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On a quiet morning amid the awards-season
rush, Jerry Bruckheimer s shaggy golden
retriever, Harper, is easily the most animated
in the building.
She trots about the production company head-
quarters, occasionally flopping onto her side for a
belly rub, oblivious that her human---one of the most
powerful men in Hollywood---is starting a new chapter.
After more than two decades with Disney, where he
produced the juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean
and National Treasure film franchises among many
box-office hits, Bruckheimer begins a new partnership
with Paramount this month.
At Disney s behest, he closes the previous chapter
with a photo book as outsized as some of his pro-
ductions: Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning
Strikes---Four Decades of Filmmaking is a ten-pound,
300-page chronicle of his career in pictures. Johnny
Depp wrote the foreword.
"(It s) a coffee-table book to celebrate the movies
that I ve made, my time at Disney and my time in
the business, basically," says Bruckheimer, sitting in
a black leather chair in his two-story office in Santa
Monica. A suit of armour stands guard over an
immense wooden conference table and the silver
liquor cart beside it. Books and Emmy statuettes line
the walls. A spiral staircase leads to a loft.
One gets the impression it s rare to see the enter-
tainment mogul in a highly-animated state. A
small, fit man who looks at least a decade
younger than his 70 years, the veteran pro-
ducer is gracious but measured during a
Bruckheimer wants to talk about his career
and where it s headed, though he insists things
won t change much as he begins his three-year
stint with Paramount.
He anticipates digging into edgier, poten-
tially R-rated fare that wouldn t have
fit into Disney s family-oriented
slate. He plans to produce sequels
to his original Paramount hits
Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun,
and says he hopes Eddie Mur-
phy and Tom Cruise will reprise
their starring roles. Another
story on his mind? That of
the US Special Forces team
that landed in Afghanistan
after 9-11. He already
holds the rights to a book
on the period.
"Hopefully with the success of (the Mark Wahlberg
film) Lone Survivor, we can get that jump-started,"
He continues his work in television, too, where
he s found groundbreaking success with several CSI
series and The Amazing Race, which has won 14
Emmy Awards. He has two new shows actively in
the works: A family drama called Home for Fox and
another CSI spinoff for CBS, this one centered on
a cyber-psychologist and high-tech crime.
"We wanted to create feature television...and audi-
ences really responded to that," Bruckheimer says,
adding that the resulting worldwide popularity of
CSI has led to its many copycats and spin-offs.
"If imitation is the highest form of flattery," he
says, "then we are very flattered indeed by other
programmess which may have been influenced
by CSI. "
However, despite decades of success in
entertainment, Bruckheimer says he s no
closer to predicting audience taste than he
was at the outset of his career.
"I don t know what the audience will con-
nect with...I just know what I like," he says.
"I don t think anybody knows what an audi-
ence will connect with. If they tell
you they do, they re lying."
He makes movies he wants
to see. And he still believes in
his last film for Disney, the
mega-million-dollar flop, The
"Nobody wants to get up
in the morning and fail," he
says. "You always feel bad
when a picture doesn t
work. I still love the movie."
Depp says the film was
inspired by concept art
of his charac-
ter. He recalls showing Bruckheimer
images of a noble savage with a dead
bird on his head, and remembers the
producer said, "Let s do it!"
"What is so uniquely special for me,
aside from taking such a giant leap of
faith on the crazed fruit of my inner
ravings, is that Jerry is the only guy I
know who could make such a movie,"
Depp says, describing Bruckheimer as
"a dear friend and confidant" whose
advice should be valued in gold bul-
Disney reportedly took a loss of more
than $160 million on the project. Bruck-
heimer blames bad pre-release press.
Bruckheimer Films has moved on,
with 40 projects cooking at any one
time; the TV division has at least ten
scripts in development.
"I m not the kind of person who
looks back," Bruckheimer says. "I only
look back for the mistakes I ve made
to correct them. I always try to look
He remains intimately involved with
his company s every project. He spends
months on film sets, where he loves
taking snapshots---many of which
appear in the new coffee-table book.
Though he doesn t attend every TV
taping, he reads every script and watch-
es every episode.
"When I m doing cardio, that s when
I watch all that stuff," he says, adding
that his daily 45-minute stints on the
treadmill, elliptical machine or exercise
bike perfectly accommodate an hour-
long TV episode (without commer-
With so many projects in the works,
Bruckheimer doesn t sleep much ("I
get to catch up on the weekends") and
rarely takes vacations, though his family
keeps a ranch in Ojai, about two hours
northwest of Los Angeles, where his
wife enjoys riding horses. His greatest
escape is playing ice hockey.
"You can t think about the business
because you ll get killed," he says. "I m
not good enough to think about other
things when I m playing."
He s also not interested in slowing
down. Retirement is out of the ques-
"I d get too bored," he says. "I
couldn t do it."
Sounds like another ten-pound cof-
fee-table book could be on the way.
No retirement in sight
poses for a portrait
at his office in
a new partnership
He anticipates digging into
edgier, potentially R-rated fare
that wouldn't have fit into
Disney's family-oriented slate.
He plans to produce sequels to
his original Paramount hits
Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun,
and says he hopes Eddie
Murphy and Tom Cruise will
reprise their starring roles.
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