Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of blockbusters including “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Armageddon” and this summer’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award, the organization announced Wednesday.
The award, which will be presented at the group’s 70th annual Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 26 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, will honor “a body of work unequalled in its popular appeal.”
“Jerry Bruckheimer has redefined the action movie genre and been the guiding force behind some of the most popular films and television shows of all time,” MPSE President Mark A. Lanza said in a statement. “He has an uncanny knack for knowing what audiences want to see. His films and television series are also noteworthy for their incredible use of sound to amplify the excitement and drive the story. The MPSE is thrilled to present him with this honor.”
In a statement released by MPSE, Bruckheimer said, “Throughout my years in the film business, the friendships I’ve formed with my collaborators in the sound editing community have been among the most cherished and lasting. To have witnessed their dedication to this vital medium, the roar that fills the theater before the light of the screen, is one of the greatest privileges of my career. That they would choose to honor me with this award is another.”
Bruckheimer’s other film credits include “National Treasure,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Pearl Harbor,” “The Rock,” “Remember the Titans,” “Crimson Tide” and “Flashdance.”
His television production company is behind the “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” array of series, along with shows including “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case” and “The Amazing Race.”