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Film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer pictures (pic) and photo gallery.
Birth name: Jerome Leon Bruckheimer.
Born: September 21, 1945 Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m).
Jerry Bruckheimer biography (bio):
Bruckheimer was born in Detroit, Michigan to Jewish immigrants from Germany. He attended Mumford High School in Detroit and 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 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.
Producing television and films:
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. The Rock was the last film in which Bruckheimer collaborated with Simpson, due to Simpson's untimely death. Subsequently, Bruckheimer stipulated that The Rock be dedicated to the memory of Simpson (this fact is mentioned at the end of the movie).
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 Race.
Bruckheimer has been married twice, and currently lives in Los Angeles.
In May 2006, he was honored with a doctor of fine arts degree from the University of Arizona's College of Fine Arts.
He is also one of the few Hollywood personalities who supports President Bush outspokenly. He has, however, donated more money to Democratic candidates.
Bruckheimer is an avid hockey fan and enthusiast.
-CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
-The Amazing Race.
-Pirates of the Caribbean.