Filmography And Way Of Working Of Jerry Bruckheimer
Jerry Bruckheimer, an American producer of television and film was born on 21 September 1943. He is popularly known for his contributions in the genres of fantasy, action, science fiction and drama.
Some of his popular films are Armageddon, The Rock, Top Gun, Con Air, Kangaroo Jack and Flashdance, among others. Disney and Paramount are among the top producers that has produced most of his films. On the other hand, most of his TV series are jointly produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. regarded as one of the most successful film producers of all time, Bruckheimer has received many awards for his outstanding movies, and as of 2010, he has produced more than 40 feature films.
In the 1970s, Bruckheimer quit his advertising job and began film production with Dick Richards as director. He also worked with many experts in the field, including Simpson. During his working years with Simpson, he was popularly known as “Mr. Outside” due to his vast experience in film making, while on the other hand, Simpson was called Mr. Inside because he has many contacts in the film industry. Unfortunately, Simpson died in 1996, and this was a big blow for Bruckheimer. The last film the duo collaborated is “The Rock”, and Bruckheimer even insisted that the film should be dedicated to the memory of Simpson.
Simpson’s death was clearly a setback for Bruckheimer, but he continued producing several action films and worked mostly with director Michael Bay for Armageddon and other hit films.
In the early years of his career, Bruckheimer produced a TV commercial for Pepsi, and several other television commercials. However, beginning from 1997, he entered into television and created several Police dramas, and in all, the most successful is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Bruckheimer also produced the well-known reality game show “the amazing race”.
Between 2004 and 2009, Bruckheimer has aired six hit television shows, which are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Without a Trace and The Amazing Race. His shows were so successful that at a point in time, three of his TV series claimed the first three spots in the ratings, achievement that was rare and very unique. On 10 September 2009, a public notice was passed that one of Jerry Bruckheimer’s action procedural has been picked up by NBC. The show was however cancelled in May 2011. Although his career was filled with many successful productions, Bruckheimer also has some flops, and one of the most notable one was Skin, and it was cancelled in 2003 after just three episodes.
Jerry Bruckheimer has been in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television for 15 years, but this ended in June 2016 as his Television became an independent outfit.