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|name=Jerry Bruckheimer

|caption=Bruckheimer at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame+ in June 2013
|birth_name=Jerome Leon Bruckheimer
|birth_place=Detroit, Michigan+, US
|alma_mater=University of Arizona+
|home_town=Detroit, Michigan, US
|residence=Los Angeles, California+, US
|notable_works=''Beverly Hills Cop''+, ''CSI (franchise)+'', ''Flashdance+'', ''Top Gun+'', ''The Rock''+, ''Con Air+'', ''Coyote Ugly''+, ''Crimson Tide''+, ''Armageddon''+, ''Enemy of the State''+, ''Gone in 60 Seconds''+, ''Black Hawk Down''+, ''Pearl Harbor''+, ''Bad Boys''+, ''Pirates of the Caribbean''+, ''King Arthur''+, ''Prince of Persia''+, ''National Treasure''+, ''Remember the Titans+''
Director at ZeniMax Media+
|salary=$115 million (2012)
Increase: US$850 million (2012)
|spouse=Bonnie Bruckheimer (divorced)
Linda Bruckheimer+

'''Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer''' (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer. He has been active in the genres of action+, drama+, and science fiction+. His best known television series are ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation+'', ''CSI: Miami+'', ''CSI: NY+'', ''Without a Trace+'', ''Cold Case+'', and the U.S. version of ''The Amazing Race+''. At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. ratings—a unique feat in television.Galloway, Stephen. . ''The Hollywood Reporter+'', November 17, 2003. Accessed August 27, 2009.

Some of his best-known films include ''Beverly Hills Cop+'', ''Flashdance+'', ''Top Gun+'', ''The Rock+'', ''Con Air+'', ''Armageddon+'', ''Bad Boys+'', ''Enemy of the State+'', ''Black Hawk Down+'', ''Pearl Harbor+'', ''Pirates of the Caribbean+'', and the ''National Treasure'' franchise+. He also serves as a Director at ZeniMax Media+. Many of his films were produced by Disney+ and Paramount+, while many of his television series were co-produced by Warner Bros.+ and CBS Television Studios+. In July 2003, Bruckheimer was honored by ''Variety'' magazine+ as the first producer in Hollywood history to produce the top two highest-grossing films of a single weekend, ''Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl+'' and ''Bad Boys II+''.
Bruckheimer was born in Detroit+, Michigan+, the son of German Jewish+ immigrants. He graduated from Mumford High School+ in Detroit, at age 17, before moving to Arizona+ for college. Bruckheimer was also an active member of the Stamp Collecting Club. He graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Arizona+. He was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau+ fraternity. A film buff at an early age with an interest in photography, Bruckheimer would take snapshots when he had the opportunity. After college Bruckheimer worked in advertising in Detroit and New York City, producing award-winning commercials.

As of 2010, Bruckheimer has produced over 40 feature films, and is regarded in the industry as one of the most successful film producers of all time. Bruckheimer started producing films in the 1970s, after leaving his job in advertising, with director Dick Richards+. They had worked together on the films ''The Culpepper Cattle Company+'', ''Farewell, My Lovely+'', and ''March or Die+''. Bruckheimer then worked with Paul Schrader+ on two films, ''American Gigolo+'' and ''Cat People+'', which began to give him notice in Hollywood.

During the 1980s and 1990s, he was a co-producer with Don Simpson+ of a string of highly successful Hollywood+ films for Paramount Pictures+. He originally met Don at a screening of 1973's ''The Harder They Come+'' at Warner Brothers. The two worked together and created Bruckheimer's first big hit, 1983's ''Flashdance+'', which brought in US$95 million, an incredible sum for an R-rated film. He had a number of other hits during that time period, including the ''Beverly Hills Cop+'' films, ''Top Gun+'' and ''Days of Thunder+''. ''Top Gun'' marked his first collaboration with English director Tony Scott+, who would direct six films for Bruckheimer.

