance - Producer 1980
American Gigolo - Producer 1980
March or Die - Producer 1977
Farewell, My Lovely - Producer 1975
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins - Associate Producer 1975
The Culpepper Cattle Co. - Associate Producer 1972

Biography
Half of the producing tandem behind the most testosterone-laden action flicks, the name Jerry Bruckheimer has become synonymous with explosive pyrotechnics and machine-gun fire. The producer of such hits as Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Top Gun (1986), and Days of Thunder (1990), Bruckheimer dissolved his partnership with hard-partying producer Don Simpson in 1995, only weeks before Simpson's death and after 14 tumultuous years together. Despite a reputation for quantity over quality, Bruckheimer has remained one of Hollywood's most successful producers ever, putting his distinctive stamp on such adrenaline-fueled hits as Con Air (1997) and Armageddon (1998). The son of German-Jewish immigrants, Bruckheimer was born on September 21, 1945. He grew up poor, living in a tiny house in a blue-collar Jewish section of Detroit. Dropped off at a weekly matinee by his mother and salesman father, Bruckheimer developed a love for the cinema that eventually channeled him toward photography. He won several local prizes before fleeing Detroit for Madison Avenue, by way of the University of Arizona, where he received a degree in psychology, and on the strength of a Bonnie and Clyde spoof he helmed for Pontiac. The future producer left a lucrative advertising job in New York to accept low-paying film work in the early '70s, part of the pursuit of his dream. He worked with director Dick Richards on his first few projects, as associate producer on The Culpepper Cattle Company (1972) and producer on Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and March or Die (1977). Bruckheimer began gaining notice through a pair of Paul Schrader films, the Richard Gere hustler film American Gigolo (1979), and the feline horror flick Cat People (1982). But it was his first pairing with old buddy Don Simpson, on the 1983 surprise smash Flashdance that kicked off his string of hits, which has continued more or less unabated. The underdog story of a Pittsburgh arc welder with dreams of ballet dancing, Flashdance used a synthesis of music, sex, quick edits, and bold aspirations to rake in 95 million dollars -- an incredible take for an unheralded R-rated film, making it the third-highest box-office haul of 1983. Bruckheimer and Simpson were on the map and then some. Forming Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions and signing a long-term deal with Paramount, Bruckheimer and Simpson complemented each other well, likening their partnership to a strong marriage, but without the sex. Simpson's extensive industry contacts and Hollywood ladder climbing earned him the nickname "Mr. Inside," while Bruckheimer's practical experience with filmmaking, much of it through advertising, qualified him as "Mr. Outside." With both sides covered, the pair could do no wrong. Their popcorn films fed the public's need for the loud and the proud, quickly assuming iconic status and elevating such actors as Tom Cruise (Top Gun) and Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop) to bona-fide superstardom. In 1990, the team dissolved its deal with Paramount "by mutual agreement," and began a non-exclusive, five-year pact with Disney subsidiary Hollywood Pictures the following year. Initially slowed, but undaunted, Bruckheimer and Simpson had their next big wave of hits in 1995, releasing Dangerous Minds, Crimson Tide, and Bad Boys in quick succession and reaffirming their relevance. However, Simpson's behind-the-scenes drug problems were damaging the partnership irreparably, and Bruckheimer called off the professional union at the end of that successful year, at the close of production on The Rock (1996). Simpson died a month later of heart failure. As both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside, Bruckheimer excelled. Con Air was a hit in 1997, and the Bruce Willis asteroid flick Armageddon grossed the second most of any film released in 1998, at just over 200 million dollars. Bruckheimer achieved mid-level success -- but at the cost of ever-growing critical disdain -- with the releases of Enemy of the State (1998), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), and Coyote Ugly (2000). Hoping to mix Oscar credentials with his traditional blend of wham-bam thrills, Bruckheimer provided the muscle behind Michael Bay's 150-million-dollar-plus World War II action-romance Pearl Harbor (2001). But critics and the Academy were not as receptive to this film as to such epic tragedies as Titanic (1997) and Saving Private Ryan (1998), and issued Bruckheimer across-the-board raspberries. The film was considered an unqualified dud, its 200-million-dollar take well short of expectations. Bruckheimer did achieve a measure of redemption later that year with the release of Black Hawk Down. Ridley Scott's re-creation of an ill-fated U.S. military mission in Somalia, the film scored raves and four Oscar nominations, winning for its editing and sound.


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