Jerry Bruckheimer is ‘thrilled’ to get his first Best-Picture Oscar nom

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Producer Jerry Bruckheimer attends a press conference to speak about “Top Gun: Maverick” in Tokyo on May 23, 2022. Photo by Keita Iijima/The Yomiuri Shimbun via Reuters Connect.

Jerry Bruckheimer has credits on some of the most successful TV shows and movies of the last five decades. One thing he’s learned is that this business is unpredictable, so much that even he couldn’t have guessed that “Top Gun: Maverick” would be a breakout hit.

The film received six Oscar nominations, including for Best-Picture, which is a first for Bruckheimer. 

“I've been doing this for 50 years and made over 50 movies, and it's a real honor to be accepted,” he says. “[I am] thrilled that we got nominated and so happy for Tom and everybody else associated with [the] movie.”

Bruckheimer talks about his early days co-producing with the late Don Simpson, the dream team behind “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the rocky road to get the “Top Gun” sequel off the ground, its box office success, and his next project. 

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