While working with Simpson, Bruckheimer became known as "Mr. Outside" because of his experience with film making, while Simpson became known as "Mr. Inside" because of his film industry contacts. ''The Rock+'' was the last film in which Bruckheimer collaborated with Simpson, due to Simpson's death in 1996. Bruckheimer stipulated that ''The Rock'' be dedicated to the memory of Simpson (this fact is mentioned at the end of the film).

Despite the setback of the untimely death of Simpson in 1996, Bruckheimer has continued to produce a large number of action films often working with director Michael Bay+ for several hits including ''Armageddon+''. His other hit films produced include ''Remember the Titans+'', ''Black Hawk Down+'' and the ''Pirates of the Caribbean+'' series. He has also acquired the rights to produce a film based on the popular role playing game by Palladium Books+, ''Rifts+''.

Early in his career, Bruckheimer produced television commercials, including one for Pepsi+. Since 1997 he has branched out into television, creating a number of police dramas of which ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation+'' has been the most successful. He has also produced the reality game show ''The Amazing Race+''. In May 2008 CBS announced it had picked up Bruckheimer's newest series, ''Eleventh Hour+'', for the 2008–2009 broadcast television season. The science fiction drama follows a government agent and a professor as they investigate strange scientific and medical activity.

From 2004 (beginning of ''CSI: NY+'') to 2009 (end of ''Without a Trace+''), Bruckheimer had six hit television shows on the air: ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation+'', ''CSI: Miami+'', ''CSI: NY'', ''Cold Case+'', ''Without a Trace'' and ''The Amazing Race+''. At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the ratings—a unique feat in television. It was announced on September 10, 2009 that NBC had picked up an action procedural from Jerry Bruckheimer. The show, titled ''Chase+'', "tells the stories of a team charged with making sure fugitive criminals don't evade justice," reports ''The Hollywood Reporter''. It was canceled in May 2011. Bruckheimer's most notable flop was ''Skin+'', which was cancelled after three episodes in 2003.

In June 2016, ''Jerry Bruckheimer Television'' became an Independent outfit, ending a 15-year run exclusive pact with Warner Bros. Television.

One of the most successful producers of all time, Bruckheimer has been nicknamed "Mr. Blockbuster", due to his track record of commercially successful, high-grossing films. Overall, his films have grossed over $13 billion and have launched the careers of numerous actors and directors.

In 2007, he was ranked No. 39 on Forbes Celebrity 100 List+, up from No. 42 in 2006. With reported annual earnings of $120 million,
he was the 10th highest money-earner on the 2006 Forbes Celebrity 100 List+.

In July 2003, Bruckheimer was honored by ''Variety'' magazine+ as the first producer in Hollywood history to produce the top two highest-grossing films of a single weekend, the buddy-cop ''Bad Boys II+'' and the Disney theme-park spin-off, ''Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl+''.

The ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' film trilogy+, produced through Walt Disney Pictures+, was enormously profitable, and demonstrated Bruckheimer's ability to create lucrative projects. ''Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl+'', the first film in the franchise, was released on July 9, 2003. A popular box office hit, it was well received by critics and filmgoers alike. After the unexpected success of the first film, Walt Disney Pictures+ revealed that a trilogy+ was in the works. ''Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest+'' was released on July 7, 2006. The sequel proved to be very successful, breaking records worldwide the day of its premiere. In the end it acquired a total of $1,066,179,725 at the worldwide box office, becoming the third and fastest film to reach this amount. The third film in the series, ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End+'', was released worldwide on May 25, 2007. Altogether, the film franchise has grossed over $2.79 billion worldwide. In 2011, a fourth film in the franchise, ''Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides+'', was released.

The editors of ''Entertainment Weekly+'' named Bruckheimer the No. 1 most-powerful person in Hollywood+ in 2003. He was ranked No. 10 on ''Premiere'''s+ 2006 "Power 50" list, and had also ranked No. 10 on the 2005 list. He ranked No. 19 on ''Premiere'''s 2003 annual Hollywood Power List, and had ranked No. 22 in 2002. His projects have been honored with 41 Academy Award+ nominations (six wins), eight Grammy Award+ nominations (five wins), 23 Golden Globe+ nominations (four wins), 77 Emmy Award+ nominations (seventeen wins), eight People's Choice+ nominations (four wins), and numerous MTV Awards+, including one for Best Picture of the Decade.

