Jerry Bruckheimer is a Hollywood Producer. 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,” “Remember the Titans,” “Black Hawk Down” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Most of Bruckheimer’s films feature 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 critically panned.
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.”