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Biography for
Jerry Bruckheimer

Date of Birth
21 September 1945, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Birth Name
Jerome Leon Bruckheimer

Mr. Blockbuster

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Linda Bruckheimer (? - present)

Trade Mark

His films often feature a car being flipped.

Offen cast Nicolas Cage, Denzel Washington and Steve Buscemi for his movies.

Often have Michael Bay, 'Tony Scott' (qv/I), Jon Turteltaub and Antoine Fuqua to direct his movies.


Graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona

Roomed with producing partner Don Simpson.

Ranked #19 on Premiere's 2003 annual Hollywood Power List. Had ranked #22 in 2002.

Early in his career, he produced television commercials.

Owns a home in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Big fan of the band The Who.

Had a power ranking of 42 and was the 10th ranked money earner on the 2006 Forbes Celebrity 100 list, with 2005-06 earnings of $84 million. The earnings were mostly due to syndication residuals from the three "C.S.I." shows.

Ranked #10 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had also ranked #10 on the 2005 list.

Has a Gulfstream IV jet.

Owns a 1500-acre farm in Kentucky and also another in Ojai, south of Santa Barbara.

Often uses Michael Bay to direct his movies.

Father was a salesman.

Studied psychology in university.

Has a stepdaughter.

2007 - Ranked #14 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.

In 2007 Forbes reported his earnings to be $120 million for the year 2006, largely due to his lucrative syndication and production deals.

Personal Quotes

"We are in the transportation business. We transport audiences from one place to another."

"If I made films for the critics, or for someone else, I'd probably be living in some small Hollywood studio apartment."

"Every time I make a movie I think that it's going to be my last one, I think that no one is going to show up. I always have this sense that they're all going to fail. I am scared to death."

"I think that there's a certain synchronicity, so far, with what I like and with what the audiences like. But I don't make the movies for them. I make them because I wanna go see them myself."

Top Gun is no different from Pirates of the Caribbean - in fact they're very similar because both movies were working in genres that were dead. Fighter pilot movies had all failed and pirate movies had been dead for a long time. We approached them from a different angle.

I was always looking to be entertained. We lead such full lives and a lot of us don't lead very pleasant lives and don't like what we do... My dad worked his whole life as a salesman and that wasn't what he really wanted to do. He looked forward to two weeks vacation every year and he used to say to me, 'Whatever you do, make sure you do something you really like so you don't just have your vacation to look forward to.' And I love movies.