Bruckheimer received the ShoWest+ Producer of the Year Award in 1998 and in 2000 the Producers Guild+ honored him with the David O. Selznick+ Award for Lifetime Achievement.In May 2006, he was honored+ with a doctor of fine arts degree (DFA) from the University of Arizona+'s College of Fine Arts.

On June 24, 2013, Bruckheimer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame+, placed right by El Capitan Theatre+ on Hollywood Boulevard+.

When asked about his favorite films, Bruckheimer named ''The Godfather+'' (1972), ''The French Connection+'' (1971), ''Good Will Hunting+'' (1997), and ''The 400 Blows+'' (1959). When asked on what the film industry's obligation to an audience was, he responded, "We are in the transportation business. We transport audiences from one place to another." When asked why he makes films, he stated, "If I made films for the critics, or for someone else, I'd probably be living in some small Hollywood studio apartment."

Bruckheimer has been married twice. His first wife was Bonnie Bruckheimer. He currently lives in Los Angeles, with his second wife, novelist Linda Bruckheimer+. He also has one stepdaughter, Alexandra. The couple also owns a farm in Bloomfield, Kentucky+, about southeast of Louisville+, as well as another in Ojai+, east of Santa Barbara+. As a teenager, Linda moved from Kentucky to Los Angeles, where she has been a writer, producer and West Coast editor for Mirabella+, and where she married Jerry Bruckheimer. She regularly spends time as a preservation+ activist, restoring and preserving historic buildings in small rural U.S. towns.

His film company, Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. (doing business as+ Jerry Bruckheimer Films), is located in Santa Monica, California+.

Bruckheimer's philanthropic activities have included publicly supporting the fight against multiple sclerosis+ via his work with The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS. He has additionally pledged to help various causes by establishing the Jerry Bruckheimer Foundation. However, according to The Smoking Gun+, the last time the Jerry Bruckheimer Foundation made a contribution was in 1995, when it gave $9,350 to Van Nuys prep school.

Bruckheimer has aided in the repair and restoration of the historic clipper+ ship ''Cutty Sark+''. A collection of photos taken by Bruckheimer went on display in London in November 2007 to help raise money for the Cutty Sark Conservation Project. The exhibition featured more than thirty pictures taken on set during the filming of ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End+''.

Bruckheimer donated funds to John McCain's 2008 presidential election campaign. He gave $5,000 to a joint fundraising committee on John McCain+'s behalf. Bruckheimer has donated more than $50,000 to Republican+ campaigns and committees. Bruckheimer donated $25,000 to the 2012 Mitt Romney Victory Fund.

Bruckheimer was named as one of the investors of a proposed sports arena+ in Las Vegas+, and has been rumored to be the leading choice by the National Hockey League+ to own an expansion hockey team that would play in the arena.

In December 2007 Bruckheimer announced plans to partner with MTV+ to create a new game studio.

The same year Bruckheimer joined the ZeniMax Media+ board of directors and has since showed up at several launch parties for Bethesda Softworks+ titles including ''Fallout 3+'', ''Fallout: New Vegas+'', and ''The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim+''.

In 2009 Bruckheimer unveiled Jerry Bruckheimer Games headed by former Microsoft Studios+ Publishing Executive Producer Jim Veevaert as president of production and Jay Cohen, previously Ubisoft+'s vice president of U.S. publishing, as president of development.

