Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has continually conquered both the big and small screen throughout his remarkable career. The numbers of dollars and honors are a matter of often-reported record. Bruckheimer's films have earned worldwide revenues of over 15 billion in box office, video and recording receipts. In the 2005-6 season he had a record-breaking 10 series on network television, a feat unprecedented in nearly 60 years of television history.
His films (16 of which exceeded the $100 million mark in U.S. box office receipts) and television programs have been acknowledged with 41 Academy Award® nominations, six Oscars®, eight Grammy Award® nominations, five Grammys, 23 Golden Globe® nominations, four Golden Globes, 88 Emmy Award® nominations, 18 Emmys, 23 People's Choice Awards nominations, 15 People's Choice Awards, 12 BAFTA nominations, two BAFTA Awards, numerous MTV Awards, including one for Best Picture of the Decade for 'Beverly Hills Cop', and 20 Teen Choice Awards.
The Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer juggernaut produced one hit after another, including 'Top Gun,' 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'Dangerous Minds' and 'Crimson Tide.' On his own, Bruckheimer's credits include 'Con Air,' 'Armageddon,' 'Remember the Titans,' 'Pearl Harbor,' 'Black Hawk Down,' the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' trilogy (the fourth goes into production this year), the 'National Treasure' franchise and this year's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer and Monica Bellucci, directed by Jon Turteltaub.
He worked in many genres with films such as 'Dance with a Stranger' (1984) and 'Enchanted April' (1991), among others. In 1994, he made 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' the record-breaking romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.
Returning to America, Newell made the Mafia thriller 'Donnie Brasco' (1997), delivering outstanding performances from Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, followed by such films as 'Pushing Tin' (1999), starring Cate Blanchett, John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie, and 'Mona Lisa Smile' (2003), with Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Newell served as executive producer on several projects, including 'Traffic' (2000) and 'High Fidelity' (2000). As the director of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (2005), Newell became the first British director to helm an installment of the hugely popular franchise.
Newell's recent credits include Colombia's 'Love in the Time of Cholera,' an adaptation of the classic novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, starring Javier Bardem.