Jerry Bruckheimer Celebrates 40 Year Career with
Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Watch Jerry Bruckheimer complete star ceremony at the end of this article.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is happy honor today on Monday, June 24, 2013 Jerry Bruckheimer with the 2,501st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Millions have enjoyed Jerry Bruckheimer’s films and television productions. His blockbuster movies continue to transport audiences around the world into his fascinating productions,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO and emcee of the star ceremonies. “We are proud to have him be a part of our legendary Walk of Fame!”
Gubler and guest speakers Johnny Depp and Bob Iger helped Bruckheimer unveil his star in the category of Motion Pictures at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Capitan Theatre. The event was live-streamed on www.walkoffame.com
A host of celebrities attended the ceremony including Walk of Famers Jon Voigt, Tom Cruise, Marg Helgenberger, as well as Jon Lovitz, George Eads, and more.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most successful and honored film and television producer in entertainment history. His films have earned worldwide box office revenues of more than $16-billion and have been acknowledged with numerous honors, including 41 Academy Award nominations, six Oscars®, eight Grammy Award nominations, five Grammys, 23 Golden Globe nominations, four Golden Globes, 113 Emmy Award nominations and 22 Emmys.
Emerging from the world of advertising, Bruckheimer’s producing career began with such memorable films as Farewell, My Lovely and American Gigolo. With partner Don Simpson, the pair produced one hit after another, including Flashdance, Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop and Beverly Hills Cop II, Bad Boys, Dangerous Minds, Crimson Tide andThe Rock. Following Simpson’s passing, Bruckheimer produced even more hits, among them Con Air, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Remember the Titans, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Glory Road, National Treasure and its follow-up National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Déjà Vu, Confessions of a Shopaholic, G-Force, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the huge Pirates of the Caribbean series, which collectively has amassed $3.7-billion at the worldwide box office. Most recently, Bruckheimer produced The Lone Ranger, an epic adventure directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, scheduled for release by Disney on July 3, 2013. And next up are the paranormal thriller Beware the Night, directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn, and the fifth entry in the monumental Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, once again starring Johnny Depp and directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon Tiki).
Jerry Bruckheimer hugely popular Television programs, past and present, include the landmark C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation—the most watched show in the world for the last five of seven years—and its spin-offs, C.S.I.: Miami and C.S.I.: NY, which now represent one of the most successful ventures in television history. Other Jerry Bruckheimer television hits have included Cold Case, Without a Trace and nine-time (eight of them won consecutively) Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race. Fall 2013 will see the premiere of JBTV’s provocative new thriller, Hostages.
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