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Jerome Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) is an
American film and television producer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to
Jewish immigrants from Germany.
Bruckheimer graduated with a bachelor's degree in
psychology from the University of Arizona.
A film buff at an early age with an interest in
photography, Bruckheimer was a photo fanatic and would take snapshots when he
had the opportunity. After college, Bruckheimer moved to New York City where he
worked in the mail room of an advertising agency. Eventually, Bruckheimer segued
into commercial producing when he got wind of an opportunity to produce a motion
picture. Subsequently, Bruckheimer moved to Los Angeles where he's remained ever
During the 1980s and 1990s, he was a co-producer
with the late Don Simpson of a string of highly successful Hollywood films for
Paramount Pictures. His first big hit was with 1983's Flashdance, and he had a
number of others including the Beverly Hills Cop films, Top Gun, and Days of
Thunder. Most featured elaborate special effects, a thumping pop music
soundtrack, simplistic plots, and highly telegenic if sometimes improbable cast
members. As a result, his films are often a financial success while being
Despite the setback of the untimely death of
Simpson in 1996, Bruckheimer has continued to produce a large number of action
movies often working with Director Michael Bay for several hits including
Armageddon. His other hit movies produced include Remember the Titans, Black
Hawk Down and Pirates of the Caribbean.
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
Bruckheimer has been married twice, and currently
lives in Bloomfield, Kentucky.
In May 2006, he was honored with a doctor of fine
arts degree from the University of Arizona's College of Fine Arts.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (film) (2008)
National Treasure 2 (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Déjà Vu (2006)
Glory Road (2006)
National Treasure (2004)
King Arthur (film) (2004)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black
Bad Boys 2 (2003)
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Kangaroo Jack (2003)
Bad Company (2002)
Pearl Harbor (film) (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Remember the Titans (2000)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Con Air (1997)
The Rock (1996)
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Bad Boys (1995)
The Ref (1994)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987)
Top Gun (1986)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Thief of Hearts (1984)
Cat People (1982)
American Gigolo (1980)
March or Die (1977)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
The Culpepper Cattle Company (1972) (associate
Modern Men (2006) TV series (exec. producer)
Justice (2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
E-Ring (2005-2006) TV Series (exec. producer)
Close to Home (2005-present) TV Series (exec.
Just Legal (2005) TV Series (exec. producer)
CSI: NY (2004-present) TV Series (exec. producer)
Fearless (2004) TV Movie (co-producer, exec.
Skin (2003) TV Series (exec. producer)
Cold Case (2003-present) TV Series (exec. producer)
Profiles from the Front Line (2003) TV Series
Without a Trace (2002-present) TV Series (exec.
CSI: Miami (2002-present) TV Series (exec.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1999-present) TV
Series (exec. producer)
Swing Vote (1999) TV Movie (exec. producer)
Max Q (1998) TV Movie (exec. producer)
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1997-1998) TV Series
The Amazing Race 9 (2006) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 8 (2005) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 7 (2005) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 6 (2004) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 5 (2004) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 4 (2003) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 3 (2002) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 2 (2002) TV Series (exec.
The Amazing Race 1 (2001) TV Series (exec.
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