In 2011 it was rumored that Jerry Bruckheimer Games was working on three titles, but nothing came out of it ever since. In March 2013 Jerry Bruckheimer Games was closed. Although Jerry Bruckheimer Games is closed, Bruckheimer still remains a ZeniMax board member to this day, mostly due to being a close associate of ZeniMax President Ernest Del+.

|1972 | ''The Culpepper Cattle Co.+'' | Gary Grimes+, Billy Green Bush+, Royal Dano+ | associate producer, with 20th Century Fox+

| 1975 | ''Farewell, My Lovely+'' | Robert Mitchum+, Charlotte Rampling+, John Ireland+ | with AVCO Embassy Pictures+

| ''Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins+'' | Sally Kellerman+, Mackenzie Phillips+, Alan Arkin+ | associate producer, with Warner Bros.+

|1977 | ''March or Die+'' | Gene Hackman+, Catherine Deneuve+, Terence Hill+ | with Columbia Pictures+ and ITC Entertainment+

| 1980 | ''Defiance+'' | Jan-Michael Vincent+, Art Carney+, Theresa Saldana+ | with American International Pictures+

| ''American Gigolo+'' | Richard Gere+, Lauren Hutton+, Hector Elizondo+ | with Paramount Pictures+

|1981 | ''Thief+'' | James Caan+, Tuesday Weld+, Robert Prosky+ | with United Artists+

| 1982 | ''Young Doctors in Love+'' | Sean Young+, Michael McKean+, Crystal Bernard+ | with 20th Century Fox+

| ''Cat People+'' | Nastassja Kinski+, Malcolm McDowell+, John Heard+ | with Universal Pictures+ and RKO Pictures+

|1983 | ''Flashdance+'' | Jennifer Beals+, Michael Nouri+, Kyle T. Heffner+ | with Paramount Pictures+

| 1984 | ''Beverly Hills Cop+'' | Eddie Murphy+, Lisa Eilbacher+, John Ashton+ | with Paramount Pictures+

| ''Thief of Hearts+'' | Steven Bauer+, David Caruso+, John Getz+ | with Paramount Pictures+

|1986 | ''Top Gun+'' | Tom Cruise+, Kelly McGillis+, Val Kilmer+ | with Paramount Pictures+

|1987 | ''Beverly Hills Cop II+'' | Eddie Murphy+, Judge Reinhold+, Jürgen Prochnow+ | with Paramount Pictures+

|1990 | ''Days of Thunder+'' | Tom Cruise+, Nicole Kidman+, Robert Duvall+ | with Paramount Pictures+

|1994 | ''The Ref+'' | Denis Leary+, Judy Davis+, Kevin Spacey+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| 1995 | ''Dangerous Minds+'' | Michelle Pfeiffer+, Courtney B. Vance+, Robin Bartlett+ | with Hollywood Pictures+

| ''Crimson Tide+'' | Denzel Washington+, Gene Hackman+ | with Hollywood Pictures+

| ''Bad Boys+'' | Martin Lawrence+, Will Smith+, Téa Leoni+ | with Columbia Pictures+

|1996 | ''The Rock+'' | Sean Connery+, Nicolas Cage+, Ed Harris+ | with Hollywood Pictures+

|1997 | ''Con Air+'' | Nicolas Cage+, John Cusack+, John Malkovich+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| 1998 | ''Enemy of the State+'' | Will Smith+, Gene Hackman+, Jon Voight+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| ''Armageddon+'' | Bruce Willis+, Ben Affleck+, Billy Bob Thornton+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| 2000 | ''Remember the Titans+'' | Denzel Washington+, Will Patton+, Wood Harris+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| ''Coyote Ugly+'' | Piper Perabo+, Adam Garcia+, Maria Bello+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| ''Gone in Sixty Seconds+'' | Nicolas Cage+, Angelina Jolie+, Giovanni Ribisi+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

|2001 | ''Pearl Harbor+'' | Ben Affleck+, Josh Hartnett+, Kate Beckinsale+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| 2002 | ''Black Hawk Down+'' | Josh Hartnett+, Eric Bana+, Ewan McGregor+ | with Columbia Pictures+ and Revolution Studios+

| ''Bad Company+'' | Anthony Hopkins+, Chris Rock+, Kerry Washington+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| 2003 | ''Bad Boys II+'' | Martin Lawrence+, Will Smith+, Jordi Mollà+ | with Columbia Pictures+

