Famous film producer Jerry Bruckheimer: biography, filmography and personal life

Famous film producer Jerry Bruckheimer: biography, filmography and personal life
Famous film producer Jerry Bruckheimer: biography, filmography and personal life

Jerry Bruckheimer (full name Jerome Leon Bruckheimer) is a famous Hollywood film producer. Although few viewers know what he looks like, almost everyone is familiar with his work. He took part in the creation of such films as "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Armageddon", "National Treasure", "Pearl Harbor", "Bad Boys", "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and many others. Bruckheimer works not only on feature films, his track record includes the creation of popular TV series: Soldiers of Fortune, Detective Rush, Undercover, etc.

Jerry Bruckheimer

Biography of Jerry Bruckheimer

Jerome's parents were German Jews who emigrated to the US. It was in America that the future film producer was born. This event took place on September 21, 1945 in the city of Detroit (Michigan). When the guy was 17 years old, he moved with his family to Arizona. Here he was admitted to the university, where he studied at the facultypsychology.

As a student, Jerry Bruckheimer became interested in photography. This hobby became decisive in choosing a profession that was completely far from the specialization of the course he was studying. Initially, he returns to his hometown of Detroit, and after a while he moves to one of the largest US metropolitan areas - New York. Here begins his production career, however, not in films, but in television advertising.

Jerry Bruckheimer films

Later, Bruckheimer moves to Chicago and gets a job in an advertising agency. In the mid-70s, he travels to Los Angeles, wanting to start a career as a film producer.

Meet Donald Simpson

Jerry Bruckheimer's acquaintance with Donald Simpson, who previously ran the famous Paramount film company, took place in 1983. They decide to create a common project and organize Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions. The first work of the new production company was the film Flashdance, which was released in 1983. Despite the fact that the film was made on a small budget, the box office for the film was a staggering $95 million.

The films of Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson were a great success. Twice, in 1985 and in 1988, both received the title of "Producer of the Year". Some of the most popular Hollywood stars are shot in their films: Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Sean Conory, Martin Lawrence and others.

Jerry Bruckheimer filmography

In 1996, Donald Simpson died, and the reins of the company completelypassed into the hands of Jerry Bruckheimer. The list of films that came out during the joint work of these two film producers includes the films presented in the table.

Movies Release date
"Rock" 1996
"Crimson Tide" 1995
"Dangerous Thoughts" 1995
"Bad Boys" 1995
"Caution, hostage" 1994
"Top Shooter" 1986
"Beverly Hills Cop (parts one and two) 1984 and 1987
"Flash dance" 1983

After a while, Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions was renamed Bruckheimer Films.

It is worth noting that one of the most successful collaborations between Don and Jerry was the film "The Rock", released in 1996. The budget of the film was 75 million dollars, and the distribution brought in over 330 million.

jerry brookheim movies list

Personal life and political views

The famous producer's wife is Linda Bruckheimer. She is engaged in writing activities. But this is Jerry's second marriage. Unfortunately, nothing is known about his first wife.

Bruckheimer is a philanthropist, so he devotes part of his time to charitable work. According to his political views, he is closer to the Republican Party.


Filmography of Jerry Bruckheimer

Starting from the 90s of the last century, the paintings, in which Jerry took part, were a huge success. One by one, films are released that are very popular with the audience and approved by film critics. Here is a list of his most outstanding works.

Movie Release date Main actors
"Con Air" 1997 Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, John Cusack
"Armageddon" 1998 Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler
"Enemy of the State" 1998 Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight
"Gone in 60 seconds" 2000 Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi
Pearl Harbor 2001 Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale
"Pirates of the Caribbean" 5 parts 2003; 2006; 2007; 2011; 2017. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
"National Treasure" 2004; 2007. Nicolas Cage, Sean Bean, Diane Kruger
"Deja vu" 2006 Denzel Washington, James Caviezel, Paula Patton
"Darwin Mission" 2009
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" 2010 Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, GemmaArterton
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" 2010 Nicolas Cage, Alfred Molina, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer
"The Lone Ranger" 2013 Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer
"Deliver us from the evil one" 2013 Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn
"Lucifer" TV series 2016 Tom Ellis, Leslie-Anne Brandt, Lauren German

Interesting facts

  1. Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most successful film producers. A record amount of money was collected for the rental of his films. In total, revenue was approximately $13 billion.
  2. The producer's works were nominated for various awards. His films have won 6 Oscars, 4 Golden Globes, 5 Emmys and dozens of other awards.
  3. Thanks to successful projects, Jerry Bruckheimer was nicknamed "Mr. Blockbuster", and he was also often called the name of the legendary King Midas, who turned to gold no matter what he touched.
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  5. In 2006, according to the well-known Forbes magazine, Bruckheimer entered the top ten most successful businessmen.
  6. A film producer earns roughly $120 million a year.
  7. C.S.I. Crime Scene” in 2002 won 3 Emmy awards.

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