Talk:Jerry Bruckheimer

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Some guy removed the reference to his blue-collar Jewish roots for which there are sources eg "The son of German-Jewish immigrants, Bruckheimer was born on September 21, 1945. He grew up poor, living in a tiny house in a blue-collar Jewish section of Detroit." Looks like pertinent biographical information to me. Why was that removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:21, 19 June 2009 (UTC)


"Subsequently, Bruckheimer moved to Los Angeles where he's remained ever since." contradicts "Bruckheimer has been married twice, and currently lives in Bloomfield, Kentucky." Something requires clarification, but I'm not knowlegable nor do I have any reliable Tjc 17:41, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Drop "where he's remained ever since" and the statement is no longer contradictory to what is said later.

We should add his Razzie wins also. Armageddon (nominated worst picture). The Lone Ranger (nominated worst picture). The Lone Ranger (won worst prequel, rip off , remake or sequel) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:9:8100:3A0:46E:2532:28CD:E264 (talk) 19:35, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

List of Films[edit]

I know he's done a lot more films than what's listed. Why are there so few?

"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."

Sounds like a personal vendetta. Citation?

I totally agree. I'm going to take it out if no one finds a refrence for it. If anyone else agrees take it out now or whenever. --Phil 07:06, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Vendetta? The problem with that passage is that you can find a thousand citations from serious critics applying every single word in that passage to a Bruckheimer pic., but since movie review focus on the movie as the subject of discussion, and the producer as an incidental, no one actually lumps it together that way. I'm interested in this effect where you have a body of experts in a subject area, no one has written directly to a point, but the sum total of the literature exudes a certain attitude or sentiment that never stated in its own terms as such.
Sometimes I'd like to put some fine print in a Wikipedia article, "at this juncture in the article we'd like to provide a short synopsis of Bruckheimer's style, we all know what the critical circles believe as a whole, but none of the critics has condensed that shared sentiment into a citable form, so this paragraph has been redacted by management." MaxEnt (talk) 00:32, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't see any problem with the above. In any case, Bruckheimer is a money man and one who recruits talent:, he is not himself the creative talent. The norm is for Bruckheimer to recruit those with the ability to make an exciting popcorn movie, so why so precious when he contributes so little of merit himself? Guv2006 (talk) 15:40, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Years active[edit]

Looks like someone's changed it to 1650, I'm not sure what the true date is but that's obviously not correct. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Skjah (talkcontribs) 22:31, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Nothing on the Smashing Pumpkins?[edit]

He's supposedly a huge fan... which is obvious if you've ever watched cold case...

anyone prove it? Does it really matter?

YOU DECIDE!-- (talk) 00:34, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Jerry Bruckheimer Hand and Foot print ceremony[edit]

Star studded event included Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, John Voight, Michael Clark Duncan and many more. What's Shakin' in Hollywood —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tookie Clothespin (talkcontribs) 15:17, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Fullmetal Alchemist[edit]

I'm looking both here and on the list of Disney films and seeing a Live Action Fullmetal Alchemist movie, but cant find any confirmation anywhere else. Can somebody source this to confirm or deny it? ( (talk) 01:50, 6 June 2010 (UTC))

Nonsense Chart[edit]

In the section:

Bruckheimer's films feature many of the same actors. The crosses in the following chart indicate the movies in which each actor has appeared.

the number of repeated usages of actors is really not unusual for a list of so many films over so many years. Some of the actors are listed for only appearing in two films in the list.

The chart really does not serve any purpose, IMHO it could be removed. Kid Bugs (talk) 03:52, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

I second that. The actor with the most appearances is Nicolas Cage with 6 out of 47 feature movies. Less than 13%. I don't find this significant at all (in contrast, for example to the Burton-Depp-Connection with 7 out of 14 feature movies). I think not only the chart but the whole chapter can be deleted. -- (talk) 13:48, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Jerry Bruckheimer and The Video Game Industry[edit]

Should there be a section for this?There is a lot of info regarding this.(talk) 7:15, December 17 2012 (UTC).

Birth date[edit]

The birth date of Bruckheimer in this article differs from the birth date on his IMDb page. Both of the articles aren't documented with sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:04, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

The year of birth[edit] (This site ownes a former co-worker from CBS)

The University of Arizone, where Mr. Bruckheimer has studied, confirmed us in a mail the birt september, 21 1945

Who now it better? A newspaper or his former University? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bruckheimer-Fanclub (talkcontribs) 17:42, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

That's a question with many complicating factors, but unfortunately your individual correspondence with the university represents a non-verifiable WP:primary source, which is not really suitable for sourcing a claim on Wikipedia. Similarly, each of the links you've supplied above are not considered WP:Reliable sources under our policies. I don't want to discourage you, because you may very well have the right of this. But if so, the 1945 date should be verifiable using an appropriate source. In any event, until we have a source which meets that criteria (see WP:RS for details) we can't change a date that is already supported by such a source. Snow talk 04:14, 10 February 2015 (UTC)