| ''Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl+'' | Johnny Depp+, Orlando Bloom+, Keira Knightley+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| ''Veronica Guerin+'' | Cate Blanchett+, Gerard McSorley+, Ciarán Hinds+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| ''Kangaroo Jack+'' | Jerry O'Connell+, Anthony Anderson+, Christopher Walken+ | with Warner Bros.+ and Castle Rock Entertainment+

| 2004 | ''National Treasure+'' | Nicolas Cage+, Diane Kruger+, Justin Bartha+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| ''King Arthur+'' | Clive Owen+, Keira Knightley+, Ioan Gruffudd+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| 2006 | ''Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest+'' | Johnny Depp+, Orlando Bloom+, Keira Knightley+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| ''Déjà Vu+'' | Denzel Washington+, Val Kilmer+, Paula Patton+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| ''Glory Road+'' | Josh Lucas+, Derek Luke+, Jon Voight+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| 2007 | ''National Treasure: Book of Secrets+'' | Nicolas Cage+, Diane Kruger+, Justin Bartha+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End+'' | Johnny Depp+, Orlando Bloom+, Keira Knightley+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| 2009 | ''G-Force+'' | Zach Galifianakis+, Faizon Love+, Bill Nighy+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| ''Confessions of a Shopaholic+'' | Isla Fisher+, Hugh Dancy+, Krysten Ritter+ | with Touchstone Pictures+

| 2010 | ''Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time+'' | Jake Gyllenhaal+, Ben Kingsley+, Gemma Arterton+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| ''The Sorcerer's Apprentice+'' | Nicolas Cage+, Jay Baruchel+, Alfred Molina+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

|2011 | ''Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides+'' | Johnny Depp+, Penélope Cruz+, Geoffrey Rush+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

|2013 | ''The Lone Ranger+'' | Johnny Depp+, Armie Hammer+, William Fichtner+ | with Walt Disney Pictures+

| 2014 | ''Deliver Us from Evil+'' | Eric Bana+, Édgar Ramírez+, Olivia Munn+ | with Screen Gems+

| 2017 | ''Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales+'' | Johnny Depp+, Orlando Bloom+, Geoffrey Rush+ |with Walt Disney Pictures+


* ''Max Q+'' (1998) television film (exec. producer)
* ''Swing Vote+'' (1999) television film (exec. producer)
* ''Fearless+'' (2004) television film (co-producer, exec. producer+)

* ''The Amazing Race+'' (2001–present) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Take the Money and Run+'' (2011) TV series (exec. producer)

* ''Modern Men+'' (2006) TV series (exec. producer)

* ''Soldier of Fortune, Inc.+'' (1997–1998) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation+'' (2000–2015) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Without a Trace+'' (2002–2009) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''CSI: Miami+'' (2002–2012) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Profiles from the Front Line'' (2003) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Skin+'' (2003) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Cold Case+'' (2003–2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''CSI: NY+'' (2004–2013) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Just Legal+'' (2005–2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''E-Ring+'' (2005–2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Close to Home+'' (2005–2007) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Justice+'' (2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Eleventh Hour+'' (2008–2009) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''The Forgotten+'' (2009–2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Dark Blue+'' (2009–2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Miami Medical+'' (2010) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''Chase+'' (2010–2011) TV Series (exec. producer)
* ''The Whole Truth+'' (2010) TV series (exec. producer)
* ''Hostages+'' (2013–2014) TV series (exec. producer)
* ''CSI: Cyber+'' (2015–2016) TV series (exec. producer)
* ''Lucifer+'' (2016-present) TV series (exec. producer)

* ''The Legacy'' was shot for UPN+'s 2002–2003 season, written by Simon Kinberg+ and directed by Jim Gillespie. The Legacy is a science fiction drama that tells the story of a young assistant District Attorney Sam (Matthew Marsden+) who inherits superpowers and must juggle the responsibility with his existing job and girlfriend Jess.
* An HBO+ television series inspired by ''Cocaine Cowboys+'' was in the works, with Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay+, Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben serving as executive producers. It was intended to chronicle the early days of cocaine trafficking in Miami, and was being produced by HBO sister company Warner Bros. Television+, where Jerry Bruckheimer TV is based.


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Jerry Bruckheimer+ Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer.